Mr Thaddeus Beczak
Non-Executive and Independent Director
Mr Beczak has served as a director on the SGX board since 7 October 2010.
Mr Beczak was the Chairman of China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and Vice Chairman of China Renaissance Holdings Limited (from 2012 to 2014) , a boutique China – focused merchant bank from , emphasizing transactions and investments with clients in growth industries such as technology, media, consumer and healthcare. He is presently on the investment committee of Huaxing Capital Partners 1, a Private Equity fund sponsored by the group.
Mr Beczak was also involved in a number of private companies, including the position of the non-executive Chairman of Artisan Du Luxe Holding Limited, the owner of the “John Hardy” jewelry brand. He is also an independent and non-executive director of - Phoenix Satellite Television, China Minsheng Financial Holding Limited and Pacific Online Limited, both headquartered in Hong Kong. He is also a director of the private company, Arnhold Limited.
Mr Beczak was also an adjunct professor of the MBA Program of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Beczak was the non-executive Chairman of ACR Capital Holdings Pte Limited, an Asian reinsurance company headquartered in Singapore till 2014. He was also the Chairman of Cowen and Company (Asia) Limited and Vice Chairman of Cowen and Company, LLC from 2008 until 2012. He was also the Senior Advisor at Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited and was also the Chairman of Nomura Asia Holdings N.V. from 2006 until March 2008.
From November 1997 until December 2002, Mr Beczak was the Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Council from 1998 until 2001. From June 2001 until May 2007, Mr Beczak was the member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Currently, he is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
From September 1997 until December 2003, Mr Beczak was a Director of Kerry Holdings Limited. During this time he also held various Board and operating positions within the group, including Deputy Chairman of SCMP Holdings Limited and Publisher of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Deputy Chairman of Shangri-La Asia Limited, Deputy Chairman of Kuok Philippines Properties, a Director of China World Trade Center Limited and a Director of Kerry Properties Limited.
Prior to joining the Kerry Group, Mr Beczak worked at JP Morgan for 23 years and was a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Inc., and President of J.P. Morgan Securities Asia from 1990 until 1997. Mr Beczak is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.), and Columbia University (M.B.A). He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.
Mr Beczak was last re-elected as a director at the Annual General Meeting on 23 September 2015.