Board of Directors
MR JOSEPH FOO CHEW TUCK
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Since its inception in 1976, Jason Marine's growth and aspirations have been shaped by our founder, Mr. Foo Chew Tuck ("Mr. Foo"), whose vision for the Group has enabled it to become a leading comprehensive solutions provider of marine electronics systems. As a leader of the management team, he has demanded the highest standards of quality and service throughout the Group, helping it build strong ties with customers and partners alike that have stood the test of time, even in the most challenging of environments.
Mr. Foo has cultivated strong bonds within Jason Marine, where his example and emphasis on character, competence and commitment has nurtured a resilient work ethic culture in the Company. This has also inspired the management to strive for operational excellence and adapt to opportunities and emerging industry trends. Consequently, the well-being at Jason Marine takes precedence and employees are encouraged to enhance personal growth and enrich their lives through continuous learning, skill-building and experiential opportunities. This commitment to individual development has fostered a community with high standards of work ethics, paving the way for a promising future for the Company.
He is also a firm believer in giving back to society, devoting his personal time to community services. A veteran in the marine electronics business and industry, Mr. Foo is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). He earned his Bachelor Degree in Science from Oklahoma City University in 1988 and a Master Degree in Business Administration in 1992. In addition, he has a Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK in 1987.
MR EUGENE WONG HIN SUN
Deputy Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. Eugene Wong Hin Sun ("Mr. Wong”), who served as a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of the Group since his appointment to the Board on 15 September 2009, has been redesignated as the Deputy Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 1 June 2022.
He founded Sirius Venture Capital Pte Ltd, a venture investment company, in September 2002, and has been its managing director since its incorporation. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Tangram Asia Capital LLP, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd and Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of Japan Foods Holding Ltd. He is also the Lead Independent Director of Alliance Healthcare Group Limited and APAC Realty Limited, and Non-Executive Director of Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd.
Mr. Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (First-Class Honours) in 1992, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London in 1998. In 2011, Mr. Wong completed the Owners President Management Program from the Harvard Business School. He has been qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2001 and a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) in 2014. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors (IoD), Australia Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).
MR SHABBIR H. HASSANBHAI
Mr Shabbir H. Hassanbhai (“Mr Hassanbhai”) is an accomplished Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group, appointed to the Board on 25 July 2023. He has over 50 years of global business and management experience in various industries. He has served as a Director on various private and publicly listed companies in Singapore, UAE, and India.
Mr Hassanbhai also serves on various non-profit organisations in Singapore. He is a Trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET); Board Member of Advisory Board of NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies; Board Member of ITE Education Services and Emeritus Chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Singapore Turf Club, a member of Tote Board Group.
Mr Hassanbhai was Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2008 to 2017. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
MR COLIN LOW
Mr. Colin Low Tock Cheong ("Mr. Low”), is the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee and an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group. Having been appointed to the Board on 27 July 2021. He has investment, management and advisory experience working with global MNCs (GE) across a wide spectrum of industries, including infrastructure energy and renewables, maritime transportation, oil & gas, aviation, healthcare, industrials, capital & consumer finance, and private equity sectors.
Mr. Low is currently the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Global Independent Director of AET Tankers Pte Ltd, a maritime petroleum tanker leasing and energy logistics group. He is also a Director of private equity firm, BLG Capital Advisors Asia Pte Ltd. In January 2022, the Diligent Institute, a global corporate governance research arm and think tank of Diligent Corporation, which is the largest SaaS software company in the Governance, Risk and Compliance appointed Mr. Low as a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Low was also certified in April 2022 by the Diligent Institute on the Climate Change Leadership Program, the world’s first structured board program to enable leaders to oversee climate change risks and strategies.
He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Management (Honours), a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (Honours), as well as a Master of Business Administration. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and a Certified International Director of INSEAD University.
MRS EILEEN TAY-TAN BEE KIEW
Lead Independent Director
Mrs. Eileen Tay-Tan Bee Kiew ("Mrs. Tay") is the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group, having been appointed to the Board on 15 September 2009. She has more than 40 years of experience in areas such as accounting, auditing, taxation, public listings, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and business advisory. She was a partner at KPMG and served as a Director of several companies, both private and publicly listed, in Singapore and Australia.
Mrs. Tay graduated from the University of Singapore in 1974 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours). She is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), CPA Australia, as well as a Licentiate of Trinity College London.