Board of Directors
SMEC’s Board of Directors are leaders in their field and their expertise, knowledge and foresight ensure SMEC’s continued growth.
The Board is responsible for formulating SMEC’s strategic direction and maintaining good corporate governance. Acting on behalf of shareholders, the Board is accountable for SMEC’s financial and operational performance.
The Board is independent of management and has a good balance of skills and experience to ensure transparency and sustained long-term growth.
Heang Fine was also appointed to the SMEC Holdings Board in 2016 following the acquisition of SMEC by Surbana Jurong. He is also Chairman of Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers, as well as Director of AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd.
A luminary in the commercial world, Heang Fine has held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 35 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of CapitaLand Singapore Limited (Residential) and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand’s business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Heang Fine was also CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company, UAE.
Prior to this, he was President & CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and was instrumental in advancing the company’s engineering and construction business in South Asia.
Heang Fine joined Cathay Organisation Pte Ltd in 1998 as its Deputy President. He helped realise the company’s 40-year ambition of going public via a reverse takeover strategy through IMM Multi-Enterprise which was listed on SESDAQ. A year later, he was appointed President & CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings.
From 1996 to 1998, Heang Fine was Director (Infrastructure), L&M Group Investments Ltd. During his tenure, he restructured the company by spearheading diversification into the infrastructure and property sectors.
Between 1991 and 1996, while in Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation, Heang Fine pioneered the infrastructure development of the industrial estate and a 24,000-hectare international resort belt on Bintan Island (Indonesia). He was also instrumental in developing and managing the Bintan Lagoon Resort.
Heang Fine has served as a Senior Industry Officer with the Economic Development Board where his responsibilities included the promotion and development of investments into Singapore.
His academic qualifications include a 1st Class Honours in B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Leeds, England in 1980 and a M.Sc (Engineering Production and Management) from the University of Birmingham, England in 1981.
Heang Fine was the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) from 2011 to 2012.
SMEC's Executive Committee has primary authority for the management and monitoring of SMEC’s operations, and the implementation of the Company Strategy subject to policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Committee is comprised of senior individuals with extensive experience in strategic and operational planning.
John has extensive experience in civil structures and is specialised in bridge design and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Cape Town.
In his previous role as Functional General Manager of the Structures Group in South Africa, John oversaw a workforce of roughly 60 people involved in the design and construction of bridges and civil structures. John played an instrumental role in many flagship projects within South Africa and abroad, including the North West Rail Link, a 270 m long curved box girder cable-stayed rail bridge in Sydney, Australia; and the Msikaba Gorge Crossing, a 590 m span gravity anchored cable-stayed bridge in Eastern Cape, South Africa.