Board of Directors
Boon Swan Foo (Chairman Emeritus)
Mr Boon has held various high-level roles in both the public and private sectors, including the positions of Managing Director of A*STAR and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, where he was awarded the Singapore Business Award for Outstanding CEO in 2000.
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd runs an Aerospace subsidiary, known as ST Aerospace, which is the world’s leading third party aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialist. With operations established in key aviation hubs in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, ST Aerospace is one of two MRO providers in the world with a global network. Mr Boon served a term as its President. Mr Boon is also the Deputy Chairman of OrangeStar Investment Holdings Pte Ltd, under which Jetstar and Valuair, the two budget airlines in Singapore, are held by Qantas and Temasek.
Mr Boon’s vast experience in the aerospace industry is further augmented with him serving as the Chairman of Singapore Changi Airport Enterprise Pte Ltd and Chairman of Changi Airport Managers & Partners (S) Pte Ltd. Additionally, Mr Boon currently serves on the boards of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL), Singapore Computer Systems Limited, Shin Corporation Plc, and several other private limited companies. He is also a Senior Advisor of Temasek Holdings, as well as Advisor of ST Engineering Ltd. Mr Boon is a Member of Motorola Inc Research Visionary Board, a Member of the Commercialisation Advisory Board, Imperial College (UK) and was previously a Member of the Dean’s Council of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mock Pak Lum (Chairman)
Mock Pak Lum was responsible for discovering new business opportunities for Starhub and ensuring strategic investments are synergistic with its core businesses. In addition, he provided strategic direction for StarHub’s cyber security and big data analytics solutions. Pak Lum was the Chief Technology Officer of StarHub before moving on to be the Chief Business Development Officer. He retired from Starhub in 2017 and is now Managing Partner of Tembusu Blockchain Fund I.
Pak Lum started his career in Hewlett Packard from 1984, supporting its research and development efforts which led to the setting up of the reliability laboratory in Singapore. In 1989, he joined Pico Art International and introduced computerisation in Pico’s graphic design, thus achieving cost efficiency in graphic panel production. With the advent of multimedia technology, he set up a joint venture company with Pico – GT Communications, to offer computer animation and interactive kiosks services in many large-scale public events such as Health Fair 1992 and Singapore 2000 Exhibition.
After eight years in Pico Art and GT Communications, Pak Lum moved on to head 1-Net Singapore in May 1997 to operate the backbone network for new broadband internet services in Singapore. One of his key achievements was the winning of a $92 million contract to host the Singapore Government Data Centre for 15 years. He was also appointed the CEO of the technology arm of MediaCorp in July 2002 where he oversaw the IT, engineering and transmission support functions. Having spent 13 years with MediaCorp Technologies and 1-Net, he left the company to set up an IT software company in August 2010 that developed middleware for cloud computing.
Pak Lum holds a Bachelor of Electrical / Electronic Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Peter Lendermann
Peter Lendermann has been involved in decision-support for logistics and advanced simulation technology for 15 years and is a recognized authority in the field. As the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), he is the scientific thought leader and is responsible for strategy and business development at D-SIMLAB.
Peter has been engaged in the simulation community since the early 1990’s when he worked in multinational research collaboration at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) and Nagoya University (Japan). In 1996 he joined a German consulting firm where he was responsible for business process re-engineering projects with numerous process manufacturing, aviation and automotive clients in Europe, Canada and China. Since 2000 he led the simulation-related research activities at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology until spinning them off into D-SIMLAB Technologies in 2006.
Peter holds a PhD in Applied High-Energy Physics from Humboldt-University in Berlin (Germany) and an MBA in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi in Milan (Italy).
Gan Boon Ping
Gan Boon Ping, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been involved in simulation technology application and development since 1995.
In 1998 Boon Ping joined the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology where he led a multi-year research project funded by National Science and Technology Board (now known as A*STAR). The project was to develop and apply parallel and distributed simulation technology for complex systems such as semiconductor manufacturing and port operations. The result of the project is now the core engine of D-SIMLAB Technologies’ products. He was also responsbile for several operations improvement projects with wafer fabrication clients which concluded with multi-million dollar savings. He is now responsible for managing the technology and product development at D-SIMLAB as well as execution of projects in the semiconductor and engineering domains.
Boon Ping holds a Master of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Engineering (major in Computer Science) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Dr. Nirupam Julka
Nirupam Julka, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been working in the field of supply chain simulation since 1999.
In 2001 Nirupam joined the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) where he executed simulation-based projects with multinational companies as well as in collaboration with academia. Since 2004 he has also been managing the development of products for aerospace asset management while at SIMTech. In his present capacity of CFO at D-SIMLAB he is responsible for the overall financial management and investor relations. He also oversees all partnerships as well as leads new domain projects for D-SIMLAB products.
Nirupam holds an Engineering Doctorate (cum MBA) in Manufacturing Systems from Cranfield University, UK, a Master of Engineering from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Chris founded Fair-Lead Partners which was a FCA regulated boutique advisory firm, in 2009 after a seventeen year career with blue chip Investment banks, predominantly in Asia. As a Managing Director and Head of Asian Equities, at Cazenove Asia, Chris was responsible for the regulatory operation of the platform, with ninety research, sales and trading staff in five global locations. He had operational oversight of the business and was an integral part of the sale of Cazenove Asia to Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, he was an Executive Director of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Global Head of Asian Equity Syndicate at Morgan Stanley Asia. He has extensive experience in ECM transactions, Initial Public Offerings and allocations and operational risk. Chris currently holds three Non-Executive Directorships at his Investee Companies and a BSc Hons Chemistry from the University of London.