Management

Mr Lim Kai Ching
Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lim Kai Ching joined Uni-Asia in June 2011 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Group in August 2011 and subsequently as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Mr. Lim has over 25 years of experience in areas including finance, accounting, risk management, investment, audit and investor relations. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, Mr. Lim worked for State Street Fund Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Between 2008 to 2009, he was the Financial Controller of a PRC-based seafood processing company. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Lim was Vice President with the Group, responsible for the Group’s on-going listing matters and financial reporting of private shipping fund for which the Group acts as fund manager. Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Lim was with Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (“GIC”). Mr. Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Matthew Yuen Wai Keung
Managing Director
Shipping

Mr. Matthew Yuen was appointed as Managing Director in March 2018. He is the Head of Shipping and responsible for the Group’s overall shipping business, including ship owning and chartering, maritime asset management, and maritime services. He is the CEO of the Group’s ship-owning subsidiary, Uni-Asia Shipping Limited. Mr. Yuen joined Uni-Asia in October 1997. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Yuen worked in several international banks, specialising in corporate banking and syndications. Mr. Yuen graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Second Class (Upper) Honours degree in Business Administration. He received his MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales.

Mr Takeshi Iritono
Managing Director of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd.

Mr. Takeshi Iritono joined Uni-Asia in 2003 and was appointed a Managing Director of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd. (“UACJ”) in December 2011. He is currently the General Manager of Asset Management Department of UACJ. Mr. Iritono’s responsibilities in UACJ includes real estate asset management and development of residential properties, hotel properties and commercial properties. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from Keio University in 1994.

Takuro Ishiura
Managing Director of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd.

Mr. Takuro Ishiura joined Uni-Asia in October 2014 and was appointed a Managing Director of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd. (“UACJ”) on 1 January 2024. He is currently the General Manager of Asset Management Department 1 of UACJ. Mr. Ishiura is responsible for asset management and development of mainly hotels and health care facilities. He graduated for the master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, Tsukuba University in 2005.

Mr Shinichiro Ishizaki
Executive Vice President
Head of Maritime Business Department

Mr. Shinichiro Ishizaki was appointed as an Executive Vice President on 1 January 2024. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Ishizaki is responsible for various shipping business of the Group including projects, sales & purchase, spot/period chartering, and ship management. Mr. Ishizaki joined the Company in January 2016 and was appointed as General Manager - Project, Maritime Business Department of the Company in October 2017 and subsequently as Head of Maritime Business Department in September 2022. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, he was in charge of ship finance and sales & purchase at Singapore-based ship owning company followed by 2 years’ secondment to Ministry of Finance, Japan. Mr. Ishizaki graduated from Hokkaido University, Japan with a Master’s degree in Field Engineering for the Environment in 2010.

Ms. Candy Wong Wang Ying
Head of Financial Management Department

Ms Candy Wong Wang Ying joined Uni-Asia in November 1997 and was appointed as Head of Financial Management Department (Corporate) on 1 April 2022 and subsequently from 1 September 2022 she was appointed as Head of Financial Management Department leading both corporate and shipping teams. She is responsible for financial management, cash flow management, forecasting, budgeting and corporate secretarial matters. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, she had banking experience with The Hokkaido Takushoku Bank Ltd., Hong Kong Branch. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Curtin University of Technology and is a fellow member of both The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia.

Ms Chiaki Yamamoto
Head of Internal Audit Department

Ms. Chiaki Yamamoto joined Uni-Asia in April 2013 and was appointed the Chief Internal Auditor in August 2018 and subsequently as Head of Internal Audit Department in September 2022. Based in Singapore, she is currently in-charge of the internal audit function of all operation in the Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in various corporate functions, including corporate management, human resource and internal audit for various major Japanese trading companies. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”) in USA, and a Qualified Internal Auditor by the Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”) Japan. She is member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (“ACFE”) and IIA in Singapore and Japan.

Ms. Yumiko Kanda
Head of Maritime Asset Management Department

Ms. Yumiko Kanda was appointed as a Head of Maritime Asset Management Department on 1 January 2024. She joined Uni-Asia in November 2003 specialising in ship finance. She was the Managing Director of Uni-Asia Finance Corporation (Japan) from 2006 to 2015 and subsequently the head of ship finance of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd. from 2015 to 2022. She was transferred to the Group’s head office in Hong Kong as General Manager of Maritime Asset Management Department of Uni-Asia Holdings Limited in November 2022. She has 30 years’ experience in the finance industry and had worked in major cities including New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, Ms. Kanda worked in various international banks in New York specialising in tax and accounting driven products for 8 years. She graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and received her MBA majoring in Finance and Investment from the George Washington University in the United States.

Ms. Rachel Choo Chew Ting
General Manager

Ms. Rachel Choo Chew Ting joined Uni-Asia in April 2012 and was appointed as General Manager of Accounting in April 2022. She is responsible for the Group’s consolidated financial reporting and regulatory compliance. Ms. Choo has more than 15 years of experience in areas including finance, accounting and audit. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, Ms. Choo worked in private equity fund administration department of State Street Fund Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Ms. Choo was an auditor with KPMG Singapore between September 2005 to December 2008. Ms. Choo graduated with a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from Temasek Polytechnic and has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting with Oxford Brookes University in association with ACCA. She is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Linda Lai
General Manager

Ms. Linda Lai joined Uni-Asia in September 2007 and was appointed as General Manager of Property Investment Department on 1 January 2024. She is also the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She worked for Finance Department before transferring to Property Investment Department in April 2019. Prior to joining Uni-Asia, Ms. Lai worked for the Accounting Department in Satellite Television Asian Region Ltd. for over 10 years. Ms. Lai graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Birmingham City University.