DMX continues to be committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance within the Group and has put in place self-regulatory corporate practices to protect the interests of its share holders and enhance long-term shareholder value.
The Board overseas the management and affairs of DMX. It focuses on strategies and policies, with particular attention paid to growth and financial performance. It delegates the formulation of business polices and day-to-day management to the Executive Directors.
Emmy Wu has been serving as our Executive Chairman since June 2002. He is responsible for exercising control over the quality and timeliness of the flow of information between the board of Directors and the management of the Group. Mr Wu began his career at the Mitsubishi- Ryoden Group in 1982 where he was senior accounts executive. He left the Mitsubishi-Ryoden Group in 1986 to join Data General, initially as account manager, and later as PRC sales and marketing manager. He was subsequently promoted to regional sales and marketing manager for the PRC and Hong Kong. Mr Wu left Data General in 1991 and joined the Datacraft Asia Group in a series of positions, including general manager and managing director for Datacraft China Limited, regional director for North Asia of Datacraft Asia Limited, sales director for Datacraft Asia Limited and adviser to Datacraft Japan Limited. Mr Wu has more than 20 years experience of doing business in China.
Iwao Oishi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. Mr Oishi is responsible for the strategic directions, management and financial well-being of our Group. Mr. Oishi has been the Executive Director and Vice Chairman since 2009 and 2013 respectively. Mr. Oishi is also responsible for the Group’s business alliance with KDDI Corporation and to assist the financial issues for the development and growth for the Group including the co-ordination for financial reporting and policies under the Board’s direction. Mr Oishi has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining DMX, Mr Oishi was the senior manager and head of the overseas management section of the global business division of KDDI Corporation, responsible for the management of KDDI’s overseas subsidiaries. Mr Oishi joined KDD Company Ltd in 1988 and held various positions within KDDI Corporation’s Group, including that of manager of the finance department. Mr Oishi was also the managing director of KDDI Deutschland GmbH, subsidiary of KDDI Corporation. Mr Oishi graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Waseda University (Japan) in 1988.
Jismyl Teo Chor Khin was the Chief Executive Officer of the Group from 2006 to 2015. Ms Teo was responsible for the strategic directions, management and financial well-being of our Group. Prior to this role, Ms Teo was the Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all aspects of financial planning, financial budgeting and control, logistics, human resources, administration and corporate secretarial matters for the Group. She joined our Group in January 2001 and was appointed as our Director in December 2001. Ms Teo worked for Ernst & Whinney as an assistant accountant from January 1984 to June 1985. She joined the Datacraft Asia Group in June 1985 as an accountant, and was promoted to finance and administration manager where she stayed until October 1990. In November 1990, she joined Chin, Lim & Co Pty Ltd as an accountant and left in June 1991 to work for Frigstag Offshore Pte Ltd, Singapore as an accounts and administration manager from January 1992 to November 1992. Ms Teo rejoined the Datacraft Asia Group in November 1992 as finance and administration manager and continued to work for them in a series of positions, including regional finance manager, joint company secretary and regional director of operations. She left the Datacraft Asia Group in January 2001 to join the TVH group in January 2001 and was assigned the Chief Financial Officer of our Group. Ms Teo is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Studies from the Massey University of New Zealand.
Shinichi Suzukawa was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company in February 2013. He was the Executive Director and Vice Chairman of our Group from 2009 to 2010. Mr Suzukawa has more than 30 years of experience in the network, telecommunications and information and communication industry. Prior to joining DMX, Mr Suzukawa was the managing director of KDDI Singapore Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation. Mr Suzukawa joined KDD Company Ltd in 1978 and held various positions within KDDI Corporation’s Group; including general manager of ICT Solution in Kansai regional sales office and managing director of Telehouse Europe and deputy managing director of KDDI Europe. Mr Suzukawa graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the Kobe University (Japan) in 1978.
Thian Nie Khian was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2007. Mr Thian is the Chief Technology Officer of Venture Corporation Limited (“Venture”) and was appointed to the Board of DMX after Venture’s investment in DMX. Mr Thian has over 30 years experience in product development and operations management. He joined Venture in November 1994 to establish the Original Design and Manufacturing (ODM) business for the company. Prior to that, he worked in Plessey Telecommunications Limited in the UK as a R&D engineer and subsequently joined Hewlett-Packard where he held various senior management positions in R&D and operations working in Malaysia, Singapore and the US. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool, U.K.
Hidehiko Tajima was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in May 2013. Mr Tajima is the Associate Senior Vice President, General Manager, Global Consumer Business Division, Global Business Sector and Director of KDDI Corporation. Prior to that, Mr Tajima held various positions in KDDI Corporation, including Vice President, Chief Purchasing Officer and Associate General Manager of Solution Sales Division from 2012 to 2013. He was the Vice President, Deputy Chief Purchasing Officer and Associate General Manager of Solution Sales Division from 2010 to 2012. Mr Tajima was the President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, USA of Toyota Motor Corporation from 2003 to 2010. Mr Tajima holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Keio University in 1978.
Yasuhiko Shiozaki was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2014. Mr Shiozaki is the CEO & Chairman of KDDI China, Block Chief of East Asia (China mainland and non-China) of KDDI Corporation. Prior to that, Mr Shiozaki held various positions in KDDI Corporation, including Managing Director of KDDI Hong Kong from October 2010 to March 2014, Director of Toyota Sales Department of KDDI Corporation from 2009 to 2010 and Director, Visual Communication Service Sales Department of KDDI Corporation from 2007 to 2009. He was the Deputy Director of Network Solution Business Planning Department from 2006 to 2007, Director, Network Solution Business Management Department in 2006, Director, Network Solution Business Planning Department in 2005 and Director, Network Sales Planning Department of KDDI Corporation from 2004 to 2005. Mr Shiozaki was the Branch Director, Solution Hokkaido Regional Sales Office of KDDI Corporation from 2003 to 2004. Mr Shiozaki holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Waseda University in 1983.
Foo Meng Tong was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company in November 2002. Mr Foo worked in the Economic Development Board (EDB) for a total of 26 years until April 1993. His last appointment at the EDB was as the director of its Industry Development Division and the general manager of EDB Investments Pte Ltd. He was also the administrator of the Skills Development Fund from 1980 to 1986. He has served overseas as the regional director of EDB’s offices in Europe (based in Paris) and North America (based in New York). From 1994 to 1997, Mr Foo was Singapore’s Ambassador to France with concurrent accreditations to Spain, Portugal, Switzerland (1994 to 1996) and Israel (1996 to 1997). Mr Foo was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1986 and the French Government conferred him as a Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Academiques in 1988. Mr Foo holds a Professional Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Singapore Polytechnic and has attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University, USA in 1985. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.
Mark Wang Yat-Yee was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company in November 2002. Mr Wang is currently a private investor in various businesses in Singapore and China. Prior to his retirement in June 2009, Mr Wang was the Group Vice President of Enterprise Solutions Group, Asia Pacific for Infor Global Solutions, a private application software company. Between 1974 and 1977, Mr Wang worked as a technical manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He subsequently joined Xerox Corporation as their finance manager from 1977 to 1984. In 1984, he joined Computervision Corporation where he served in various positions, including business planning manager, sales manager (based in Shanghai) and regional sales manager for ASEAN. From 1988 to 1992, Mr Wang served as managing director for Central and Southeast Asia of Oracle Corporation. He joined Informix Corporation in 1992 as their vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region where he served until 1994. Mr Wang subsequently worked at Digital Equipment Corporation from 1994 to 1995 as the vice president, systems business unit, for the Asia Pacific region. From 1995 to 1998, he was senior vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region of Seer Technologies Corporation. He joined Candle Corporation in 1998 as vice president and general manager of the Asia Pacific Region and left in 2000. Mr Wang was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Sybase Corporation in Asia Pacific region from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2006, Mr Wang was a private investor in various businesses in Singapore and China. Mr Wang graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972 and also holds both an M.A in Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago, United States.
Takuro Awazu was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company in March 2011. Mr Awazu is an attorney-at-law registered in Japan, New York and California and is a partner of Soga Law Office. Prior to that, Mr Awazu was a partner of Soga, Uryu & Itoga from 2005 to January 2012 and before that had been the Deputy Director of Multilateral Trade System Department of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan from 2003 to 2005. He was in charge of anti-dumping and dispute resolution in the Ministry. Mr Awazu was an attorney-at-law (associate) at Itoga & Soga Law Office (former name of Soga, Uryu & Itoga) from 2001 to 2003 and an attorney-at-law (associate) at Anderson Mori Law Office from 1999 to 2000. Mr Awazu obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo in 1997 and his L.L.M from Tulane Law School in 2002.