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  • Boon Swan Foo (Chairman Emeritus)

    Mr Boon Swan Foo (left) is Executive Chairman of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, the strategic marketing and commercialisation arm of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

    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.

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  • 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 Executive Officer (CEO), 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).

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  • Ian Watson

    Ian has a strong commercial legal background having graduated with honours from Aberdeen University before qualifying as a lawyer in both Scotland and then England where he practised as a partner of Corporate Law with the London City firms of Sheridans and SJ Berwin & Co.

    Following his time as a lawyer Ian was one of the founding directors and shareholders of one of Europe’s first e-commerce businesses, Streets OnLine, which was one of the largest on line retailers of music, books, games and dvd’s through the mid to late 90’s. After the sale of this business in 1999 Ian went on to found two subsequent technology backed businesses being Tornado Group Plc (a digital distribution business) which listed on AIM in March 2000 and World TV Plc, formerly InMedia Plc, (an internet based radio station for product marketing in store) which listed on AIM in April 2004.

    Ian founded Imprimatur Capital Limited (a global IP commercialisation and investment business) in 2003 along with his business partner, Andy Bottomley. Imprimatur has built a portfolio of technology backed companies across 15 countries (including it’s investment in DSimLab) and has built working relationships with over 50 of the leading universities in those countries including 16 of the top 70 ranked universities in the world according to the most recent Times Higher Education Rankings List 2013.

  • Gan Boon Ping

    Gan Boon Ping, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), 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.

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  • 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).

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  • Yong Lum Sung

    Yong Lum Sung was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of StarHub Ltd from 2002 to 2006 and President of Singapore Cable Vision Ltd from 1998 to 2002. Since 2007 he has served as a board member of several companies. Mr. Yong holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Singapore and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He had also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

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