Ian Tong is an Executive Director of Avarga Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Taiga Building Products Ltd, one of the largest wholesale distributors of building product materials in Canada, which is a subsidiary corporation of Avarga. He is also an Executive Director of The Edge Media Group Pte Ltd, which publishes The Edge Singapore, The Edge Malaysia, and The Edge Financial Daily. The group also owns portals including TheEdgeSingapore.com, EdgeProp.sg, and EdgeProp.my. Mr Tong holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Trinity Western University in Canada and a Masters in Management from Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Clarence Tan is currently the founder and executive director of Origgin Pte Ltd and Enlop Pte Ltd. Both companies are established in 2017 with HQ in Singapore to fund and aid in venture creation in the region. Mr. Tan helps startups from China, Japan and Singapore to innovate and transform, or even accelerate their business expansion plans into South East Asia.
Since October 2016, Mr. Tan has been a director of STT Connect Pte. Ltd., a private cloud service provider and a joint venture between STT GDC Pte. Ltd. (wholly-owned by Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd.) and Origgin Pte Ltd. He has also been a director of ICMG Financial Services Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between ICMG Co., Ltd., ACA Partners Pte. Ltd. and ACA Inc., and a management consultancy company offering merger and acquisition and alliance services to Asian and Japanese enterprises, since December 2016.
Prior to this, he is the founder of GlobalRoam Group Ltd, a company that primarily provides integrated communications technology to the telecommunication companies in the Southeast Asian region. GlobalRoam was the first company in Singapore to be traded on the over-the-counter exchange managed by Phillips Securities Pte. Ltd. in 2007. Mr. Tan has served as its chief executive officer since its inception in January 2001 till July 2016, when he relinquished his role and has taken up the role of executive deputy chairman until September 2016.
Mr. Tan is a serial entrepreneur who started several technology start-ups since 1993. He was the Founder and CEO of Pinnz Pte Ltd from 1994 to 2000, a company which specialized in VoIP technology and the first in the region during 90’s. The company clocked in a revenue of $30m with a total headcount of over 230 employees globally. Pinnz Pte Ltd was valued at S$450 million in year 2000 which was considered the “unicorn” during that period.
Apart from his career commitments, Mr. Tan also holds key positions in other areas of society. He was awarded for participating as a Phoenix Mentor by The Phoenix Award Committee in 2002, which his main role of the Phoenix Mentor then was to mentor founders of start-ups. He has served in the Singapore People’s Association Sembawang Community Club Management Community from 2012 to 2016 and currently holds the rank of Colonel in the national service unit under the elite Guards formation in the Singapore Armed Forces. Mr. Tan was bestowed the honour and privilege to be the Parade Commander for Singapore’s National Day Parade in 2012. He was accorded the National Day award, The Commendation Medal (Military) and The Long Service Medal (Military), in 2010 and 2015 respectively, for his distinguished service in the SAF.
Mr. Tan obtained a bachelor of science degree, in information technology, from the University of Southern Queensland and a master’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore.
Prior to starting Archisen, Vincent Wei co-founded BioMachines, a startup that developed a platform technology specialising in applications for Agriculture and Smart Cities. As the COO of BioMachines developed and managed projects that involve sensor instrumentation, sensor integration, wireless communications, pervasive networks, cloud computing, and environmental monitoring. As the CFO, he helped the company generate $2.5M in revenue from 2012 to 2015. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore. Throughout his career, Vincent has developed a wealth of experience in various IOT projects, including the areas of Agriculture, Urban Microclimate, Geotechnical Monitoring, Remote Surveillance, Wireless Sensor Networks, Urban Greenery, Environmental Monitoring and Tree Growth Analysis.
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