Experts in each field
Bluefield Renewable Energy Pte. Ltd. (BRE) is a private limited company incorporated in Singapore that secures, deploys and operates thermo-chemical conversion technologies in conjunction with pre-processing equipment to provide sustainable business solutions to waste management.
This effort is not only about generating “clean energy”, it is more importantly, to provide a sustainable and environmentally safe solution to manage waste with practical and cost efficient methods.
Because BRE systems are modular, each component can be added or subtracted for the most economical and cost effective solutions. Regardless of your waste stream, we have the expertise and technology to help with your most challenging issues.
Philip Father is is a seasoned hybrid entrepreneur / corporate executive experienced in high-tech and infrastructure development. He brings a nimble approach to “heavy metal” deployment to accelerate market uptake while lowering risk.
From a broad perspective, Mr. Father has focused on the satellite communications, renewable energy and sustainability sectors over the past 20+ years. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Father at times looks to government policy to identify emerging markets / opportunities and this belief has been a catalyst for many of his activities within these arenas. He is also adept at understanding and converting market trends into business opportunities, and is skilled at cross cultural business development.
Specific to sustainability and renewable energy, Mr. Father is currently CEO of Bluefield Renewable Energy, a distributed renewable energy company that is deploying state-of-the-art thermo-chemical conversion equipment, which converts waste or underutilized resources into energy, across Asia and specifically leverage the multi-faceted capabilities of newly developed transportable systems. This equipment generates revenue from selling power and charging tipping fees while operating well within local emissions standards.
Specific to satellite communications, Mr. Father was formerly the CEO and President of ProtoStar Ltd., an international communications corporation that provided satellite bandwidth to primarily small-dish television broadcasters / operators across Asia (www.protostarsat.com/team.html).
Beyond Mr. Father’s ProtoStar tenure, he has more than 18 years experience in the satellite industry with both domestic and international initiatives. He helped develop large satellite ventures for GM Hughes such as DirecTV (DTH), Galaxy Latin America (DTH), Asia Pacific Mobile Telephone (telephony/data) and Spaceway (next generation VSAT and broadband services).
Mr. Father holds an MBA from Stanford University, a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Composite Materials from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.
Ong Sim Ho
Sim Ho is an equity partner of Drew & Napier’s tax and private client services team. In a career of two decades, Mr. Ong has built a substantive practice, focusing on tax litigation and dispute resolution. He also has expertise in oil and gas matters.
International legal publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific have ranked Mr. Ong as a top tier lawyer. Chambers noted Mr. Ong “wins a lot of praise for his flexible approach and depth of knowledge in the tax area . . . he is regarded as the leading expert for tax dispute cases and is frequently instructed on high stake litigations.”
Before private practice, Mr. Ong was a legal counsel with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore where he advised the Authority principally on corporate income tax, goods and services tax, and tax treaty negotiations. He was previously with Drew & Napier from 2008 to 2014.
He is dual-qualified as a lawyer and chartered accountant. He is a barrister of England and Wales, called by Lincoln’s Inn, and an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in Singapore, member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, an accredited tax advisor for income tax and GST of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, an Alumni Advisory Board member at the Nanyang Business School, NTU, and a member of the Valuation Review Board. Mr. Ong also sits on the board of AIA Singapore.
Tan Yong Tsong (M. Phil., Ph.D., CFA.)
Dr. Tan Yong Tsong (M.Phil., Ph.D., CFA.) has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business development in fields ranging from semiconductor components, optical telecommunications, visual displays, nanomaterials, renewable energy, and medical imaging and diagnostics equipment. He was appointed as Country Manager, responsible for expanding Fujikura’s businesses into the medical instrumentation industry through acquisitions and integration of new technologies and companies. Over a period of 2 years, Dr. Tan acquired a unique laser technology and helped integrate this into Fujikura’s medical diagnostics product portfolio. He also successfully increased Fujikura’s new medical business unit footprint into countries like Australia and China by establishing strategic partnerships and joint ventures, sales channels, distributorships, constructing and implementing marketing and business development plans. Dr. Tan initiated Fujikura’s first market entry into Australia’s optical telecommunication industry and formed a joint venture with a domestic company to serve the local market.
In China, Dr. Tan has initiated and formed new strategic partnerships with component suppliers and distributors to penetrate the market for novel medical imaging products. He also worked with various Chinese SFDA authorities to obtain certifications and clearances for the sales of medical imaging products. In addition, Dr. Tan also served in Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and in its Nanotechnology Investment Program. Over a period of 3 years, he worked on several genres of investment projects (each of value between $10 mil – $30 mil) including carbon nanotubes for novel material applications, silicon photonics for next generation of optical components, and Bioethanol production. Three of these projects were successfully divested, delivering returns of up to 4 times the initial investment to the parent company.
Dr. Tan received a scholarship from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore in 1998 and currently holds an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. (2001). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Dr. Tan has more than 20 publications in international journals and postgraduate reference textbooks in topics such as single electron transistors, silicon photonics, and patents in chromatic dispersion compensators used in optical telecommunications networks. His work on single electronics has also been cited in many publications (such as the Nikkei Weekly) as being the first to develop a room temperature silicon-based silicon electron transistor, and has given invited talks on this topic.
Since 2003, Mr. Carson Tang has served as the managing partner and founder of Renovatio Global Fund, a technology-based fund based in San Jose, California. He also serves as an advisor and a General Partner for the Seraph Partners, the largest Angel Investment Advisory firm in the US, founded in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Tang is the Founder and President of American ProImage, Inc. in Los Angeles California. American ProImage designs, manufactures, & sells Custom Computers, Systems and Servers in all form factors including Rackmounts (1U to 8U height), Slim PC, Industrial RAID Tower, Embedded Systems, and SBC. He is a Managing Director of DISC GmbH in Bingen, Germany, a manufacturer of automated library solutions providing companies with storage devices that add capacity to networks. Mr. Tang also serves as managing partner to the MK GVD Fund, a $100 million technology-focused venture fund based in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Tang is also active in investing and managing enterprises in Greater China, including Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Mr. Tang is active in high-level business community and political arena such as developing projects for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He currently manages multiple enterprise investments in China, including the successful introduction and SFDA approval of a diabetes drug in 2011.
Before founding American ProImage, Inc., Mr. Tang was the Vice President and co-founder of ViewSonic; a Walnut, California based computer Monitor Company. He was in charge of sales and operation as well as bringing the brand name of Viewsonic and Optiquest monitors to the personal computer market. ViewSonic Corporation was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation with approximately $1 billion in worldwide annual sales. The company is a leading global provider of visual technology, including CRT monitors, LCD displays, projectors, plasmas, HDTV technology and the latest in mobile products from Tablet PCs to Wireless Monitors for today’s business, education, entertainment, Internet and professional markets. Prior to that, Mr. Tang was a system analyst for Apex Computer System, an Application Software Company. He earned bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and History from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Steven Yao (J.D.)
Since 2003 Mr. Steven Yao has served as a Managing Partner of Renovatio Global Fund, a technology-based venture capital fund in San Jose , California. Prior to that, Mr. Yao was a Vice President of California Pacific Bank, managing loan portfolios that included international syndication lending and international trade finance.
In his role as a managing partner, Mr. Yao has developed and implemented the ownership structure, capital allocation, developed business plans and implementations for numerous portfolio companies in the US and abroad with a core presence in Taiwan and mainland China. By working closely with Mr. Carson Tang, Mr. Yao has extended the relationships and cultural understanding that is necessary to maximize the success of these ventures. In 2012, Mr. Yao also co-founded Standard Capital (HK) Ltd, an early-stage venture capital fund, focusing on enterprise software and applications, with portfolio companies in Silicon Valley and Asia.
Since March 2014, Mr. Yao began to serve as Executive Vice President for Standard Foods, one of the largest food companies in Taiwan, a $2B listed-company, with manufacturing and sales of an extensive portfolio of food products in the Taiwan and China markets.
Mr. Yao holds a Juris Doctorate, with Business Enterprise Concentration, from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelors of Arts from University of California at Berkeley, California.
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