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Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, Singapore Exchange; and other directorships
Mr Loh Boon Chye joined SGX as CEO in 2015. He has close to 30 years of experience in the financial industry and has played a key role in the development of Southeast Asia’s capital markets. Prior to SGX, he was Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets, and Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He spent 17 years in Deutsche Bank where his last role was the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Asia Pacific. He started his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York.
Mr Loh currently sits on the boards of GIC, Economic Development Board Singapore and World Federation of Exchanges, and is a council member and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore. He is also Chairman of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board.
Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chairman, Tote Board Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Board of Trustees; and other directorships
Mrs Mildred Tan is Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity and Chairman of Tote Board Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Board of Trustees.
She was previously Managing Director of Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd from 2002 to mid-2018. She is known for her extensive work in large and complex organisation transformation both in the private and public sector organisations.
She is a member of Council of Presidential Advisors and National University Health Systems (NUHS). She is also an independent director at Wing Tai Holdings Limited and AIA Singapore Private Limited.
Mrs Tan was conferred Justice of Peace in 2008. She was awarded the PBM (Public Service Medal) in 2007 and BBM (Public Service Star) in 2014 for outstanding community service by the Singapore Government. She was also appointed as Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2009 to 2011.
Independent Director, Singapore Press Holdings; Chairman, NUS Institute of Systems Science, SISTIC, and Singapore Polytechnic; and other directorships
Ms Janet Ang is a retired IBM Vice President and former Managing Director of IBM Singapore. She is a veteran in the tech industry and has lived and worked in Japan and China for over a decade. Janet has a diverse background having managed IBM Services in Greater China, IBM Industry Solutions across Asia Pacific and Lenovo Desktop Operations globally.
She is an Independent Director at SPH Limited and the Bank of the Philippines Islands. She also chairs the boards of SISTIC.com, Singapore Polytechnic and NUS Institute of Systems Science. Janet also serves on several other boards including being deputy chair of SBF Foundation. In Sept 2020, she was appointed as Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Holy See and was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) beginning Jan 21st, 2021.
Janet was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award in 2014, the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2015 and the Singapore Computer Society – Hall of Fame Award in 2018. In 2019, Janet was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore Government.
Chief Corporate Officer and Head, Organisation & People, Temasek
Ms Chan Wai Ching is currently Chief Corporate Officer and Head, Organisation & People for Temasek.
Ms Chan is a member of the various Management Committees in Temasek which decide on investment and non investment matters for the firm. She heads the global Organisation and People group and oversees Public Affairs and Community Stewardship functions.
In addition, she works closely with the Chairman and the Remuneration & Nominating board committees of Temasek’s various portfolio companies on various board matters, which includes the identification of various board capabilities to support the business directions, Management Incentive Plan designs, executive and non executive compensation matters, as well as management succession plans. For some companies, she is also a member of the Remuneration and Nominating committee.
Ms Chan has deep experience in Human Resources, spanning across several large organisations.
Chairman, Charity Council, and Agency for Integrated Care; and other organisations
Dr Gerard Ee is the Chairman of the Charity Council which promotes and encourage the adoption of good governance standards and best practices to enhance public confidence in the charity sector.
Dr Ee was an Audit Partner and retired from E&Y in 2005. He had been Chairman of several entities including the National Kidney Foundation, Public Transport Council, Changi General Hospital cluster and was President of the National Council of Social Service.
He is currently also the Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care, the Group Chairman of the Canossian entities in Singapore and is a Board member of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd.
Managing Partner, Eng and Co. LLC; Board Member, Central Provident Fund Board; and other directorships
Ms Rachel Eng is the Managing Director of Eng and Co. LLC, a Singapore law firm which is part of the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. She is a corporate lawyer focusing on corporate advisory, corporate M&A, corporate governance, funds and trusts and listings work.
Rachel is a director of the Central Provident Fund Board. She was previously a member of Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy and also a member of the Corporate Governance Council established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to revise the Code of Corporate Governance.
Rachel is a Singapore country representative to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and a member of the Appeals Panel of Abu Dhabi Global Market. She is also a member of Singapore General Hospital Fund Committee, a committee established under SingHealth Fund and a council member of the Singapore National Employers Federation.
Second Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development; and other directorships
Mr Esa Masood is currently Second Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive of the Singapore Islamic Religious Council or MUIS. Mr Esa has served in various government agencies including the Early Childhood Development Agency, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Mr Esa serves on the Boards of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and is a member of the National Wages Council.
President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations; Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Welfare Services; and other directorships
Ms Junie Foo is Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Welfare Services (MWS).
Prior to this, she has held senior management positions in international banks, such as Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank.
She is a Fellow and council member of Singapore Institute of Directors, where she chairs the Board Appointment Services and Mentoring Committee. She is on the Audit committee of both the SIM board and Singapore Art Museum and on the advisory council of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Junie is President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and Co-founder of BoardAgender.
She was a member of the Diversity Task Force regarding Women on Boards (2012 – 2014) and a member of the Diversity Action Committee (November 2014 – 2016).
Chairman, SATS Ltd, and Singapore Institute of Management; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; and other directorships
Ms Euleen Goh is Non-Executive Chairman of SATS Ltd, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a non-executive board member of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, and a Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund. She also chairs the Singapore Institute of Management and DBS Foundation Ltd. She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a member of the Public Service Commission and the Future Economy Council.
Ms Goh held various senior management positions in Standard Chartered Bank, travelling widely throughout the Group’s operations. Since retirement, she has held non-executive appointments on various boards including DBS Group Holdings Ltd, DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore Airlines, Aviva plc, Singapore Exchange, CapitaLand, MediaCorp, Standard Chartered Bank Thai and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. She is the former Chairman of Singapore International Foundation, International Enterprise Singapore and Accounting Standards Council, Singapore as well as a former board member of Temasek Trustees Pte Ltd.
Ms Goh was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2005 and a Public Service Star in 2012.
Chairman, National Arts Council, and NTU Board of Trustees; Independent Director, CapitaLand, and Singapore Airlines; and other directorships
Ms Goh Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and has also been appointed Chairman, National Technological University (NTU) from 1st April 2021. She joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China. Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.
Swee Chen serves on the Boards of CapitaLand, Singapore Airlines, SP Group, Woodside Energy (Australia) and Centre for Liveable Cities. She is President – Global Compact Network Singapore, a UNGC Local Network and chairs the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. She is also a member of the Legal Services Commission.
Swee Chen had previously chaired/served in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia.
Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, DBS Group; Vice-Chairman, Institute of International Finance (Washington D.C.); and other directorships
Mr Piyush Gupta has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.
Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, McKinsey Advisory Council, Bretton Woods Committee – Advisory Council, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association and a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.
Deputy Managing Director (Financial Supervision), Monetary Authority of Singapore; Board Member, Central Provident Fund Board
Ms Ho Hern Shin is the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Financial Supervision. She oversees the Banking & Insurance, Capital Markets, and the Policy, Payments & Financial Crime Groups in Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Ms Ho is also responsible for Technology Risk Supervision as well as the SupTech functions in the Technology Cluster.
Prior to this appointment, Ms Ho was the Assistant Managing Director for the Banking & Insurance Group. She also served in various functions across MAS, including as head of HR and Organisational Development for some years in MAS.
Ms Ho is a board member of Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016.
Chairman, National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and Yale-NUS College Governing Board; Executive Chairman, Allgreen Properties; and other directorships
Ms Kay Kuok Oon Kwong is the Executive Chairman of Allgreen Properties Limited, Managing Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Bhd, and Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited (Singapore), Shangri-La Hotels Public Company Limited (Thailand), Kuok (Singapore) Limited (and its various subsidiaries) and Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd.
She is currently the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and the Yale-NUS College Governing Board and she also serves on several other educational and community service organisations, industry groups and government bodies, including MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore Hotels Association, Courage Fund Limited, VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, Northlight School.
Ms Kuok has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PSM) from the President of Singapore in 2015, 2005 and 1998 respectively. The Singapore Tourism Board honoured her with its Inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in 2009 and its Special Recognition Award in 2004.
Executive Director, Far East Organisation; Non-Executive Director, Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd
Mr Jonathan Ng is an Executive Director of Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private property developer, with a presence in Singapore, Australia, Japan and USA. Jonathan provides strategic leadership in the functions of Sales and Leasing Business Group, Customer Service, Corporate Affairs, as well as Far East International, which aims to create a viable market presence in different key locations around the world.
He plays a critical role in the design and execution of the Organization’s transformative business and corporate goals, working closely with the various business functions to deliver improved integration, innovative and sustainable practices, as well as meaningful growth.
Jonathan is a non-executive Director of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, and a Director of Precious Treasure Pte Ltd & Precious Quay Pte Ltd, which own the Fullerton Hotel & Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. Jonathan is also a Director of Far East Ventures Pte Ltd, the Venture Capital arm of FEO.
Chairman, Board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
Mr Ong Chong Tee is the Chairman of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) from 1 July 2022, having joined the Board as its Deputy Chairman from 1 April 2021.
Mr Ong was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from June 1986 till 31 March 2021. He was most recently MAS’ Deputy Managing Director overseeing its Financial Supervision function. The Financial Supervision cluster in MAS comprises the Banking & Insurance Group, Capital Markets Group and Policy, Payments and Financial Crime Group. Mr Ong was also responsible for Technology Risk Supervision as well as the SupTech functions in the Technology Cluster. Prior to this, Mr Ong was Deputy Managing Director overseeing the central banking functions of monetary policy, markets and investments, as well as the development functions.
Mr Ong had served on the Boards of CPF, SLA, URA and HDB. He had also served as a member of MINDEF’s Saver-Premium and MHA’s INVEST Board of Trustee.
Mr Ong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in August 2007 and Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) in August 2021 by the President of Singapore.
Dean & CEO, Civil Service College
Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office; and other directorships
Ms Ong Toon Hui is Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission.
Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service.
Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.
Chief Executive Officer, QuantEdge Capital; Board Member, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre; and other directorships
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin is CEO of QuantEdge Capital.
He was formerly Partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP., advising financial institutions and blue-chip corporations in financial transactions.
Suhaimi currently holds directorships at National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Skillsfuture Singapore, National Environment Agency, The Esplanade, QuantEdge Foundation and Warees Investments Pte Ltd. He is also Chairman of Learning Gateway Ltd and Tri Sector Charity Consultants.
He previously served as Council Member of the Charity Council and previously held directorships on the boards of National Arts Council, Breast Cancer Foundation, Mendaki SENSE and Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He chaired the Charity Transparency Framework Review Committee and was a Committee member for the review of the Code of Governance for Charities.
Chairman, Sunseap Group; Independent Director, IMDA, Jurong Port Holdings, and NTUC FairPrice; SMU Distinguished Fellow; and other directorships
Mr Robert Yap is Chairman of Sunseap Group, a renewable energy and sustainability company with operations across 9 countries. Concurrently he holds several board positions as Chairman, Skylab Holding; Independent Director at NTUC FairPrice Group; IMDA Singapore; Jurong Port and Senior Advisor, Jubilee Partners. He is currently the Dean’s Fellow at SMU School of Computing & Information Systems; and Advisory Board Co-Chairman, SMU Institute of Service Excellence.
In December 2014, he retired from global corporate leadership as EVP, DFS Group and jointly as President of DFS Venture Singapore. Prior to DFS, Robert was CEO of East Asia at PSA International.
Previously, Robert was a member of IBM Corporation Global Advisory Board; Advisory Board Chairman, SMU, School of Information Systems; and council member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Singapore National Employer Federation.
Director, U SME, and Director, Women & Family Unit, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC); Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Ms Yeo Wan Ling is the Director of the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) U SME and Women & Family Unit.
Additionally, Wan Ling is a Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency and Vice-Chairman of the North East Community Development Council. She is also a member of the Chinese Community Liaison Group and Global Compact Network Singapore.
Prior to joining NTUC, Wan Ling was the founder and CEO of the social enterprise Caregiver Asia, which aggregates freelance caregivers and care services for deployment into homes, healthcare institutes and welfare organisations. She also spent over a decade at the Singapore Economic Board, where she was part of EDB’s Global Operations. Before EDB, she started her career at DBS Bank.
Chief Executive Director, People’s Association; and other directorships
Mr Lim Hock Yu joined the People’s Association on 1 April 2016 as its Deputy Chief Executive Director after his retirement as a Brigadier General from the Singapore Armed Forces.
In his role as the Deputy Chief Executive, he made significant contributions in strategic planning, operational capabilities development, as well as training and education of staff and grassroots leaders. He strengthened the operational effectiveness of PA HQ and its ground units by institutionalising stronger links and work processes between government, grassroots organisations and the people. He was also responsible for transforming the learning and instructional systems at the National Community Leadership Institute (NACLI), PA’s training arm. In addition, Mr Lim led a project team on stakeholder consultation to lay the foundational works for Community 2025 action plans.
He was appointed as the Chief Executive Director of the People’s Association on 15 Jun 2020.
Chairman, ComfortDelGro Corporation and VICOM
Mr Lim Jit Poh is the Chairman of global land transport group, ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, and its listed subsidiary, VICOM Ltd. He also chairs the boards of several non-listed companies owned by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and CapitaLand Limited Group.
Mr Lim was Chairman of SBS Transit Ltd and Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited. He was also the first Chairman of the restructured China Aviation Oil (S) Corporation Limited, having been appointed in 2005 as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Assessment Committee to review its corporate governance practices following its financial debacle. He was also a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the Singapore British Business Council.
A former top civil servant and a Fulbright Scholar, Mr Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal in 1972 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2015 by the President of Singapore, as well as four awards by NTUC.
First Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development; and other directorships
Dr Lee Tung Jean is currently First Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Prior to this, she was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Development Agency that was established on 1 Apr 2013. Dr Lee has also served in various government agencies such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Finance.
Dr Lee serves on the Boards of the National Council of Social Service, Casino Regulatory Authority, Agency for Integrated Care, and Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd, amongst others. She was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017-2018).
Immediate Past Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors; Independent Director, DBS Group and Keppel Corporation; and other directorships
Mr Tham Sai Choy serves on the board of DBS Group Holdings Ltd, where he chairs its Nominations Committee, as well as the boards of Keppel Corporation Ltd, Nanyang Polytechnic and Mount Alvernia Hospital. He is the Chairman of EM Services Pte Ltd and the Tax Academy.
In his executive career, he was a member of KPMG’s global board and its executive committee, and as the Chairman of its nominations committee had responsibility for talent management of its top echelon of global executives.
Mr Tham is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Singapore Institute of Directors, where he was its past chairman. He was also a member of the board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, and a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).
Chairman, Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Singapore Post Limited
Mr Simon Israel is Chairman of Singtel and Singapore Post.
He was an Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings before retiring in July 2011. Prior to that, he was Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group, and President (Household and Personal Care) of Asia Pacific at Sara Lee Corporation.
He is currently a Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre CLG Limited, and a Member of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Westpac Asia Advisory Board. Mr Israel was the Chairman of Asia Pacific Breweries, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation and the Singapore Tourism Board. He was also formerly Director of CapitaLand, Fraser and Neave and Neptune Orient Lines. He was a member of the Diversity Action Committee (November 2014 – 2018).
Mr Israel was conferred Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2007 and awarded the Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2011.
Group Chief Executive Officer, City Developments Limited
Mr Kwek is Group CEO of CDL. He was previously Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer of CDL. He has been spearheading the Group’s expansion in China, Japan and Australia for almost a decade and recently, he also broadened the Group’s presence in the UK by acquiring two prime office assets there.
Prior to joining CDL, he was the CEO of Hong Kong-listed City e-Solutions Limited, the Chief Operating Officer of Singapore-listed Thakral Corporation Ltd and a Director of RECAP Investments Limited, a real estate private equity fund.
Mr Kwek started his career in New York as a financial analyst at Telligent Capital, before progressing on to the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston and the U.S. division of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.
He is serving on the Council of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).
Chairman, Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
Mr Teo Siong Seng is the Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation and the Executive Chairman/Managing Director of Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd (“PIL”).
PIL is ranked 9th among the top containership operators in the world and its subsidiary, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, is the 2nd largest container manufacturer in the world.
He is a Member of the Future Economy Council (FEC). He also serves on the boards/councils of Business China, Cosco Shipping, Enterprise Singapore and is the Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry amongst others. He was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (November 2014 – 2018).
Mr Teo is also the Industry Advisor, Chongqing Connectivity Initiative which is the third Government to Government project between China and Singapore, and Honorary Consul of The United Republic of Tanzania in Singapore.
Chairman, Singapore Art Museum
Edmund Cheng is Deputy Chairman of Wing Tai Holdings Limited and Managing Director of Wing Tai Land Pte. Ltd. He is also Chairman of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, and a member of The Esplanade Co Ltd.
He was past Chairman of SATS Ltd, National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board, The Old Parliament House Limited, The Esplanade Co Ltd and DesignSingapore Council.
He also served on the boards of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Construction Industry Development Board, Singapore Airlines Limited, SNP Corporation Ltd, Nanyang Technological University, Wing Tai Malaysia Berhad and Asia Society’s Global Council. He was REDAS President and now serves as its Presidential Council member.
President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations
Dr Goh is President of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).
She is a Senior Consultant in Singapore General Hospital and the Director of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke-NUS Graduate Medical school. She is also a clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Dr Goh is the President of the ASEAN confederation of Women’s Organizations (ACWO) and member of the Association of Women Doctors Singapore (AWDS) executive committee.
She sits on the board of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and was formerly on the board of Dover Park Hospice, co-chairing the fund raising committee.
President, National Trades Union Congress
Ms Liew is the President of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). She is also a Board Director of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Ltd and Advisor to several NTUC councils and committees for Membership, Industrial and International Relations; as well as the Maritime Cluster.
Concurrently, Ms Liew was elected as the first female General Secretary of the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) since 2013 in SMOU’s 68 years of history. She is also the Director of the Wavelink Co-operative Ltd.
Ms Liew sits in several government agencies and tripartite committees which includes the Central Provident Fund Board, Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices, National Wages Council and Future Economy Council.
Internationally, Ms Liew is the Vice-President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and serves in the ITF Women Transport Workers’ Committee. Ms Liew is also an active governing body member of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO).
Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
Mr Willie Cheng is the chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). SID’s mission is to promote the professional development of directors and corporate leaders and encourage the highest standards of corporate governance and ethical conduct.
Mr Cheng is a former managing partner of Accenture. Since his retirement in 2003, he has stayed involved with the business and the infocomm community. He currently sits on the boards of UOB Bank, Far East Hospitality Asset Management, SingHealth and Integrated Health Information Systems, as well as several non-profit organisations.
He writes extensively on corporate governance and non-profit matters.
Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings Pte Ltd
Claire Chiang is co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, senior vice president of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd. and chairperson for China Business Development. She also chairs Banyan Tree Global Foundation Ltd., holds executive and non-executive directorships in three subsidiaries and companies affiliated with Banyan Tree Holdings and holds directorships in four family holding companies. She is a board director of Denmark based ISS A/S and Dufry AG, Switzerland.
Claire Chiang is a council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and holds directorships in the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund and Mandai Safari Park Holdings. She also serves as chairman or member of several non-profit organisations.
Previously Claire Chiang served as a Singapore Nominated Member of Parliament for two terms (1997-2001). For her advocacy in social issues, she has won national and international awards, including the Public Service Star BBM in 2014 for her contribution to implementing work-life integration in Singapore.
Independent Director, Keppel Corporation Limited
Founding Partner, Permira
Ms Veronica Eng is an independent and non-executive director of Keppel Corporation Limited. Prior to this, Ms Eng was a Founding Partner of Permira. Over her 30-year career with Permira, Ms Eng held a number of key positions in the firm and had extensive experience in a wide range of roles in relation to its funds’ investments across sectors and geographies. She served on the board of Permira and its Executive Committee, chaired the Investment Committee and was the Fund Minder to various Permira funds. In addition, she also had oversight of Permira’s firm-wide risk management as well as its operations in Asia.
Ms Eng sits on the Board of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS Business School, and the Advisory Board of Asia Private Equity Institute at Singapore Management University. She is also a Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School.
Founder & Chairman, Sakae Holdings Ltd
Co-Chair, TAFEP and Vice President, SNEF
Mr Douglas Foo is the founder and Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd. He has led the growth and development of the Group, which has established over 200 outlets across Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. He continues to spearhead the overall strategic direction and management of the Group’s global strategic plans, and its philanthropic initiatives.
Mr Foo serves as the President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Co-Chair of Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and Vice-President of Singapore National Employers Federation amongst other Corporate, Governmental and Non-profit organizations.
Mr Foo is recipient of numerous illustrious accolades and awards including the Public Service Star Award 2013 from His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore for his philanthropic and voluntary contributions to society. He was also crowned the Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 by Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES).
Director, Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
Partner, Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP
Mrs Lee is the Director of Morgan Lewis Stamford a leading regional Singapore law firm and a partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, a leading global law firm, where she chairs the International Leadership Team and is a Board member.
She has won numerous awards for her professional work, including most recently Chambers Global Life-Time Achievement Award.
She has over 20 years of experience as a corporate board member and currently sits on 2 global Fortune 100 boards. She also sits on the Executive Committee of the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law, the Advisory Board to the Law School at Singapore Management University and is a trustee of Nanyang Technological University. She also sits on the Board of the World Justice Project, a global organization for the promotion of the rule of law.
She qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at Gray’s Inn London in 1981. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1982 and has practised law in London and Singapore.
Director, Stamford Corporate Services Pte Ltd
Elaine is widely recognised as a pioneer communication and investor relations specialist, with more than four decades of rich and varied experience that started with journalism, capital markets and hospitality before she anchored herself in consultancy practice.
She has the rare distinction of handling some of the largest, most challenging and ground-breaking capital market transactions on the SGX, including the unparalleled track record of supporting the launch of more than 280 IPOs.
In the past four decades, she had served on a number of government and non-profit boards, including the Singapore Land Authority, National Youth Council, National Council of Social Service, Community Chest of Singapore, SATA, Singapore Dance Theatre and Ronald McDonalds Children’s Charity.
She currently serves on the Boards of SGX-listed M1 Limited, Chemical Industries (Far East) Limited and non-profit organisation, Lien AID.
Co-Chair, Women’s Corporate Director (WCD) Singapore
Malini Vaidya is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Corporate Director (WCD) chapter for Singapore. The WCD believes that corporations with a diverse population and (more) women on boards will outperform their competitors in bringing higher shareholder value. WCD members are among the world’s most powerful and influential women in business today-the global business elite, who are at the top of their organizations- serving as directors, CEOs, COOs, divisional presidents, and other executive positions. WCD members are on boards of public and/or large privately held companies, as well as large family businesses.
Professionally, she manages Spencer Stuart’s Southeast Asia office. She leads the Consumer Practice for Asia Pacific and is also a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. Malini focuses on board advisory (evaluation & recruitment) as well as CEO search throughout the region.
Executive Chairman, Metro Pte Ltd
Vice President, Singapore Retailers Association
Mrs Wong was appointed as Executive Chairman of Metro (Private) Limited with effect from 1 October 2012. As Executive Chairman, she serves as the key strategist of the Group’s retail operations and is responsible for charting the future direction of this division. With over 40 years of industry expertise, Mrs Wong also holds the positions of Vice President of the Singapore Retailers Association as well as Vice Chairman of the Orchard Road Business Association.
She first joined Metro’s retail organisation in 1971 and had served as the Managing Director of Metro (Private) Limited from 1994 to 2012, overseeing the overall retail operations of the Group in both Singapore and Indonesia. Mrs Wong has played an instrumental role in transforming the Metro retail arm into a major retail operator in Singapore and will continue to oversee the Group’s retail expansion in the region. Mrs Wong holds a Bachelor of Science (Commerce) from the University of Santa Clara, USA.
Special Adviser, Diversity, Singapore Exchange Limited
As Special Adviser at SGX, she champions the cause of board diversity and introduced sustainability reporting on a ‘comply or explain’ basis. She is also a Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure, set up by the Financial Stability Board at the request of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Prior to the advisory role, she was the Chief of Regulation and Risk Management of the Singapore Exchange for 10 years.
Before joining the SGX, Lian Sim was at the Monetary Authority of Singapore in various roles including managing foreign reserves, responsibility for exchange rate and monetary policy and regulating the capital market.
Lian Sim serves on the boards of various charitable organisations. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) at the Singapore National Day Honours (1994).