Singapore executive moves Wednesday: Digilife Technologies, Singapore Kitchen Equipment, iX Biopharma, Addvalue, AMOS

These are Singapore companies which announced personnel changes on Wednesday, 29 September 2021: Digilife Technologies, Singapore Kitchen Equipment, iX Biopharma, Addvalue Technologies and AMOS Group.

Singapore Kitchen Equipment

Singapore Kitchen Equipment said Wednesday Lui Hin Weng Samuel age 46, has resigned as independent non-executive director and as a member of the audit, nominating and remuneration committees, effective Wednesday. The resignation was due to Lui’s existing work commitments and an inability to allocate sufficient time to his duties as independent director, the filing said.

In addition, Lui has found it difficult to travel to Singapore since early 2020 due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions, the filing said.

Choo Kok Kiong, who is considered independent, will assume the positions on the audit, nominating and remuneration committees, Singapore Kitchen Equipment said in a filing to SGX.

iX Biopharma

iX Biopharma said Wednesday Claudia Teo Kwee Yee, age 55, has retired has independent non-executive director, effective 15 October. She is retiring by rotation at the upcoming annual general meeting, the company said in a filing to SGX.

AMOS Group

AMOS Group has appointed Nicholas McLaren as chief financial officer, the company said in a filing to SGX Wednesday. McLaren has more than 20 years experience in accounting and financial management across Singapore, Malaysia, the UAE and Australia, the filing said, adding he was most recently with Swiss company DKSH Holdings.

Evelyn Wong (Wong Soo Pin), age 45, the current chief financial officer, who joined the company in January 2020, is leaving to pursue a career outside of the marine and energy industries, effective Wednesday, the filing said.

AMOS Group supplies products, such as heavy lift slings, wire ropes, crane wires and personal protective equipment, and technical and provisioning services to customers in the marine and energy industries.

Digilife Technologies

Digilife Technologies said Wednesday CEO Mayank Vishnoi, age 37, has resigned, effective 27 October, to pursue other career opportunities.

The company has tapped Maneesh Tripathi, age 58, as interim CEO until 31 December, and he will be re-designated at executive director, Digilife Technologies said in a filing to SGX. Tripathi was previously CEO of the company for more than seven years, and the nominating committee views him as the most suitable to manage the operations of the company while a replacement CEO is sought, the filing said.

Digilife Technologies, formerly known as Sevak, operates in Indonesia’s telecom segment, mainly as an authorized distributor of prepaid mobile cards for major telcos as well as selling mobile devices via its retail shops. Digilife offers consultancy on maintenance and disaster recovery services as well as big data, networking and data hosting services. The company also manages a commercial electric-vehicle fleet in conjunction with ride-hailing service Grab, according to its website.

Addvalue Technologies

Addvalue Technologies said Wednesday Wong Ming Ghee, Bernard, age 63, has been appointed as independent non-executive director at the company’s annual general meeting. Wong will be the chairman of the nominating committee and a member of the audit and remuneration committees, Addvalue said in a filing to SGX.

Wong holds a direct interest in 2 million Addvalue shares and a deemed interest in 2 million shares held by his spouse, the filing said.

Michael J. Butler, age 57, has retired as independent non-executive director, after serving for more than nine years, meaning he would not be perceived as independent, Addvalue said in a separate filing to SGX.


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