meet our team
Mr Lim Chee Kean
Based in Singapore, Chee-Kean ‘CK’ Lim is the CEO of Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd, a supply chain security solutions company and the CEO of a fully owned subsidiary Borderless Hub Pte Ltd, a Unified Communications company.
Just prior to this, CK was the Senior Vice President (International) of Savi Networks, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Hutchison Port Holdings. Mr. Lim was also the President of Savi Technology Asia, a concurrent appointment that he has held since 2000 till 2010.
At Savi, Mr. Lim is charged with the development of Savi’s participation in Smart and Secure Tradelanes (SST) throughout Asia, and he has secured contracts with several government entities and many of the world’s largest port authorities and container operators, including Hutchison Port Holdings (HIT) in Hong Kong, and Yantian (HPH Eastern ShenZhen Port, China); Port of Singapore (PSA), Sekou and Chiwan ports; and, China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (CMHI), Western ShenZhen Port in China, and the KaoHsiung Port in Taiwan.
Mr. Lim holds a Masters of Science with honours in Computer Science from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
Mr Chew Kia Boon
Kia Boon is the Head of Technology for Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd, an Electronic Cargo Tracking Solutions company, and a fully owned subsidiary Borderless Hub Pte Ltd, a Unified Communications company. In Ascent, he has successfully led his team to design, manufacture and implement the iSPOT® ECTS and IOT solutions which is being used in both Asia and East Africa. He has vast consulting experience in wireless solutions such as RFID, wireless LAN, GSM/GPRS and Satellites.
Prior to his current appointment, Kia Boon led a Solutions Consulting team responsible for Savi Networks’ regional sales and implementations. As Solutions Consulting Manager, Kia Boon was charged with planning, managing and implementing Smart and Secure Tradelanes (SST) in logistics operators’ warehouses and many of the world’s largest port authorities and container operators.
Kia Boon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) with honors from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Ms Pauline Chung
Prior to joining Ascent, Pauline was a senior program manager at Savi Technology Asia and then Savi Networks LLC where she managed AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) projects under the various Container Security Initiatives carried out post 9-11. The largest project was a multi- million dollar Smart and Secure Tradelanes project funded by the EU whose phase 1 went live in 2009.
Other positions held by Pauline include Client Services Director in the ERP practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where she managed multi country rollouts of SAP for close to 10 years, Financial Controller at UBS, and Support Manager at McCormack & Dodge.
Pauline holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (reconstituted as the National University of Singapore or NUS).
Business Development Director
Mr Huang Yihang
Yihang joined Ascent from International Enterprise Singapore, where he was covering the transport and logistics industry and responsible for developing companies’ businesses globally. Prior to IE, he was Principal Electrical Engineer in PSA Corp Ltd.
Yihang earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Senior Business Development Manager
Ms Debbie Lin
Debbie grew up in South Africa and worked as business development manager in International Enterprise Singapore’s Johannesburg office assisting Singapore companies to do business in Southern Africa. Through this experience, she worked in various verticals gaining valuable knowledge on how to help companies internationalise.
Debbie holds a Masters Degree of Arts in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelors in International Relations & Diplomacy from the University of South Africa.