Board of Directors



Executive Director

Mr. Alan Chin Yu was appointed as Executive Director on 6 November 2020. He is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Western Australia and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

He has extensive experience in auditing in Australia and Malaysia. He has many years of experience in corporate banking while working for a Malaysian bank. At the time of his departure from the bank, he was the Chief Internal Auditor. He started his own timber trading business and joined a company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange as Assistant Managing Director, where he was actively involved with the group’s trading business, property management and development and hotel construction.

Mr. Yu has been a Management Consultant, Business Advisor and Public Accountant in Australia over the past 20 years. He is a member of the board of some foreign own companies operating in Australia who are in property development and trading.

He was also formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Group before being reappointed in FY2020.



Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. John Lee Yow Meng was appointed Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer on 25 April 2019. He is a member of the Institute of Commercial and Industrial Accountants. He has extensive experience in auditing, taxation, financial management, treasury operations and company secretarial work across many industries such as banking, manufacturing, retail, travel, property development, insurance and information technology.



Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Siaw Lu Howe was appointed Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on 6 December 2017 and subsequently been re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman on 17 April 2019. He has had over 20 years of experience in managing diverse businesses, such as in hospitality, real estate and mining services industries, primarily located in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Mr. Siaw has been a director at Sri Datai Construction (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd since 1995 and at Modal Sempura Sdn Bhd since 2009 and is currently advisor to Juara Cahya Sarawak Sdn Bhd, since 2015.



Lead Independent Director

Mr. Ng Keok Chai was appointed as Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee; Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nominating Committee on 25 April 2019. Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from University of Wolverhampton, London and Certificate of Legal Practice from Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia. Mr. Ng started his early career as a Police Inspector with the Royal Malaysia Police in 1982. He was then posted to serve in Sarawak for 20 years until the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police. During his tenure in Sarawak, his exposure included the Criminal Investigation Department (“CID”), General Duty and Police Field Force. In 2003, Mr. Ng was transferred to West Malaysia to serve in Commercial Crime Investigation Department until his retirement in 2019. Mr. Ng was promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police in 2016 and his last held position was Principal Assistant Director in Forensic Accounting Investigation Division, CCID, Royal Malaysia Police, Bukit Aman. Throughout his 36 years’ service in Royal Malaysia Police, he was very much involved in police investigations due to his legal background. He specialises in criminal investigation across various fields which include commercial crime, general crime and forensic accounting with ample management and special operations experience.



Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tan Gim Kang, Arran was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director since 30 May 2014. He is the Chairman of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Compensation Committee. He has vast experience in the general civil and structural engineering, project management, construction management and traffic engineering and carpark management industry. His working experience spans across Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and United Arab Emirates. Mr Tan has worked in various hospitality projects namely Bintan Lagoon Resort in Bintan/Indonesia, Premier Apartment in Surabaya/Indonesia, Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon/Myanmar and Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh/India. Mr. Tan has involved in various stages of the construction from conception, design and construction. Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (2nd Class Honours) from the University of Canterbury in 1986.



Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Aris Muhammad Rizal was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director on 10 October 2014. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Remuneration Committee and Compensation Committee since 10 October 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering(Geological) from the University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia and is currently the operational manager at PT. Farindo Agung which is an Indonesian private company holding iron ore mining interest in Lamandau, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.



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