Mr. Heine Askaer-Jensen was appointed to the Board on 14 November 2011. He was last re-elected to the Board on 28 October 2015.
Mr. Askaer-Jensen holds a Bachelor Degree from Sonderborg Handelshojskole, a department of Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, complemented by business studies at the Penn State University, USA (EMP) and Harvard Business School, USA (AMP/ISMP).
Mr. Askaer-Jensen has significant executive experience from his role as the Group Managing Director/Executive Vice Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd from 1970-2011, a diversified ASEAN group of more than S$1 billion in revenue and 4,500+ employees engaged in trading, manufacturing and engineering activities. Mr. AskaerJensen, a Singapore permanent resident, is also the past Deputy Chairman and a member of the Board of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 2011, and an avid yachtsman who is intimately familiar with the Company's products as a Grand Banks owner.
Mr. Mark Jonathon Richards was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Grand Banks Yachts in August 2014. He was last re-elected to the Board on 8 October 2014.
A qualified shipwright and passionate yacht designer, Mr. Richards founded Palm Beach Motor Yachts in 1995. Under his leadership, Palm Beach has developed a reputation for producing some of the highest quality and most fuel-efficient luxury motor yachts in the world.
Palm Beach's award-winning yachts are designed, built, and marketed from its facility in Australia's Berkeley Vale, just 100 km north of Sydney.
Mr. Richards is also a successful yachtsman. He is a two-time world champion and has won the prestigious Sydney-Hobart yacht race for a record eight times. He has represented Australia in dozens of international regattas, including two America's Cups and the 2003 Admiral's Cup in the U.K., where he led Australia to victory.
Mr. Basil Chan was appointed to the Board on 14 November 2011. He was last re-elected to the Board on 8 October 2014.
Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Honours degree majoring in Business Administration from the University of Wales Institute of Science & Technology, U.K. and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW") as well as a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants ("ISCA").
Mr. Chan was formerly a Council member and Director of the Singapore Institute of Directors ("SID") where he had served 12 years, chairing its Professional Development sub-committee and also as a Treasurer for a term of three years. He is a Chartered Accountant by training, having qualified in the U.K. with ICAEW. He was also a member of the Corporate Governance Committee in 2001 which published the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance. In addition, he previously sat on the Accounting Standards Committee and on the Audit and Assurance Standards Committee of ISCA. He currently sits on the Corporate Governance Committee of ISCA where he is its deputy chairman. He is the Founder and Managing Director of MBE Corporate Advisory which provides corporate and financial advisory to listed and private companies. Mr. Chan is also an independent director of five other SGX-listed companies.
Mr. Gerard Lim Ewe Keng was appointed to the Board on 21 February 2013. He was last re-elected to the Board on 28 October 2015.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from University of Aston, U.K.
Mr. Lim is the General Manager of Kien Huat Realty Sdn Bhd ("Kien Huat"), an investment holding company which is a substantial shareholder of Genting Berhad ("Genting"). Genting and its subsidiaries Genting Malaysia Berhad and Genting Plantations Berhad are listed on Bursa Malaysia and Genting Singapore PLC is listed on the Singapore Exchange.
He is also a director of Golden Hope Ltd, acting as the trustee of the Golden Hope Unit Trust ("Golden Hope") - an investment holding company which is a substantial shareholder of Genting Hong Kong Ltd, a company listed on both the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange.
He also oversees the private investments of Kien Huat and Golden Hope which include investments in a ski resort near Beijing, casino resorts in the U.S., genomics, intellectual property and trade-marks, mineral exploration, real estate and leisure lifestyle.
Prior to joining Kien Huat and Golden Hope, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Genting Hong Kong Ltd responsible for finance, legal and IT and was involved in the setting up of the cruise division in Genting Hong Kong (formerly known as Star Cruises Limited). He started his career in corporate planning in the Genting Group and has worked in various companies in the Group.
Mr. Gary James Weisman was appointed to the Board on 28 October 2015.
Mr. Weisman holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from the California State University at San Diego. Mr. Weisman was President of North Sails, now the world's leading sailmaking company and the largest division in the North Technology Group (NTG). Mr. Weisman became President in 1998 and retired in 2013, having served with North Sails for almost 40 years since joining in 1974.
Mr. Weisman served as a director of NTG from 1998 to 2013. Mr. Weisman also served as a director of the Edgewater Powerboat Company, an NTG portfolio company and a Florida-based manufacturer of small luxury yachts and premium center console fishing boats from 2011 until the acquisition of NTG by Oakley Capital Group in 2014.
An expert yachtsman, Mr. Weisman has owned powerboats and sailboats for more than 25 years, and has fished and cruised over 50,000 miles aboard his vessels. He has also raced hundreds of thousands of miles on the Grand Prix yachting circuit. In 2017, his family will launch a new Grand Banks 60, to be named Iluka, for further adventures.