Who We Are

VISION

We strive to aim for calculated growth and profitability within the company and for our respective clients

MISSION

To capitalise on our core skill – continuing to build and maintain a professional and efficient distribution centre within South Africa.

 

WHO WE ARE

Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited is listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange and is also one of the largest independent tyre and wheel distributors in South East Asia. A subsidiary of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited was formed in South Africa in the year 1993 - Stamford Tyres (Africa) (Pty) Ltd. Our company distributes our proprietary brands – Sumo Firenza tyres and SSW wheels.  Stamford Tyres Group also holds a 40 years’ partnership relationship with Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) the owner of the Falken tyre brand. Stamford Tyres (Africa)(Pty) Ltd imports and distributes the Falken tyre brand in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho & Swaziland.Today we pride ourselves in the distribution of a variety of brands: Falken, Sumo Firenza, Sumo Akina, Sumo Tire, Rovelo, Maxam and SSW.

 

 

Established in the 1930s with over 80 years of existence, Stamford Tyres has grown from a small tyre shop to a global distributor of tyres and wheels spanning over 90 countries and having our own wheel factory. In the course of our progress, the company weathered and overcame cyclical business fluctuations, the Asian Financial Crisis of the 90’s and the Global Financial Crisis of the millennium. Our expertise lies in our international distribution competence, which we have expanded throughout the world. We also have regional retail operations as well as truck and offthe-road tyre management services. We have further expanded our capabilities in the manufacturing of alloy wheels and proprietary tyre brands contract manufacturing.

The Group’s international distribution network currently spans across 11 countries in Asia Pacific, Africa and Australia. Our main business activities are in the distribution of major international tyre brands - Falken, Dunlop, Continental, and Maxam. We have also strengthened our product development capabilities and introduced innovative proprietary brands, Sumo Firenza tyres, Sumo Tire and SSW wheels, which are being sold globally.

We operate the most extensive retail network in Singapore and Malaysia. Through our Mega Mart and Tyre Mart outlets, we offer a comprehensive range of products that include tyres, wheels, batteries, car audio and auto accessories. We also offer workshop and tyre services.

Stamford Tyres was listed on the Second Board of Singapore Stock Exchange (then known as SGXSesdaq) in 1991, and was upgraded to the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) in April 2003. Today, Stamford Tyres is one of the largest independent tyres and wheels distributor in South East Asia.

Board Of Directors

  • Sam Chong Keen

    SAM CHONG KEEN
    Non-Executive & Independent Chairman

    Following his invaluable contributions while on the Board when Comfort Group Limited was a substantial shareholder, Mr Sam was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited in 1994. On 23 August 2012, Mr Sam was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited. Mr Sam is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee and sits on the Board’s Audit Committee. He has a wealth of management experience, having worked at senior positions in the Singapore Government Administrative Service, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Intraco Limited as well as CEO positions at Comfort Group Limited, VICOM Limited, Lion Asiapac Limited, Lion Teck Chiang Limited, Xpress Holdings Limited and Jade Technologies Holdings Limited. He was also the Political Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1988 to 1991. He served on various government boards and committees, including the Central Provident Fund Board and the National Co-operative Federation. Mr Sam is an Independent Director of Xpress Holdings Ltd, and Lion Asiapac Limited. Mr Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Oxford
  • Wee Kok Wah

    WEE KOK WAH
    The President

    Mr Wee has propelled Stamford Tyres forward as its CEO since the 1970s after taking over the helm from his father, who had founded the first Stamford Tyre entity in the 1930s as a petrol pump service station and tyre retail shop. Using his stellar business acumen and relentless passion, Mr Wee went on to steer Stamford Tyres to a public listing in 1991, and steadily expanded its business into what it is today – an international operation in the distribution and retailing of tyres and wheels, and manufacturing of wheels. His passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, the tyre business inspire his team to achieve – and have gained him international recognition in the industry. Highly regarded in the tyre industry and the business world, he was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (under the category of Services and Business products) in 2004, one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Law from the then University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore).
  • DAWN WEE WAI YING

    MRS DAWN WEE WAI YING
    Executive Director

    Mrs Dawn Wee Wai Ying, the spouse of Mr Wee Kok Wah and his supportive business partner, has been a Director of the Stamford Tyres Group since 1982 playing a key role in the Group’s operations. Recognised as a thought leader, she cross leads functional teams and currently oversees the Group’s support functions. Prior to joining Stamford Tyres, she worked as an officer in a major local bank for eight years. Mrs Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of Singapore.
  • TAY PUAN SIONG

    TAY PUAN SIONG, JP
    Independent Director

    Mr Tay Puan Siong, JP has been an independent Director of Stamford Tyres since 1994. He chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee. He also sits on the Board of GMG Global Limited as an Independent Director. Mr Tay was an Independent Director of Times Publishing Ltd from 2001 to 2015 and of Superior Multi-Packaging Ltd from 1997 to 2012. Mr Tay graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1971 and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development in 1984. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Mr Tay was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 1995.
  • GOH CHEE WEE

    GOH CHEE WEE
    Independent Director

    Mr Goh Chee Wee was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres in 2003, after his appointment as a nominated director of substantial shareholder Comfort Group Ltd in 1998. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr Goh was formerly a Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Labour & Communications. He is a Director of a number of public-listed companies, including, Beng Kuang Marine Ltd, King Wan Corporation Ltd, Sin Ghee Huat Corporation Ltd and Chailease Holding Company Limited. Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science (First- Class Honours) degree from the then University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Engineering) degree from the University of Wisconsin, USA.
  • LESLIE MAH KIM LOONG

    LESLIE MAH KIM LOONG
    Independent Director

    Mr Leslie Mah was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited on 1 December 2012 and sits on the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr Mah served as the Executive Director of Eu Yan Sang International Ltd prior to his retirement in 2009. He served as Company Secretary and Executive Director of Cerebos Pacific Ltd. from 1986 to 2001. Prior to Cerebos, he served as Finance Director of Harpers Gilfillan for 10 years. Mr Mah was an Independent Director of Falcon Energy Group Limited and Goodpack Ltd. He is currently a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hotel Properties Ltd. and Lam Soon (M) Bhd. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
  • KAZUMICHI MANDAI

    KAZUMICHI MANDAI
    Independent Director

    Mr Kazumichi Mandai was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited on 1 December 2012. Mr Mandai started his career with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI) in 1974 after graduating from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. In 2002, he was appointed as Managing Director of Sumitomo Rubber Asia (Tyre) Private Limited, Singapore, a position he held till 2007. From 2007 to 2008, Mr Mandai served as Sales Director of SRI Tire Trading Co., Tokyo. During that year, Mr Mandai completed a MBA course under SRI’s Internal Curriculum run by Globis Management Institute, Tokyo. In 2009, Mr Mandai was appointed as President of Sumitomo Rubber Latin America LTDA, Chile. Mr Mandai held this position until he reached his maximum age for retirement from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd in 2011.
  • DR WEE LI ANN

    DR WEE LI ANN
    Non-Executive Director

    Dr Wee Li-Ann, the eldest of Mr and Mrs Wee Kok Wah’s three children, was appointed Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited in December 2009 and she sits on the Board’s Audit and Remuneration Committees. She worked for Parkway Group Healthcare from 2003-2007 as a Family Physician and previously worked as a Broadcast Correspondent for Singapore Press Holdings from 2000-2003. She worked in healthcare management at Parkway Pantai Group from 2012-2015. She is a family physician in private practice. She is an active Director of Wah Holdings Pte Ltd, a substantial shareholder of the Company, where she manages the portfolio. Dr Wee graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a Master of Public Administration. She holds a medical degree from Cambridge University and Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkinsniversity.

Management Team

  • CHAM SOON KIAN

    CHAM SOON KIAN
    Executive Vice President
    CEO of Malaysia

    Soon Kian joined Stamford Tyres in 1991 as a management trainee. The following year, he was assigned to Malaysia to head the Malaysian operations. Under his leadership, the Malaysian operations grew to become an integrated setup with value-added services including retail, fleet tyre management and retread facilities. Soon Kian was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006 and rose to the position of Executive Vice President in 2014. Soon Kian is an ASEAN scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. He is also an active member of the Selangor and Federal Territory Tyre Dealers and Retreaders Association.
  • CLARE LAW LAY KIAN

    CLARE LAW LAY KIAN
    Senior Vice President

    Head of Singapore Operations and Supply Chain Clare joined Stamford Tyres in 1994. She was appointed Senior Vice President in 2006 and is in charge of the Group’s supply chain management system and operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. With more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, Clare is also responsible for the Group’s collaboration with major suppliers and contract manufacturers. Clare holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Transport from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
  • COLIN CHOO NEE ANN

    COLIN CHOO NEE ANN
    Senior Vice President
    Head of Thailand Operations

    Colin joined Stamford Tyres in 2002 and was appointed as General Manager of Stamford Tires Distributor Co. Ltd in 2005. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in April 2014, overseeing all the divisions of Stamford Tires Distributor Co. Ltd and Stamford Sport Wheels Co. Ltd, which are our subsidiaries in Thailand. Colin graduated from the International Islamic University with a Bachelor of Accounting (BACC) in 1994. The following year, he was awarded Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA). With his vast experience as an accountant, he was made a Member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In 1998, Colin obtained The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).
  • FRANK NG TSE LIM

    FRANK NG TSE LIM
    Group Financial Controller

    Frank joined the Stamford Tyres Group as Finance Manager in September 2008. In 2013, Frank was elevated to the position of Group Financial Controller. He is currently responsible for the Group’s financial operations which include compliance with accounting and regulatory standards, and corporate governance. He plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of the Group’s risk and management framework which covers finance, operations, statutory compliance and information technology. Frank holds a Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Accounting and Information Technology (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and is also a Certified Public Accountant since 2005.
  • CONSON TIU SIA

    CONSON TIU SIA
    Senior Vice President
    Head of South Africa Operations

    Conson began his career with Stamford Tyres in 1993, heading the Group’s operation in the Philippines. He was the Group Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013. Conson, being equipped with operations and financial experiences, is now overseeing the expansion and development of the Group’s South Africa operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and is a Certified Public Accountant.

South African Board of Directors

  • Wee Kok Wah The President

    WEE KOK WAH
    THE PRESIDENT

    Mr Wee has propelled Stamford Tyres forward as its CEO since the 1970s after taking over the helm from his father, who had founded the first Stamford Tyre entity in the 1930s as a petrol pump service station and tyre retail shop. Using his stellar business acumen and relentless passion, Mr Wee went on to steer Stamford Tyres to a public listing in 1991, and steadily expanded its business into what it is today – an international operation in the distribution and retailing of tyres and wheels, and manufacturing of wheels. His passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, the tyre business inspire his team to achieve – and have gained him international recognition in the industry. Highly regarded in the tyre industry and the business world, he was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (under the category of Services and Business products) in 2004, one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Law from the then University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore).
  • DAWN WEE WAI YING

    MRS DAWN WEE WAI YING
    Executive Director

    Mrs Dawn Wee Wai Ying, the spouse of Mr Wee Kok Wah and his supportive business partner, has been a Director of the Stamford Tyres Group since 1982 playing a key role in the Group’s operations. Recognised as a thought leader, she cross leads functional teams and currently oversees the Group’s support functions. Prior to joining Stamford Tyres, she worked as an officer in a major local bank for eight years. Mrs Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of Singapore.
  • Bruce Stephens

    BRUCE STEPHENS
    Non Executive director

    Bruce matriculated from CBC Kimberley and obtained his BA degree from Rhodes University and his LLB degree from the University of Cape Town. He was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 1982. He set up Norman, Wink and Stephens with Godfrey in 1984, joined the next year by Mike.
    The majority of Bruce’s practice over the past thirty years has been in the field of commercial law and litigation.
    His commercial practice involves advising clients in the engineering, transportation, medical, company and intellectual property fields and the preparation, negotiation and conclusion of contracts, primarily in these disciplines.
    Bruce’s litigation practice concentrates on construction and engineering disputes, property law, insolvency and general commercial disputes. In pursuance of his special interest in medical law, Bruce has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in medical negligence cases and represented numerous clients, in medically related judicial inquests. He also has an established construction litigation practice representing contractors, and members of the professional team in the High Court, in arbitrations and also before the Dispute Adjudication Board.
  • CONSON TIU SIA

    CONSON TIU SIA
    Senior Vice President
    Head of South Africa Operations

    Conson began his career with Stamford Tyres in 1993, heading the Group’s operation in the Philippines. He was the Group Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013. Conson, being equipped with operations and financial experiences, is now overseeing the expansion and development of the Group’s South Africa operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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