Mr Chaly Mah

Chair, Netlink NBN Management Pte Ltd
Chair, Singapore Accountancy Commission and Singapore Tourism Board

“I think it’s important for you to make sure that your board is diverse enough to support your business. To me that must be the number 1 consideration. And what I find with women on the board is actually they do come up with very different perspective from the men. …One thing that boards could think about is actually to make sure that when you are trying to fill a board position, you make sure that the candidate pool has got enough women on the candidate pool. Then I think you’ve got a better shot of considering it. So if you’re looking for an engineer, make sure that you have ideally 50:50 male and female candidates. Or at least enough numbers for you to pick from. I think those are good practices to embrace.”