Board of Directors
Mr. Kazuhiko Yoshida
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Kazuhiko Yoshida was appointed as Chairman of the Group on 19 March 2008. He is concurrently the Chief Executive Officer, Director and one of the founders who established the Company in 1997. Mr Yoshida is responsible for business development and the overall management of the Group. He has over 33 years of experience in banking and credit analysis, specialising in structured finance of maritime vessels and aircraft. Between 1986 and 1992, he was a senior manager in The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. following which, he was a director / deputy general manager of Takugin International (Asia) Limited, the offshore merchant banking arm of The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. from 1992 to 1997. Takugin International (Asia) Limited provided structured finance solutions for the aviation and shipping industries, provided project financing for construction of properties, including hotels and buildings and also provided corporate financing to Chinese financial institutions and other corporations. Mr Yoshida is also currently a director of the company's subsidiaries, including Uni- Asia Capital (Singapore) Limited, Uni-Asia Finance Corporation (Japan), Uni-Asia Shipping Limited, Uni-Asia Capital Company Limited and Uni-Asia Hotels Limited. Mr Yoshida obtained a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Hokkaido University in Japan in 1976.
Mr. Michio Tanamoto
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mr Michio Tanamoto is the Chief Operating Officer, Director stationed in Singapore and one of the founders who established the Company in 1997. Mr Tanamoto is responsible for the Group's business development, corporate strategy, finance and investor relations. He has over 32 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
Mr Masaki Fukumori was appointed as the Executive Director on 1 March 2012. He is currently responsible for both the group's Structured Finance and Maritime Investment Departments. He took up the position as C.E.O. 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 and headed the Maritime Investment Department till to date. He has extensive experience in marketing and syndication in the banking industry specialising in the shipping and aviation sectors spanning over 28 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. More recently, he was Director, Corporate Advisory
of Stone Forest Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd.
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 Ronnie Teo is currently Managing Director of Financial
Reengineering Pte Ltd, a management consulting firm specializing
in providing management and investment advisory services. 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 Holdings Ltd,
Shanghai Asia Holdings Ltd, EnGro Corporation Limited and
Yeoman 3-Rights Value Asia Fund.
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 RHT Law LLP.
He was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat, PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Berger International Limited. He is a Director of Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd (where he is a member of the Audit Committee), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Limited, Special Olympics Asia Pacific Ltd, Tangreat Investments Pte Ltd, RHT Law LLP, RHT Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd and RHT Capital Pte Ltd respectively.
Mr. Wu Kuang-hui
Mr Wu Kuang-hui joined Evergreen Group in 1987 and has been Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen Group and Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. since December 2010. His in-depth knowledge and well extensive experience in various finance 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 Panang. 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 Officer 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 in 1987 and a bachelor degree from Tunghai University in 1983.