Board of Directors


Non-Executive Chairman

Sheikh Abdulaziz Ali AlTurki was appointed to the Vallianz Board in June 2018 and is the Non-Executive Chairman. He is Chairman of Rawabi Holding Group of Companies, a leading industrial player in Saudi Arabia that has a focus on oilfield services, contracting and industrial services and offshore services.

Sheikh AlTurki is a prominent and seasoned businessman with solid experience in building successful businesses in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region.

Sheikh AlTurki is a founding partner of Nesma & Partners, a main contributor to Saudi Arabia’s industrial and infrastructure sectors since 1981 with reliable, multidimensional construction and electromechanical services in the Kingdom.

Sheikh AlTurki chairs many local and international boards such as Gulf Union Cooperative Insurance Company in Saudi Arabia, The Gulf Union Holding Company in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Aside from serving as the Chairman of different companies, Sheikh AlTurki served as a board member of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce from 1990 to 1998 and the Eastern Province Council from 2000 to 2008. He was a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Lebanese American University (LAU) Beirut, Lebanon from 2002 to 2008 and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2013.

Sheikh AlTurki is considered a public figure recognized for the various philanthropic works. He is the founder and Chairman of the Annual Charity Run Committee, The Saudi Non-Communicable Disease Alliance, the Saudi Cancer Foundation, the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association and the Saudi Foundation for Promoting Organ Donation. Sheikh AlTurki is a founding board member of the Charitable Society for the Care of Orphans (Benaa) since its inception in 2008 and a board member of Husn AlJewar Organization in the Kingdom pf Bahrain since 2008. He is the Honorary President of the European Asian Society for Surgical Oncology (EUASSO) and sits on the board of several other non-profit committees and societies.

He is also the Honorary President of Cancer Patients Friend Committee in Alexandria, Egypt and has organized many activities to shed light on the positive impact of Saudi charitable organizations in the Gulf region and abroad.

In recognition of his community service activities, Sheikh AlTurki was honoured by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Fahad Award for Charity Works in 2006, HH Sheikh Eisa bin Ali AlKhalifa Pioneers in Volunteering Works Award in 2014 and Man of Year Award for supporting Cancer Patients from the International Health Center and Disease Control, Ohio, USA in 2014. In addition to the International Diabetes Federation Award as a National Hero in fighting the spread of Diabetes in the Kingdom for over 30 years in 2015.

Sheikh AlTurki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in International Business from George Washington University, USA. In 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate in “Humane Letters” from the Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Mr. Darren Yeo

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr Darren Yeo was appointed to the Vallianz Board in December 2012 and is the Executive Vice Chairman. As Vice Chairman, Mr Yeo plays a key role in charting Vallianz’s long term strategy. Mr Yeo brings with him over 25 years of industry experience under his belt. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and holds a diploma in Marketing from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Mr. Ling Yong Wah

Executive Director and CEO

Mr Ling Yong Wah was appointed to the Vallianz Board in March 2014 and is the CEO of the Company. As CEO, Mr Ling leads in driving the corporate and strategic directions of Vallianz. He has nearly 30 years of business and management experience and has held various roles including board seats in companies listed on the Singapore Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr Ling is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Mr. Bote de Vries

Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Mr Bote de Vries was appointed to the Board of Directors on 6 September 2010 and brings to Vallianz more than 20 years of international asset finance experience in the shipping transport industry. Apart from Mr de Vries’ appointment on Vallianz’s Board, he is also a managing director of Finamar B.V., a financial consultancy firm, and he holds several Non-Executive board positions with Golden Close Ltd, a Dutch Investment Fund for seagoing vessels (NBZ), NNPC (P&I Club) and Northern Ocean Limited. Mr de Vries participated in various international conferences on shipping related issues like Mareforum. Mr de Vries graduated from the University of Leiden with a Bachelor of Biology degree and a Masters in Law.

Mr. Yeo Jeu Nam

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Yeo Jeu Nam has more than 30 years of consultancy experience and was appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on 21 August 2008. Mr Yeo also sits on the board of Frencken Group Limited as an Independent Director. Before founding Radiance Consulting Pte. Ltd., which Mr Yeo was the Managing Director, Mr Yeo headed the Strategy and Transformation practice as well as the HR Consulting practice at Ernst & Young Consultants Pte. Ltd. for more than 12 years, as its Senior Consulting Partner. He was also previously a Director at PwC Consulting where he headed their Public Sector Consulting practice. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Sciences and is also an alumnus of INSEAD.


Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Chong Chee Keong Chris has been in private practice for 24 years since graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1994 with Honours. He is the founding partner of boutique corporate finance & commercial law practice CHRISCHONG & CT HO LLP (established since 1999) and is instrumental in developing the firm’s good standing in Singapore. He advises clients in asset financing, trade, securitisations and has in-depth knowledge of the Singapore real estate market.