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.
Before joining the private sector, Eng Cheong was a senior government official with the Singapore Administrative Service. From 2011 to 2015, Eng Cheong was CEO of International Enterprise Singapore (“IE Singapore”), the lead government agency responsible for spearheading the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies through trade and investments. Under his leadership, IE Singapore established itself as the go-to agency for Singapore companies interested in various markets such as China, India and Myanmar. Offshore trading also hit new records.
Prior to this, Eng Cheong held several leadership positions in the Singapore Government, including the CEO of the Competition Commission of Singapore (2008-2010) and Director-General of Singapore Customs (2004-2007). In his earlier years, Eng Cheong was involved in investment promotion in the Economic Development Board, financial sector development in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and government policy formulation in the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. He also spent two years in Suzhou working on the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park development. For his service with the government, he was awarded the Singapore National Day Medal for Public Administration (silver) in 2006.
Eng Cheong currently serves as a Director on the SMEC Holdings Board, a Council member of NUS Business School’s China Business Centre and a Council member of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. Previously, he also sat on the boards of IE Singapore, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, Council for Private Education, Health Promotion Board, and Singapore Sports Council. He also served on the Advisory Board of Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business.
Eng Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore and Masters of Science (Economics) from London School of Economics & Political Science. He is also a Lien Fellow with the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship.
Previously as Surbana Jurong’s Deputy CEO, Infrastructure, he directed and managed the operational activities of the Infrastructure business within Singapore and provides technical resources to the Group’s overseas divisions to support infrastructure project procurement and deliveries. Yan Hui has more than 38 years’ experience in the infrastructure industry and has been a registered Professional Engineer (Singapore) since 1990. He led a multi-disciplinary team of more than 600 staff in Surbana Jurong working on key projects including the Waterway@Punggol, Singapore’s first man-made major waterway that runs through the Punggol Eco-Town, the Pulau Tekong reclamation project, the Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 reclamation project, Tuas Terminal Phases 1 & 2 reclamation projects, etc. He has contributed in R&D projects and published technical papers in international conferences and journals.
Yan Hui currently serves as a Department Consultative Committee Member of the National University of Singapore’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He served as a member of the Singapore Team which played an important role in the resolution of the Pulau Tekong reclamation bilateral dispute with Malaysia, and the Technical Evaluation Panel for the 1st Sustainable Urban Living call for proposals under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development (MND) Research Fund. Er. Loh was also a Reviewer for research proposals for the Marine Science Research & Development Programme (MSRDP).
Yan Hui was awarded the inaugural MND Minister’s (Team) Award in 2006 for contribution as a member of the Singapore’s “Settlement Agreement” team. He was also awarded the Ministry of Transport Minister’s Innovation Award (Distinguished Award) in 2008 and 2011, and Ministry of Transport Minister’s Innovation Award (Merit Award) in 2010 and 2011. He was a member of Surbana Jurong’s teams who won the Top 50 Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 Awards 2016 for My Waterway @ Punggol and Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 Development.
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.