About G. K. Goh Holdings Limited

G. K. Goh Holdings has evolved from its origins as a leading Singapore-based regional securities business (1979-2005) into an investment company owning operating businesses as well as a diverse portfolio of investments. The latter includes directly-held listed equities, unlisted equities, third-party managed funds, as well as a small number of non-controlling minority stakes.

We are trusted partners for our co-investors, such as private equity firms, family offices and insurance companies, and we seek opportunities wherever the potential returns are sufficiently attractive after adjusting for risks.

In recent years, these investments have included optic fibre networks in Europe, aged care in Australia and a real estate investment trust operating in Japan.

Directors and Management

Goh Geok Khim

Executive Chairman

Mr Goh Geok Khim has been Executive Chairman of the Company since his appointment as Director on 28 March 1990. He is a member of the Nominating Committee, and was last re-elected on 25 April 2019.

Mr Goh started his career in his family’s business, which was active in trading, rubber, property and manufacturing steel products. He left in 1968 to join the stockbroking industry, starting the G. K. Goh stockbroking group in 1979.

Mr Goh is Chairman of the Boards of Boardroom Limited, Temasek Foundation International CLG Limited and Federal Iron Works Sdn Bhd.

Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Goh Yew Lin

Managing Director

Mr Goh Yew Lin has been an Executive Director of the Company since 28 March 1990, and was appointed as the Managing Director on 1 March 2008. He joined the G. K. Goh Group in 1984. He was last re-elected on 30 April 2005.

Mr Goh is an Alternate Director to Mr Goh Geok Khim for Boardroom Limited, and serves as a non-executive director on the Board of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. He is the Chairman of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore Symphonia Company Ltd, and is the Chairman-Designate of Duke-NUS Medical School.

Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Thomas Teo Liang Huat

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Mr Thomas Teo joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer on 12 April 2006 and was appointed the Executive Director on 13 August 2018. He was last re-elected on 25 April 2019. His executive responsibilities include financial and investment management as well as board representation on various subsidiaries and associates of the Group.

Prior to joining the Group, Mr Teo was with a regional private equity group for ten years, responsible for direct investments in the Asean region. He also spent eight years with Ernst and Young, Singapore and has had extensive experience in audit and corporate finance.

Mr Teo is a non-executive director of Boardroom Limited. He is also an independent director of an Australian listed company, OM Holdings Limited, serving as its Audit Committee Chairman and a Remuneration Committee Member.

Mr Teo holds a Master of Business in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Lee Soo Hoon

Independent Director

Mr Lee Soo Hoon has been an independent director of the Company since 2 January 2002. He is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. He was last re-elected on 25 April 2019.

Mr Lee worked as an auditor in the United Kingdom and on his return to Singapore, joined the predecessor firm of Ernst & Young. He was made partner of Ernst & Young in 1978 and was Staff Partner for five years. Mr Lee currently manages a consultancy firm assisting companies in management and financial matters.

Mr Lee is also an independent director of CSE Global Ltd, Estate and Trust Agencies (1927) Ltd, LMIRT Management Ltd, Kluang Rubber Company (M) Bhd, Kuchai Development Bhd and Sungei Bagan Rubber Company (M) Bhd.

Mr Lee is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Singapore Institute of Directors.

David Lim Teck Leong

Independent Director

Mr David Lim was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 23 April 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees and a member of the Audit Committee. He was last re-elected on 23 April 2018.

Mr Lim is the founder and Managing Partner of David Lim & Partners LLP with over thirty years of experience in corporate finance and litigation. He has represented multiple corporations from a myriad of sectors including finance and banking, fund management, private equity, oil and gas, healthcare, construction, information technology and communications, among others. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Council 2017/2018 and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr Lim qualified as a barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn, London. He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Marie Elaine Teo

Independent Director

Ms Marie Elaine Teo was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 1 September 2017. She is currently a member of the Remuneration, Nominating and Audit Committees. She was last re-elected on 23 April 2018.

Ms Teo has over twenty years of investment experience, primarily with the Capital Group companies where she focused on Asian banks and global emerging markets, both as an analyst and an investment manager. She was formerly the Chairman of Capital International Research Group and Managing Director of Capital International Inc., Asia. Ms Teo was also previously a senior advisor and partner of the Holdingham Group.

She is currently a non-executive independent director of Olam International Limited and a director of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. Ms Teo is also a member of the International Advisory Panel of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad.

She also serves as a director of Caregivers Alliance Ltd, as well as the Chairman of The Teng Ensemble.

A former student of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Ms Teo holds a Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Experimental Psychology from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Bernie Poh Boon Nee

Chief Executive Officer, Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd

Mr Bernie Poh joined the Group as the Senior Vice President for Aged Care in January 2013 and was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd in April 2017. He also represents the Group as an Alternate Director on the Board of Opal Aged Care Group.

Mr Poh has over twenty years of extensive experience in both the private and public healthcare sectors. Prior to joining the Group, he had served in various senior executive roles, which included Chief Executive Officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Parkway Holdings Ltd (now IHH Healthcare Berhad) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the formerly SGX-listed Pacific Healthcare Holdings Ltd. During his employment in the public sector, he was a director at Health Sciences Authority.

Mr Poh graduated from National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a Master of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong.

Kim Teo Poh Jin

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Boardroom Limited

Mr Kim Teo was appointed as the Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Boardroom Limited on 5 August 2009. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Boardroom Limited Group.

Mr Teo is the Chairman of the Investment Committees of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad and CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He is a member of the Investment Committee of National Kidney Foundation and a member of the Resource Panel of National Crime Prevention Council. Furthermore, he is a member and governor of United World College of South East Asia and a trustee of The UWCSEA Foundation Limited.

Mr Teo holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh.

Our milestones from stockbroking company to listed
investment holding company.

 

1979 G. K. Goh Group founded in Singapore.
1990 Listed on Singapore Stock Exchange Mainboard.
1998 Started the future and foreign exchange brokerage business in G. K. Goh Financial (S) Pte Ltd.
1999 Merger with Lee & Company (Stock & Sharebrokers) Private Limited (“Lee & Co”).
2000 Formally launched GohDirect, a pan-regional internet broking service, the first to introduce Nasdaq trading in Singapore.
2001 Co-founded Nexgen Financial Holdings Ltd, a financial solutions joint venture with Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd and others.
2002 Divestment of 37% stake in Malaysian stockbrokerage Straits Asset Holdings Sdn Bhd.
2002 Establishment of corporate finance business.
2004 Co-founded a private equity manager known as Value Managers Ltd. (50% ownership)
2004 Acquisition of 29.7% stake in Boardroom Ltd.
2005 Divestment of stockbroking businesses to CIMB.
2006 Divestment of Nexgen Financial Holdings Ltd.
2006 Acquisition of 16.55% stake in Eastern & Oriental Berhad (“E&O”), together with Dato’ Tham Ka Hon, Managing Director of E&O.
2006 Increased stake in Boardroom Ltd to 32.8% via general offer.
2008 Investment into euNetworks Limited. (7.5% ownership)
2011 Partial divestment of 9.6% stake in Eastern & Oriental Berhad, retaining 3.5%. Stake gradually increased to above 5.0% from 2012 onwards.
2011 Divestment of a row of conservation shophouses in Tanjong Pagar.
2011 Investment into retirement villages in Australia through Habitat Assets Pte Ltd.
2012 Divestment of workers dormitory through our private equity associate, Value Monetization Ltd.
2013 Committed to invest up to US$15 million in a private equity associate known as Value Monetization III Limited.
2013 Subscription of 18.3 million units (S$17.0 million) as cornerstone investor in Croesus Retail Trust's IPO.
2013 Acquisition of 47.6% stake in Opal Aged Care (formerly Domain Principal Group).
2014 Boardroom Ltd became a 81.4% subsidiary via a mandatory general offer.
2014 Investment into retirement living assets in Hidden Valley, Victoria through Habitat Assets.
2015 Increased stake in Boardroom Ltd to 84.6%.
2016 Increased stake in Boardroom Ltd to 87.1%.
2016 Awarded a land tender at Venus Drive for a nursing home development in Singapore.
2017 Divestment of G. K. Goh Financial Services (S) Pte. Ltd.
2017 Groundbreaking for Venus Drive Nursing Home by Allium Healthcare.
2017 Divestment of Croesus Retail Trust.
2017 Divestment of EUN Holdings LLP.
2017 Re-invested 15% of our EUN divestment proceeds back to euNetworks Group.
2017 Increased stake in Boardroom Ltd to 87.3%.
2018 Decreased stake in Boardroom Ltd from 87.4% to 80.7% due to conditional share sale agreement between Boardroom and Symphony House Sdn Bhd.
2018 Opening of Allium Care Studio at Joo Chiat Place.
2019 Opening of Allium Care Studio at Seletar Hills.