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Key Executives

The key executives have developed strong team dynamics through working closely together for more than 25 years. In 1991, Boon Hwee, Chow Boon and Kiat Wang founded Omni Electronics. Together, they built up the company and listed is as part of Omni Industries in 1997. Following the listing, they continued to expand into China, Thailand and Mexico, growing its revenue to over US$1 billion by 2001, before being acquired by Celestica Inc. for US$890 million. They have since founded Credence together in 2006.

Mr. Koh Boon Hwee, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Chairman

A distinguished corporate leader and entrepreneur, Boon Hwee is the founding partner of Credence and Chairman of the investment committee. Concurrently, he is the Chairman of Securities Industry Council, Far East Orchard Limited, Rippledot Capital Advisers Pte Ltd, Agilent Technologies Inc, AAC Technologies, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, and Sunningdale Tech Limited, and a member of the GIC Investment Board.

Boon Hwee began his career in 1977 at Hewlett Packard ("HP") and rose to become its Managing Director in Singapore, a position he held from 1985 to 1990. The positions previously held by him were:

Chairman of Singapore Telecom Group ("SingTel") and its predecessor organisations for 17 years
Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited ("SIA") for 4 years
Chairman of Development Bank of Singapore ("DBS") for 4 years
Director on the Board of Temasek Holdings Private Limited for 15 years
  (Boon Hwee also served as a member of the Executive Committee from January 1997 to September 2010)
Chairman of the Wuthelam Group for 10 years

He was named the Outstanding Manager of the Year in 1991 by Business Times and DHL Worldwide, and was conferred The International Herald Tribune Visionary and Leader Honour in January 2003.

Boon Hwee contributes actively to non-profit organisations, and is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University and a Director of the Hewlett Foundation in the United States.

He obtained his Bachelor's Degree (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London in 1972 and his MBA (Distinction) from the Harvard Business School in 1976.

Mr. Tan Chow Boon, Managing Partner

Chow Boon began his career in 1984 at HP where he started as an engineer and over seven years, held key operational and managerial positions in engineering, production, procurement and materials management.

In 1991, Chow Boon left HP and together with Kiat Wang and founded Omni Electronics, a Singapore EMS company and in 1995, started Eteq Components, a Singapore electronics components distribution company to enhance the EMS service offerings.

Between 1991 and 2004, Chow Boon held various executive positions, including that of Managing Director of Omni Electronics and Eteq Components, Executive Director of Omni Industries and Senior Vice President of Celestica Asia.

Chow Boon obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and his Executive MBA from the Golden Gate University, California in 1992.

Mr. Seow Kiat Wang, Managing Partner

In 1984, Kiat Wang joined HP and in 1989, left HP to join Micropolis Corporation. Within a span of seven years, Kiat Wang gained extensive operational experience and held various management positions, where he was responsible for product quality and quality system enhancement.

In 1991 Kiat Wang, together with Chow Boon, founded Omni Electronics. He was instrumental in managing the operations excellence in Omni Electronics.

Kiat Wang received his first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and his Masters degree in Engineering from the same university in 1988.

Credence Team
Ms. Sylvia Goh, Senior VP Finance

Sylvia brings with her 24 years of valuable experience.

Sylvia started her career as an Auditor with Price Waterhouse, and moved on to Apple Computer Singapore, covering tax, litigation support, records management and cost accounting before joining the pioneering team at Omni Electronics as the Financial Controller, bringing the company to listing. Sylvia has since taken on several roles including that of Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore and Finance Controller at Boston Plastics.

Sylvia graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy (Second Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1988.

Mr. Adrian Ho, VP Investments

Adrian comes with diverse global experience from private equity, entrepreneurship, multinational corporation and banking roles across Europe, Asia and Africa.

Beginning his career at Barclays Capital, Adrian advised Singapore-based corporates in the investment banking division. He then ventured to co-found and operate startups in the hospitality and F&B space. Following these, Adrian joined Li & Fung on their Program for Management Development basing out of Hong Kong, Istanbul and London, where he completed 6 company acquisitions and led corporate development.

Before joining Credence in 2018, Adrian worked in private equity at both Stellar Associates and Aurelius Investments in London as well as Kibo Capital Partners in Kenya. He has experience in control buyout, growth equity and special situations investing across consumer, services and industrial sectors.

Adrian obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Singapore Management University in 2007 and his postgraduate Masters in Finance from London Business School in 2017.

Mr. Allen Poon, VP Investments

Allen began his career at Siemens as part of the Commercial Apprenticeship Program Asia-Pacific. During his time with the Infrastructure & Cities – Building Technologies division, Allen covered commercial topics spanning project insurance, finance, contracts management, customer negotiations and tender preparation as part of the Solutions commercial project management team. He also completed a job rotation programme in the areas of procurement, performance controlling and the Service business.

He later joined The Rohatyn Group (TRG) as part of the private equity Fund Analytics and Financial Control team, assuming multiple responsibilities including handling investor queries, fund accounting, managing capital calls and distributions, portfolio monitoring and financial analysis of portfolio companies.

Allen graduated from Singapore Management University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Accountancy and second major in Finance (Magna Cum Laude). He is also an Associate of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Koh Huiting, VP Investments

Huiting has diverse global and industry experience spanning brand management, advertising and investment banking, in both South East Asia and the USA.

She started her career with Goldman Sachs in New York, spending 3 years in Investment Banking. She then attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business, after which she returned to Singapore where she spent 8 years in advertising and brand management. As an experienced brand manager, her expertise lies in building global brands and brand management, in particular product innovation, consumer insight development, influencer & social media strategies, go-to-market strategy, pricing strategy and channel & customer management. She has helped build global brands such as Paddle Pop, Breyers, Suave and Clear.

Huiting graduated from Amherst College with Honors, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Fine Art.

Venture Partners
Mr. Michael Tay, Venture Partner (Process Operations)

Michael brings  with him 32 years of valuable experience.

An expert in operations management, Michael is a certified LEAN Practitioner with a vast manufacturing background. He began his career in 1980 and held various positions, including Engineer, Business Manager and General Manager, in various companies involved in metal stamping, cable harnessing, building automation and ventilation fans, before joining the pioneering team at Omni Electronics.

Ms. Chua Wei Chong, Venture Partner (Finance Operations)

Wei Chong brings with her 22 years of valuable experience.

Wei Chong started her career as an auditor with Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton. Since moving to the commercial sector, she has covered a wide spectrum of financial responsibilities covering financial, controlling, reporting, budgeting and planning, compliance and systems. She was a key member of the pioneering team to start up Omni Plastics Shanghai and also held corporate and regional finance roles with Omni Industries and Celestica. She later joined Tiger Airways as Head, Financial Planning and Reporting where she established and grew the Group's financial reporting and budgeting processes from its start-up to a listed company.

Wei Chong graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore in 1990.