Jeeta Bandopadhyay is COO of Tookitaki, the Regtech company she co-founded in 2014. Previously she leveraged her experience from working at The Times of India to establish a digital marketing consultancy. A self-taught technology expert, Jeeta has steered Tookitaki’s expansion to a company which employs more than 80 and has a global footprint.
At Tookitaki, Jeeta is responsible for operations, product design, marketing and client engagements. She has more recently been awarded by the Singapore 100 Women in Tech society, which celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the tech industry in Singapore. She was also named among Southeast Asia’s top 50 rising women in tech by TechNode Global.
A marketing, communications and project management expert, Jeeta previously worked with India’s largest media conglomerate The Times Group, handling its B2B magazines. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Calcutta (India) and a post graduate diploma in Integrated Marketing and Communication from St. Xavier’s College (India).
Ms Gan has been with the Company since 2006 starting as a legal officer and have undertaken various positions including Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. She builds, direct and drives the annual strategic sales and marketing plan to achieve results in sales, market penetration, day to day operations, customer relationships and order fulfilment. In addition, Ms Gan plans and implements marketing strategies to identify and develop new customers and business opportunities on a global scale.
Since her promotion in 2019, her new scope of responsibilities will expand to include some of the strategic development and day-to-day duties of CEO office. Under Ms Gan’s leadership we will continue to build on our strategic direction, grow and develop our organisation, strengthen our partnerships and build new relationships. At the same time, Ms. Gan will continue to retain her oversight over management of Finance, Textile Mill and Factories’ Operation, Business Development, Sales & Marketing including Outsourced Manufacturing and Product, Development and Design departments.
Ms Gan has been conferred The Public Service Medal at this year’s 56th National Day 2021 by the President of the Republic of Singapore. This Award recognises her efforts, and GLG Group’s commitment and contribution to the nation. Ms Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Nottingham in 2003 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 2005. She is an executive council member of the Textile Apparel Fashion Federation Singapore and a director of the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre Pte Ltd.
Abdullah is a trade specialist with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He has been involved in trade negotiations at various international fora, including Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) agreement, and plurilateral initiatives at the World Trade Organisation including the Environmental Goods Agreement.
His specialisations include goods market access, rules of origin, non-tariff measures, and trade remedies. Abdullah has also served as Economic Counsellor at the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, where he helped advance Singapore’s bilateral economic interests with Indonesia.
Abdullah currently oversees Singapore’s economic interests in Southeast Asia, including those relating to the digital and green economies, and is concurrently a Deputy Chief Negotiator (DCN) for the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement (SAGEA).
As DCN for the SAGEA, Abdullah is working with a team of officers across multiple Singapore government agencies to develop the world’s first green economy agreement, which aims to spur closer international cooperation towards green growth, including through the promotion of trade and investment in green goods and services.
Sheela Parakkal was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Prudential Singapore in September 2015. In this role, Sheela champions the human capital value chain and leads the HR function to develop and drive people strategies in line with the business goals. This includes building best-in-class HR practices in recruitment, talent and succession planning, reward and recognition programmes.
Sheela started her 17-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore (PwC Singapore) as an auditor before moving into a human capital role focusing on business partnership, talent and development, and mobility of its large professional workforce. Prior to joining Prudential Singapore, she was the Human Capital Leader for PwC Singapore Consulting and the Group Human Resources Director overseeing regional operations at Sindicatum Sustainable Resources.
A strong supporter of workplace diversity and inclusion, Sheela has spearheaded several industry-first initiatives such as removing the retirement age at Prudential Singapore, and raising the CPF contribution rate for employees above 55 to be on par with younger colleagues.
In recognition of her progressive workforce vision, Sheela received the Leadership Award for Age Inclusive Practices at the Tripartite Alliance Awards 2021. Under her leadership, Prudential Singapore received the Best Well-Being Strategy (Gold) at the Workplace Transformation Awards in 2021 by Institute of Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) and EngageRocket.
Sheela holds an MBA (Banking & Finance) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. A certified public accountant, she was conferred the Institute of Human Resource Professionals Master Professional (IHRP-MP) in 2021.
Satya is a Partner with KPMG in Singapore and is head of the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare sector. He has close to 25 years of experience advising both Governments and private sector clients in the region.
Satya has worked on several initiatives in Singapore, South East Asia and the Middle East involving corporatisation, public private partnerships, and creating new market structures.
Prior to joining KPMG in 1995, Satya worked with MNCs in Asia and the Middle East. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Richard is KPMG’s Global Head of Infrastructure and Global Head of KPMG IMPACT covering sustainability, climate change and economic and social development. He has over 25 years’ experience in policy, governance, strategy and financing, advising both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas.
Richard is a Trustee, Vice President and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is Chair of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, and a Governing Council Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Urban Mobility and a member of the Infrastructure Board of the Confederation of British Industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He chairs the Advisory Council of The Infrastructure Forum, which is an independent think-tank which brings together organisations with involvement in UK infrastructure from public, private and regulatory perspectives. He is a prolific writer on infrastructure, transport and sustainability, and is quoted regularly in the media.
Richard began his career as a civil servant at the UK Department for Transport where he held positions in the road, rail and aviation directorates. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister. He subsequently moved to the Infrastructure Advisory team at Citigroup before joining KPMG, where he led the UK Infrastructure, Building and Construction sector until 2018 when he took on a global role.
Richard has an extensive network of contacts across the infrastructure, transport, utility, and construction markets and the related political, financial and legal communities, in the UK and internationally. His clients include national and local infrastructure and transport authorities, private infrastructure owners and promoters of infrastructure schemes. He has advised on the governance and financing of some of the worlds’ most complex civil engineering projects.
He has a long-standing reputation for leading clients through complex and politically high-profile transactions and providing strategic, financial and governance advice in relation to the delivery of infrastructure services and projects.
He has a particular interest in climate change and sustainability, and in supporting the impending mobility revolution, promoting dialogue between the public and private sectors globally to maximise the social and economic benefits of autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and mobility as a service.
Weiling is the Chief Business Officer of Synagie, the Leading E-Commerce Enabler in SEA. She oversees all the company’s commercial development and deal making as well as manages the relationships and projects with key business partners. As of 2022, Synagie is located in 7 markets, works with 600 brands partners and employs more than 400 full time employees across SEA.
Weiling has 20 years of experience in the FMCG, health and digital commerce industry. Starting her career as a pharmacist with NTUC Unity Healthcare in 2003, Weiling quickly rose through the ranks and hatted different roles from retail operations to merchandising. In 2011, she was headhunted to join Watsons Singapore to build and grow the health category and was soon called upon to manage additional categories of beauty, cosmetics and haircare as its senior merchandising manager.
In 2014, Weiling accepted the invitation by Beautiful Me to be Head of Commercial and was the founding team behind the successful e- commerce marketplace which specialized in the BBB (Body, Beauty, Baby) sector, working with many top FMCG brands in Singapore. When Beautiful Me pivoted to Synagie in 2016, Weiling naturally assumed the role as its General Manager for Singapore. She then went on to co-manage Synagie Vietnam as its General Manager from 2019. Other than managing specific markets, Weiling also took on the role of Vice President, FMCG, Beauty, Fashion, and was instrumental to the closure of deals with brands such as Estee Lauder Companies, Aesop, Mont Blanc, Coty, Nike & FILA regionally. Weiling was called upon by Synagie to be its Chief Business Officer from Mar 2022.
Chun Li was named Group CEO of Lazada Group in July 2020. Chun joined Lazada in June 2017 as Co-President overseeing technology, product strategy and consumer business. He was the chief architect behind Lazada Group’s technology platform and organisation transformation in 2017. He took on the additional role of CEO of Lazada Indonesia in July 2019, leading the business development and strategic growth of Lazada Indonesia.
Chun is a veteran internet technology executive with over 30 years of experience in the global digital industry. Before joining Lazada, Chun Li was Chief Technology Officer for Alibaba B2B business unit from October 2014 to May 2017. He had also held senior management positions at PayPal, eBay and InPro System.
Chun Li graduated with dual bachelor degree in mechanics and economics law from Peking University, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.
Karina Kuok is the Head of Professional Practices at IHRP (Institute for Human Resource Professionals). She has 20 years of Learning & Development, HR consulting and marketing experience in Singapore, Asia Pacific and U.S.A. Karina has a Masters of Industrial Labour Relations and MBA from Cornell University.
Prior to joining IHRP in March 2017, Karina spent 11 years with Deloitte Consulting, first based out of the U.S. practice before moving back to Southeast Asia. Her niche consulting focus was on business transformation change and talent management. In addition, she also had project experiences in leadership and succession planning, learning and development, post-merger integration, workforce transition, organisation design, employer branding, culture alignment and HR process assessments.
On thought leadership and eminence, Karina has authored publications on “Perspectives on the State of HR Maturity in Singapore”, “Pan Asia Talent Management Trends” and “Development of HR Leadership Development Programmes”.
At IHRP, she currently oversees the engagement and continuing professional development of the 5000+ strong community of IHRP certified professionals. In support of organisation transformation and growth, Karina’s team also focuses on progressing HR process maturity through the national Human Capital Diagnostics Tool and developing HC Plays to address sectoral business challenges.
Teymoor Nabili is an international journalist based in Singapore. Over a 30-year career, he has anchored, reported and produced news and programmes for the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CNN and Channel News Asia, based in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Doha.
During this time, he has reported major breaking stories from the field, including 9/11, the Asian Tsunami and the Japan earthquake; from the studio he has covered major events like the global financial crisis and the “Arab Spring.” Among hundreds of high profile interviews with political and business leaders, he has sat down with Kofi Annan, Jose Luiz Zapatero, Christiana Figueres, Jeff Immelt, Christophe De Margerie, Mahathir Mohammed, Goh Chok Tong, Hun Sen, Najib Razak, Thaksin Shinawatra and Chris Patten, to name but a few. He was voted ‘Best Presenter/Anchor’ at the 2005 Asia Television Awards and shared a UK Royal Television Society Award for coverage of the Olympic bribery scandal in Utah.
He is currently the CEO and Publisher of Tech for Impact Asia, set up in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, which exists to help the developing countries of the Asia Pacific plan and organise their economic development around sustainable technologies. He was previously a communications consultant to the ADB, building a digital storytelling platform to share knowledge about, and drive adoption of, sustainable technologies in Asian developing countries.
Matthew Song is currently a Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate and Institutional Client, across Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities. Corporate Client coverage includes listed companies on the SGX and global fixed income issuers. Institutional Client coverage includes asset managers, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and private banks and family offices.
Matthew was formerly an investment banker with more than 16 years experience across Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He was the Head of Southeast Asia, Equity Capital Markets, Investment Banking for HSBC. Prior to HSBC, Matthew was a Director, Global Markets, Asia Pacific at Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Matthew was a Vice President, Equity Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank.
Matthew also served as Managing Director of the Sinar Mas Group and Executive Director of an Asian Infrastructure Fund.
Matthew holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University College London and is a Columbia Business School Alumni.
Mr Kerry Mok is the President and CEO of SATS and joined the company in June 2018. Prior to this, he was the CEO of YCH Group since August 2017.
Mr Mok is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience in supply chain management and logistics, he has held various senior appointments prior to his move to YCH Group, including his role in Goodpack Limited as the acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he held the position of Managing Director, Strategy – Operations and was also head of the ASEAN Supply Chain Strategy practice for Accenture. Mr Mok was also previously Senior Vice President – Global Head of Technology Sector and APAC Technology Sector & Service Logistics with DHL, accountable for the strategy and growth of the Global Technology Sector for DHL Supply Chain.
He has been an active contributor to tripartite initiatives. Mr Mok has been a member of the Future Economy Council’s Connectivity Sub-Committee since 7 January 2022 and serves on the Ministry of Communication and Information’s Infocomm Media Master Plan 2025 working group.
Mr Mok graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Business, Accounting (First Class Honours).
Mr Tan Zhiyong holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from Tsinghua University, China, Master of Science (Geotechnical Engineering) from Central Research Institute of Building and Construction, Ministry of Metallurgical Industry, China, as well as Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia.
Under his leadership, the company has transformed from a construction subcontracting firm in 1996 to the integrated urban development corporation of today. Currently, MCC Singapore’s main businesses include investments, urban planning and development, property development, project management, construction as well as digital community services. MCC Singapore is also expanding its footprint to countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia with Singapore as its centre.
In managing MCC Singapore, Mr Tan Zhiyong insists on localisation, professionalisation, intensification and digitalisation. MCC Singapore has been awarded the “Top Ten Successful Chinese Enterprises Entering into ASEAN”, “Top Ten Property Developers”, “Asia’s Top Influential Brands” and “Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) Global Brands” awards for consecutive years. Tan Zhiyong himself was also awarded the “Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” which was followed by the prestigious title of “Outstanding Chinese Entrepreneurs Entering into ASEAN” for his practice of advanced management concepts.
Graham is the founder of Pikkal & Co – Award Winning B2B Podcast Agency in Singapore. He is a published author on the subject of The Digital Transformation of Communication, works including “The Human Communication Playbook”, “The Mobile Youth: Voices of the Connected Generation” – documenting the rise of mobile culture in the early 2000s in Japan, China, Africa and India and “Brand Love – How to Build a Brand Worth Talking About”.
Koen De Backer is the vice president of smart manufacturing and artificial intelligence at Micron Technology. He is responsible for driving Micron’s smart manufacturing initiatives and digital operations including capabilities with IoT, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, cognitive computing and machine learning to enhance our business, global operations and product development.
Prior to joining Micron, De Backer led large-scale operations projects for more than a decade to help clients reduce inefficiencies and achieve excellence in manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and support functions. Most recently, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he steered the semiconductor consulting practice in Southeast Asia and was one of the firm’s leading experts on applying artificial intelligence and automation techniques across operations and support functions such as finance, human resources and procurement. De Backer also consulted with high-tech global clients while working at Deloitte Consulting, Altran Europe and CSC.
De Backer holds a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD, and master’s degrees in both industrial management and electromechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Kok Kitt-Wai is the Managing Director of IPOS International and serves on its Board of Directors. As part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) group, IPOS International works to realise the Singapore IP Strategy 2030 that enables the nation’s growth as a global hub for intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) creation, commercialisation and management. In his role, Kitt-Wai oversees three key pillars of capability building—patent search and analysis, IP skills and training, and IA/IP management services.
Before being named Managing Director in October 2021, Kitt-Wai held multiple portfolios at IPOS International as Director of IP Academy, Director of Business Development and Director of Corporate Planning and Support. He was instrumental in forging partnerships with key stakeholders within and beyond the region, and championing initiatives under the IP Management for Public Agencies unit to realise value for Singapore’s economy.
Prior to joining IPOS International, Kitt-Wai held senior positions in IPOS, where he contributed extensively to both government and enterprise programmes. He also possesses over a decade of corporate experience, working in technology start-ups and multinational companies.
Jamie is the Director of Engineering responsible for product engineering and quality assurance of HP’s ink cartridges for Print. She drives the digital transformation of manufacturing, embracing the use of Industry 4.0 tools to bring about a step change in manufacturing efficiency and quality.
She has worked in many functions in manufacturing – from wafer fabrication to assembly operations, quality assurance, new product transfer, competitive intelligence, and business insights. This diverse experience led her to initiate and set up SMARC – Smart Manufacturing Application & Research Center in Singapore to transform the way we do manufacturing.
A strong people advocate, she had led several initiatives on people development, mentorship, workforce upskilling and building a culture for innovation.
External to HP, she is the President of the SWE@SG, Society of Women Engineering Singapore Affiliate, an exco member of SG WIT Chapter, Singapore Women-in-Tech for Singapore Computer Society and a member of the World Economic Forum’s New Generation Industry Leader (NGIL).
She was named in Singapore 100 Women-in-Tech in 2020.
Jamie graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science in Chemistry and holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Singapore Institute of Management.
As the head of technology operations of the company, Dutch is instrumental in providing strategic guidance on corporate technology and security policies, network infrastructure, technology platforms, business applications, products, and services strategies by establishing and managing the financial and business performance of the organization. Over the past 20 years, Dutch has held senior management and executive level positions for high tech software companies. He has also been division managers for various operational aspects of high-tech firms, and he has developed a wealth of practical and hands-on experiences in managing critical operations from professional services organization, administration, and finance to customer care operations. He has worked in many countries such as the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand for overseas postings and is fluent in many speaking languages.
Prior to joining i-Sprint, Dutch spent four years in a managerial role in Citibank Regional Asia Pacific Technology, and he was responsible for implementing and deploying technology infrastructure solutions for the bank branches across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific.
Dutch also chairs SGTech’s Cyber Security Chapter that aims to maintain Singapore’s cybersecurity preparedness through promoting and educating cybersecurity needs, especially the SMEs, and building up a talent pipeline for the industry.
Dutch holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Mr Foo Chek Wee is the Human Capital Head with Straits Trading, a conglomerate-investment listed company with diversified operations and financial interests internationally in resources, property and hospitality. Previously, Mr Foo had served as Country, Regional and International HR Business Partner in multinational companies (VISA & American Express), and as Regional HR Director for high growth companies (ZALORA, Riot Games & Oriente).
Mr Foo was honoured with the following accolades: Singapore’s LinkedIn Power Profile (2015 & 2016); LinkedIn Conscious Business Award (APAC) (2015); Captain of HR by HRM Magazine (2014); winner of Best HR Manager by HRM Awards (2013).
Mr Foo holds a Bachelor Honours degree in Arts and Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore.
A co-founder of Synagie, the leading E-commerce Enabler in SEA, Olive is responsible for the operations of the Group’s commerce business in the region. As of 2022, Synagie is located in 6 markets, works with 600 brand partners and employs more than 400 full time employees across SEA.
Olive has more than 20 years of experience in the FMCG & Retail industry in Asia Pacific. Beginning her career at Johnson & Johnson as a management trainee in 1998. She rose through the ranks and embraced different roles from sales to data analytics to trade marketing. In 2009, she joined Bausch & Lomb as its Regional Customer Development Director. Watsons Singapore invited Olive to join them as Trading Director in 2011 and in her tenure, soon triple hatted, leading both the Pharmacist Division and the Space Management Teams as well.
In 2015, Olive finally embraced her entrepreneurial inner child to boldly set up Beautiful Me, an ecommerce marketplace specializing in the BBB (Body, Beauty, Baby) sector working with many top FMCG brands in Singapore. In 2016, she pivoted the business to Synagie which she has nurtured to become the present-day driving force behind SEA’s digital commerce transformation.
A proud mother of 2 beautiful girls, she is also the founding and current ex-co member of SG-WEN (Women Entrepreneur Network) set up to promote and facilitate greater collaboration between and support for women business leaders in Singapore.
Karthik Ramanathan is the Senior Vice President of Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) Solutions, Asia Pacific. In this role, he oversees the wide range of products, platforms and capabilities that ensure the safety, security and experience of our products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners and governments.
Some of the capabilities he drives adoption and usage include Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Digital Identity, Biometrics and EMV 3DS authentication.
Karthik joined Mastercard in 2015 after a variety of leadership roles in Retail banking across India, US, Hong Kong, Middle East and Africa with Citibank, Capital One and Standard Chartered Bank. He has an MBA from XLRI Institute of Management, India.
Eu-Lin is a partner at PwC Singapore where is leads the Sustainability and Climate Change Practice and a member of the extended PwC Global ESG Leadership team. She also leads the PwC Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainanability Excellence. She is passionate about helping organisations solve complex ESG issues and meet their ESG ambitions. These include but not limited to decarbonisation strategies, climate risk assessments, sustainability reporting, ESG impact, ESG audits, Sustainable Development Goals strategies, green finance, ESG investments. Eu-Lin is a Singapore Chartered Accountant, certified carbon tax verifier and graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School, where she focused on climate change and sustainability.
Su Shan is Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS and President Commissioner for PT Bank DBS Indonesia. She was previously Group Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at DBS for almost a decade.
The Asset named Su Shan as one of six women in Asia who were likely to influence and feature prominently in shaping the banking and associated financial services industry in Asia in 2019. In 2018, she was nominated by Forbes Magazine as a “Top 25 emergent Asian Woman Business leader”. In 2014, she became the first Singaporean to be recognised as the world’s “Best Leader in Private Banking” by PWM/The Banker, a wealth publication by the Financial Times Group. She has also served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore.
Su Shan is an independent board director of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust and Aetos Holdings, both Temasek Linked entities, as well as a board member of Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board). She is an advisor to Hwa Chong Institution and Lincoln College at Oxford University, and the Founder President of the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore, a non-profit organisation she founded and pioneered in 2001 to help develop and mentor women in the financial industry.
Bo Huang is an associate partner in Singapore office. He leads McKinsey’s Semiconductor and Electronics Industry Practice in Southeast Asia.
Bo has served multiple semiconductor and advanced industry clients on 5 main topics: (1) integration operation synergy due diligence, (2) manufacturing cost optimization (labour productivity, shop floor automation, material consumption and procurement, subcontractor strategy, maintenance and spare parts, yield, supply chain, line efficiency), (3) organization efficiency and footprint remapping (4) quality management system, and (5) I4.0 transformation.
His clients span geographies including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Japan, Austria, USA. More recently Bo has developed McKinsey’s latest thinking on US-China trade tension and implication to technology sectors including AI, 5G, semiconductor. Bo has developed scenarios and strategic implications in terms of supply chain, technology roadmap, customer engagement model, and technology partnership model. In addition to semiconductor and electronics industry, Bo has also served clients from multiple sectors, including energy, medical devices, and industrial equipment.
Mr Jeffrey Siow was appointed Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Singapore on 27 September 2021.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr Siow was Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He has also served in other capacities at the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower, Prime Minister’s Office, and Ministry of Education.
Mr Siow graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellows Program with an MBA. He also holds a BA in Economics & Government and a BSc in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.
Over 15+ years of experience in leadership roles. Has worked with companies across a range of industries—including industrial products, transportation & logistics, automotive, retail, and mining — as well as across regions from North America, Europe, to Asia. Deep expertise in end-to-end supply chain: working with companies to design and implement market-back strategies for competitive advantage. Has helped various organizations leverage the opportunities of supply chain 4.0: incorporating IoT, robotics, and analytics to digitally connect ecosystems and enable real-time visibility, resulting in lower costs, smaller inventories, and fewer lost sales
Dr. Magda Chelly is an award-winning global cybersecurity leader. IFSEC Global has listed her as one of one of the top 20 most influential cybersecurity personalities globally, in 2017 and 2021. After years of experience as Information Security Officer in several multinational organisations, she co-founded Responsible Cyber, a cybersecurity start-up which was valued at SGD7 million in 2020.
Dr. Magda obtained a Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering in France. She speaks fluently in 5 languages, and her research topics have focused on Cyber Security, the future of localisation and positioning, education and more. Her research works and writings around cybersecurity have been featured by IEEE, RSA Conference, CYBERSEC, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016), CYBER RISK LEADERS Magazine, among others.
Max is a Managing Director in PwC’s Venture Hub with more than 15 years of experience in strategy and M&A. Max works with tech businesses on their strategy, growth acceleration and digital strategy. He also helps tech investors with sourcing investment opportunities and due diligence.
Adil is an entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years of regional sales, business transformation, strategy formulation and implementation experience managing markets and business operations across IT Outsourcing & Consulting industry.
Before joining in FPT, he has a track record of working in consulting firms such as Accenture, HP, Virtusa, EPAM and managed various business practices and client portfolio involving Technology, Management Consulting, Strategy, System Integration, Digital Transformation, IoT, Cloud and Outsourcing initiatives across APAC & Middle East.
He has a vast experience of conducting business and working relationship across the region such as United States, Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Gerald J. Hane currently serves as Senior Executive for APAC and General Manager for Strategy with Hitachi Asia. He is responsible for strategy development and business transformation in the Asia Pacific in such areas as sustainable growth, electrification, smart cities, health, and mobility. Previously he served as Global Operations Counselor with Hitachi Ltd. where he advised the corporation on emerging digital business models for global markets. Dr. Hane is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo where he focuses on disruptive inclusive innovations. Previously, he was the President and CEO of Battelle-Japan a joint venture of Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest independent, non-profit research organization, and the Mitsubishi Corporation. Dr. Hane has also served as head of International Strategy and Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with a concurrent position with the National Security Council during the 1990s. Prior to this, he was a Professional Staff Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives. He began his career as a researcher at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University where he examined innovation policy and management, and has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Jessica is the Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s leading independent media and business intelligence organisation dedicated to sustainable development. She is recognised as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of experience in media, sustainable development and ESG issues globally.
She is a regular columnist for national newspapers and is on the Board of Directors for Singapore-listed ComfortDelGro. She chairs the Group’s Board Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Audit and Risk and Digitalisation Committees.
She is also the General Partner of the Sustainable Future Fund, a collaboration between Tembusu Partners and Eco-Business to fund early-stage sustainability-focused ventures. Jessica is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and serves as its ESG committee member.
Jessica specialises in advising the Boards of a wide range of government and multi-national organisations on ESG strategy. She was a Singapore Press Holdings scholar and has been recognised in many regional and international journalism and sustainability awards, including Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards, Gen.T List List 2021 and LinkedIn’s Power Profiles, and is frequently invited to speak at and host discussions across the globe on her areas of expertise.
Sriram joined DBS in 2018 as Managing Director, Global Transaction Services. His current remit as Group Head of Product Management covers cash management, liquidity, trade finance and supply chain finance solutions offered by the Bank.
With more than 20 years of banking experience spanning across several key international financial hubs, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and India, Sriram spearheads DBS’ digital product initiatives across the region and is responsible for leading overall business performance, strategy and product innovation across the bank’s suite of transaction banking solutions. Sriram is especially passionate about sustainability and deploying digital solutions to serve corporates, large and small.
Prior to joining DBS, Sriram held several senior leadership roles in global banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered covering areas such as corporate banking, transaction banking and trade finance.
Yean Cheong is currently the Executive Director of SGTech.
Yean is an international C-suite marketer, digital strategist and change catalyst with 20+ years of experience working in diverse industries and cities across the Asia Pacific.
An early digital catalyst, Yean was part of the start-up team of Travelocity-owned online travel company Zuji, that pioneered travel-tech eCommerce and democratised real-time travel booking across APAC in early 2000.
In 2017, she was recognised by Campaign Asia as one of the Outstanding Technology Leaders in the “Women Leading Change Awards” for women who have ignited positive change by introducing new technology to the marketing and media industry.
Returning from her 8-year stint in Australia to join IPG Mediabrands, the media innovation division of Interpublic Group in 2011, Yean held multiple roles at the company and started as their APAC’s Chief Digital Head.
Yean then headed up Cadreon, the advertising-tech unit of IPG Mediabrands, in APAC from its inception. She oversaw its expansion into all IPG markets across APAC, developing and delivering consumer-centric integrated digital solutions, combining data, programmatic media, search, mobile and social, to help brands and advertisers reach and engage their audiences via on-target communication touch-points.
Ms Kwee Wei-Lin is Senior Vice President, Hotels at the Pontiac Land Group, a leading real estate development and investment company with over half a century of expertise and experience in luxury property development. The Group has hospitality, office, retail, medical and residential developments spanning Singapore, New York, Sydney and Maldives. www.pontiacland.com
Wei-Lin is the President of the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA). She is currently a member of the Future Economy Council (FEC) and a member of its Lifestyle Cluster Sub-Committee. She is a council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI). A member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), she is also appointed the Chair of the Hospitality and Entertainment Industries Committee under the WSHC. She is an International Advisory Board Member of the IE Business School, Spain.
Maisie Chong is Head, Trade and Working Capital, ASEAN and Singapore at Standard Chartered. In this role, Maisie is responsible for leading the strategic innovation and development of trade finance products across the region for corporate and financial institutions.
A seasoned transaction banker with extensive experience in sales, structuring and product management in supply chain finance, Maisie has managed cross-functional and cross-country teams across the region. Since joining Standard Chartered in 2020, Maisie has led key innovative digital and sustainable trade finance initiatives in ASEAN, including the Bank’s partnership in the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex).
Maisie holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in Singapore.
Kim-See Lim is the Regional Director for the East Asia and the Pacific. Ms. Lim oversees the implementation of the region’s strategy, investment, and advisory business. IFC, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, has a US$15 billion portfolio in region.
Ms. Lim, a global investment professional with 26 years of global experience in emerging markets, has worked across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. She managed portfolios and led teams in the execution and management of debt and equity investments across the consumer services, infrastructure, and financial sectors. Ms. Lim has served on the boards and advisory committees of private companies.
Her global career in development finance has taken her to more than 30 countries including frontier markets such as Belarus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Rwanda, and many others.
Ms. Lim is passionate about climate change, inclusive growth, and innovation. She is based in Hong Kong and is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Bahasa.
Seth Tan heads up Infrastructure and Development Finance in the Structured Finance Department, Asia Pacific at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). In his role, Seth focuses on Southeast Asia, South Asia and Northeast Asia (ex-Japan).
Seth has over 25 years of infrastructure financing experience across several regions and in a broad range of infrastructure sub-sectors. He has also worked in Australia, Hong Kong and China for almost 15 years. Prior to his role at SMBC, Seth was the founding head of Infrastructure Asia, a regional infrastructure facilitation office under the Singapore government.
Thomas BAUDLOT is the Chief Executive Officer Energy Solutions APAC and Country Head for Southeast Asia, ENGIE South East Asia, part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Thomas oversees all business activities across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, leading a team of over 2,000 employees to help customers meet their energy needs and implement their transition towards carbon-neutrality.
Prior to this appointment, Thomas was Chief of Finance, Strategy and New Business at ENGIE South East Asia. Under Thomas’ leadership, the company grew rapidly, organically and saw it through successful acquisitions. In South East Asia, Thomas brought innovations and new business models which elevated the company’s end to end value proposition for low carbon energy solutions. He also played a key role in establishing ENGIE as a strategic partner for corporates and cities eager to embark on their sustainable transformation.
Thomas joined ENGIE in 2006 and has been involved in critical projects such as the merger of the energy services activities of the SUEZ and GDF Groups, the component companies of ENGIE’s predecessor entity GDF SUEZ Group. In March 2015, he relocated from ENGIE Group France to Asia.
In June 2021, Thomas was appointed as the President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and is a member of its Board of Directors.
Dr Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management company with operations spanning Asia Pacific. Over the last four decades, Dr Yap has played a pivotal role in the logistics and supply chain field. Besides Y3 Technologies, a leading supply chain solutions company, he also founded and chairs Supply Chain City®, Asia’s supply chain nerve centre; YCH’s corporate venture fund, Supply Chain Angels; Supply Chain and Logistics Academy, an industry-level academy; and serves as Emeritus Chairman of Supply Chain Asia.
Dr Yap also contributes as an advisor on numerous local and international platforms. He is the President of the Singapore National Employers Federation, as well as the Singapore Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Malaysia-Singapore Business Council, respectively. He also contributes to Future Economy Council, Payments Council, National Wages Council, National Jobs Council, and the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council (SJCC) as well as the Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the Government-to-Government project in Chongqing, China.
Elizabeth Chelliah is the Principal Trade Specialist at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as well as Head (Academic Branch) of the MTI Trade Academy an appointment she assumed in 2011.
As a Principal Trade Specialist, Ms Chelliah stewards the building and institutionalising of expertise amongst MTI Trade officers focussing on WTO and FTA rules, disciplines and procedures; trade facilitation competencies and internationalisation strategies and levers. As Head of the Academic Branch of the MTI Trade Academy , besides developing relevant trade related training modules for government and public officers, Ms Chelliah also coaches officers on WTO, ASEAN and APEC issues as well as providing thought leadership via speaking engagements at various forums.
From 2011 to 2016 Ms Chelliah was the Deputy Director overseeing Singapore’s policies relating to all trade in goods matters at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). For the WTO, viz. the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) including Agriculture, Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) and Rules and regular WTO committee work on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), Safeguards and Import Licensing and plurilateral initiatives such as the recently concluded negotiations for the Information Technology Agreement 2 (ITA-2) and ongoing negotiations for Environmental Goods.
From 2006 to 2011 she was Deputy Director of the APEC Division and was the Chair of the Committee for Trade and Investment (CTI) for the years 2008-2010. During that tenure she was involved in developing what is now known as the APEC Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) agenda.
Ms Chelliah has been involved in FTA negotiations since 2002 primarily in the area of Goods (i.e. Market Access, Trade in Goods Disciplines, Rules of Origin and Trade Remedies) and at times Customs related matters. She has been the lead Goods negotiator in Singapore’s FTAs with EFTA, China, Korea, EU, Chinese Taipei, ASEAN-China FTA and the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Due to the nature of the TPP negotiations, she was also involved in the agriculture negotiations. She was Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for the Singapore-Peru FTA and is Chief Negotiator for the ongoing review of the Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Ms Chelliah has been involved in WTO matters since her posting to the Singapore Mission in Geneva in 1998. She was Chair of the WTO ITA Committee in 2000. She returned to Singapore in 2002 after the launch of the DDA.
Ms Chelliah has also been a WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) panel member of four WTO disputes namely Textiles Rules of Origin between India and the US and the EC Chicken Cuts classification dispute between Brazil, Thailand and the EC, the dolphin safe tuna labelling case between the US and Mexico and the dispute between EU, Canada and Norway on Seals.
Dawn Tan is an award-winning Singaporean journalist and co-presents Asia Tonight, CNA’s flagship primetime local news programmes, and Money Mind, a weekly feature on personal finance and investment.
In her years with the channel. Dawn has anchored coverage of key national events including a LIVE interview show with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Ask the Prime Minister in 2014. She co-anchored Singapore’s General Elections results show in 2015 and 2020. Dawn also helmed CNA’s LIVE coverage of Swearing-In Cenermony for Sinapore’s 8th president in 2017. She was part of the team covering Malaysia’s historic 2018 General Elections. In November 2020, Dawn travelled to Washington DC to helm CNA’s complete coverage of the pivotal US Presidential Elections.
Dawn has been the recipient of a number of acolades during her career as a journalist, including an award in 2017 conferred by the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) for Financial Journalist of the Year, an award for excellence in journalism pertaining to investor and personal finance education.
Dawn has interviewed notanle personalities in her career including the late actor and humanitarian, Sir Peter Ustinov, Singapore’s President, the late SR Nathan, Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and the pioneer of Soul Music, Ray Charles.
Her media career began when she and several enterprising friends started London’s forst free bilingual magazine as Editor during her university years. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a writer, and worked for Euromoney in Britain, before returning to Singapore to join the financial markets and commodities desk with The Business Times at Singapore Press Holdings.
Dawn is an accomplished writer with nine published titles to her name. Her first book was a controversial bestseller Khameleon: THe Elyamani Khamis Story, written in 1993.
An alumnus of Raffles Junior College, Dawn later studied The History of Art, Design and Film at the University of Middlesex in the UK.
Dawn is an avid supporter of climate action, conservation and women’s empowerment.
Lawrence Yong is General Manager at M-DAQ Pte Ltd, heading a new venture within the Group to expand into new areas of fintech and digital finance. Leveraging on M-DAQ’s core strengths in Embedded FX, his team is on a mission to create the most essential platform that empowers our community of SMEs and Individual customers with financial availability and wellness. Prior to joining M-DAQ Pte Ltd, Lawrence founded and exited as CEO of Singapore’s 1stregulated digital finance platform. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Lawrence worked extensively in Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Wealth Management at UBS AG, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Plc, BNP Paribas SA, BBVA and Macquarie Group Holdings.
Lawrence holds a Degree in Business Administration (Honors) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS). Lawrence also holds the professional designations of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Mr Frank Phuan has over 20 years of experience in the solar industry and possesses an Honours Degree in Applied Science in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Prior to setting up the Sunseap Group, Mr Phuan spent time in his family business of solar panels manufacturing, learning the ins-and-outs of the solar business.
Mr Phuan has led numerous projects and public speeches involving technology and operational improvement of solar systems, sustainability strategy, solar module recycling, green buildings and infrastructure, greenhouse gas emission reduction, verification, solar farm and rooftop solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects across 12 markets Sunseap Group has established its operation. The 12 markets are namely, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Australia.
In addition to the Sunseap group’s business and corporate development, Mr Phuan also plays a key role in the engineering and reducing the levelised cost of solar energy in Singapore to implement Sunseap Group’s first 10 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) of solar PPA projects which subsequently set the foundation for its next 1.2GWp of solar PPA projects within the group’s portfolio.
An experienced entrepreneur, Mr Phuan also spent time delving into advertising, IT and F&B. He was also awarded the distinguished Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2014, the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) 2015, and the PVSEC Special Award in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the growth in areas of photovoltaic industrial technology in Singapore. Mr Phuan also serves as a member on the Board of Enterprise Singapore (ESG).
Federico is Executive Director Credit Suisse Wealth Management Asia Pacific. He is President of the European Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Vice President of Assocamerestero (the apex body of the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad) and board member of various institutions including UN Global Compact Singapore, Singapore Business Federation, EU Asean Business Council and ACCORD (Council on Community Relations, Ministry of Defence).
Former President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore for five years, Federico also serves as independent director in private companies. Federico started his career in New York and worked for several financial institutions in different locations and roles, including being founder and Chief Executive Officer of FFA Asia, a multi-family office dedicated to advising entrepreneurial families on their wealth.
He graduated in financial markets at Bocconi University in Finance and was visiting student at Stern School of Business, New York University.
Mr Gan Seow Kee is the Vice-Chairman and Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Business Federation and a member of the SBF Executive Committee (EXCO) and the SBF Council since 2015.
Mr Gan was appointed to the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers in 2020. He serves on the board of the Singapore Economic Development Board. He was formerly Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. till 31 December 2020.
He is also a member of the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s International Advisory Panel on Advanced Manufacturing and the National University of Singapore Engineering Faculty Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Emerging Stronger Taskforce to review how Singapore can build new sources of dynamism and stay economically resilient in a post-COVID-19 world.
He was conferred the Medal of Commendation (Gold) by NTUC in 2017 and the Distinguished Alumni Award by the National University of Singapore in 2018.
Mr Gan obtained his bachelor’s degree in engineering (with honours) from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow with the United Kingdom Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Dr. Kevyn Yong is Chief Learning Officer at the Singapore Institute of Management. His areas of expertise include creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership, with a focus on design thinking, strategic leadership, leading change and digital transformation. He has delivered customized leadership and innovation programs for many corporate partners, including Amazon and ATOS in France, eBay and Nike in China, and Danone, Deutsche Bank, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore.
Prior to joining the Singapore Institute of Management, Dr. Yong was an Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business, and also served as Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific, Academic Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific, and Associate Dean of Executive Education at ESSEC Asia-Pacific. Dr. Yong was also Associate Professor of Management at HEC Paris and taught courses at Cornell University and the National University of Singapore. Recognized for teaching excellence, he has been awarded the Pedagogy Innovation Prize by the HEC Foundation in 2011 and making the Dean’s Honor roll at the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Yong received his Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a Masters degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University.
Burak Dağlıoğlu is President of the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, a position he took up in February 2020. Prior to his appointment as President of the Investment Office, Mr. Dağlıoğlu held a number of posts within the Office; from 2010 to 2015, he worked as Project Director in charge of investment projects from the Gulf Countries, India, Japan, and USA. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Dağlıoğlu served as the Vice President of the Investment Office in charge of overseas promotion and lead generation activities. In November 2020 he was appointed as a Member of the Board at Turkey Wealth Fund, the national sovereign wealth fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dağlıoğlu worked in the private sector in consulting industry at various positions.
Mr. Dağlıoğlu holds a BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University and MA degree in “Global Master in Finance” from IE Business School.
Mr Eric Lim is the Chief Sustainability Officer at UOB. He leads a dedicated corporate sustainability office that is focused on achieving the Bank’s sustainability objectives of helping businesses to advance responsibly, steering consumer wealth to sustainable investments and fostering social inclusiveness and environmental well-being.
Concurrently, Eric is also the Head of Group Finance, where he is responsible for the Bank’s core finance functions spanning financial strategy, capital management, regulatory and financial reporting, tax management, business finance and performance management.
Eric holds positions in other key UOB management committees, including Chairperson of the Group Sustainability Committee. He is also a member of the Asset and Liability Committee and the Management Committee, and holds directorships in UOB affiliated companies.
Prior to joining UOB, Eric was Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Banking Finance, Singapore and Southeast Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for driving the strategic partnership between the wholesale business and finance teams. During this time, Eric was responsible for the finance functions covering commercial banking, financial markets and investment banking.
Eric began his career with GE Capital where he took on various executive positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, audit and controllership. He lived and worked in more than 20 countries, with particular focus in the USA and Japan during that time.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Jennifer Tay is currently a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers Deals Advisory in Singapore and leads the infrastructure practice for the firm. She also leads the Infrastructure Practice for PwC Myanmar. Jennifer leads a team of Infrastructure professional based throughout the region including Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar. Jennifer has ~20 years experience in large scale infrastructure financing, Merger and Acquisitions, Valuations and Public Private Partnership transactions, advising both public and private sectors across Asia Pacific. Jennifer’s sectors expertise includes Power & Energy (In electricity generation/transmission/distribution, renewables and in gas utilities), Transport (in Urban Rails, Toll Roads and Bridges, Airports and Ports terminals), Water, industrial parks and special economic zones, and Telecommunications/Fibre Network infrastructure.
Besides experience in professional services, Jennifer has spent a number of years in various Temasek-linked entities, including Singapore Power, SMRT Ltd and SingTel Limited. She has been involved in IPOs, Bond issuances, M&A, post-deals integrations, Corporate planning, FP&A, Investors Relations, Enterprise Risk Management and corporate transformation roles.
Jennifer graduated from National University of Singapore, Business Administration with First Class Honours.
Mr YEO Choon Chong joined Surbana Jurong in 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Division, responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary portfolio for the region. Concurrently, he is the Group Managing Director of KTP Consultants Pte Ltd. Mr Yeo is a veteran and qualified engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in managing domestic and international infrastructure, architectural and engineering consultancy businesses.
Prior to joining Surbana Jurong, Mr Yeo was one of the stakeholders who established KTP Consultants. He was instrumental in expanding KTP’s business operations across Asia before it was acquired by Surbana Jurong in 2015.
Before that, Mr Yeo was the Asian Board Director in Meinhardt Group for 17 years, where he oversaw projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia regions. Notable projects under his charge included Dubai Mall and Ocean Heights Tower in Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station in Malaysia. Upon graduation from the university, Mr Yeo joined Arup as an engineer in the United Kingdom. At Arup, he was involved in iconic projects which included the “Cloud” at La Grande Arche Paris and Moorgate Hall in London.
Mr Yeo is a keen advocate of setting industry standards for innovative design, sustainability and buildability. He sits on several professional committees including the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore to promote these initiatives.
He has received a number of Buildability and Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Awards (DESEA) for his notable contributions in developing projects that comply with safety requirements in terms of design, construction and maintenance.
Eddy Ng is PSA’s Head of Group Commercial & Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions. He sits on the Senior Management Council of PSA International.
Eddy steers the PSA Group’s commercial strategies in support of its activities and relationships with key global shipping lines. In his Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions portfolio, Eddy will develop PSA’s future role and supply chain solutions with stakeholders to address sustainability challenges in their respective production systems. In addition, Eddy has a leadership role in Group Process Excellence, with a focus on strengthening and cascading PSA’s technology roadmap and digital developments in PSA projects globally.
A veteran in the industry and well-respected by stakeholders globally, Eddy brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in ports and adjacencies. Prior to his current positions, Eddy was Managing Director of PSA Singapore’s Container Division, which comprises the group of operational container terminals at City Terminals and Pasir Panjang Terminals (PPT) 1-6, where he was responsible for overall business and operations management. He also played a key role in the capacity planning and expansion of PSA Singapore’s existing terminals, pushing research and development through the ‘PSA Living Lab’ to operationalise new technologies and digital capabilities.
Kelvin is a passionate business technologist with a strong understanding in conceptualising pragmatic technological approaches to solve day to day problems. Prior to co-founding Carro, he was a key stakeholder in both SAS, the worldwide leader in Business Analytics solutions as well as Experian, one the largest Credit Bureau in the world.
At both SAS and Experian, he took on roles in both consulting and business development to help further the businesses of clients through the use of decisioning and analytical software. He is experienced with public sector and commercial business verticals and has collaborated with people from diverse backgrounds. He is able to communicate, articulate and design solutions around risk, originations, collections, fraud, public security and intelligence. Also, he is well-versed in business intelligence, business analytics, social network analysis, social media analysis, business process modelling and user experience design.
Kelvin is educated in electronics and computer engineering, information systems and information technology. He graduated Valedictorian and Summa-cum-Laude from Singapore Management University and was awarded Singapore’s National Infocomm Scholarship for a Master of Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Azhar Othman is the Regional Managing Director of Enercon Asia Pte Ltd. Enercon has been involved in the design and manufacturing of customized power generation controls and switchgear since early 2000. The company has done more than 3000 projects for end-users in the hotel, airport, shopping mall, data centres, oil and gas industries. They have exported their products to 20 countries. The company has won several awards, the SME100 Fast Moving company Award in 2020, the innovation award in 2016 by Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vendor of the year award in 2015 in Middle East by Cummins Dubai. The group of companies known as GENES has grown its business in Renewable Energy and Energy analytics sectors. The company was awarded the solar panels design and installation order for the Singapore Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2021 that attained the net zero energy. A strong advocator of innovation, Mr. Azhar with his team developed an energy intelligence platform called GaedKeeper that provides energy assessment and advisory that leverages on blockchain technology which produces Artificial Intelligence based solutions to help clients eliminate energy losses and reduce carbon emission. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Through his leadership, the company with its HQ in Singapore has offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar.
Grace Ho, President at SWAT Mobility (SWAT), is listed in the latest Singapore 100 Women In Tech (SG100WIT) 2021, this is a strong recognition for her leadership, contributions and advocacy in the tech industry.
In her role as President of SWAT Mobility, she is responsible for driving revenue growth, market expansion and developing talent & capabilities in the Singapore headquartered start-up. She leads alongside the co-founders to execute on the firm’s mission to inspire communities to move more with less and contribute to a sustainable tomorrow. This involves forging strong partnerships to scale SWAT’s differentiated mobility tech offerings in transportation and Logistics verticals, and also fundraising for business growth.
Grace has more than 20 years of international experience in the Technology sector, having helmed leadership roles in technology heavyweights like Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, SAP and IBM. In addition to her corporate career, Grace also commits her time as an independent Board Member and in advisory roles at NTUC Income and The National Library Board of Singapore (NLB). She also mentor startups and actively contributes to the development strategy for 8VI Holdings Limited, a Singapore-based FinEduTech startup. Grace is an active member at the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and an elected EXCO member of The Singapore Computer Society (SCS). Grace holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Australia; a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the National University of Singapore; an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University and Singapore Institute of Directors (SMU-SID), and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr Shamir Rahim is a technopreneur with a passion for artificial intelligence and biomedical technologies. Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of VersaFleet™, he believes in automating the world’s logistics operations.
Mr Shamir holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Supply Chain Management from National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Engineering. He graduated from NUS as a University Scholas with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science, and a Minor in Technopreneurship, which he attained while on the NUS Overseas College program at the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School. He was conferred ‘Outstanding Young Alumni’ by National University of Singapore in 2019; ‘Young Supply Chain Professional of the Year’ by Supply Chain Asia in 2019; and serves on several national committees in Singapore, including the Central Provident Fund Board.
Mr Dan Yock Hau is Assistant Chief Executive (National Cyber Resilience) at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).
As ACE (NCR), he leads the Operations Cluster to oversee the operational readiness, resilience and protection of the Critical Information Infrastructure (CIIs). This includes governance over CII operators, threat monitoring of the cyberspace, incident response, and working with other government agencies to ensure coordinated efforts against cyber threats against Singapore. He also oversees the Safer Cyberspace Division to develop policies and engagement programmes to support enterprises and individuals to strengthen their cybersecurity preparedness.
Ferdy is the Head of Sales for Xero Asia where he leads Xero’s growth and expansion across the region. His team empowers accountants and SMEs with the tools, knowledge and processes to transform their business workflows with cloud accounting. So they can build better business relationships, and focus on successful business outcomes. Prior to Xero, he worked at several companies such as Facebook, Google, Skyscanner, LinkedIn and American Express. Ferdy has Master of Business Administration from Newcastle Business School – Northumbria University and he holds Bachelor science of Business from University of London.
Dr. Darian McBain is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Dr McBain has more than 20 years of deep experience in sustainability roles spanning across various sectors. Prior to this was most recently Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in Thai Union Group, a leading global seafood supplier conglomerate. Dr McBain holds a PhD in social indicators for global supply chain analysis, MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and Environment, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental). She was recently named as a United Nations SDG Pioneer for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Her previous work includes serving as the Sustainable Procurement Lead for the UK’s National Health Service, advising the United Nations, working with WWF on palm oil and supply risk analysis, and heading her own strategy and sustainability consultancy. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Integrated Sustainability Analysis at the University of Sydney, a Director and Board Member of the not-for-profit Be Slavery Free, and a Non-Executive Director for sustainable palm oil producer M.P. Evans and advisor to the traceability tech startup Eachmile Technologies. She is a published author and spokesperson on issues relating to sustainability, sustainable finance, business human rights and supply chains.
Darian’s work has been highly recognized. She is the recipient of the Edie Sustainability Leader of the Year Award 2018, Ethical Corporation 2018 Responsible Business Leader of the Year, SeaWeb Seafood Leader of the Year for Vision 2019, CSR Asia’s Sustainability Superwomen 2019, Anti-Slavery Australia’s Freedom Award 2019, one of Intrafish’s Seafood Power 100 Most Influential Executives 2020, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2020, Harvard Business Council 2020 International Business Excellence Professional Award, and was named a UNGC Sustainable Development Goal Pioneer for a Sustainable Ocean Economy for 2021.
Audra has overall responsibility for strategic leadership for the company and performance of the business. Since joining Clifford Capital at its inception in 2012 as Head of Origination and Structuring, Audra had spearheaded the growth of the Clifford Capital franchise in the relevant project and asset finance markets across the sectors covered by the company.
She brings with her a wealth of experience working with Singapore-based companies on infrastructure projects locally and overseas. Prior to Clifford Capital, she spent 12 years in project finance with HSBC, playing a key role in the origination and financing of numerous award-winning projects in South East Asia, both as financial advisor and lead arranger.
Audra has an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.
Hear Mr Lam speak at Singapore Regional Business Forum, ASEAN Conference, Future Economy Conference and Exhibitions and TAC Symposium.
Mr Lam Yi Young is Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community in the areas of trade, investment and industrial relations. SBF represents more than 27,000 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.
Prior to joining SBF in Jul 2020, Yi Young spent 24 years in the Singapore Civil Service, including 11 years in Senior Public Sector Leadership positions like Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Deputy Secretary (Policy) in the Ministry of Education, and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Yi Young sits on the boards of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Global Compact Network Singapore, SBF Foundation, SIM People Development Fund Limited, SMU Academy, SBF Holdings Pte Ltd and SBF Connect Pte Ltd, and is a member of the Donor Relations Committee of the Community Foundation of Singapore. He also previously served on the boards of various statutory boards, companies, real estate investment trust, universities, research institutes, charities and clubs and societies.
Yi Young has a Master of Arts in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Mr Wee joined UOB in 1979 and served as Deputy Chairman and President of the Bank from 2000 to 2007. On 27 April 2007, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. A non-independent and executive director, he is a member of the Executive, Nominating and Board Risk Management Committees.
A career banker with more than 40 years’ experience, Mr Wee holds directorships in several UOB subsidiaries including United Overseas Insurance, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) and United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company. He is Chairman of United Overseas Bank (China) and Deputy President Commissioner of PT Bank UOB Indonesia.
Active in industry development, Mr Wee is Chairman of The Association of Banks in Singapore, vice chairman of The Institute of Banking & Finance and council member of the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Singapore-China Foundation and an honorary council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He was previously deputy chairman of the Housing & Development Board and a director of the Port of Singapore Authority, UOL Group, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and United International Securities. In 2013, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contributions to the financial industry.
A keen art enthusiast, Mr Wee is the Patron of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He is also a director of the Wee Foundation.
Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and a Master of Arts (Applied Economics) from American University, Washington, DC.
Professor Annie Koh is Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU) and a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation, Professor Koh also chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 supervisory committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and a committee member of Singapore’s Customs Advisory Council and HR Transformation Advisory Panel. She is currently an independent director of AMTD International Inc., PBA Group, Prime US REIT, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. She also advises privately owned enterprises, startups, and non-profits such as Cyber Youth Singapore and WWF Singapore.
Professor Koh received her Ph.D. degree in International Finance as a Fulbright scholar from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. In recognition of her contribution to education and the public sector, she was awarded the bronze and silver Singapore Public Administration medal in 2010 and 2016 respectively, and the Adult Education Prism Award in 2017.
Chi Hsia is a career diplomat who joined IMDA in November 2020 to power up IMDA’s international strategy, engagement and collaboration. Singapore’s digital transformation through deep investments in digital infrastructure, innovation and inclusion will be amplified with stronger global collaboration in norms and standards, with data and technology as the new frontiers of value creation in the global digital economy.
Prior to joining IMDA, Chi Hsia was Singapore’s High Commissioner to the UK based in London, and concurrently Ambassador to Ireland and to Iceland. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal by the Government of Singapore in 2008, the Dame Commander of the Victorian Order by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, Freedom of the City of London in 2016 and the National Day Long Service Medal in 2020.
Earlier in her career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she served in the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations during Singapore’s only term in the UN Security Council from 2001 – 2002, and was also involved in Singapore’s only case before the International Court of Justice when sovereignty over Pedra Branca was awarded to Singapore in 2008.
Venetta brings over 25 years of policy and government experience, specialising in Pan-Asian trade and economic developments, government relations and issues management, NGO advocacy and stakeholder engagement in a range of verticals including nutrition, healthcare and energy. She is passionate about the need for multi-stakeholder approaches and leverages her skills in multiple communications disciplines to help clients navigate the political, regulatory and socio-economic issues impacting their businesses. She has worked in a variety of situations, including those around license-to-operate issues, to legislative hearings and inquiries, crises involving public health and safety, as well as those requiring litigation support.
Prior to this, Venetta has spent most of her professional career with various governmental bodies in Singapore and specialised in trade negotiations, building public-private partnerships and policy development in the economic and energy spheres. She was an extensive contributor for building the framework of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and creating an enhanced infrastructure and business environment for governments and industries alike. An active player on regional trade issues, she led Singapore’s efforts in ASEAN’s internal integration as well as was Singapore’s chief negotiator on various ASEAN-plus FTAs including those with Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Singapore, His Excellency Joseph Del Mar Yap served as the Special Envoy of the Philippine President to the Republic of Singapore from December 2016 to June 2017.
He was the President and CEO of various companies under Filinvest Development Corporation, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines that has interests in banking, property development, real estate, power generation, agriculture and hospitality.
Ambassador Yap holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School.
Ambassador Yap is from the Province of Cebu, Philippines. He is married to Lourdes Josephine Gotianun Yap and they have three children.
H.E. Mai Phuoc Dzung was nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Republic of Singapore on 10th May 2021. Before the accreditation to Singapore, he served as the Director General, Directorate of State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.
H.E. Mai Phuoc Dzung majored in International Relations. He served as the Third Secretary at the Embassy of Viet Nam in Italy from 1998 to 2002 and Consul General of the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Sydney, Australia from 2011 to 2014. He has one son and one daughter
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Mr Lim Ming Yan is Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community in the areas of trade, investment and industrial relations. SBF represents 27,200 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.
Mr Lim is also the Chairman of Workforce Singapore, a member of Singapore’s Future Economy Council (FEC), Co-Chairman of FEC’s Built Environment sub-committee, a member of FEC’s Emerging Stronger Taskforce, a board director of Business China, as well as a board trustee of Singapore Management University.
Mr Lim also sits on the boards of Singapore Press Holdings, Central China Real Estate Limited and DLF Cyber City Developers Limited.
In his 22 years at CapitaLand Limited, Mr Lim was President and Group CEO from 2013 to 2018. He was also CEO of The Ascott Limited from 2009 to 2012 and CEO of CapitaLand China from 2000 to 2009.
Mr Lim graduated with a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1985. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2002.
Professor Lim Sun Sun is Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families, workplace digital disruptions and public perceptions of smart city technologies. She recently authored Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She serves on the editorial boards of eleven journals and several public bodies including the Social Science Research Council, Singapore Environment Council and Media Literacy Council. From 2018-2020, she served as a Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore. She was named to the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list in 2020. She frequently offers her expert commentary in international outlets including Nature, Scientific American, Guardian, Channel NewsAsia, Business Times and Straits Times. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching. See www.sunsunlim.com
Nurul Ichwan is the Deputy Chairman for Investment Planning. He is responsible for designing national investment planning policy in Indonesia. Prior to current position, Mr Ichwan was Director of Regional Investment Promotion, Director of Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre at London which responsible to promote Indonesia investment project for Europe region. He has more than 20 years experience in investment planning, investment promoting, etc.
Dr Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Skills Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. She oversees the skills development system in Singapore, through working with tripartite partners in the identification, dissemination and measurement of the skills needs of Singapore economy. She works with global researchers, EdTech, HRTech and CareerTech partners in shaping the skills ecosystem. She serves as council member at the WEF Global Future Council for Education and Skills; member of the Advisory Board at the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Research and Development in Learning, and member of the International Committee of Experts for UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
As Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Zee Kin oversees IMDA’s AI and Data Industry development strategy with the key responsibility in developing forward -thinking governance on AI and data in Singapore. He also spearheaded the development of Singapore’s Model AI Governance Framework, which won the UNITU WSIS Prize in 2019. He is currently a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI), and was a member of the AI Group of Experts at the OECD (AIGO) which developed the OECD Principles on AI.
In his capacity as Deputy Commissioner of PDPC, Zee Kin oversees the development, administration and enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (2012). His key responsibilities include managing the formulation and implementation of policies relating to the protection of personal data, as well as the issuing of enforcement directions for organisational actions. As a wellregarded expert on data privacy issues, he has spearheaded various public and sector-specific activities to raise awareness and compliance in data protection, and is currently participating as an expert in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)’s Data Governance Working Group, which addresses data protection issues at the intersection of AI development and deployment.
Tommy Leong is the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for International Operations in Schneider Electric since July 2021, a region spanning South America, Middle-East, Africa, Greater India, East Asia and Pacific. Prior to this, he was the Zone President for East Asia & Japan where he led Schneider Electric’s operations in South-East Asia, North-East Asia and Mongolia for 6 years.
Tommy has 29 years of business experience in professional and consumer businesses in AsiaPacific and China. Prior to Schneider Electric, he held management and marketing roles in Philips for 13 years, including Sector President of Philips Lighting for Greater China, and Vice President of Philips Consumer Lifestyle for ASEAN and Pacific. He started his career with 9 years at Procter & Gamble, where he gained experience in marketing roles in South-East Asia, covering the babycare and haircare categories.
Tommy graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and has completed executive development programs with INSEAD, Stanford-NUS and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Tommy is also serving as Board Directors for the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and the Green SG Collaboration.
Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM’s Business Consulting and Head of Private Client Services. He consults and assists entrepreneurs to build a corporate culture of resilience. His area of work focuses on helping entrepreneurs discover and preserve value in their business, create or co-create values through innovation and digitalisation, rehabilitate ailing companies and recover from failures.
He works with our economic agencies to promote Singapore as a hub for global businesses, assist our entrepreneurs connect with ASEAN and the world through RSM network of firms. He is a frequent speaker on ASEAN, Internationalisation and Managing Digitalisation and Transformation.
He is currently a member of the Global Connect Committee under Singapore Business Federation; and a member of the Industry and Commerce Committee under Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a Board Director at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. He is the Chairman of The Chartered Management Institute, Singapore Branch, and the First Vice President of The Society of Modern Management.
Woon Teck currently teaches corporate governance and risk management in the School of Business (Accountancy) of the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He co-authored the “Doing Business in ASEAN” guide jointly published by RSM, Rajah & Tann Asia and United Overseas Bank in 2015 and 2016, as well as the booklet on “Building a Treasury Centre for Sustainable Growth” in 2018.
Swee Wan brings with him vast experience in investigation and technology, having spearheaded the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) efforts in combating financial, IT and IPR-related crimes. His outstanding performance won him the Singapore Home Affairs Ministerial Award.
After 12 illustrious years with SPF, Swee Wan took his expertise to the private sector, holding management positions in Microsoft, Seagate, a big-4 and a mid-tier audit firm where he investigated financial and technology fraud cases in Asia Pacific.
In 2001, Swee Wan started his entrepreneurial journey in computer forensic and IT security industry.
Swee Wan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from National University of Singapore.
Sherie Ng’s career spans over a 25-year journey where she has held various management and global leadership positions. Her domain expertise lies in the high growth tech environment across industries; BFSI, Telecommunications, Government, Oil & gas, FMCG where she leads large enterprise, and organizational digital transformations.
She is currently the Country Director of Google Cloud’s business in Singapore and Malaysia, responsible for leading revenue and go-to-market strategy and operations for Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace, working with teams across Google to help customers across all industries reimagine their business through data-powered innovation.
Sherie joined Google Cloud from Microsoft, where she was General Manager, Public Sector, Asia Pacific. During her time with the company, she spearheaded business engagements and partnerships with public sector institutions – government agencies, state-owned enterprises, healthcare and education institutions. In addition, Sherie championed social impact causes for national empowerment programs such as bridging the digital skills gap, enhancing country -wide capabilities in digital transformation, cyber security, AI, and advancing sustainability goals.
Sherie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and she also successfully completed the MIT Sloan Executive Education program in Digital Business Strategy and the INSEAD Global CEO program in International Business.
In her personal time, she is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders and is also actively involved in local and regional community services, leading and participating in humanitarian aid programs for the underserved.
Rohan leads the Financial services vertical for Google in Singapore, working to grow the largest financial institutions and Fintechs in APAC. His team’s main responsibility is helping these firms exponentially grow users in APAC, leveraging Google’s platforms and technology.
Prior to joining Google, he worked at McKinsey & Company, working on Digital Transformations in the Financial sector. Rohan holds an MBA from Columbia University, along with an Msc. (Financial Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University.
Rebecca is the CEO of Trustana, a cross-border trade and sourcing platform that enables companies of all sizes to participate in international trade. Utilising decentralised technologies, Trustana’s vision is to unlock additional business value for SMEs globally. She joined as a founding team member and Head of Product in March 2020. As CEO, Rebecca spearheads overall strategy and growth for the company, articulating the product vision and building the organization, which includes leading an expanding team across Singapore, China, and the ASEAN region.
Prior to Trustana, Rebecca was a Lead Product Manager with BCG Digital Ventures, where she built & launched multiple businesses, including an asset-light warehousing & logistics network, a digital pay-per-kilometre auto insurance offering, and an on-demand fuel delivery business. She was previously a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on digital transformation in the technology, media, and telecommunications industry.
Rebecca has worked internationally, including in the United Kingdom, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and the United States. Rebecca holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
Lena is a trailblazer in international investments, mergers & acquisitions, real estate & smart cities development with more than 25 years of experience in overseeing billions of assets. She is the Chairperson of Investment Committee for China’s Belt & Road Initiative for Greater Mekong Sub-region. She is also the Chairperson for Hotel Nikko Chonburi. Lena is honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2014 and nominated as a Global Agenda Council Member of World Economic Forum. She is also an Enterprise Advisory Council Member of Bridge Alliance, a leading mobile alliance of 34 premier Telco operators serving over 800 million customers.
Lena was a former Singapore Diplomat (Commercial Attaché) & Director of IE Singapore based in Thailand. She won the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry Borderless Award in the year 2010. Lena has also worked at British Telecoms and Standard Chartered Bank.
Lena is an active advocate for Women Empowerment, Youth Development & Inclusive society and has more than 25 years of experience in community work and social impact projects. Lena was the Chairperson (Audit Committee) and Board Member of the Singapore National Paralympic Council.
Lena is an international speaker and judge in many international fora such as the World Economic Forum, World Bank Conference, HKTDC Belt and Road Forum, Asia Pacific Supply Chain Forum, ASOCIO, Mobile World Congress and Microsoft Imagine Club.
Lavan is the Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia, a project facilitation office set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s social and economic growth through infrastructure development. Prior to his appointment at Infrastructure Asia, Lavan held various leadership roles at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). He was based in the MAS New York Representative Office where he was the Chief Representative for four years.
Lavan has been actively involved in various initiatives on infrastructure financing and financial market development in the MAS. He spent over a year at Clifford Capital, a specialist provider of structured finance solutions.
Lavan started his career in the Ministry of Finance overseeing budget policy formulation. He then spent 10 years in tax policy formulation both in the Ministry of Finance and the MAS. Lavan graduated with an Honours Degree in Business with a specialisation in Financial Analysis and obtained his MBA (Accountancy) from Nanyang Technological University’s Nanyang Business School.
Mr Lam Sai Yoke (Kevin Lam) became the Head of UOB’s TMRW Digital Group in Oct 2020.
Mr Lam has worked for several large international foreign banks and technology companies in Singapore, U.S., and Hong Kong for more than a decade before joining UOB group. In his 25 years of experience in the banking industry, he has held a range of positions in the areas of strategic planning, business management, product development, sales and distribution, technology and banking infrastructure development and other areas of corporate services.
Mr Lam has been with UOB group since 2005 and served various important positions namely Head of Secured Loans Personal Financial Services in UOB Singapore from 2005 to 2009, Managing Director Head of Sales and Distribution in UOB Singapore from 2009 to 2010 and Managing Director Head of Personal Financial Services in UOB Malaysia from 2011 to 2013. He served as Deputy CEO in UOB Malaysia from 2013 to 2016. He was appointed as President Director of UOB Indonesia in 2016 until Oct 2020.
Currently, Kevin holds senior functional responsibility for the management of UOB’s TMRW Digital Group and Digital Banking teams across the UOB group.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (National University of Singapore).
As the world’s first global airline alliance, Star Alliance provides seamless experiences across an extensive global network, together with rewards and recognition for high value international travellers.
Previously, Jeffrey Goh held the position as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at the Alliance, with responsibilities spanning human resources, sourcing and fuel-related projects, legal, finance and project management. Before moving to Frankfurt, he had lived in Singapore and Melbourne and held positions at the International Air Transport Association in Montreal and at Beaumont and Son, a leading aviation law firm, in London.
He presently serves on the Board of Airline Passenger Experience Association and the Board of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. as an independent non-executive director.
He has a doctorate in the principles and policies of regulating airline competition and has published widely in the field of aviation law and regulation.
Mr. Gary Lee was the Vice President & Deputy General Manager of the Export Sales and Marketing with Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd (TYJ). He was responsible for all TYJ’s global export sales and marketing. Prior to joining TYJ, he was the Business Development Manager with a Publicly Listed Company in Singapore. A strong believer of “competitive strategy” and a proponent of “aligning eco-systemic forces” to “corner the market”, Gary has designed an export methodology that has since seen TYJ expanded its global foot print from 36 countries in 2004 to over 68 countries in 2017.
A trained commando and a survival member of “hell week” in the elite Special Operation Force selection team in year 1997, he has successfully led and penetrated TYJ export business beginning from Asia to Europe, Middle East, North and South America.
An ex council member of a National Sport Association from 1998-2000 and a volunteer member of KDF-EPIC Fund Raising Committee, North West Community Development Council, he shares the passion to contribute to the society.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with the University of Singapore and has an advanced Diploma in Marketing Management with University of Humberside (UK).
He was also appointed as a member of B20 SMEs and Entrepreneurship Task Force in 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Mr Gary Lee is currently a Director and Board Member of SanSeSan Global Pte Ltd, a Singaporean FMCG distribution company with a network of more than 2,000 distribution points in Singapore.
Ernie is currently the Executive Director (Marketing) of Koda Ltd (listed in Singapore Stock Exchange 2001) and the Chairman of Commune Lifestyle Pte Ltd (100% subsidiary of Koda Ltd). He has significant experience in international marketing and corporate branding. He is at the helm of the Group’s marketing initiatives, particularly in customer relationship management, client base diversification, trade fairs participation, new product launches and marketing talent recruitment. Ernie is also instrumental in identifying the latest design trends and dealing with changing consumer preferences. Ernie has been with Koda for more than 25 years. During his tenure, he has rapidly expanded Koda’s market share, reaching out to more than 120 customers across more than 40 countries throughout the globe.
Ernie is also actively involved in the business and creative communities.
He was elected as President of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (“SFIC”) in 2012 (2012-2016). He is Chairman of International Furniture Fair Singapore Pte Ltd and the SFIC Finance Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) Programme for SFIC, a multi-agency program that aims to partner industry associations to enhance industry and enterprise competitiveness. Ernie was appointed Co-Chairman of the Independent Experts Panel for Furniture Industry by Spring Singapore in 2013. He sat on the Advisory Board in the School of Design at Singapore Polytechnic (2015-2019). He was also elected to the 60th Board of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) in 2019 (2019-2021). He is the current Vice President of the Franchise and Licensing Association (2019-2020). He was elected as a Council Member of Singapore Business Federation(SBF)(2020-2022). He is also a Vice Chairman of the SBF Small and Medium Enterprise Committee (SMEC), Member of DesignS (a network of 9 design-centric institutes and associations in Singapore], as well as Distinguished member of the Presidential Advisory Commission of Design Business Chamber Singapore. He currently sits in the Industry Advisory Group for School of Spatial & Product Design (2021-2023) at Lasalle College of Arts (Singapore). He is often invited to present papers in various international conferences globally.
Ernie is married with 1 child. He is a member of the New Creation Church.
Ernie holds a BSc. in Marketing from the University of Oregon (USA) and an MBA in International Marketing from the San Francisco State University (USA).
Ms Dilys Boey is Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing industry development of the Lifestyle & Consumer, Food and AgriTech sectors.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.
Prior to joining Enterprise Singapore, Dilys was a Partner and ASEAN People Advisory Services Leader at Ernst & Young (EY) and has over 25 years of management consulting experience working with corporations and the public sector on people, culture and organisation priorities.
Cindy Lim is the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Infrastructure.
In her 20 years with Keppel, Ms Lim has held various leadership positions. She was the Director of Group Corporate Development (GCD) of Keppel Corporation Limited and concurrently the Managing Director of Keppel Urban Solutions (KUS), an end-to-end integrated master developer of liveable, smart and sustainable precincts and townships in the Asia-Pacific region. As the Director of GCD, she focused on harnessing collaboration and synergies across the Business units and functions within the Keppel Group. As the Managing Director of KUS, she led the unit to capture business opportunities, tapping on the mega trends of rapid urbanisation and the increasing global focus on sustainability.
Prior to these, Ms Lim was the Executive Director of Infrastructure Services in Keppel Infrastructure, where she stewarded the business by driving plants efficiency and reliability, health, safety & environment (HSE) performance and developing procurement strategies. She has diverse experience in operation and process excellence as well as people and organisation management.
Ms Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Production) (Second Upper Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and an Executive MBA from the Singapore Management University.
Kim Huat has extensive experience in corporate transactions across the Asia Pacific region. He is valued by clients for his legal acumen, commercial insights and deep understanding of the region. He is effectively bilingual and one of the few Singapore lawyers who can draft and negotiate in Chinese with ease. In recognition of his experience and achievements, Kim Huat is ranked as a leading lawyer by numerous legal directories, including “Eminent Practitioner” in Chambers, “Elite Practitioner” in Asialaw, “Leading Individual” in The Legal 500, and in Best Lawyers.
Ben is a senior business and technology executive specializing in business strategy and digital transformation advisory. He has in-depth insight and knowledge of the Asia Pacific market, having spent the last 28 years in the region – competency from Board Member, Business Owner, Research, Advisory, Consulting, Program Management, Business Development, and Sales and Marketing roles.
Currently, Ben is an Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs based in Singapore, manages CIO and CxO relationships in Southeast Asia region. In this capacity, acts as mentor and trusted adviser to senior IT and business executives on mission critical initiatives and priorities that are underpinned by technology investments. He is also a frequent speaker and presenter at various forums.
As a former CXO and business leader, Ben has experience in a variety of organization size from SME, large local enterprise, Startup’s and larger MNC. Ben has done multiple digital transformation project in Business Intelligence, Ecommerce, digital marketing and supply chain, business modeling for digital transformation. Ben’s experience and exposure in consumer products business, education, retail, financial services and ecommerce organization gives him a board platform of appreciation.
He was the former Country CEO of COURTS Singapore from January 2017 to January 2020. As CEO, he oversees and is responsible for driving all of COURTS’ local retail and business operations across its island wide network of stores as well as its e-commerce platform, COURTS Online.
Prior to COURTS, Ben headed Andios Pte Ltd, a Challenger subsidiary, as its CEO from 2015 to 2016, and prior to that served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Challenger Technologies (Singapore) from 2012 to 2015. Before Challenger, Ben spent almost 17 years with Microsoft in various leadership roles, including the last held position of General Manager, for Microsoft Consumer Business in APAC. During this tenure, Ben received Microsoft’s highest level of recognition. Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence Platinum Award program (for outstanding result in financials, customer satisfaction and employee engagement). Ben also received the Polaris Award for Leadership and Management Excellence at Microsoft, awarded to individual leaders who excel at people development and organization building.
Abhishek Chatterjee founded Tookitaki in 2014 following a five-year career at JPMorgan, where he brought his computer engineering skills to work on the bank’s proprietary trading desks. He studied computer engineering at Pune University in India and gained a Masters in Computational Biology from the University of Southern California in 2005. Upon graduation, he worked as a software engineer at Three Point Software and DoubleClick (now part of Google) before embarking on a career in financial services.
Abhishek currently serves as the Founder & CEO of Tookitaki, a Regtech which provides Compliance Platform as a Service (CPaaS) to financial institutions across the globe. He plays an active role in developing the entrepreneurial community in Singapore and mentors budding talents as part of the Pays It Forward Mentorship Program for Startups. A well-known Fintech/RegTech thought leader, Abhishek won the SFA Fintech Awards 2020 in the Fintech Leaders category and was named as one of the top 25 RegTech executives of 2021 by the Financial Technology Report.
Satvinder Singh is the Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community for 2021-2024. In his capacity as the Deputy Secretary-General, he provides strategic advice to the Secretary-General of ASEAN for advancing ASEAN’s economic integration agenda as well as to lead the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Department of the ASEAN Secretariat in implementing the AEC Blueprint 2025.
Before assuming this role, he was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Trade Connectivity & Business Services at Enterprise Singapore. With over 27 years of experience in holding a variety of local, regional and global management positions across the region, he was instrumental in strengthening Singapore’s role as Asia’s trading hub as well as driving digitalisation efforts in Singapore amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the National University of Singapore and attended the Harvard’s Business School Advanced Management Programme in 2017.
Mr Heng Swee Keat is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies.
Mr Heng chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council which oversees the on-going restructuring of Singapore’s economy, through upgrading workers’ skills and industry transformation, to create better career prospects for the workforce He leads a team to oversee the design and implementation of national strategies in areas such as skills and capabilities development, innovation and productivity as well as the internationalisation of Singapore companies.
He is also the Chairman of the National Research Foundation, which sets the direction for Singapore’s research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) strategies. Mr Heng is overseeing the closer integration of our RIE and industry transformation efforts.
Mr Heng served as Minister for Education from 2011 to 2015. He also led the year-long Our Singapore Conversation from 2012 that helped to engage more than 47,000 Singaporeans from all walks of life through dialogues.
He also served as Minister for Finance from 2015 to 2021, overseeing ten national Budgets including an unprecedented five Budgets to support Singaporeans and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Mr Heng was awarded the NTUC Medal of Honour in 2021 for his contribution to the labour movement.
Mr Heng has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr Gan Kim Yong was appointed Minister for Trade and Industry on 15 May 2021. One of his key priorities is to identify new growth opportunities in support of Singapore’s continued economic development. Mr Gan continues to co-chair the Multi-Ministry Taskforce to direct and coordinate Singapore’s COVID-19 response.
From May 2011 to May 2021, Mr Gan was Minister for Health. He oversaw efforts to drive Healthcare 2020, a masterplan to ensure accessibility, quality and affordability of healthcare in Singapore. Under his leadership, the Ministry of Health invested significantly in building new healthcare infrastructure, and expanded the polyclinic and General Practitioner networks. Enhancements to long-term care financing measures were also launched, and a universal lifelong medical insurance was introduced.
As Minister for Manpower from April 2008 to May 2011, Mr Gan led the ministry’s efforts to minimise mass retrenchments during the economic recession in 2009. He also played an instrumental role in the development of manpower policies to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment, and in building a Continuing Education and Training system for a globally competitive workforce.
Mr Gan’s other previous appointments include Minister of State for Education and Minister of State for Manpower.
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Minister Josephine Teo was appointed Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity on 15 May 2021. She is also a member of the National Jobs Council and the Future Economy Council, and has been concurrently the Second Minister of Home Affairs since May 2018.
Mrs Teo was the Minister for Manpower from May 2018 till May 2021. She previously served in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance, Transport and Foreign Affairs ministries.
A member of Parliament since 2006, Mrs Teo was formerly Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and Assistant Secretary – General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Mrs Teo was concurrently Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit organisation Business China.
An alumna of Dunman High School and Raffles Junior College, Mrs Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore, winning several honours including the Rachel Meyer Book Prize for being the Best Woman Student. She obtained a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics on scholarship from the Economic Development Board.
She is married and has three grown-up children. She enjoys creating memorable experiences for family and friends.
Mr S Iswaran joined the Singapore Administrative Service in 1987. He subsequently joined the private sector, as Director for Strategic Development at Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd. Later, as Managing Director at Temasek Holdings, he undertook investments, takeover, buy-out and merger transactions in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, hi-tech manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors.
Mr Iswaran is currently the Minister for Transport, with responsibilities spanning land, air, and sea transport. His key focus areas include rebuilding the Singapore air hub and the safe reopening of air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic; strengthening Singapore’s maritime hub; and building a reliable, sustainable, and inclusive land transport system. Mr Iswaran is concurrently Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he oversees various bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations.
Mr Iswaran has been elected as a Member of Parliament in six General Elections since 2 January 1997, and was appointed to Cabinet in 2006. He has held Ministerial positions in the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Education. Prior to his appointment to Cabinet, he served on several Government Parliamentary Committees, and as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament from September 2004 to June 2006.
Lawrence WONG was elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2011 and re-elected in September 2015 and July 2020. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of National Development, and the Ministry of Education.
Mr Wong co-chairs the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, and is the Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is also a member of the GIC Board; the Future Economy Council; the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council; and the National Research Foundation Board; and co-chairs the Singapore-Shanghai Comprehensive Cooperation Council.
He chairs the PAP Community Foundation and contributes to the labour movement as Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation, and Advisor to the Union of Power and Gas Employees.
Beginning his career as a civil servant, Mr Wong had worked as the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the community level, he was involved in youth work in the church and voluntary organisations.
Mr Wong was educated at Tanjong Katong Secondary School and Victoria Junior College. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Ms Low Yen Ling was elected as a Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC in the 2011, 2015 and 2020 General Elections. She is presently the Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). In addition, Ms Low is Chairperson of the Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of South West District.
Her previous appointments include Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education (MOE) from 2015 till July 2020, and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) from 2018 till July 2020. She had also previously held office in the Ministry of Social and Family Development (2013-2015), MCCY (2014-2015) and MTI (2015- 2018).