Mr Bloom is a former corporate strategist at Unilever with over 40 years’ experience in strategic partnering, technology commercialisation and business strategy. He has built businesses in the US, Europe, and China, where he spends over a quarter of his time. Acting as board chairman, Mr Bloom assisted Chinese solar wafer manufacturer ReneSola to list first on AIM and then on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SOL). Annual revenues grew from $5 million to over $1 billion within five years. Mr Bloom is a director of the international hydrogen fuel cell and energy company, Intelligent Energy (which listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in July 2014), and director of AIM-listed Starcom plc. His career has had significant involvement with Japan and Korea, and more recently China. He became involved with China in 2001, and was appointed UK chairman of the China-UK Venture Capital Joint Working Group, launched by Gordon Brown during his official visit to China in February 2005, to foster collaboration between the venture capital and private equity industries in both countries.
Yap Wee Keong
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Yap is the founder of MayAir and has been instrumental in leading and growing MayAir since its inception. He continues to be responsible for the overall business direction, setting strategies and leading the senior management team. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from University of Keele, United Kingdom in 2001, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class honours from University of Malaya in 1992. Mr Yap’s entire career since graduation has been devoted to the air-related industry and he has therefore accumulated 23 years’ experience in the industry. He began his career with OYL Manufacturing Company Sdn Bhd in 1992 as a Research and Development engineer and was subsequently a marketing manager with Group Associated (C&L) Sdn Bhd (a marketing arm of York air-conditioners distribution in Malaysia). He left that company in 2001 to found MayAir. Mr Yap is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Institute Engineers of Malaysia.
Koh Tat Seng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Koh is the Chief Financial Officer of MayAir. He was formerly the chief financial officer of PureCircle Limited, and was with that company when it was admitted to AIM in 2007. Prior to joining PureCircle Limited in 2006, he accumulated 13 years’ experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Mr Koh was Head of Corporate Finance at Avenue Securities Sdn Bhd (a member of ECM Libra Avenue Group) and Associate Director of Corporate Finance of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, the leading investment bank in Malaysia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Malaya in 1990 and immediately started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr Koh is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and was a member of the Listing Committee of Labuan International Financial Exchange.
Low Han Guan
Mr Low has accumulated extensive experience in the engineering field. He is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Institute Engineers of Malaysia. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. and a past president of its Malaysian chapter. Mr Low is presently a director of IAQ Technology International Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company principally involved in the provision of engineering-related works.
Mr Dossin has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry, primarily as an equity research analyst specialising in the branded consumer goods sector. He spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, London, where he was in charge of Branded Consumer Goods. Serving as coordinator for the industry on a worldwide basis, Mr Dossin was consistently ranked among the top three analysts globally. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was Head of French Equity Research at Credit Suisse First Boston for five years and prior to that in charge of Consumer Goods Research, then Head of Foreign Institutional Sales Desk at Societe Generale-Delahaye for six years. Following his time at Goldman Sachs, Mr Dossin launched Dossin Advisory, a mergers and acquisitions consultancy specialising in the branded consumer goods sector.
Tiew Soon Aik
Mr Tiew is the CEO of IAQ Technology International Sdn Bhd. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined Shinryo (M) Sdn Bhd, a mechanical and engineering construction company as an engineer before being promoted to the position of senior engineer in 1994. He left Shinryo (M) Sdn Bhd as a manager in 2001 and joined IAQ as an executive director in 2002. Mr Tiew is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Institute Engineers of Malaysia. He has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering.