Group Executive Chairman
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
David Loke has more than 40 years of experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry, with focus on turbocharger maintenance, repairs and overhaul. He has been responsible for overall strategy, sales and marketing direction, and profitability of Tru-Marine’s global operations. With David at the helm, Tru-Marine has grown from a general ship repairer to become a highly reputed turbocharger specialist that has been placed five times on the Singapore Enterprise 50 list in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
David has served on the Programme Board of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). His other appointments include SPRING Singapore’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011, as well as Council Member of the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), and Chairman for the trade organization’s Supporting Industries Committee from 2003 to 2007.
For his outstanding leadership, David has been recognized as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year (Marine & Engineering) 2007; Top Entrepreneur 2008 as well as Entrepreneur of the Year for Enterprise 2008 by The Rotary Club and Association of Small and Medium Enterprises. In 2009, he led the company to become the first privately-owned, small-and-medium enterprise to receive the Singapore Quality Award.
David earned his Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University, Australia.