Notice

Board of Directors

 
Kwok Huen (Henry) Pon : INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Henry-Pon

BCom (Rand), CA (SA)


BOARD COMMITTEES:
AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT, 
NOMINATION (CHAIRPERSON)
REMUNERATION

 


Henry was appointed to the board of South Ocean Holdings in November 2007 as an independent non-executive director. He has been in public practice as a Chartered Accountant since 1962 and is still active in the accounting and auditing field. During his many years of practice, Henry has had exposure to the different fields of commerce and industry and has gained extensive experience in finance, tax, auditing, accounting and management. Throughout his career he has audited public companies at the highest level. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. Henry was appointed Chairman of the Board effective 1 April 2014.
 

Hung-Lung (Eric) Li  : INDEPENDENT DEPUTY-VICE CHAIRMAN
Eric-Li


MSc, Industrial & System
Engineering (San José State University, USA)

BOARD COMMITTEES:
REMUNERATION (CHAIRPERSON)

AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

 


Eric was appointed to the South Ocean Holdings board in March 2008 as an alternate director to Choice Pan and a full non-executive director in August 2009. Eric has been the Chief Information Officer at Hong-Tai since February 2014. Eric was appointed Deputy-Vice Chairman on 18 February 2016, replacing Mr Pan who resigned from the board as Director and Deputy-Vice Chairman. Eric joined Hong-Tai in 2004 as the Vice-President, Information Technology Center before he was transferred to the Telecommunication Cable Business where he was the Vice-President of the Telecommunication Cable Business till January 2014. He was previously involved in the software engineering and semi-conductor manufacturing business in Silicon Valley in the US for more than 20 years. Eric has held positions as the General Manager of VLI Communications, Vice-president at Everlasting Software Company and Software Engineering Director at Sun Microsystems. Eric is currently retired.
 
 
Jacobus (Koos) Petrus Bekker : CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & ACTING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 
Koos Bekker

BCom, BCom (Hons), CA (SA)

BOARD COMMITTEE:
SOCIAL AND ETHICS


Koos has been Chief Financial Officer of South Ocean Holdings and an executive director since February 2007. He was appointed CEO of South Ocean Holdings in August 2015. He joined SOEW in July 2001 as Administration and Financial Operational Manager. Koos entered the accounting profession in 1978 and was appointed audit partner in 1986. He served as an audit partner with a medium-sized firm and also one of the big four firms during his career as an auditor. He left the auditing profession in 1997 and opened a stockbroking firm in the Eastern Cape. He qualified as a stockbroker in 1999 and was a member of the South African Institute of Stock Brokers until 2001. Koos is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. 
 

Chi-Ying (Joe) Wu : NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joe Wu

BSc Business Administration (Montana, USA)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BOARD COMMITTEES:

NOMINATION

REMUNERATION


Joe was appointed as a non-executive director of SOEW in 2004 and of South Ocean Holdings in January 2007. He is the Assistant President of the management service department and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of Hong-Tai Electrical Industrial Co., Limited. Joe has a wide range of experience in accounting, financial, administration and internal control systems. He joined Hong-Tai in 1996, was appointed as the assistant manager of the accounting department in 2002 and was appointed manager of the internal audit department in 2005.
 

Natasha Lalla : INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

 Natasha Lalla

BCom (Hons), CA (SA)

BOARD COMMITTEE:
AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT (CHAIRPERSON)
SOCIAL AND ETHICS(CHAIRPERSON)


Natasha was appointed to the South Ocean Holdings Board in June 2014 as an independent non-executive director. She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa and is still active in the accounting and auditing fields. She started her career as an auditor at a big five accounting firm. In January 2004, she left the public accounting profession to work as a financial manager in a treasury environment for one of the big four banks in South Africa and is now working as a senior manager in the internal audit division specialising in wealth management and investment banking. During her many years of practice and exposure to the financial services industry, she has gained extensive experience in finance, banking, auditing, accounting and risk management practices.

Daphne Pan : ALTERNATE NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Daphne Pan

BS Hotel and Tourism Management (USA),
Certificate in Finance (USA)


Daphne was appointed to the South Ocean Holdings' Board as an alternate director to Edward Pan in August 2014. She was appointed alternate to Mr Li on 18 February 2016, when Mr Pan resigned as director of the board. She started her career in sales at an international hotel chain in Taiwan in 2005. Upon completing further studies in finance in 2009, Daphne joined a real estate firm in New York City and went on to project manage the development of various real estate assets including a hotel and other mix-use properties. She has a wide range of experience in real estate valuation and financing also acting as controller during the development of each project. Simultaneously, Daphne also served as the owner's representative upon completion of the hotel in 2011, overseeing the entire hotel's operations, including its financial performance and sales and marketing initiatives. She is now working as a manager in the area of real estate development and financing at a private investment company.