Mr. Lam Shah Choong

Mr. Lam Shah Choong, Executive Chairman and founder of the Company, has more than 40 years of intensive experience in the textile industry. He started his career as an apprentice in a textile trading firm and in 1953, established a textile wholesale business, Ban Joo & Co with several partners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Realising the potential of Singapore as a free port, Mr. Lam set up a separate partnership firm, Ban Joo & Company in Singapore in 1959. Mr. Lam became a director in 1964. Drawing from his years of experience and knowledge in the textile industries, Mr. Lam now assumes a consultative role on key company matters. Mr. Lam was also the President of the Singapore Malaya-Chinese Textile Merchant Association for the year 1997/98.

Mr. Lam Pang Chuang
Managing Director

Mr. Lam Pang Chuang is the Managing Director of the Company and has 34 years of experience in the textile industry. He began his career at Ban Joo & Company in 1964 as a shop assistant and headed the Imports Department two years later. Since 1968, he has been heavily involved in the Sales Department of the Company and expanded the operations into overseas markets such as Mauritius, Philippines, East Malaysia, Bangladesh and South Africa. He became a director in 1987 and assumed his current position as Managing Director since 1993. As the Managing Director, he is responsible for the management, leadership, business development and strategic direction of the Company.Mr. Lam is also responsible for the purchasing function in the Company. Mr. Lam is credited with expanding the Company's business to its present scale. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management. Mr Lam was also awarded the "Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration" by Kennedy - Western University from the United States of America on 13th October 2000 for his contributions to the society.

Mr. Ivan Lam Pang Joo
Executive Director

Mr. Ivan Lam Pang Joo is an Executive Director and is responsible for the general management of the Company. Mr. Lam was overall in charge of the Finance and Admin Department of the Company between 1993 to 1999. Mr. Lam was instrumental in the re-engineering of the Company and played a pivotal role in spearheading the Company towards computerization. Mr. Lam was appointed as a director in 1999. He is currently in charge of the sales department and is also involved in setting up overseas operations in the Middle East. Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Lam Chong Ling
Executive Director

Mr. Lam Chong Ling is an Executive Director of the Company. As one of the founders, he started Ban Joo & Co. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1953. He was also one of the co-founders of Ban Joo & Company in Singapore in 1959 where he initially served as a shop assistant working his way to the position of director in 1964. In 1973, when the first branch was set up, Mr. Lam has been primarily responsible for the customer service function of the branch operations in Singapore. With his extensive years of experience in the textiles industry, Mr. Lam now assumes a consultative role on key company matters.

Mr. Lam Yat Len
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lam Yat Len was appointed as a non-Executive director of the Company since 1993. After his graduation from secondary school in 1975, Mr. Lam joined Ban Joo & Co., Sdn Bhd (“BJSB”) as an apprentice and became the Managing Director in 1989. He has over 20 years of experience in the textile industry.

Mr. Hee Theng Fong
Independent Director

Mr. Hee Theng Fong joined the Board of the Company on 15 March 2000 as an Independent Director. He is a lawyer by profession. Mr. Hee is a director of various listed companies, including Datapulse Technology Limited, Delgro Corporation Limited, IRE Corporation Limited, Rotol Singapore Ltd and Tye Soon Limited. Mr. Hee is also a legal advisor to various organisations.

Mr. Chew Thiam Keng
Independent Director

Mr. Chew Thiam Keng joined the Board of the Company on 15 March 2000 as an Independent Director. Currently, he is the managing director of KS Tech Ltd. Before he joined KS Tech Ltd, he was an Executive Director and Group General Manager of Kian Ann Engineering LTD ("Kian Ann") between January 1996 and November 2001. He oversees the corporate management and operations of the Kian Ann Group and is responsible for its direction, strategic planning and business development. Prior to January 1996, he was employed by The Development Bank of Singapore for nine years working in different areas of banking that included corporate finance and retail banking. Mr. Chew holds a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a director and member of the audit committee of several other listed companies.

Mr. Goh Kim Hooi Deputy
General Manager

Mr. Goh Kim Hooi joined the Company in May 2000 as the Deputy General Manager. Mr. Goh is primarily in charge of our new segment of business - supply of fabrics to garment manufacturers and buying house. He has over 20 years of experience in textile trading houses.