Andrew KwanChairman of the Board
Andrew Kwan is the Group Managing Director of Commonwealth Capital Group of companies, which has investments across the food vertical including barramundi fish farming, cold chain logistics, central kitchen, butchery, bakery and ice cream production. Apart from its fully integrated food production & logistic platform, the Commonwealth Capital group also has investments in several brands such as PastaMania, Swissbake, Udders ice cream, The Soup Spoon, Baker & Cook and NYC Bagel Factory. Andrew’s companies have won numerous accolades over the years including the Business Times Enterprise50, Fastest Growing50 and consecutive “Franchisor of the Year” titles for two separate businesses in different industries from the Franchise and Licensing Association. He holds a BBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.
Hans den BiemanCo-founder / Co-Chairman
Hans co-founded Barramundi Asia. He is an industry veteran with distinguished credentials of operating and expanding companies in the aquaculture industry. Hans has an extensive network within the global aquaculture industry and has headed various seafood multinationals. He was the CEO of Heiploeg, CEO of Marine Harvest, COO of Nutreco and served as board member of multiple listed aquaculture companies in Chile, Netherlands and the USA. Hans is a graduate of the Wageningen University.
David GohBoard Member
David Goh is the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Strategist of the Tecity Group, and a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Ltd, one of the oldest listed companies in Singapore. David also serves as Director of Pastamatrix International Pte Ltd, Stewardship Equity Pte Ltd and NPE Print Communications Pte Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from York University, Canada; a Master of Science in Management (System Dynamics, Finance and Strategy) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Matthew RidgewellBoard Member
Matthew Ridgwell has been based in Singapore since the beginning of 2011. He has nearly thirty years of business and investing experience in a wide variety of sectors. He grew up in Malaysia and the majority of his working experience has been in Asia, the first nine years of which were with the Swire Group. He has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA (with honours) from IMD, Switzerland.
Colonel (Ret.) Wee Hian WoonBoard Member
Colonel (Ret.) Wee was a graduate of Sandhurst Military College, UK and obtained his degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (First Class) from Royal Military College of Science (RMCS). Over 2 decades, his professional career in the Armed Forces spanned various command, staff and instructional positions; serving his pinnacle appointment as Acting Chief of General Staff (Plans). Together with Andrew Kwan, Colonel (Ret.) Wee was a co-founder and MD of Globamatrix Holdings; a successful global business in architectural and automotive coatings with over 700 franchise units spanning over 30 countries. He currently sits on multiple boards and businesses with a broad portfolio of food retail and manufacturing brands like Pastamania, Swiss Bake, Kraftwich, Zac Meats, Udders, The Soup Spoon, as well as other non-food businesses.
Tristan SjobergBoard Member
Tristan received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Marine Biology/Oceanography from UCNW Bangor in 1994 and his PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry from the University of East Anglia in 1999. He also holds an MBA from University of Oxford (2001). Tristan is the co-owner and Director of Knutsson Holdings AB, a diversified investment company based in Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as co-owner and Executive Chairman of TCSJOHNHUXLEY group of companies.
Tan Poh HongBoard Member
Ms Tan Poh Hong was the Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore from 2009 to 2017 and was responsible for the implementation of the organisation's policies and strategies. Prior to her appointment at AVA, Ms Tan was the Deputy CEO of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from 2004 to 2009 where she was responsible for the planning, development and management of HDB properties. Ms Tan also held various leadership positions in the HDB, including as a Director of Corporate Development.