Chia Yoong Hui
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Awarded EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 - Maritime Technology Solutions. Chia Yoong Hui founded Ascenz and has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director since the company’s inception in 2008. An innovator in the operational intelligence industry, Yoong Hui provides strategic direction to Ascenz as it leads the international market in the delivery of it's Shipulse solutions suite.
Under Yoong Hui’s leadership, Ascenz has grown to an award winning company, well recognized in the industry for its innovation. He has pioneered ship data analytics on the world stage to further the company's growth.
Yoong Hui graduated from the University of Wales with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Business Computing with Financial Management in 1999, and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in 2005.
Dr Serena Lim
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr Serena Lim spent more than 10 years in the School of Marine Science and Technology and School of Engineering at Newcastle University. Her areas of expertise are in marine hydrodynamics and marine data analytics. She has experience in coding, mathematical optimisation, and data processing. Serena spent 4 years researching on numerical methodology development for wave and structure interaction, and 3 years on whole vessel energy management project sponsored by Innovate UK. Serena also has experience teaching ship design and engineering applications at the university.
Tang Teck Hong
Director - Commercial
Teck Hong currently serves as Director – Commercial for Ascenz Solutions Pte Ltd, based in Ascenz’s head office in Singapore, Teck Hong is responsible for managing the global commercial efforts for Ascenz Solutions.
A seasoned business professional with more than 22 years of experience in the maritime, offshore and oil & gas industries, prior to joining Ascenz Solutions, Teck Hong has worked for American Bureau of Shipping as the Regional Director – Asia Pacific for the Nautical System Division. He has also held leadership positions in CST Industries Inc, Eriks Pte Ltd and Sigma Coatings, managing sales, business development, account management and marketing in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.
Teck Hong holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Marketing Management from the National University of Ireland.
Ivy Tan is the Financial Controller of Ascenz Group. In her role, she oversees the finance-related functions including tax, treasury, financial reporting, budget control and risk management.
Ivy has over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting. Before she joined Ascenz in 2015, she was the Senior Finance Manager at Courts Singapore, a subsidiary of Courts Asia Limited (an SGX mainboard-listed company). She was in charge of the Singapore finance operations. Prior to that, she was the Group Finance Manager at Raffles Education Corporation (an SGX mainboard-listed company), responsible for group treasury and corporate finance.
Ivy graduated from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and was a recipient of the ACCA Audit and Assurance prize winner.
She is a member of the Chartered Accountant of Singapore with ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant) and appointed as an Approved Mentor with SAC (Singapore Accountancy Commission).