Mr. Chew Seng Kok, the Managing Director, is primarily responsible for the business development, overall strategy and management of ZICO Holdings Inc. (“ZICO” or the “Group”).
ZICO is a listed company on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. The Group is an integrated provider of multidisciplinary professional services focused on the ASEAN region, provides advisory and transactional services, management and support services and licensing services. Through its multidisciplinary services, regional capabilities and local insights, ZICO enables its clients to capitalise on opportunities across Southeast Asia. The Group has business operations in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia (including Labuan), Myanmar and Singapore. Presently, ZICO provides legal services only in Myanmar and Lao PDR. The Group augments its existing regional presence with that of the ZICOlaw network to extend its reach to 8 out of 10 countries in Southeast Asia.
Mr. Chew started his career in 1985 as a legal assistant in Presgrave & Matthews before joining Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young in Wellington, New Zealand and subsequently joined Baker & McKenzie, Singapore in 1989. In 1991, he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co as a partner where he rose up the ranks to become its managing partner in 2004. He assumed the role of regional managing partner of ZICOlaw in 2011.
In November 2014, Mr. Chew left his managing role in Zaid Ibrahim & Co. to take up a full time role as the Managing Director of ZICO and as the Chairman of the ZICOlaw Network.