Board of Directors


Executive Chairman and Director

Mr Lee is the Executive Chairman and Director of the Company and is actively involved with the Group’s research and development to develop innovative technology solutions and adds capabilities to fuel the growth of the Group. As part of his responsibility as the Executive Chairman of the Group, Mr Lee provides leadership and direction to the Board, ensuring the Board’s effectiveness in all aspects of its role, including the good governance of the Company, and the effectiveness of its committee. This includes working with the Board and the Company’s CEO to develop strategy for the Company’s future growth, and identify opportunities for valueenhancing strategic initiatives

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also has Master of Science in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas. Mr Lee is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and past Chairman of its IT division. He is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman

Mr Michael Yap Kiam Siew was appointed as an Independent Director of Azeus in September 2004. He was designated as Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board in April 2020. He took on the role of CEO in March 2022.

Michael was the CEO/Deputy CEO of various Singapore government agencies. He was the Deputy CEO of Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore. He was the CEO of the National Computer Board (NCB), the national authority responsible for Singapore’s overall IT policies and implementations.

Michael was the founder and CEO of various software companies and venture investment firms. He was also Singapore’s Managing Director of a world’s leading enterprise software company.

Michael has been on the board of directors of various public listed and private companies, as well as public organisations such as the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the Singapore Science Center.

Mr Yap holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, United States. He has also completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Mr Yap was named Businessweek’s 50 Stars of Asia and by the World Economic Forum as one of the Top 100 Future Global Leaders.


Lead Independent Director

Mr Stephen Ho ChiMing was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of Azeus on 20 April 2020. Mr Ho covers investment banking services including M&A advisory, equity and debt capital markets and projects/leveraged finance, with a specialisation in the Telecom, Media and Technology (“TMT”) sector. He is an advisor to the Institutional Banking Group (“IBG”) of DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”), Taiwan. Mr Ho was also a Managing Director at IBG of DBS Taiwan from 2014 to 2018. He started his career with DBS in IBG Singapore as a managing director in June 2001 and was later appointed the CEO of DBS Asia Capital, Hong Kong from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to joining DBS, Mr Ho was the Vice President, TMT Group of JP Morgan Chase Hong Kong from 1994 to 2001. He started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank New York (later JP Morgan Chase) in 1989 as an Associate in the M&A division in the North American Corporate Finance Group. Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and completed a Master of Science Civil Engineering in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also obtained Masters of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Independent Director

Professor Chee Yeow Meng is Vice President (Innovation and Enterprise) at the National University of Singapore. He is Director of the NUS Enterprise Academy, Director of the NUS Overseas Colleges, as well as a Professor at the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management. He was previously Vice Provost (Technology-Enhanced and Experiential Learning).

Preceding his tenure at NUS, Professor Chee was Head of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (2008-2010), Chair of the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (2011-2017), and Interim Dean of the College of Science (2018-2019) at the Nanyang Technological University.

Professor Chee has also embarked on the entrepreneurship path as a co-founder of a spin-off company and has gone on to found several start-ups before returning to public service, and eventually joining NUS. He continues to be actively involved in the start-up ecosystem.

Professor Chee is a Fellow and Council Member of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, and a senior member of IEEE. His research interest lies in the interplay between combinatorics and computer science, especially coding theory, extremal set systems, and their applications.

He received the BMath, MMath, and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Waterloo in 1988, 1989, and 1996, respectively.

Professor Chee recently joined as an Independent Director Azeus’ Board of Directors on 6th September 2023, as an Independent Director. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.


Independent Director

Dr Chan Ching Chuen joined Azeus’ Board of Directors on 1 February 2008 as an Independent Director. Dr Chan is an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University’s Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Hong Kong from 1994 to 2000. He is the Founding President of World Electric Vehicle Association, Past President of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He co-founded the Institute of Sustainable Energy at the Chinese University of Mining and Technology in 2015. He founded the International Academicians Science and Technology Innovation Centre in 2017. He was appointed by the Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region as Science and Technology Advisor. He is a member of Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Ukraine Academy of Engineering Sciences, Honorary Fellow of Hungarian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow, Vice President (2000 – 2003) and Senior Advisor of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also a Fellow of IET, Life Fellow of IEEE and Honorary Fellow of HKIE. He lectures on electric vehicles worldwide. He was awarded the IEE International Lecture Medal, Gold Medal of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, World Federation of Engineering Organizations Medal of Engineering Excellence, Prince Philip Medal of Royal Academy of Engineering, Guanghua Engineering Prize of Chinese Academy of Engineering and IEEE Transportation Technologies Award in 2000, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 respectively. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star medal by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2019 and “Touching China Character” in 2022.

In 2001, he was selected as one of Asia’s Best Technology Pioneers by Asiaweek. During his career, Dr Chan has advised on various consultancy projects for large corporations as well as serving as an advisor to government agencies.

Dr Chan graduated from China University of Mining and Technology undergraduate programme and Tsinghua University postgraduate programme in 1957 and 1959 respectively, and obtained PhD degree, Honorary DSc degree and DTech Honoris Causa degree from University of Hong Kong, Odessa Polytechnic University Ukraine, and Loughborough University U.K. in 1982, 1993 and 2008 respectively. From 1959 through 1966, Dr Chan started his career lecturing at China University of Mining and Technology. From 1967 through 1976, Dr Chan engaged in the design of new electric machines in Shanghai. From July 1976 onwards, Dr Chan is based in Hong Kong and developed his career globally