Board of Directors
Our Directors are entrusted with the responsibility for the overall management and formulation of the business strategies of our Group.
Our Independent Directors do not have any existing or past business or professional relationship of a material nature with our Group, our Directors or Substantial Shareholders and their Associates. Each of our Independent Directors confirms that he is able to devote sufficient time and attention to discharge his duty as an independent director of our Company.
Information on the business and working experience, education and professional qualifications, if any, and areas of responsibilities of our directors, are set out below:
John Gronbech founded NauticAWT (formerly known as Nautic Group) in 2011 building on his vast experience within the upstream segment of the offshore oil & gas business in Asia Pacific.
He holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark. Through research and consultancy work during his employment at Danish Hydraulic Institute (Denmark) he has achieved a thorough understanding of hydrodynamic loads on structures and pipelines, wave statistics and wave kinematics, fluid, seabed and pipe interactions as well as the structural behaviour of offshore structures.
His experience includes setting up and managing an Asia Pacific Subsidiary of a US listed company. Under his management the company expanded its product oriented business to include fully engineered structural subsea and well integrity solutions and at the same time expanding the company’s geographical reach to include Middle East, Africa, India, China and Australia.
John has extensive experience with highly engineered solutions for the offshore and marine industries and a thorough understanding of critical business drivers in multiple cultural markets. He has established a strong relationship with the academic engineering society of Singapore through research and development activities with the National University of Singapore.
John has authored 14 publications appearing in international journals as well as oil and gas conferences, workshops and seminars.
Lim How Teck
Lim How Teck is our Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Lim is Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was appointed to our Board in January 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lim was with Neptune Orient Lines Ltd from 1979 to 2005 and its group of companies in various capacities including group deputy chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr Lim has extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry. Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore.
Bjarne Strikert is our Independent Director. He was appointed to our Board on 29 June 2015.
Mr. Strikert is Attorney-at-law and is the owner of STRIKERT Lawfirm in Denmark. Previously he has been partner in large Danish lawfirms. His main area of practice is in company and contract law with special focus on international contracts . He is a member of several Boards.
Mr Strikert graduated from the University of Aarhus, Denmark with a Master of Laws in 1979. He was admitted to the Danish Bar in 1982, the High Court of Denmark in 1984 and the Supreme Court of Denmark in 1999.
Teo Lek Hong
Teo Lek Hong is an Independent Director. He was appointed to our Board on 14 March 2017.
Mr Teo has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with first class honours from the University of Singapore and has extensive mid-stream and downstream experience following an extensive career with Exxon Mobil where he held numerous senior management roles.
Tay Kee Liat
Tay Kee Liat is an Independent Director. He was appointed to our Board on 14 March 2017.
Mr Tay has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Singapore and has extensive heavy manufacturing experience following a long career with Kobe Steel Limited where he served as Deputy Managing Director for Singapore Kobe Private Limited for fourteen years.