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 businessman with solid experience in building successful businesses in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region. He is founding partner of Nesma & Partners, a main contributor to Saudi Arabia's industrial and infrastructure sectors since 1981. He is also Chairman of Gulf Union Cooperative Insurance Company in Saudi Arabia and Gulf Union Holding Company in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Besides his Chairmanships, Sheikh AlTurki served as 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.

Recognized for his philanthropic works, Sheikh AlTurki is described as the leader of corporate social responsibility in Saudi Arabia. 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, the Saudi Foundation for Promoting Organ Donation and ARFA Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and societies. Sheikh AlTurki was honored by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Fahad Award for Charity Works in 2006, HH Sheikh Eisa bin Ali AlKhalifa Award for Pioneer in Volunteering Works in 2014 and Man of the Year Award for Supporting Cancer Patients from the International Health Centre and Disease Control, Ohio, USA in 2014.

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 20 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. Yeo Jeu Nam

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Yeo Jeu Nam has more than 30 years of consultancy experience and was appointed as Independent NonExecutive 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 is currently 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.

Mr. Bote de Vries

Non-Executive 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 an Independent Advisor to Finamar B.V., a financial consultancy firm, and he holds several Non-Executive board positions in North Atlantic Drilling Ltd, Lloydsfonds AG and Artilian Plc. Mr de Vries is a frequent speaker at conferences on asset finance related issues such as Marine Money, Mareforum, Lloyd List, and Euro Money. Mr de Vries graduated from the University of Leiden with a Bachelor of Biology degree and a Masters in Law.


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 1994 with Honours, Mr Chong is the founder of boutique corporate & commercial law practice CHRISCHONG & CT HO LLP established since 1999 and is instrumental in establishing the firm's good standing as a reputable banking and real estate practice and approved panel lawyers for major banks and financial institutions in Singapore. He is an appointed committee member of the Singapore-Sichuan Trade & Investment Committee (SSTIC) since 2007. He advises banks and companies on asset & trade financing matters, securitisations and is especially active in advising clients and government authorities on cross-border corporate real estate investment projects.