Management Profile

Chua Lai Seng

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Chua is the founder of KTC Group.  Currently holding the title as Chairman and Managing Director of the group of companies, Mr. Chua first started as a sole proprietor involved in the business of earth transportation.  He set up Kok Tong Construction Pte. Ltd. in the year 1988 and subsequently a few more companies in Singapore and Indonesia as part of his business expansion plan.  Over the last 30 years, he starts KTC from a company with only 2 lorries to a renowned A1 civil contractor. His vision also enables KTC to venture into coal mining business in Kalimantan Indonesia. Mr. Chua is a hands-on and sharp-witted businessman with diverse interests in other fields including the trading of coal, hospitality and property development.

Mr. Rajan Krishnan

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rajan Krishnan joined the Group in April 2012 and brought with him more than 38 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining KTC, Mr. Rajan was the Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff International, responsible for the development and growth of infrastructure projects in the various countries under PB Asia and prior to that he was the CEO in the GMR Group, an infrastructure developer based in India. Mr. Rajan was Director, (Projects) in Land Transport Authority, Singapore where he worked from 1985 to 2005.

Mr. Rajan has a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from The National University of Singapore. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Singapore Professional Engineers Board.

Mr. Chan Hiang Kiat

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chan joined the Group in February 2005 and brought with him more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining KTC, Mr. Chan was a Project Engineer with the Land Transport Authority. Mr. Chan started as a Site Engineer with Trevi Contractors (S) Pte Ltd till 1997 and as Project Manager with Econ Corporation till 2002. He joined KTC as a Manager and was subsequently promoted to Senior Manager in 2011 and Director-Civil in 2013. In May 2017, Mr. Chan was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Chan has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from The National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Singapore Institute of Management.

Mr. Liaw Chun Huan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Liaw joined the Group in September 2010 and brought with him more than 16 years of experience in various industries. He is responsible for the overall financial management of our Group, including financial reporting, treasury, cash management, and financial performance measurements. Prior to joining KTC, Mr. Liaw was the Chief Financial Officer of Fu Yu Corporation Limited, a main board listed company in Singapore.

Mr. Liaw has a Master of Business Administration from The National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Lim Ker Choo

Director – Commercial and Contracts

Ms. Lim joined the Group in April 1992 and brought with her more than 8 years of experience in construction industry. She joined KTC as a Quantity Surveyor and was subsequently promoted to Contracts Manager in 2007, Senior Contracts Manager in 2012 and Director-Commercial and Contracts in 2013.

Ms. Lim has a Technical Diploma in Building Maintenance and Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.