Executive Chairman & Group Managing Director

Mr Richard Tay is the Executive Chairman & Group Managing Director of YHI International Limited and the key founder of our Group. He is a member of our Nominating Committee.
He has more than 45 years of business experience in the area of sales and distribution of automotive products. He is responsible for formulating the overall business strategies and policies for our Group, including the development and growth of our distribution and manufacturing operations.
Under his stewardship, Mr Tay has led the development and growth of our alloy wheels manufacturing business. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He was appointed to the Board on 26 August 2000 and last reappointed on 28 April 2022.


Executive Director

Mr Tay Tiang Guan is the Executive Director of our Group. He has more than 40 years of business experience and has extensive knowledge in the automotive and industrial products industry.
He is responsible for the Group’s operations in ASEAN and overseeing the business development and operational management of our tyre and industrial product distribution business.
He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He was appointed to the Board on 26 August 2000 and was last re-appointed on 28 April 2021.


Lead Independent Director

Mr Hong Pian Tee was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2021. He currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of our Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Hong was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1985 to 1999 prior to retiring from professional practice.
Mr Hong’s experience and expertise are in corporate advisory, financial reconstruction and corporate insolvencies since 1977. He has been a Corporate/Financial Advisor to clients with businesses in Singapore and Indonesia and in addition was engaged to restructure companies with operations in Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Mr Hong is currently the Chairman of Pei Hwa Foundation Limited and sits on the boards of three other companies listed on the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, namely, as an Independent Director of Sinarmas Land Ltd, Yanlord Land Group Limited, and XMH Holdings Ltd. Mr Hong is also an independent director of Hyflux Ltd (in liquidation). Mr Hong was previously a Nonexecutive Chairman and Independent Director of AsiaPhos Limited from 2019 to 2021.


Independent Director

Mr Ong Kian Min was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2021. He currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.
Mr Ong was an advocate and solicitor practising as a consultant with Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC, which he joined in October 2000, until March 2019. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar the following year. In his more than 25 years of legal practice, he focused on corporate and commercial law such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate finance. In addition to his legal practice, he is a senior adviser of Alpha Advisory Pte. Ltd., a boutique financial and corporate advisory firm, and is also the founder of Kanesaka Sushi Private Limited which owns and operates three fine dining Japanese restaurants in Singapore.
Mr Ong was an elected member of parliament in Singapore from January 1997 to April 2011. In 1979, he was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Singapore Police Force Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) external degree from the University of London in England and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, England.


Independent Director

Ms Gwendolyn Gn was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2021. She currently chairs the Nominating Committee and is a member of our Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Ms Gn has more than 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer, specialising in corporate finance and capital markets in Singapore and the Asian region. Ms Gn is currently an Equity Partner in Shook Lin & Bok LLP where she actively advises both Mainboard and Catalist listed companies, SMEs, MNCs and financial institutions on areas of fund raising, IPOs/RTOs/ dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and corporate governance. Ms Gn graduated with LLB Hons (Second Upper) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and was called to the Singapore bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1995. Ms Gn is a winner of the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award 2014 in Singapore for Capital Markets and has been recognised as a leading capital markets and corporate finance lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers. She has been named as an expert in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers.