We invest in midsize companies
and help them scale globally
Synesys Technologies holding is a privately held investment group which focusses on strategic investments in technology companies that have synergy with our existing portfolio of companies.
Synesys was set-up in November 2017 as an investment holding group to capitalise on high technology opportunities, born out of MEDs Technologies, a local SME in Singapore which showed substantial growth over the past 5 years. We therefore understand the constraints medium size companies face when they wish to expand globally, both from a financial, operational and networking perspective. We provide value-adds to our invested companies, including operation support and access to global networks.
The Synesys portfolio currently consists of MEDs Technologies where we continue to refine and grow our high value-added distribution and design services. In addition, our first two product spin-offs are Continuumm Technologies and arQana Technologies. Continuumm Technologies is focused on providing solutions for highly reliable wire harness and smart connector solutions for industrial and military applications. arQana Technologies is a fabless design house that develops front-end solutions for wireless communications in the field of radar, satellite communications and leading 5G infrastructure.
Our Management Team
Tony Chia is the founder of both Synesys Technologies Holding and Meds Technologies. In the earlier part of his career, he founded an RF/MW distribution company that was acquired by Avnet Inc. in 1996. With 30 years of management experience in the industry, Tony invested in Synesys Technologies Holding and its group of companies to help them become global innovation partners.
Loh Kin Wah
Kin Wah has 40 years of management experience in world-leading semiconductor enterprises. Currently, he serves as Vice Chairman of Synesys Technologies Holding, and Chairman of arQana Technologies, a Synesys group company. He is a Member of the Supervisory Board at BESI BV in The Netherlands, and a Member of the Supervisory Board at AMS AG in Austria.
Kin Wah was formerly the Managing Partner of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co. in China, Vice Chairman of Ampleon B.V in The Netherlands, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at NXP Semiconductor in The Netherlands, President and Chief Executive Officer of Qimonda AG in Munich, Germany, and Executive Vice President of the Communications Group at Infineon Technology AG in Munich, Germany. In addition, Kin Wah served as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at RDA Microelectronic Inc. in China, and is a Member of the Supervisory Board at Azzurro Semiconductor AG in Dresden, Germany.
Kin Wah holds an Honors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and a Postgraduate Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA, United Kingdom.
Kien Teck Chan
Kien Teck Chan is the founder of both Synesys Technologies Holding and MEDs Technologies. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Synesys Technologies Holding, as well as Chief Executive Officer of MEDs Technologies, now a Synesys group company.
Wah Teng Gan
Gan Wah Teng currently serves as Group Chief Operating Officer of Synesys Technologies Holding. In his previous role, Gan was Corporate Vice President at Infineon Technologies, and was responsible for all back-end operations. Gan currently acts as Chief Executive Officer of Continuum Technologies, a Synesys group company. He also advises arQana Technologies, another Synesys group company, on back-end operations, such as manufacturing, testing, packaging, quality, reliability and failure analysis.
Eong Kow Teoh
Eong Kow Teoh currently serves as Group Chief Financial Officer of Synesys Technologies Holding. Early in his career, Teoh obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualifications with KPMG in Melbourne, and was an audit partner with KPMG in Singapore from 1989 to 1995. His previous roles include Group General Manager positions with two stock brokerage firms, and Chief Financial Officer for a listed group in Singapore. He held the Head of Business Support position with KPMG in Singapore from 2006 until his retirement in mid-2015. With over 30 years of experience in general management, treasury, accounting and finance, Teoh advises arQana Technologies, a Synesys Group company, on treasury, accounting and finance matters.
Glenn Vandevoorde serves as Group Chief Innovation Officer of Synesys Technologies Holding, where he guides early stage investments. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of arQana Technologies, a Synesys group company.
Glenn has over 20 years of experience in bringing high technology companies from concept to early revenues. Before joining arQana, Glenn was Assistant Professor at the National University Singapore, and Head of its Enterprise Development Lab. Prior to this, Glenn held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Future Waves, a fabless RFCMOS design house for digital tuners. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of KOTO Enterprises in Vietnam, a social enterprise that provides holistic training to disadvantaged youths. Glenn holds a Masters degree in Microelectronics from the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, MICAS, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.