Biographies

Jerry Lee is one of the founding Partners of Ng, Lee & Associates - DFK (the predecessor of NLA DFK) and has been in practice since January 1973. He was the Director of DFK International, a major worldwide group of independent accounting firms and business advisers, since July 1991 till April 2008. He was also the Vice-President of Asia Pacific Region, DFK International since December 1991 till July 2005 when he stood down from that position. His immense contributions earned him the DFK Ken McQuillan Award. Jerry Lee had served as a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Singapore. He acts as a Trustee of the Chew How Teck Foundation.

Professional Qualification/Membership

  • Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
  • Approved Company Auditor/Liquidator - Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Singapore.
  • Fellow Member of CPA Australia Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax & GST) of Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals

Professional Practice Area

Other than assurance, tax and corporate secretarial services, Jerry Lee is also involved in the following practice areas:

  • Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Services
  • Liquidation & Insolvency including corporate recovery and judicial management
  • Trust & Estate Planning

Francis Chua joined Ng, Lee & Associates - DFK (the predecessor of NLA DFK) in 1990 and was admitted as a Partner in May 2002. He has extensive audit experience in most industry sectors.

Professional Qualification/Membership

  • Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Approved Company Auditor/Liquidator - Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Singapore
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

Professional Practice Area

Other than assurance, tax and corporate secretarial services, he is also involved in firm's Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing services.

Yee Fook Hong joined Ng, Lee & Associates - DFK (the predecessor of NLA DFK) as a Tax Principal in March 1999 and was admitted as a Partner in May 2002. Before joining Ng, Lee & Associates - DFK, he was formerly Tax Director with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) heading its Corporate Tax Division and its Internal Audit Branch, and dealing with Technical Services. He had represented IRAS at negotiations for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with other countries and international conferences on taxation. He had played an important role in providing advice on tax policies and tax legislation, and was one of the pioneers working on tax incentives for foreign investments to Singapore. He presently heads the Firm's tax practice covering individual and corporate taxation, tax audits, tax investigation, international tax and other tax consultancy. He serves on the Taxation & Levies Committee of the Singapore Institute & Accredited Tax Professional (SIATP), and on the Public Practice Committee of the Singapore Division of CPA (Australia). He had also served on the Panel of the Inquiry Committee of the Public Accountants Board. He has been admitted as an Accredited Tax Advisor of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, and serve as its Board Member. He has contributed articles to the DFK INTERNATIONAL TAX NEWSBRIEF FROM AROUND THE WORLD, the ISCA Chartered Accountant and the ACCA Accounting & Business Journals.

Mr Yee was awarded the Republic's National Day honours of PPA medal (Bronze) for Public Administration and the Public Service Medals (PBM & BBM) for Community Service. He was admitted as a Serving Brother in the Order of St. John (S.B.St.J) in 2006. He was a Council Member of the Bishan Toa-Payoh Town Council and was its Finance and Administration Committee Chairman from 1993 to 31 December 2008. He is also a Vice-President of the National St.John Council. He serves on the Singapore General Hospital Medifund Committee.

Professional Qualification / Membership

  • Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Approved Company Auditor/Liquidator - Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Singapore
  • Fellow Member of the CPA Australia
  • Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

Professional Practice Area

Other than tax and assurance services, Mr Yee is also involved in Goods and Services Tax, Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing.

Certification of Appreciation

On 21 October 2005, Mr Yee was awarded with a Certification of Appreciation by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore for his invaluable services rendered continuously to the Institute's Tax Committees for the last 10 years or more.

Phillip Teo, has close to 20 years of practical experience in accounting, financial management, operation and advisory services with several accounting firms. He has accumulated an extensive senior executive portfolio across diverse industries, including property management, executive search & etc. Phillip is also a lecturer for ACCA courses and teaches in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and China.

Professional Qualification / Membership

  • Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants ('ISCA')
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Boon Wah is the Director of NLA DFK and has 18 years of audit experience with international public accountant firms in Singapore and Malaysia. His experience ranged from the auditing of emerging businesses to multinationals, non‐profit organisations and public listed companies. Amongst the industries covered are engineering, trading, shipping, manufacturing, construction, IT, agriculture and other general services. In addition to audit responsibilities, Boon Wah has been involved in assignments which include the provision of advisory services for clients seeking to list shares on the Singapore Exchange as well as due diligence reviews for clients making significant investment acquisitions.

Boon Wah has also involved in the internal audit for a listed company.

Professional Qualification / Membership

  • Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants ('ISCA')
  • Member of CPA Australia

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland

Mr Don M Ho, FCA (Singapore) is the advisor of NLA DFK. He has over 30 years of experience in public practice as an approved company auditor and liquidator. It is relevant that a good liquidator (Public Accountant) should be well acquainted with the Accounting and Auditing Standards when dealing with the relevant Government regulators such as IPTO, ACRA, IRAS, CPF, CAD, AG Chambers and Ministries of Law and Finance.

In his span of experience from the 1970s to-date, Mr Ho has been involved in numerous Court Winding Up, Corporate Restructuring, Creditors' Voluntary Winding Up, and Members' Voluntary Winding Up. Other forms of insolvency practices which Mr Ho has been appointed consisted of Judicial Management, Receiverships, Scheme of Arrangements, Corporate Valuations, Forensic Investigations for irregularities, contraventions, undervalue transactions and clawbacks.

He has a wide experience as the Liquidator of companies in various local and overseas industries including but not limited to travel, oil & gas, manufacturing, property, investment holding, electronics, engineering, construction, manpower, food & beverage, transportation (super sports cars dealership), (STC Bus Co) tire manufacturing (Bridgestone Singapore), pawnshops, and many more.

The type of companies for which Mr Ho has been appointed range from public companies involving more than 5,000 shareholders to small and medium enterprises. In the course of his work, Mr Ho has dealt with companies with different asset classes, i.e. inventory, properties, equities, intellectual properties, receivables, some of which have asset values in excess of S$10m to S$50m.

Mr Ho has the wide experience, integrity and competence to carry out the assignments to the clients' and the Court's satisfaction (as an officer of the Court if appointed in that capacity). As a Public Accountant and approved Liquidator, Mr Don Ho is qualified to act as a Scheme Manager, Receiver and Manager, Judicial Manager, Liquidator and trustee in bankruptcy. He has also been involved as a contributing member under the Proposed Omnibus Insolvency Law Review Committee under the Insolvency & Public Trustees Office, the Singapore Law Reform Committee, as well as part of the Government Study Group representing ICPAS to Australia, Washington and London regarding Bankruptcy and Liquidation.

Some of the positions he has held in the past include:

  1. Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore - Chairman
  2. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore - Council Member & Ethics Committee
  3. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Singapore) - President
  4. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) - Counsil Member
  5. Children's Aid Society - Executive Council Member

He is backed by a core team of CPAs, MBAs and trained personnel who are resourceful problem-solvers driven by passion for getting the job done.


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