THE iTRUST APPROACH
Triangulation of Technology, Financiers & Community
iTrust aims to be more than a traditional technology service provider. With technology, we hope to improve risk management and facilitate lenders’ access to markets where financing were challenging. When the “life-force” of financing flows into the eco-system, we hope to help local businesses transform and grow, and collaborate with them to support the value chain.
Meet The Team
Lim Chee Kean
Co-Founder and CEO
Chee-Kean ‘CK’ Lim is the CEO and Co-founder of Ascent Solutions, an IoT solutions company, and the CEO of Borderless Hub, a Unified Communications (UC) company. Ascent’s Electronic Cargo Tracking System is used by Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Indonesia, Phillippines and several other Customs Authorities globally for bonded cargo tracking.
CK is presently the Chairman of the Singapore Smart Nation Internet of Things Technical Committee that is responsible for IoT technical reference architecture for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.
Before founding Ascent, CK served as President of Savi Technology Asia, a Lockheed Martin company.
CK holds a Masters of Science with honors in Computer Science from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
Ong Hian Leong
Hian Leong is the Managing Director and Co-founder of 1Citadel Pte Ltd.
Before founding 1Citadel, Hian Leong was the Managing Director and Director, Technology of GIC Pte. Ltd., a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore for almost 18 years. He was responsible for the Global IT of GIC across 10 major cities. He was credited by the CEO of GIC for driving the GIC Digital Transformation and laying a solid foundation for GIC to be a world class technology-driven fund management company. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of WizVision Pte Ltd, Board IT Committee of Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), and the IT Advisory Committee of Singapore Republic Polytechnic. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and was previously member of the ITMA Council, the Advisory Board to the SCS Executive Committee, and the Advisory Board to the Oracle Asia Pacific.
Ng Eng Guan
Eng Guan is the Deputy Managing Director and Co-founder of 1Citadel Pte Ltd.
Before founding 1Citadel, Eng Guan was the Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations, Technology Department of GIC Pte Ltd, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. He was responsible for the global helpdesk, WANs, data centers, cloud services and end-user computing, and application operations involving front, mid and back office systems. He initiated the Blockchain implementation to manage and secure infrastructure systems logs. Prior to GIC, Eng Guan held various senior IT management and technical positions in SingTel Ltd and Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
Eng Guan graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Electronics and Communications.
Chew Kia Boon
Kia Boon is the Head of Technology and Co-founder of Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd. In Ascent, he led the development of end-to-end IoT solutions, including hardware devices and software applications. He has vast consulting experience in IoT solutions involving BLE, NB-IoT, GPS, GPRS, SATCOM and RFID technologies.
Prior to this, Kia Boon has 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 ports globally.
Kia Boon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) with honors from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Head of Operations
Yihang is the Business Development Director of Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd where he covers business development for APAC.
Yihang joined Ascent from International Enterprise Singapore (IE Sg), where he was resposible for developing companies’ business globally in the transport and logistics industry. Prior to IE Sg, he served as Principal Electrical Engineer in PSA Corp Ltd.
Yihang holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.