Our Council (2019 – 2020)

Patron

Madam Halimah Yacob
Madam Halimah Yacob

Co-Chair

Mr Loh Boon Chye
Mr Loh Boon Chye

Co-Chair

Mrs Mildred Tan
Mrs Mildred Tan

Members Representing the Business Sector

Ms Janet Ang
Ms Janet Ang
Ms Chan Wai Ching
Ms Chan Wai Ching
Ms Goh Swee Chen
Ms Goh Swee Chen
Mr Piyush Gupta
Mr Piyush Gupta
Mr Simon Israel
Mr Simon Israel
Mr Sherman Kwek
Mr Sherman Kwek
Mr Teo Siong Seng (S S Teo)
Mr Teo Siong Seng (S S Teo)
Mr Tham Sai Choy
Mr Tham Sai Choy

Members Representing the People Sector

Mr Edmund Cheng
Mr Edmund Cheng
Ms Junie Foo
Ms Junie Foo
Dr June Goh
Dr June Goh
Madam Kay Kuok
Madam Kay Kuok
Ms Mary Liew
Ms Mary Liew
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin

Members Representing the Public Sector

Ms Rachel Eng
Ms Rachel Eng
Dr Lee Tung Jean
Dr Lee Tung Jean
Mr Ong Chong Tee
Mr Ong Chong Tee
Ms Ong Toon Hui
Ms Ong Toon Hui

Profiles of Council Members

Mr Loh Boon Chye

Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange Limited

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. He was previously Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets, and Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank. 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 was previously Chairman of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, and Deputy President of ACI Singapore. He was also Chairman of the Diversity Action Committee from 2016 to 2018.

Mrs Mildred Tan

Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chairperson, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre

Mrs Mildred Tan is Chairperson of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), International Advisory Panel of Public Service Division of Singapore.

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 also Chairperson of National Library Consultative Panel and a Board Member of Gardens by the Bay, Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism (Ministry of Education) and Community Foundation of Singapore.

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.

Ms Janet Ang

Former Vice-President, Industry Solutions and Smarter Cities, IBM Asia Pacific

Ms Janet Ang was a IBM Vice-President, responsible for leading IBM’s industry value creation for Asia Pacific clients across key industries and leads the charge for helping cities become smarter cognitive cities. She is a Member of the IBM Industry Academy.

Janet was previously Managing Director of IBM Singapore. She had also worked in Tokyo and Beijing.

She is an independent director of Singapore Press Holdings and the Immediate Past President of the International Women’s Forum (Singapore). She serves as Chair of Audit Committee of PUB, NUS Institute of Systems Science, Digitalisation Committee Singapore Business Federation, and Caritas Trustees. Janet is a member of the NUS Alumni Advisory Board and was a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

Janet was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award in 2014 and the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2015. Janet was conferred the Singapore Computer Society IT Leaders Award 2018 – Hall of Fame award.

Ms Chan Wai Ching

Head, Organisation & People, Temasek

Ms Chan Wai Ching joined Temasek in June 2006 and is currently Head, Organization & People.

As part of Temasek’s senior leadership team, Ms Chan oversees all of Temasek’s organisational, human capital and leadership matters. In addition, she also works with and supports the boards of Temasek’s portfolio companies in putting together high calibre boards, appropriate board remuneration framework, and management incentive plans. In this regard, she also sits on the Remuneration Committees of select portfolio companies.

Prior to Temasek, Ms Chan’s career in human resources spans 27 years, including senior appointments at Fullerton Financial Holdings, Citibank N.A., Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd, United Overseas Bank and Overseas Union Bank.

Ms Goh Swee Chen

Former Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore

Swee Chen joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman of 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 sits on the Boards of CapitaLand and Singapore Airlines. She chairs the Institute of HR Professionals and Global Compact Network Singapore. She also sits on public service boards including National Arts Council and Legal Services Commission.

Swee Chen had previously chaired/sat in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia. She was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

Swee Chen was named Distinguished Alumni, Chicago Booth, in 2018.

Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group

Piyush Gupta is Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group. DBS was named the “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance and the “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker in 2018.

Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Piyush is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Finance, Washington and Chairman of Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board. In addition, he is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, and Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, and Singapore’s National Research Foundation. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).

Mr Simon Israel

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.

Mr Sherman Kwek

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).

Mr Teo Siong Seng (S S Teo)

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.

Mr Tham Sai Choy

Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors

Mr Tham Sai Choy is Chairman of Singapore Institute of Directors. He is a chartered accountant and serves on the boards of DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, the Housing & Development Board, Nanyang Polytechnic and Mount Alvernia Hospital.

He was for many years 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. The Asia Pacific region he led had the highest level of female board participation globally, and the Singapore business he led concurrently saw record achievements in talent retention and business performance. He was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

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.

Mr Edmund Cheng

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.

Ms Junie Foo

Group Executive Director, Methodist Welfare Services

Ms Junie Foo is Group Executive Director 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 SID (Singapore institute of Directors) where she chairs the Board Diversity and Advisory committee. She is also a member of the SIM Governing Council (Audit Committee) and chairs the Oversight Committee for the Singapore- Cambodia International Academy. She sits on the board of the Singapore Art Museum and on the advisory council of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Junie is also Chair 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).

Dr June Goh

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.

Madam Kay Kuok

Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and the Yale-NUS College Governing Board

Mdm Kay Kuok is currently the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and the Yale-NUS College Governing Board.

Mdm Kay Kuok is a Director of Kuok (Singapore) Limited, Executive Chairman of Allgreen Properties Limited and a Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited (Singapore). She is also the Managing Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Bhd.

She also sits on the boards of several community service organisations, industry groups and government bodies, including National University of Singapore, MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore Hotels Association, SymAsia Foundation Limited, Singapore Tourism Board, South West CDC, National Arts Council and Singapore Environment Council.

Mdm Kay Kuok has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PSM) 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.

Ms Mary Liew

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).

Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin

Chief Executive Officer, QuantEdge Capital
Council Member, Charity Council

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 is currently Council Member of the Charity Council, Board Member of Skillsfuture Singapore, Director of National Environment Agency, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Mendaki Social Enterprise Network Pte Ltd and Warees Investments Pte Ltd. He is also Executive Committee Member and Honorary Secretary of the Breast Cancer Foundation, Advisory Council member of the Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund and Director of Learning Gateway Ltd.

He served on the boards of the National Arts Council and Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He chaired the Islamic Finance cluster for the Services Committee of the Malaysia Singapore Business Council and was a Committee member for the review of the Code of Governance for Charities.

Ms Rachel Eng

Managing Partner, Eng and Co. LLC
Director, Central Provident Fund Board

Rachel Eng is the Managing Partner 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 is a member of the Appeals Panel of Abu Dhabi Global Market. Rachel is also a member of the Corporate Governance Council established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to revise the Code of Corporate Governance, and was previously a member of Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy.

Rachel is a member of Singapore General Hospital Fund Committee, a committee established under SingHealth Fund. She is also an Honorary Legal Adviser to the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore (REDAS).

Dr Lee Tung Jean

Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development

Dr Lee Tung Jean is currently Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Prior to this, she was the first 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 and Agency for Integrated Care, amongst others. She was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

Mr Ong Chong Tee

Deputy Managing Director (Financial Supervision), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mr Ong Chong Tee is MAS’ Deputy Managing Director overseeing Financial Supervision. He is responsible for the integrated supervision of the banking, insurance and securities industries. The Financial Supervision cluster comprises the Banking & Insurance Group, Capital Markets Group, Policy, Risk & Surveillance Group, and Data Analytics Group.

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 joined MAS in 1986. He was Representative of MAS New York Office from 1991 – 1994.

He was a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

Mr Ong was awarded the Public Administration (Gold Medal) in August 2007 by the President of Singapore.

Ms Ong Toon Hui

Dean & CEO, Civil Service College
Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

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.

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