Mr. Phua was appointed as Interim Group Chief Executive & Managing Director on 24 June 2021, re-designated as Group Chief Executive & Managing Director on 1 September 2021.
Mr. Phua joined the Group in 2005 and leads the TEE Infrastructure businesses, which include the environmental business and overseas investments. In addition to the Group’s infrastructure business, Mr. Phua also drives the Merger and Acquisition projects and other corporate exercises of the Group.
Mr. Phua started his career in August 1994 as an engineer with National Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte Ltd before he joined Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (formerly known as Siemens Components Pte Ltd) from March 1996 to December 2000 where he was involved in developing software for the testing of microchips as a senior engineer. In January 2001, Mr. Phua joined ST Assembly and Test Services Pte Ltd as an engineering section manager where he was in charge of testing microchips at its test development centre. He subsequently joined Flextronics International Ltd. in June 2002 as a manager at its test development department where he was a division head and responsible for testing of product designs for Singapore, Malaysia and China. Mr. Phua founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Nexfrontier Solutions Pte. Ltd. from June 2005 to September 2012.
Mr. Phua was Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CMC INFOCOMM LIMITED (“CMCI”, a subsidiary company of the Group) from March 2015 to May 2017. He led the team to a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) of CMCI in Singapore Stock Exchange on 13 August 2015. Mr. Phua was responsible for the overall management of business and corporate development and he worked together with Non-Executive Chairman to formulate the business and corporate policies and strategies of CMCI.
Mr. Phua graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in May 1994 and from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) degree in July 1999.