Who We Are

About Optic Marine Group

Total and Integrated Solutions’ Provider

Optic Marine provides total and integrated solutions for subsea cable installation and maintenance projects. The services we provide range from project management and consultancy, permits acquisition, marine agency and logistics consultancy, cable transfers, cable landing, land plant and outside plant construction. We are equipped with our own subsea cable installation vessel CS Ill de Re which is fully equipped with dynamic positioning, navigational and burial tools to meet the needs of each cable laying project. Our shore end cable lay barges and anchor handling tugs have been specifically engineered and designed to operate in shallow waters. We continue to prove our performance excellence through our exceptional track record with consistency, accuracy and cost-effective techniques perfected through years of experience in the submarine cable industry.

The Management Team

The Steer, The Engine and The Anchor

The team consists of fully experienced and dedicated personnel who have the right knowledge in the submarine cable industry. Even though Optic Marine has a proven track record of 30 years, the company still strives to continuously grow with the technological advancements of the industry to deliver the absolute best.

Management Team

Datuk Lim Soon Foo

- Executive Chairman

Datuk Lim Soon Foo is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience founding and growing companies. He is the founder of OMS Group and the driving force behind the formulation and implementation of its corporate and business strategy until management was handed over to Mr. Ronnie Lim. He continues oversee OMS Group’s direction and overall performance. He is a charter holder of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Datin Janet Ng

– Executive Director

Datin Janet Ng supports the Executive Chairman in the general administration of OMS Group’s operations. She is a board member and provides oversight to OMS Group’s direction and overall performance.

Ronnie Lim

- Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ronnie Lim is our Group Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to this role in 2015. Under his leadership, OMS Group has expanded into new businesses and geographies making it one of the largest integrated tech infrastructure solutions provider today. He oversees the overall strategy and performance of the group alongside the Executive Chairman.

Emmanuel Delanoue

- Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Emmanuel Delanoue has more than 25 years of experience in submarine telecommunications, with Alcatel Submarine Networks. He has more than 20 years experience leading specialised teams in Technical Engineering including Head of APAC. Mr. Delanoue was previously the CEO of Samoa Submarine Cable company prior to joining OMS Group. He brings extensive knowledge in submarine cable systems from design up to maintenance and great network development with the community, cable owners and carriers in the Asia Pacific region.

Richard Sun

- Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

Richard leads the Group Strategy team which covers corporate structuring, market analysis and business development, merger and acquisitions, and equity and debt issuance. Richard’s background is in law and finance. Prior to joining Optic Marine, he was an analyst with ANZ Bank on their mergers and acquisitions team in Melbourne. He was also a litigation lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney, Australia. He is admitted lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and holds a Double Bachelors in Law and Commerce.

David Lim

– MD Operations

David manages and oversees the execution of all our subsea engineering projects, principally in project management, resources coordination and the permissions division. He works closely with the subsea engineering and logistics team and is a Certified OCC Land Cable Jointer. He has over 15 years of experience as part of the subsea shore end cable installation team.

Olivier Herzog

– MD Wet Operations

After sailing more than 10 years on board cable ships for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs , Olivier moved to the on-shore management for an Asian company . His unlimited Master certificate and unlimited Chief Engineer degree give him a solid background to understand the day-to-day constraints of the cable laying, maintenance, shore end activities and team management. Before joining OMS Group, he acted as Operation Director for almost 4 years and led the first company operating an Indonesian registered cable ship, being involved into all aspects of a cable laying project & maintenance contract for domestic market. He has also been consulted by Tier 1 telecommunication companies such to build up the Indonesian backbone and inter-islands systems. Finally drawn by the dynamism of OMS Group, Olivier joined the team in 2020 and he is now the managing director of the wet operations and he is developing new solutions to reinforce OMS Group position as a strong international player in the submarine cable installation & maintenance business.

Desmond Lim

– Head of Subsea Engineering

Graduated with First-Class Honors Degree in mechanical engineering, Desmond has spearheaded in the engineering design and infrastructure sector of our cable lay barges since their commissioning. He also leads the subsea engineering division and shore end operations and bring with him over 15 years of experience in the industry.


– Head of Maintenance Operations

Darren leads the marine maintenance division within the Optic Marine Group focused primarily on the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his position within the Optic Marine Group, he has worked for Alcatel Submarine Networks as a Marine Proposals Engineer and Offshore Operations Manager. Darren has obtained in his 8 years in the Submarine Cable Industry a varied and expansive knowledge of the industry from both supplier and subcontractor perspectives, and has worked in the UK, France, Indonesia, and Malaysia, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience of working and cultural relationships within the various regions the industry operates.


– Senior Financial Controller

Er Yin Har is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She has more than 17 years of experience in financial management, group accounting, taxation, treasury management and auditing. She had held various senior positions in the companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Prior to joining the group, she was overseeing the accounting and finance functions of its hospitality, health and membership and tourism division of a listed conglomerate. She is currently the Senior Financial Controller of the OMS group, responsible for the Group’s financial reporting and treasury functions.

Advisors to the Board of Directors


Rozaimy has over 23 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry.  He started his career at AT&T Network Systems / Bell Labs as a System Engineer. He was involved in Business Markets/ Consumer & Wholesale Market with AT&T for 11 years. Subsequently, he joined Telekom Malaysia (TM), and was involved in Global and Domestic wholesale business. His last position during his 12 years tenure was Executive Vice President and COO. He has been involved in many TM projects on Global submarine system, Regional Data Center build, Domestic Fibre Network as well as Mobile network.


Derek Lim has over 21 years experience in investment banking and investments. He is the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of First Eagle Capital Management Pte Ltd in Singapore. Derek held senior roles in CIMB Investment Bank prior to joining First Eagle, including Head of Asia Equity Capital Markets and Syndicate; and Managing Director in the Group CEO’s Office. Derek was a member of CIMB’s Investment Banking Management Committee and CIMB’s Group Underwriting Risk Committee. Prior to joining CIMB, Derek worked at Citigroup Global Markets

International Accreditation

Committed to quality improvement

After years of perseverance in the industry, Optic Marine has continued to grow in areas of quality and continuous improvement. This had lead to being ISO 9001:2015 certified by the  JAS-ANZ (Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand), a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
“It is our commitment to keep abreast and exercise quality improvement efforts while improving our management system. We emphasise on providing the most cost effective solution without compromising quality”
The vessels and equipment used, vessel, cable lay barge, burial tools and equipment, as well as cable jointing and testing equipment, are vigorously maintained according to ISO quality procedures. As part of our commitment to quality we strive to improve resources and ensure they meet international standards to enhance project results. In an industry where mistakes are costly, the company goes beyond and works hard to ensure proper project planning and implementation are in place while taking into consideration all related environmental risks that may be present