The Future Economy Council (FEC) drives the growth and transformation of Singapore’s economy for the future. Chaired by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance Mr. Heng Swee Keat, the Council comprises members from government, industry, unions, and educational and training institutions.
The FEC will oversee the implementation of the recommendations put forth by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), and will build on the work of the earlier Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity, which includes SkillsFuture initiatives and Industry Transformation Maps.
To oversee the longer-term work of responding to the structural shifts in our economy, the Emerging Stronger Taskforce was set up under the Future Economy Council (FEC).
Chaired by Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, Desmond Lee, and PSA International Group CEO, Tan Chong Meng, the Taskforce comprises business leaders with rich experience in key areas such as digitalisation and connectivity, and with broad perspectives on the global economy. The Taskforce also works closely with the six clusters under the FEC, as well as with intermediaries such as Trade Associations and Chambers.
Ms Mary Liew Kiah Eng
President, National Trades Union Congress
Appointed as the first female Executive Secretary of Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union in 1999 and subsequently elected as its first female General Secretary in 2013.
Represents NTUC in various national bodies such as the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and National Wages Council.
First woman from South East Asia to be elected into the International Transport Workers’ Federation Executive Board representing the Asia Pacific region in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014.
Elected into the International Labour Organisation’s Governing Body since 2014 and served on various Working Groups in ILO.
Mr Desmond Choo
Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress, Mayor of North East District and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC
Currently the Assistant Secretary-General at National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), holding two key portfolios as Director of the Youth Development Unit at NTUC, advocating young workers’ issues for Singapore’s largest youth movement and Director at the Industrial Relations Department, driving industry transformation and productivity.
Appointed Mayor of North East District overseeing social and community development for 18 constituencies.
Serves on the Board of Directors for Surbana Jurong and is also a committee member of the Global Compact Network Singapore’s Management Committee.
Served in various roles in the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Ministry of Manpower and the private sector prior to NTUC. His last position before taking up his NTUC appointment was Senior Vice President, Investments, of Kestrel Capital Pte Ltd. He was instrumental in leading the acquisition of La Liga’s Valencia CF and development of the non-profit Foundation of Valencia CF. He was on the Board of the Foundation of Valencia CF, advising the development of Hotel Football in Manchester, UK.
Mr. Roland Ng
Chairman, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) & Managing Director and Group CEO of Tat Hong Holdings
President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), an internationally renowned business organisation and the apex body of the Chinese business community in Singapore.
Managing Director & Group CEO of Tat Hong Holdings Ltd, one of the largest crane-owning companies in the world.
Serves in many public and civic institutions such as China & North Asia Business Group of Singapore Business Federation, Board of Trustees of Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), Board of Directors of the Business China, (ACCORD) Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (Employers & Business Council).
Awarded Singapore Public Service Star (BBM) in 2010 and appointed as the Justice of the Peace (JP) in September 2015.
Mr. Teo Siong Seng
Executive Chairman/Managing Director of Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF).
Member of the main committee of Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy (CFE).
Board Member of Enterprise Singapore (ESG).
Honorary Consul of The United Republic of Tanzania in Singapore.
Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI).
Director, Business China.
Co-Chairman of Africa-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce.
Independent non-executive Director of:
COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation Co. Ltd.
COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co. Ltd.
Dr. Robert Yap
Executive Chairman, YCH Group ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair
Develop and manage YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management company with operations spanning across Asia Pacific, for the last four decades.
Founder and chairman to the leading information technology and supply chain solutions company Y3 Technologies and Supply Chain City®, and also Chairman of Supply Chain Angels, a corporate venture fund, and Supply Chain Asia, a regional community of more than 45,000 industry professionals.
Contributes on numerous local and international platforms, such as President of the Singapore National Employers Federation, Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (2018), and member of the Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the Government-to-Government project in Chongqing, the Future Economy Council (FEC) and the Payments Council.
Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), honoris causa, in Business Administration from the Wisconsin International University and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM 21) program.
Formerly Director of the United States National Science Foundation (nominated by President Barack Obama), President of Carnegie Mellon University, and Dean of MIT’s School of Engineering.
Serves on the Boards of SGX, HP Inc. (Palo Alto, California), A*STAR and NRF.
Elected member of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and foreign member of the Chinese, Indian, Spanish, German and French Academies of Sciences.
Recipient of 18 honorary doctorate degrees from institutions in the USA, UK, China, India, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Greece.
Prof. Tan Eng Chye
President, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Professor Tan Eng Chye is the 5th President of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore’s flagship higher education institution.
Professor Tan obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics at NUS in 1985 and his PhD at Yale University in 1989. He is a passionate and award-winning educator. He was recognised with the University Teaching Award for Innovative Teaching in 1998, and had also won University and Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.
At NUS, Professor Tan seeded many initiatives such as the Special Programme in Science, University Town Residential College Programme, Grade-free Year, and Technology-enhanced Education. Professor Tan is widely regarded to be a pioneer architect of the current academic system in NUS.
Professor Tan was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2014. In 2018, he was conferred the prestigious Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, the highest award bestowed on an alumnus by Yale University and the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.
Prof. Tan Thiam Soon
President, Singapore Institute of Technology
Previously, served on ASPIRE and SkillsFuture Council. A member of the Board of SkillsFuture Singapore and the Land Transport Authority.
Awarded Singapore’s Public Administration Medal, Silver (2008) and Gold (2017).
Professional Engineer (Geotechnical).
Mr. Clarence Ti
Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
As the Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he currently seeks to actively promote entrepreneurship and globalization, support life-long learning and build a future ready campus.
Served previously in the Singapore Economic Board, the Singapore Land Authority, the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Finance.
Board member, Action Community for Entrepreneurship and Board member, School of Science and Technology.
Dr. Azlinda Anwar
Assistant Director, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL)
Heads the grants, intellectual property/technology transfer and commercialization units of TLL; previous Head Innovation Catalyst of the Temasek Lifesciences Accelerator and Program Director of Temasek Life Sciences Venture.
Served in the CFE Sub-Committee (Future Corporate Capabilities & Innovation [Innovation]); Inter-Ministry Committee on Food Security WG4; former Board member and R&D Board Committee of AVA; Censorship Review Committee 2009.
More than 20 years of experience in the life sciences field, contributing in various capacities ranging from advisory committee members of international conferences to academic grants and international journal reviewer.
Mrs. Chew Kwee Tiang
Chief Executive Officer of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Health
Responsible for strategic and operations management and leading Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Community Hospital and Admiralty Medical Centre to deliver quality public healthcare in the North.
Serves on the Management Board of Institute of Systems Science (ISS), ITE Healthcare Academic Advisory Committee (HAAC), Advisor to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore and member of the law disciplinary panel of Supreme Court.
Received the CEO Award by Singapore Human Resources Institute; Medal of Commendation in recognition towards good labour management relations, workers’ welfare and NTUC initiatives and the National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver).
Mr. Alexander Charles Hungate
President and CEO, SATS Ltd.
Currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SATS with the overall responsibility of leading the SATS Group.
Over 25 years of global leadership experience, having held several top level appointments as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC in Singapore, Group Managing Director of Personal Financial Services and Marketing in London, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Reuters in Hong Kong, and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Americas and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Reuters in New York.
Serves as an Independent Director of United Overseas Bank, board member of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Mr. Amos Leong
President & CEO, Univac Group
Currently leads the Univac Group to provide a total integrated value chain, from design and engineering, to manufacturing and fulfillment of precision components, assemblies and devices, targeted at the medical, life science and FMCG industries.
Prior to his current post, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Agilent Technologies for both electronics manufacturing and semiconductor test businesses.
Ms. Jamie Lim
Regional Marketing Director, Scanteak
CEO of House of Teak (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Oversees Scanteak Singapore’s business operations and manages overseas franchises. Pioneered the company’s shift in operations towards an omni-channel approach.
Regional Marketing Director of the Scanteak Group of Companies - Spearheads the Scanteak Group’s regional marketing and branding initiatives.
Led the Scanteak brand to win awards such as: the Promising Brand Award (2005), CitiBusiness – SPBA Regional Brand Award (2006, 2013), SuperBrands (2009), the Singapore Good Design Award (2015), the Good Design Award (Japan) (2015), the IPOS Award for Design Innovation (2015) and the President’s Design Award Singapore (2015).
Winner of the JCI TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World) Singapore Award 2012.
Dr. Lim Kuo-yi
Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
Served as CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio, Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3 and other leading startups.
Previously, a founder, early employee, mentor and angel investor of early-stage technology startups spanning the US and Asia.
He was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acq. by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acq. by Security Sources) and co-founder of SportsHook, a sport-focused SaaS platform.
Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering and he is also a board member of Health Promotion Board and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
Director of CapitaLand Limited and Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the Group's philanthropic arm.
Director of Business China, Board Member of the Singapore Tourism Board, and Chairman of Workforce Singapore.
Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand China Holdings Pte Ltd from November 2000 to June 2009 where he was responsible for growing CapitaLand into a leading foreign real estate developer in China, and Chief Executive Officer of The Ascott Limited from July 2009 to February 2012.
Named Outstanding Chief Executive (Overseas) at the Singapore Business Awards 2006 and was also conferred the prestigious Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 2003 and 2005 for his significant contributions to Shanghai.
Mr. Kenneth Loo
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Straits Construction Group
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Straits Construction. Director of several subsidiaries under the Straits Construction Group with over 25 years of service in the company.
He is the Immediate Past President of The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL). As an effective voice of contractors, SCAL has been instrumental in advocating business-friendly practices, promoting industry development, and fostering a safe and productive work environment.
Appointed as a Member of the Building and Construction Authority Board. Serves as a council member of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). Member of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Committee.
Mr. Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Deputy CEO, Temasek International Pte Ltd
Joined Temasek in 2010. Previously Managing Partner of WongPartnership LLP. Member of Financial Centre Advisory Panel, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Board Member of Enterprise Singapore, National Research Foundation, Singapore Management University and Singapore Innovate Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Executive Chairman, BW Group
Chairman of BW Offshore, BW LPG and Hafnia Tankers
Chairman of Singapore Maritime Foundation.
As CEO of BW, developed the company into a global maritime group in oil and gas production and shipping.
Serves on the boards of NParks, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and as a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
Mr. Vincent Tan
Managing Director, Select Group Pte Ltd
Founder and Managing Director of Select Group Pte Ltd and is primarily responsible for the overall management, strategic planning and business development of Select Group.
Jointly chair the Lifestyle subcommittee under Future Economy Council with Senior Minister of State Sim Ann.
President of Restaurant Association of Singapore.
Committee member of Payments Council.
Ms. Teo Lay Lim
Senior Managing Director, Accenture
Joined Accenture on March 1, 1988.
Currently responsible for Accenture’s business across ASEAN and a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council.
Held various APAC management consulting leadership roles from 2000-2011 and spent 2 years based in Shanghai 2007, 2007.
Serves on the board of the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP).
Mr. Russell Tham
President, New Enterprises & Ventures
Joined in March 2018 as a key member of ST Engineering’s senior management team and is responsible for the Group’s business expansion into new market adjacencies beyond its current core businesses, with a focus on health, medical, and digital economy.
Spent 24 years at Applied Materials, the world’s #1 company for semiconductor equipment and services. He last held the position of President, South East Asia, overseeing its regional business, infrastructure and strategy while concurrently assuming business development responsibilities for new markets and strategic alliances. He was also the Head of Global Continuous Improvement in 2012 where he led the deployment of productivity initiatives within its’ global manufacturing and supply chain operations.
Serves on the board of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority, Temasek Polytechnic and National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering. Served on the Committee of Future Economy, CFE in 2016. Conferred the Public Service Medal in 2017
Mr. Oliver Tonby
Chairman, Asia (excluding Greater China), McKinsey & Company
As Chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia (excluding Greater China), he oversees the firm’s practice in Australia, India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.
Core leader of McKinsey’s Digital Capability Centre (DCC) in Singapore, an Industry 4.0-focused model factory, to drive digital transformation of companies in Southeast Asia.
Previously the Managing Partner for Southeast Asia and the global co-lead for McKinsey’s firmwide ‘All-In’ initiative, which develops and shares innovative ways of working that promote gender inclusivity and women’s leadership.
A frequent commentator on regional growth, having authored the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report “Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity”.
Vice President, Asia, Forescout Technologies
Founding Partner, Board Member RekaNext Capital Partners Pte. Ltd.
Previously Vice President at Palo Alto Networks, McAfee, EMC in ASEAN, Asia- Pacific.
Board Member of NTUC Fairprice, EZ-Link & WorkForce Singapore.
Member Advisory Council M3 (MUIS, MESRA, Mendaki).
Member Advisory Committee, School of Computing - Singapore Polytechnic; Singapore Prisons IDAC, Mendaki Digital Transformation Committee.
Former Board Member Land Transport Authority, Association of Muslim Professional.
Friend of Labor Award 2017, Singapore Labour Movement.
Mr Desmond Lee
Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development
Mr Desmond Lee is the Minister for Social and Family Development, and the Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development. He is also the Deputy Leader of the House. Since May 2011, he has been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Jurong Group Representation Constituency.
He co-chairs the Singapore Together Movement, the Emerging Stronger Taskforce, the Future Economy Council Sub-Committee for the Built Environment and the National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism. He also co-chairs the Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council, as well as the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Working Committee.
Before joining politics, he was a Justices’ Law Clerk, Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel. Prior legal stints also included the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Law, and he was the former in-house counsel in Temasek.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with first class honours in law, and holds a Masters degree in law from the University of Oxford.
Mr Tan Chong Meng
CEO, PSA International
Mr Tan Chong Meng is the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International (PSA), one of the world’s leading port groups with a global network comprising over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 19 countries.
Outside the PSA Group, he serves as the Chairman of JTC and as a non-Executive Director on the board of the National University Health System (NUHS).
Prior to PSA, he has had more than 20 years of experience with the Royal Dutch Shell Group. As the Executive Vice President, Global Commercial of Shell Downstream, he led six global businesses – many of which are world leaders in the marketing and sale of fuels, lubricants and specialty products to commercial customers vis-à-vis Aviation, Marine, Industrial, Land Transport, Construction and Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
He has also previously worked in various positions with the Ministry of National Development for five years.
Ms Dilys Boey
Partner, ASEAN People Advisory Services Leader, EY
Ms Dilys Boey is a Partner at EY and leads the People Consulting practice across South East Asia. She has dedicated her career of over 25 years to understanding and working with corporations and the public sector on people, culture and organisational priorities. In the past five years, as the People Advisory Leader, she has grown the People Consulting practice to a comprehensive people solutions provider that brings People@Center, and the heart of the EY Technology Consulting and Business Consulting practices. Her ASEAN People Advisory Services practice comprises specialists in workforce capability development, change enablement, HR technology and automation, employment tax and immigration, and HR risks & controls.
She has worked with a myriad of clients ranging from public sector organisations, professional services, food services, real estate and retail. In the recent years, she has worked with clients on pressing issues facing the workforce with the accelerated adoption of digital, robotics and automation. From understanding the impact of emerging technologies and jobs at risk, defining future jobs and future skills, organisations have prioritised the learning agenda, redesigning jobs, managing change and wellbeing, and implementing digital solutions whilst managing employment risks and compliance.
Within EY, she is an active advocate of diversity and inclusion, with a keen interest on work-life initiatives as we innovate ways of working and embrace a future of work. Dilys sits on the Board of the Special Needs Trust Corporation, and contributes to various Committees including the Singhealth Service Excellence Committee and the Singapore Accountancy Commission Professional Education Council.
Mr Vincent Chong
President & CEO, ST Engineering
Mr Vincent Chong is President & CEO of ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group with presence in more than 20 countries and 40 cities. Under Vincent’s leadership in this role since late 2016, ST Engineering continues to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new growth, with global expansion in defence and smart city business encompassing mobility, security, satcom and robotics.
Before joining ST Engineering in 2014, Vincent spent 20 years with ExxonMobil, holding a wide span of senior positions in refinery process engineering, industrial and retail operations, product marketing and strategic planning. For over 10 years during this period, he was based in Hong Kong, Japan, UK and the US.
He is a board member of JTC Corporation, and a member of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s International Advisory Panel for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering.
He graduated in 1994 with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He attended executive leadership programmes at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Columbia Business School.
Mr Gan Seow Kee
Chairman and MD, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Mr Gan Seow Kee is the Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific and President Director of ExxonMobil China Petroleum and Petrochemical Company, as well as board member of ExxonMobil joint venture companies in China.
He is also the Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of Singapore Business Federation and Board member of Singapore Economic Development Board.
He is a member of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s International Advisory Panel on Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering as well as the National University of Singapore Engineering Faculty Advisory Board.
He was conferred the Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award by the National Trades Union Congress in 2017, and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the National University of Singapore in 2018.
Mr Piyush Gupta
CEO, DBS Group
Mr Piyush Gupta is the CEO and Director of DBS Group since 2009.
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington and Chairman of Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board.
He is also a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, and the McKinsey Advisory Council.
He is a board member of Enterprise Singapore, National Research Foundation, and Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity, and a Term Trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).
Mr Peter Ho
CEO, HOPE Technik
Mr Peter Ho is the Co-Founder and CEO of HOPE Technik, a group of engineering companies in areas of robotics, vehicles and other boutique sectors.
He is a board member of GovTech, SESTO Robotics and Ellemento Farming.
He also serves as member of the Advisory Committee to SIA Engineering and NUS Mechanical Engineering and Haig Girls School.
Mr Edmund Koh
Member of the UBS Group Executive Board President UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG
Mr Edmund Koh is the President of UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG and a member of the UBS Group Executive Board. Under his leadership, UBS invested assets grew to USD 406 billion with presence in 13 locations in Asia Pacific.
He possesses more than 30 years of experience in senior roles in financial services and was President and Director of Ta Chong Bank in Taiwan from 2008 to 2011 before joining UBS. He also helmed Alverdine Bank and Prudential Assurance as its CEO and was also Regional Head of Consumer Banking of DBS in the early years.
He is a strong advocate of talent management and community involvement. He launched the UBS Youth Finance Academy in 2014 to build the talent pipeline for Singapore’s financial industry and led 17 projects across Asia Pacific under the UBS COVID-19 Relief Funds of USD 30 million by the UBS Group.
He is also a board/council member of various committees such as the MAS Financial Centre Advisory Panel, NTU Wealth Management Institute, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, University of Toronto International Leadership Council, Growing Together with KidSTART Council, National Youth Achievement Award Advisory Board and Board of Next50 Limited. He was also named Distinguished Fellow by The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore (IBF) in 2017.
Ms Kwee Wei-Lin
Senior Vice President, Hotels, Pontiac Land Group
Ms Kwee Wei-Lin oversees the Hotel portfolio at the Pontiac Land Group, which includes hotels in Singapore, Maldives and Sydney.
She is the President of the Singapore Hotel Association, a member of the Tourism Recovery Action Task Force (TRAC) and Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on Industry Engagement and Support.
She is also a member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council and Chair of the Hospitality and Entertainment Industries Committee.
Mr Lee Chee Koon
Group CEO, CapitaLand
Mr Lee Chee Koon is the Group CEO, CapitaLand Limited.
He is a board member of CapitaLand Limited, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG Limited, EDBI Pte Ltd, and SkillsFuture Singapore.
His previous appointments include: Group Chief Investment Officer, CapitaLand Limited; Chief Executive Officer, The Ascott Limited; Managing Director for North Asia, The Ascott Limited; and civil servant in Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Finance.
Mr Lee Seow Hiang
CEO, Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd
Mr Lee Seow Hiang is the Chief Executive Officer of Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd. He is concurrently Deputy Chairman of Changi Airports International Pte Ltd, Chairman of Jewel Changi Airport Holding Pte Ltd and Chairman of Changi Foundation Board.
He chairs the National Library Board and sits on the Board of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd.
He also holds the appointment of President, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Board and is a Director on the ACI World Governing Board.
Mr Lee Ming Yan
Member of the Singapore’s Future Economy Council Co-Chairman of the Built Environment Sub-Committee Chairman, Workforce Singapore
Mr Lim Ming Yan is a member of Singapore’s Future Economy Council and Co-Chairman of its Built Environment Sub-Committee. He is also the Chairman of Workforce Singapore, a board member of Business China and a Council Member of Singapore Business Federation. He sits on the Board of Singapore Press Holdings, Central China Real Estate and DLF Cyber City Developers Limited.
He was previously with CapitaLand Limited for 22 years and served as President and Group CEO from 2013 to 2018. He was instrumental in firmly establishing the company’s significant and successful presence in China, including building its Raffles City portfolio. Under his leadership, CapitaLand’s Ascott Group has grown to be recognised globally as the leader in the serviced residence business.
He obtained a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1985 and attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School in 2002.
Dr Loo Choon Yong
Executive Chairman, Raffles Medical Group Limited
Dr Loo Choon Yong is the Executive Chairman of Raffles Medical Group Limited. He co-founded the Group in 1976 and was appointed to his current position in 1997 when the Group was listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange. He was appointed by the President of Singapore as the Non-Resident Ambassador to Poland.
He was awarded the Singapore National Day Awards Public Service Medal (2003), Public Service Star (2009) and Public Service Star (Bar) (2019) and the Distinguished Service Award (2005) from the Ministry of Home Affairs for his contributions to Singapore’s fight against drug abuse.
He was awarded the Best Chief Executive Officer (mid-cap category) of the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010 organised by The Business Times and supported by the Singapore Stock Exchange. He was named Businessman of the Year at the Singapore Business Awards 2013 organised by The Business Times and DHL Express Singapore.
He was also awarded the SG50 Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Awards organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry in February 2015.
Mr Caesar Sengupta
Vice President, Payments and Next Billion Users, Google
Mr Caesar Sengupta is the Vice President, Product Management, General Manager of Payments and Vice President leading the Next Billion Users (NBU) initiative at Google.
As General Manager of Payments, he runs both product and engineering teams for Google’s payments solutions such as Google Pay. In his NBU role, he is responsible for Google’s product strategy for high user growth countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria. His team is not just building a set of new products for these countries, such as the high-quality WiFi solution, Google Station, and smartphone storage manager, Files, but also working with other teams at Google to improve existing products with features like low-bandwidth and offline modes.
Previously at Google, he helped start and led the ChromeOS team that launched Chromebooks which are now the #1 device used in schools in the US, the UK & Nordics, and the #2 operating system in the US and the UK.
He has more than 15 years of experience developing consumer and enterprise technology products. Before joining Google, he held engineering and research positions at Encentuate Inc. (a Singapore startup acquired by IBM) and Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto. He holds 15 patents in Operating Systems design and Expert Finding Systems.
He has a masters in computer science with a distinction in research from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Christofer Stephenson Memorial Award for the best masters research. He also has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr Tan Chin Hwee
CEO-Asia Pacific, Trafigura
Mr Tan Chin Hwee is the Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific of Trafigura. He is responsible for continuing the growth of Trafigura’s business across the region.
Previously, he was the founder of the Asian operations of Apollo Global Management LLC, a global alternative investor with over US$300 billion in assets under management.
He serves on the Boards of Singapore Press Holdings, Nanyang Technological University, Hwa Chong Institute and the endowment fund for Singhealth/KK Women's and Children's Hospital and other global companies.
He is the past and present member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Finance Centre Advisory Panel and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's International Maritime Centre(IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, Resource Panel for Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry and Advisory Panel for Youth Corps Singapore (Ministry of Education/Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth).
Mr Sunny Verghese
Co-founder & Group CEO, Olam International Ltd.
Mr Sunny George Verghese is the Co-founder & Group CEO of Olam International Limited, a leading food and agri-business, headquartered in Singapore and ranking among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognised Olam at #23 in its ‘Change the World’ list.
In 30 years, Sunny and his team have built this business to S$33 billion in Sales Revenues for FY2019. Today, Olam operates in over 60 countries, delivering various agricultural raw materials and food ingredients to around 19,800 customers worldwide and employs around 74,500 people.
He is currently the Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Chairman of the Board of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), Singapore, Chairman of JOil (S) Pte Ltd and also serves on the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University.
He was awarded the Best Chief Executive for large cap companies in the Singapore Corporate Awards (SCA) in 2011 and was named ‘Outstanding Chief Executive for 2006’ in the Singapore Business Awards (SBA) and Singapore’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. He was also conferred The Public Service Medal by the Government of Singapore in August 2010.
Mr Ye Gang
Co-Founder & Group COO, Seagroup
Mr Ye Gang is the co-founder of Seagroup and has been a member of the board since March 2010.
He has served as the Group Chief Operating Officer since January 2017 and as the group chief technology officer between March 2010 and December 2016.
He previously worked at Wilmar International and the Economic Development Board of Singapore.
He holds B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.