Management

 

Toppan Ecquaria delivers Digital Government Solutions. Harnessing the potential of technologies, we co-create opportunities and revolutionise the way governments connect with their citizens.

 

Our Beginnings

Toppan Ecquaria was started by our four founders Wai Keong, Kwang Han, Ser Wah and Meng Hee. Four forward-thinking innovators and entrepreneurs. They came together with a desire to leverage technology and create a link between the Singapore government and its citizens – to make Singapore a better place for everyone.More >>

Starting from humble beginnings, they embraced the innovative spirit and constantly push the boundaries of technology; a true startup back in their days. Currently, all digital government solutions delivered by us are built on our in-house developed Ecquaria Government Platform (EGP).

Focusing on delivering citizen-centric digital solutions specially for the public sector, we have since grown from strength to strength and have established a strong foundation in digital government solutions.

 

Our Journey

Over the years, they gathered a loyal tight-knit group of technology enthusiasts to join them in their journey. Presently, our top management consists of a group of eight that has been with the company (an average of 15 years of working together and counting) through its struggles to where we are today.More >>

In 2004, leveraging our expertise in the digital government domain, the team decided to venture offshores and share their experiences with overseas governments; connecting them with their citizens.

Specialising in delivering mission-critical turnkey projects built on our in-house product (EGP), we have since established ourselves in various domains, connected numerous governments with their citizens and we have achieved the highest certification by the Singapore Government to handle IT projects worth S$30 million and above. Not bad for four-men team and a dream.

Today, we are an full-fledged digital government solutions provider with an agile startup mentality. Beginning since 1998, it has been a not-so-short journey. Focusing on the vision and direction our founders have laid down for us, Toppan Ecquaria strives to continuously innovate and create citizen-centric digital solutions to connect governments and their citizens.

Headquartered in Singapore, we currently have offices in Bandung (Indonesia), Brunei and Suzhou (China), with more than 180 employees.

Management

Foong Wai Keong

Foong Wai Keong

Managing Director

Wai Keong is Managing Director of Toppan Ecquaria. In this role, he sets the vision and the strategic plans for Toppan Ecquaria. He is also responsible for overseeing the business operations to drive growth and profitability.More >>

Prior to establishing the company, Wai Keong was responsible for the entire management and operations of the Java Competency Centre of Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), as well as evangelising the use of Java in Singapore and around the region.

In the course of his career, he was instrumental in a number of award-winning key government consultancy initiatives and project implementations in Singapore and around the region.

As an experienced veteran in the industry, Wai Keong brings with him more than 30 years of knowledge and expertise. He is a highly sought after in the area of thought leadership for digital government solutions.

Wai Keong holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, both majoring in Computer Science.

Wai Keong is married with two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and at church.

Tan Kwang Han

Tan Kwang Han

Chief Technology Officer

As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Toppan Ecquaria, Kwang Han drives Toppan Ecquaria’s current and future product and technology innovations; leveraging on Information Technology (IT) to enable governments in their digital transformation.More >>

Starting off as an Associate Research Staff with Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), Kwang Han successfully conceptualised and built a virtual community to connect all financial investors in Singapore. He was also the Chief Architect for a vital joint e-commerce project for GES International and was involved in developing a mobile computing system for the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Mass Disaster Management System.

Having spent more than 25 years researching and developing the latest in Internet and e-commerce technologies, Kwang Han has developed a keen eye in spotting key technology trends. Harnessing his wealth of experience, he is set to lead the innovative spirit of Toppan Ecquaria to greater heights.

Kwang Han holds an Honours Degree in Computing & IT from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also owns a few patents (pending approval).

When he’s not at work, Kwang Han enjoys reading and spending time with his family and friends.

Chua Kok Sian

Chua Kok Sian

Vice President,Professional Services

Being the Vice President for Professional Services, Kok Sian focuses on the post-sales consulting, project implementation and deployment of the various products and solutions for Toppan Ecquaria’s clients. His team has delivered numerous innovative citizen-centric solutions for different government agencies.More >>

Kok Sian has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry. He joined Toppan Ecquaria in 2000 and has worn numerous hats during his tenure, including consulting, project management and strategic planning.

Having accumulated a wealth of experience in the IT industry, He is currently part of the Management Committee that strategises the company’s growth and business viability. He is also part of the Project Steering Committee that sets the governance and procedures for project management and development.

Kok Sian served as Senior Manager in the e-commerce Division of Abacus International Pte Ltd before joining Toppan Ecquaria. He was responsible for conceptualizing and implementing Abacus’ Internet Private Label strategy. Before that, he was from the R&D arm of the National Computer Board (NCB). Kok Sian played an integral part in the development and implementation of various projects involving agencies such as Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and National Library Board (NLB).

Kok Sian holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a certified Project Manager by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

Outside of work, Kok Sian is an horology enthusiast and indulges more than he ought to in said hobby. He is happily married with 3 children.

Chong Ser Wah

Chong Ser Wah

Director, Professional Services

As Director of Professional Services, Ser Wah oversees the implementation of mission critical digital government solutions and infrastructure projects. He also guides his project team members through mentorship and regular coaching sessions.More >>

Over the course of his career, Ser Wah has accumulated over 20 years of experience in project management, implementation and Information Technology (IT) consultancy across numerous government agencies. He has served as Principal Consultant to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) IT department, Chief Architect for the Public Service Infrastructure (PSi) and Project Director for several key IT systems for the Singapore judiciary such as the award winning Integrated Criminal Case Management System (ICMS) and the Family Justice Courts Integrated Family Application Management System (iFAMS).

Starting out as a Senior Engineer at the Competency Centre for Java (JCC), Ser Wah was involved in the development of many strategic national IT projects;  he was the Chief Architect, Designer for the Election 21 project and also co-ported CET Technologies’s SmartMove Plus to Java called SmartMoveJ. The Java-based application was showcased in JavaOne 98, USA.

Ser Wah holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU). He is also the co-inventor of several patents for the company (pending approval).

Married with 2 children, running is one of life’s pleasures for Ser Wah. Having lost 20kg within a year, he champions a healthy lifestyle for one and all in Toppan Ecquaria.

Quah Cheng Hai

Quah Cheng Hai

Director, Professional Services

Cheng Hai serves as the Director of Professional Services. He leads the various project teams in the delivery of digital government solutions. In addition, he also mentors and coaches Toppan Ecquaria’s Project Managers on the best practices for delivery of digital government solutions.More >>

Joining Toppan Ecquaria in 2001 as a Principal Consultant, Cheng Hai was involved in the provision of pre-sales technical consultancy to customers. During his tenure with Toppan Ecquaria, Cheng Hai rotated internally as a Project Manager then as Project Director. He was appointed in his current role as Director of Professional Services in 2010.

In all, Cheng Hai brings with him more than 20 years of experience in delivering Information Technology (IT) solutions. Throughout his career, he has built a track record of successfully implementing numerous citizen-centric solutions including Health Promotion Board’s Student Health Assessment Programme (SHAPE) & Integrated Dental Electronic Assessment for Students (IDEAS) system, Singapore Customs Trade Statistics System (TSS) and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) eCitizens Ideas!.

Before Toppan Ecquaria, Cheng Hai was involved in many large scale projects under Rational Software Pte Ltd. He was responsible for managing key projects for  Singapore Airlines (SIA), Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) as well as MINDEF Singapore.

He has also consulted for various government agencies and is a sought after speaker on the latest in Information Technology (IT), having presented in the occasional overseas seminars.

Cheng Hai holds a Master of Technology (Software Engineering) and Bachelor in Science (Information Systems and Computer Science) from the National University of Singapore(NUS).

Lee Sea Lin

Lee Sea Lin

Director, Business Development

Being the Director of Business Development, Sea Lin leads a team which oversees the sales and marketing operations of the organisation globally. Additionally, he also leads Toppan Ecquaria’s implementation of overseas digital government projects.More >>

Sea Lin first joined Toppan Ecquaria in 2001 and has held several positions including Technical Consultant, Project Manager, Pre-Sales Consultant and Sales Director. He served as the Principal Consultant of Professional Services before heading the pre-sales team and finally being appointed as Director Business Development in 2007. During his tenure, Sea Lin led in the successful clinching of the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) SkillsConnect Portal, Brunei Business Licensing System and the JTC Corportation (JTC) Statistical Portal.

Prior to joining Toppan Ecquaria, he held several positions at Brokat Technologies Singapore. As a Managing Consultant, he was responsible for the successful implementation of various e-business projects such as Citibank iCard and UOB e-treasury.

Sea Lin holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) from McMaster University in Hamilton and was on the Dean’s list throughout.

Married with two boys and two dogs, Sea Lin enjoys working with passionate people who wants to change the world for the better. He enjoys a nice cuppa, Nespresso especially, and has a love affair with aged sake.

Foo Ji-Bin

Foo Ji-Bin

Director, Pre-Sales

Leading the Pre-Sales team as Technical Director, Ji Bin guides and mentors his team in engaging government officials on a strategic and operational level. Understand their requirements, thereafter providing insights such as business and technology trends. This allows the officials to make informed decisions of choice digital solutions for their agencies.More >>

Ji Bin joined Toppan Ecquaria in 2004 as a Consulting Manager and was appointed Technical Director of Pre-Sales in 2010. He has collated over 20 years of experience in the area of Information Technology (IT) consultancy, technical solutioning and research and development for various government digital solutions. During his tenure, Ji Bin led the pre-sales team in the success of the Singapore Government’s one-stop website for its citizens Gov.sg, Subordinate Courts’ Regulatory Offences Case Management System (ROMS) and HDB HBiz Portal.

Prior to joining Toppan Ecquaria, Ji Bin has served in various capacities across different functions in the IT industry accumulating a wealth of experience; he was a Software Engineer with SingaLab, a Systems Developer with Mercer Human Resource Consulting and a Web Applications Analyst with Virgin Mobile.

Ji Bin holds a Master of Business Management from National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing Engineering from National Technology University of Singapore (NTU).

A curious learner by nature, Ji Bin enjoys reading in his free time. He is married with one boy.

Ken Chen

Ken Chen

Director, Sales

Ken is the Director of Sales for Toppan Ecquaria, focusing on the Singapore market. He is responsible for the growth and expansion of the company’s sales and business unit locally. Ken specialises in identifying strategic opportunities, cultivation of deep relationships and tactical negotiation skills.More >>

Guiding his team in the engagement of government officials, planning/execution of sales process and development of channels with key technology partners, Ken is an evangelist and champion of embracing Information Technology (IT) for the betterment of government agencies and citizens alike.

Joining Toppan Ecquaria in 2009 as a Sales Manager, Ken was involved in the accomplishment of numerous tenders. He was appointed as Senior Sales Manager then Sales Director in 2015. He was the lead sales in the clinching of mission critical projects such as the State Courts’ Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS), Family Justice Courts’ (FJC) Integrated Family Application Management System (iFAMS) and Health Science Authority’s (HSA) Forensic Integrated Operations Network Applications (FIONA) system.

Ken has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Toppan Ecquaria, he served as a Sales Consultant with Stone Forest IT and Management Consultant with Startin Point; accumulating a wealth of experience in the harnessing and application of the use of IT for diverse industries.  

Ken holds a Degree in Information Technology from the University of Wollongong.

An active badminton player, Ken is happily married with 2 boys. He is often heard (before being seen) because of his vociferous infectious laughter. He has a secret dream – to be able to run 2.4km under 9 minutes once more.