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Mr. Andrew Ng Appointed President Of Singapore Furniture Industries Council

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The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Ng as the President of the SFIC and the office bearers on the new Executive Committee for 2006/2008. Mr Ng, who is the Managing Director of Kiat Lee Industries Pte Ltd will be taking over from Mr James Koh, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Koda Ltd, who served two full terms as SFIC’s President. Mr Ng will spearhead the Council’s mission of establishing Singapore as a premier furniture hub. An experienced furniture veteran, Mr Andrew Ng, joined the SFIC in 1990 and saw to the successful implementation of several key Council initiatives. Mr Ng also spearheaded several SFIC industry development programmes and had a hand in initiating numerous networking events for the local furniture industry. Currently at the helm of the upcoming International Furniture Centre project, Mr Ng is also a known personality amongst the Asian and international furniture network. “I am indeed honoured to be part of this dynamic team. The new executive committee will not only continue to diligently pursue SFIC’s goals and objectives, but will also carry on the good work implemented by the out-going committee. With newer technologies coming on-stream by the day and a highly competitive global landscape, it is imperative that we adopt clearly defined strategies and a creative approach to ensure continuous growth for our industry. My committee will continue to play a significant role in promoting the interests of our members and the Singapore furniture industry to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve in the global furniture marketplace.” said Mr Andrew Ng. Mr. Ng will lead the executive committee members of the SFIC in shaping the future of the Singapore furniture industry. The newly elected committee of the 2006/2008 term are as follows: President: Mr Andrew Ng Managing Director Kiat Lee Industries Pte Ltd Vice-President: Mr Neo Sia Meng Executive Director Four Star Industries Pte Ltd Vice-President: Mr Jerry Tan Managing Director Jaco Singapore Pte Ltd Vice-President: Mr Kenny Koh Managing Director Star Furniture Industries Pte Ltd Honorary Secretary: Mr Tony Pang General Manager V-Mark Woodcraft (S) Pte Ltd Honorary Treasurer: Mr Quah Soon Chow Vice President Getz Bros & Co (S) Pte Ltd Assistant Honorary Secretary: Mr Steven Chew Chief Operating Officer Sitra Holdings (International) Pte Ltd Assistant Honorary Treasurer: Mr James Goh Executive Chairman Lorenzo International Limited Executive Committee Members: Mr Sim Kah Choon Managing Director Abitex Designs (S) Pte Ltd Ms Alison Kwok Managing Director Cathay Decoration & Construction Pte Ltd Mr Jimmy Tan Director Cellini Design Center Pte Ltd Mr Choo Yong Fee Deputy Managing Director Cheng Meng Furniture Co Pte Ltd Mr Jeffrey Yong Vice President Eurosa Furniture Co (Pte) Ltd Mr Por Khay Ti Deputy Group Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer HTL International Holdings Ltd Mr Simon Ong Managing Director Kingsmen Projects Pte Ltd Mr James Koh Deputy Chairman & Managing Director Koda Ltd Mr Bert Choong Managing Director Nobel Design Holdings Limited About Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) was established in 1981 as the official representative body of Singapore's furniture industry. It currently represents 95% of furniture manufacturers in Singapore, 65% of whom have subsidiary manufacturing plants in the region; including Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Its primary roles include promoting the interests of its members and the Singapore furniture industry, facilitating members' exposure to the world market, creating more entrepreneurs through human resource development, developing local talents, creating more leading-edge and award-winning designs by organizing competitions such as the annual Furniture Design Award, forging strategic partnerships with government- and trade-related agencies, harnessing technology and knowledge for growth through the use of information technology. For more informatin contact: Email: sfic@singaporefurniture.com

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