Board of Directors
Mr. Michio Tanamoto
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Michio Tanamoto was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on 30 April 2014. He is an Executive Director and one of the founders who established the Company in 1997. Mr Tanamoto is responsible for business development and overall management of the Group. He has over 33 years of experience in financial sector based in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1980, Mr Tanamoto joined The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. and was a senior manager of Takugin International (Asia) Limited in Hong Kong, the offshore merchant banking arm of The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. between 1988 and 1993. Following which, Mr Tanamoto was a deputy general manager of the Singapore Branch of The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. from 1995 to 1997. Mr Tanamoto is also currently Managing Director of Uni-Asia Capital (Singapore) Limited and Chairman of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd. He is also a director of the Company's subsidiaries including, Uni-Asia Finance Corporation (Japan), Uni Ships and Management Limited, Uni-Asia Capital Company Limited and Uni-Asia Shipping Limited. He obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Hitotsubashi University of Japan in 1980.
Mr. Masaki Fukumori
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mr Masaki Fukumori was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Group on 30 April 2014. He is responsible for both the Group's Structured Finance and Maritime Investment Departments. He took up the position as Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Asia Shipping Limited, a new Group subsidiary in accordance with the expansion of Maritime business. Mr Fukumori joined our Group in August 1997 and acted as Head of our Structured Finance Department. He initiated the Maritime Investment Department in 2002. He has extensive experience in marketing and syndication in the banking industry specialising in the shipping and aviation sectors spanning over 30 years as well as ship investment and investment management. Between 1985 and 1993, he was a marketing manager at The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. After which, he was a senior marketing manager at Takugin International (Asia) Limited from 1993 to 1997. He is currently a director of Uni Ships and Management Limited, Uni-Asia Shipping Limited, Uni-Asia Hotels Limited, and other ship owning companies in which the Company invests. Mr Fukumori holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Yokohama National University obtained in 1985.
Mr. Ang Miah Khiang
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Ang Miah Khiang was appointed as our Independent Director
on 26 June 2007 and has been taking the position of Lead
Independent Director since 19 March 2008. He spent the greater
part of his career in the SME financing business, having held
the position of Managing Director of GE Commercial Financing
(Singapore) Ltd, formerly known as Heller Financial (S) Ltd. He
was also concurrently regional director for GE related businesses
in Asia Pacific. He currently holds various non-executive directorship positions and provides advisory services from time to time.
Mr Ang is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore. He is also an independent director of Ley Choon Group Holdings Ltd. The listed companies with which he was a director over the preceding three years include Asia Enterprises Holding Ltd, Cal-comp Precision (Singapore) Ltd, and Heng Long International Ltd.
Mr. Ronnie Teo Heng Hock
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Teo was previously Managing Director of DBS Asset Management Ltd and General Manager of DBS Finance Limited. Mr Teo holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Economics from the then-University of Singapore.
Mr Teo is concurrently an independent director of Berger International Ltd, Shanghai Asia Holdings Ltd, EnGro Corporation Limited, Yeoman 3-Rights Value Asia Fund and New Toyo International Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Rajan Menon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Rajan Menon graduated from University of Singapore in 1971 with Bachelor of Laws (Honours). He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1973 and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors respectively. He is currently a Senior Partner with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP.
He was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat, PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore and the Friend of Labour Award by the National Trades Union Congress. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Berger International Limited. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Limited, Special Olympics Asia Pacifc Ltd, Tangreat Investments Pte Ltd, RHT Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd and RHT Capital Pte Ltd.
Mr. Wu Kuang-hui
Mr Wu Kuang-hui joined Evergreen Group in 1987 and has been Chief Financial Ofcer of Evergreen Group and Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. since December 2010. His in-depth knowledge and well extensive experience in various fnance positions help re-shape and thrive business support functions within Evergreen Group. He was engaged in Evergreen Group international hotel business including Hong Kong, Taichung, Bangkok, Paris and Penang. He was involved in container port business including Colon in Panama, Taranto in Italy, Vungtau in Vietnam and also Evergreen Sky Catering Corporation, Group Captive Reinsurance Company, and cross-border shipping M&A in Italia Marittima S.P.A. (formerly known as Lloyd Triestino Di Navigazion S.P.A.) in Italy from 1988 to 1999. Before joining Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd., he has been Chief Financial Ofcer of EVA Airways Corporation from 2002 to 2010. He has not been director of any other listed companies over the preceding three years. Mr. Wu received a MBA under National Sun Yat-Sen University in1987 and a bachelor degree from Tunghai University in 1983.