Meet The iSwitch Team and Trace Our History

Who We Are

iSwitch offers plans of varied flexibility that help our customers to enjoy greater electricity cost savings. We invite you to meet the iSwitch team, who strive to make the process a simple and hassle-free experience for you. Trace our history, which dates to 1964, and learn more about our parent company the RCMA Group-an established player in the global commodity and energy sectors with an annual turnover in excess of US$1 billion.

Board of Directors

Ricardo Cheung
Director
David Maher
Director
Chris Pardey
Director

Ricardo Cheung

Director

Ricardo joined the RCMA Group to take up the role of the CFO in September 2015. He is responsible for leading financial leadership and group financial initiatives, corporate finance and treasury, as well as corporate governance, organisational design and reporting. He has previously held senior financial leadership positions in Australia, China, Japan and Singapore with Giti Tire, IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, PSA International, April Management, Norske Skog, ABB, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and BHP Billiton. Ricardo has more than 28 years of experience in corporate control and finance, treasury and risk management.

David Maher

Director

David has been involved in energy-related commodity markets for 18 years. He started his career as an Electrical Engineer before getting involved in the wholesale electricity and gas markets in Australia. More recently, he has worked in the broader energy field for a hedge fund, a commodity merchant and is also the Managing Director of RCMA Energy.

Chris Pardey

Director

Chris brings more than 30 years of commodity experience to the RCMA Group. He joins us from Barclays Capital where he was global head of trading for agricultural products, coal and freight. Chris started his career with BP in the UK in 1981. He spent 20 years with Cargill in trading and asset management roles before moving to Singapore in 2005 as Managing Director of Noble Grain. He also worked for Merrill Lynch Commodities in Singapore before taking on the role of the RCMA Group CEO in 2010.

"Electricity can transform people's lives, not just economically but also socially."

Chris Pardey

Management Team

Andrew Koscharsky
General Manager,Wholesale and Trading
Andy Chua
Billing and Customer Service Manager
Senthil Kumar
General Manager
David Maher
Managing Director,Electricity Retail

Andrew Koscharsky

General Manager,Wholesale and Trading

Andrew has worked in the Asian energy markets across Power, Gas, Coal and Retail for 15 years. For 10 years, he worked at Origin Energy in Sydney, initially as a Spot Trader, managing the nomination of gas on the East Coast markets and dispatch of power stations. He then became a Derivatives Trader, building a long-term portfolio while hedging Origin’s four million retail customer accounts. Managing and understanding electricity retail customer risk is something that Andrew enjoys because it helps customers save money and allows them to focus on running their day-to-day businesses. Andrew was formerly a Director of a Credit Union and holds degrees in Psychology and Commerce.

Andy Chua

Billing and Customer Service Manager

Andy brings more than 12 years of experience in the electricity industry with the Client Relations team in SP Services Ltd. He provided operational and technical support to various industry stakeholders –the Energy Market Authority, electricity retailers and contestable consumers. His experience also includes billing settlement, customer transfer systems (EBT) management and customer servicing in the electricity industry. He was also involved in numerous major system upgrading projects in support of the utility agencies like the Public Utilities Board (PUB), SP PowerGrid, PowerGas and CityGas.

Senthil Kumar

General Manager

Senthil brings with him 12 years of direct experience in the electricity retail business. He started as a Business Analyst with a leading retailer in Singapore and rose to the rank of Assistant Vice President. He was involved in day-to-day operations and engaged internal and external stakeholders to deliver the organisation’s strategic objectives. Senthil holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA.

David Maher

Managing Director,Electricity Retail

David has been involved in Energy related Commodity Markets for 18 years. He started his career working as an Electrical Engineer before getting involved in the wholesale electricity and gas markets in Australia. More recently he has worked in the broader energy field for a hedge fund, a commodity merchant and is also the Managing Director of RCMA Energy.

Trace Our History

At iSwitch, we are proud to be a member of the RCMA Group, established in 1964 and a respected player in the global commodity and energy sectors with an annual turnover in excess of US$1 billion.

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2017

iSwitch, as a licensed electricity retailer, established itself in Singapore’s electricity market and helped more than 3,000 commercial and industrial entities to save on their electricity cost.

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2016

RCMA Group renamed its companies under the umbrella of the ‘RCMA Group’ brand.

RCMA Group rebranded its electricity retail business under the name ‘iSwitch’.

RCMA Group acquired the cotton trading business of Plexus Cotton Ltd.

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2015

RCMA Group began trading and facilitating over-the-counter electricity products in the Singapore electricity market.

RCMA Group received its Electricity Retail licence from the Energy Market Authority (EMA).

RCMA Group started trading in the Singapore electricity futures market.

RCMA Group entered the Australian power market.

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2014

RCMA Group acquired a Guatemalan coffee mill in Barbarena, 50km outside the city.

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2013

RCMA Group acquired Terneuzen Latex Tank Installation facility.

RCMA Group completed the acquisition of Momentum Technologies International (MTI).

RCA is renamed to RCMA Group.

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2011

RCA acquired Corrie, MacColl & Son Pte Ltd.

RCA entered the coal market, added coffee trading and expanded its natural rubber presence.

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2008

RCA established Tong Teik China in Shanghai.

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2000

Rubber Cultuur Maatschappij Amsterdam changed its name to Acomo (Amsterdam Commodities).

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1998

A joint venture between RCMA and Singapore Tong Teik Pte Ltd established RCMA Commodities Pte Ltd (RCA), headquartered in Singapore. Tong Teik Pte Ltd was incorporated.

Rubber Cultuur Maatschappij Amsterdam (RCMA) was formed.

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1964

Singapore Tong Teik Pte Ltd was founded.