Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Gregor Kent

As the principal founder of the company, Gregor has led the company since its inception in 1989. Before starting the Research Instruments Group of Companies, Gregor had studied chemistry at the University of Massachusetts after which he began his career with Waters Inc. in the USA, eventually holding various management positions in service and sales during his career with Waters and Millipore in both Europe and Asia. Since 1989, Gregor has been leading and building the RI Group of Companies including Research Instruments Pte Ltd (Singapore), Research Instruments Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), RI Technologies Ltd (Thailand), and most recently Origen Laboratories Pte Ltd (Singapore).

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Tay

Eric Tay joined the company as the Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Prior to this, he was the Regional Financial Controller for Mobile 365 (now acquired by SAP), leader in the global delivery and settlement of mobile messaging interoperability, and the management and distribution of mobile content. He was a senior manager in Lo Hock Ling & Co, a public accounting and business consulting firm, a member of LEA Global. His experience then included audit, tax, accounting services, financial, management and IT consultancy. Eric is a fellow member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

Life Science Divison Manager

Agnes Wang

Agnes Wang joined the company in 2001. After obtaining a BSc. (Honours) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Western Australia, Agnes worked as a clinical researcher in Singapore National University Hospital (NUH), and as a technical applications specialist for molecular biology products for Research Instruments in Singapore. After 5 years with Bayer Diagnostics as a Regional Product Manager for Asia Pacific, Agnes joined Research Instruments as Division Manager for life sciences and has been instrumental in driving growth in this business on a regional basis. Agnes has now over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and sales management in the life science and diagnostic industry with a history of successful business development.

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