The G. K. Goh Group is based in Singapore and invests internationally. We have significant exposure to aged care businesses in Singapore and Australia, and we also invest in listed equities, public market funds, venture capital and private equity. We have a particular interest in science-based early-stage ventures, including deep tech and medical spinouts from universities.
The Group was founded by Mr Goh Geok Khim in 1979 as a stockbroking company in Singapore. This was listed on the Singapore Exchange as G. K. Goh Holdings Limited in 1990, and grew to span much of Southeast Asia. The financial services businesses were sold in 2005, after which G. K. Goh Holdings invested its own capital into various businesses. These included euNetworks, which owns and operates metropolitan fibre assets in Europe (most of this stake was sold in 2018) and Boardroom Limited, one of the largest providers of corporate services in Southeast Asia and Australia (sold in 2022). In 2013, G. K. Goh Holdings made a substantial investment in what is now Opal Healthcare, one of Australia’s largest owners and operators of residential aged care homes. Opal has doubled its capacity to over 9,000 beds in the past decade, and remains a significant focus for the Group. In 2020, the group’s wholly-owned Allium Healthcare unit opened Singapore’s first premium nursing home.
Following a voluntary general offer, the Group privatised and delisted G. K. Goh Holdings in June 2023. The operations and investment objectives of the Group remain unchanged, though there will be some rationalisation as we consolidate the balance sheets of the Group companies.
Mr Goh Geok Khim has been Executive Chairman of the Company since his appointment as Director on 28 March 1990. He is a member of the Nominating Committee, and was last re-elected on 21 April 2022.Mr Goh started his career in his family’s business, which was active in trading, rubber, property and manufacturing steel products. He left in 1968 to join the stockbroking industry, starting the G. K. Goh stockbroking group in 1979.Mr Goh is Chairman of Temasek Foundation International CLG Limited, and director of Temasek Foundation Ltd and TF IPC Ltd. He is also Chairman of FIW Steel Sdn Bhd.Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Mr Goh Yew Lin has been an executive director of the Company since 28 March 1990, and was appointed as the Managing Director on 1 March 2008. He joined the G. K. Goh Group in 1984. He was last re-elected on 24 April 2023.Mr Goh is the Chairman of Seviora Holdings Pte Ltd, Xora Innovation Pte Ltd, Singapore Symphonia Company Ltd, and Duke-NUS Medical School.Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr Thomas Teo joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer on 12 April 2006 and was appointed the Executive Director on 13 August 2018. His executive responsibilities include financial and investment management as well as board representation on various subsidiaries and associates of the Group. He was last re-elected on 21 April 2022.Prior to joining the Group, Mr Teo was with a regional private equity group for ten years, responsible for direct investments in the Asean region. He also spent eight years with Ernst and Young, Singapore and has had extensive experience in audit and corporate finance.Mr Teo is the Chairman of Assisi Hospice, a Catholic Charity providing palliative in-patient, day and home care services in Singapore.Mr Teo holds a Master of Business in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr David Lim was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 23 April 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees and a member of the Audit Committee. He was last re-elected on 24 April 2023.Mr Lim is the founder and Managing Partner of David Lim & Partners LLP with over forty years of experience in corporate finance and litigation. He has represented multiple corporations from a myriad of sectors including finance and banking, fund management, private equity, oil and gas, healthcare, construction, information technology and communications, among others. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Council 2017/2018 and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.Mr Lim is the Non-Executive Chairman of Allium Healthcare (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company.Mr Lim is also currently Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Elite Commercial REIT Management Pte Ltd, Manager of Elite Commercial REIT.Mr Lim qualified as a barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn, London. He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Chief Executive Officer, Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd
Mr Bernie Poh joined the Group as the Senior Vice President for Aged Care in January 2013 and was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd in April 2017. He also represents the Group as a Director on the Board of Opal HealthCare Group.Mr Poh has over twenty years of extensive experience in both the private and public healthcare sectors. Prior to joining the Group, he had served in various senior executive roles, which included Chief Executive Officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Parkway Holdings Ltd (now IHH Healthcare Berhad) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the formerly SGX-listed Pacific Healthcare Holdings Ltd. During his employment in the public sector, he was a director at Health Sciences Authority.Mr Poh graduated from National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a Master of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong.