RHT G.R.A.C.E Institute
Mr Koo Tsai Kee was an MP in the constituency of Tanjong Pagar GRC from 1991 to 2011. After his retirement from politics, he served as an MD in Temasek International Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2016. He now serves as an Advisor Director in Temasek International Advisors and sits on the Board of Elite Commercial REIT and Temasek Foundation. He spends time in grassroots work serving as 2nd Advisor of Tanjong Pagar GRC and Chairman Audit Committee of the Tanjong Pagar Town Council. He was past Chai日man of the Tanjong Pagar Town Council from 2006 to 2011.
He began his career in the now defunct Public Works Deparment after finishing National Service and completing his undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales in 1979 on a Colombo Plan scholarship.
Thereafter,he spent many years in Nanyang Technological University before joining politics in 1991. As a young politic一an, be was immersed in union activities in the National Trades Union Congress becoming a Assistant Secretary General. He also advocated for consumer protection by serving as the President of CASE in the run up to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax.
In the course of his 20 year political career, he was rotated through several Ministries including Finance, National Development, Environment and Water Resources and Defence. He retired as a Minister of State.
Founding President Singapore Institute of Directors
Past Chairman Singapore Institute of Directors
Past ChainsSingapore International Chamber Of Commerce
Former Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker, Singapore Parliament
Ex-Council Member Singapore Business Federation
Mr Chew Heng Ching is a prominent member of the Corporate Community in Singapore. For many years, he has been involved in developing and promoting good corporate governance practices. He is the Pounding President of the Singapore Institute of Directors and Chairman of its Governing Council Horn 1998 – 2009. He served on the Corporate Governance Committee and the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance. He is a Board Member and was Chairman of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce from 2005 – 2002. He was a Council Member of Singapore Business Federation.
Mr Chew has more than 30 years of senior management experience in both the public and private sectors. He was Chairmen/CEO/MD of various public and private companies in the past. He now sits on the Board of various public-listed companies and chairs their various board committees. He also served on the Board of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Koran Hospital.
Mr Chew was a former Deputy Speaker of the Singapore Parliament and a Member of Parliament from 1965 to 2006. He was Chairman of Estimates (Budget) Committee and sat on the Public Accounts Committee. He was the co-ordinating Chairman of all PAP Town Councils in Singapore.
Mr Chew, who started his career in the Government Administrative Service, is a graduate, under a Colombo Plan Scholarship, in Industrial Engineering (First Class Honours) and Economics from the University of Newcastle, Australia. A university gold medalist, he also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the same university. He is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and CPA Australia.
Past GM of Hypermarkets and NTUC Fairprice Foundation
Past CEO of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
Past Executive Vice-Chairman of AIS, a Singtel JV (Thailand)
Past CEO Telecom Equipment, VP Sales and Channels, Singtel
Hon Fye has more than 35 years’ experience in senior management roles in both the public and private sectors. In 1981, he joined the Singapore Police Force. His portfolios included Director Technology MHA, Commander of Traffic Police and Tanglin Division. Hon Fye also planned the first-ever Singapore’s UN Peacekeeping operation in Namibia in 1989. He rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner.
In 1998, he joined Singtel and his roles included CEO Telecom Equipment, VP Sales and Channels, Chief Marketing and Global Business. Hon Fye also spent 3 years in Thailand as the Executive Vice-Chairman of AIS, a Singtel JV. In 2010, Hon Fye joined NTUC Fairprice and was appointed GM of Hypermarkets and Fairprice Foundation where he supported the work of more than 200 social enterprises every year.
Hon Fye is passionately involved in volunteer and community service. He was the ex-CEO of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities. He also served many years as a volunteer in various Boards and Committees in the Ministry of Home Affairs. As an active grassroots leader, he chairs Cheng-San Seletar Community Development Welfare Fund. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2015 and was appointed Justice of the Peace (JP) by President in 2018.
Hon Fye graduated with a First from Oxford University in 1984 on a President cum Singapore Police Force Overseas Scholarship. In 1993, he graduated with a Masters in Management from Stanford University.
Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP
Mr Bernard Tay Ah Kong is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP, which is a Singapore Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants firm, a Non-Executive Director of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Limited, a council member of RHT GRACE Institute and an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHT Capital Pte Ltd (RHT). RHT is a Capital Market Services (CMS) licence holder of MAS and a Full Sponsor approved by the SGX.
He is a Justice of the Peace, appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore. President of the Automobile Association of Singapore and Chairman of Singapore Road Safety Council. Mr Tay is the Region 2 (Asia Pacific) Vice- President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and member of the World Council for Automobile & Tourism; concurrently he is also a member of the FIA Audit Committee. He is a Member of Ministry of Home Affairs – Board of Visiting Justices & Board of Inspection and Inmates’ Families Support Fund Board. He is also a member of the Ministry of Transport – Active Mobility Advisory Panel. He was appointed, Senior Advisor to the Government of Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province of the People’s Republic of China.
He is a recipient of the Minister for Home Affairs National Day Award, Service to Education Awards (Gold/Silver/Pewter) and Community Long Service Medals. He was conferred the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) and Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) by the President of The Republic of Singapore.
In addition, he was a Member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Home Affairs and Communications. He had also served on several committees under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority which includes the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel – Public Accountants Oversight Committee, Standing Law Review Focus Group and Directors’ Duties Study Team. He was also a Member of the Singapore Corporate Awards Judging Panel for the Best Annual Report Award. He was the Vice President of the Singapore Productivity Association.
Mr Tay is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.), the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is also a Chartered Accountant of Malaysia. He had attended the FIA University Senior Executive Programme at Columbia Business School, Columbia University (USA).
Mr Tay has a wide range of experience, from having worked in public accounting firms in the United Kingdom and Singapore, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and companies in commerce, industry and management consulting for over 40 years. He has served many years as Independent Non- Executive Director of Companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore and Hong Kong.
Belinda Young is an accountant by training and profession. She currently heads a family office and runs an accountancy practice in Singapore. Her past work experience include working in EY, a large property developer and several SMEs.
Belinda is currently the Chairperson of ACCA Singapore Network Panel. Singapore is one of the key markets for ACCA and supports its 233,000 fully qualified members 536,000 future members worldwide. She is also involved in other ACCA Global and local committees relating to taxation, business law, Careers, China business and GenNex
For local charities, Belinda has been involved for more than 20 years mainly in the finance role. She has been a Treasurer in various National Sports Associations (NSAs) and helped start up some charities too. Her latest involvement is being Treasurer and Chair on Audit Committee at Ronald McDonald House Charities, Exco member at Special Olympics, Member of Grants and Finance committee on Caritas Singapore
Belinda is a member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) ; SCTP (Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals IT & GST) ; SID (Singapore Institute of Directors) and Qualified Individual/Company Secretary with ACRA
Singapore Institute of Directors
A former President and Past Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors who has been closely involved with the Institute since its formation in 1998.
He has more than 50 years of senior management and board experience in ASEAN as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
Past management and board appointments include:
CEO of Cold Storage Holdings Ltd, Executive Deputy Chairman of LMA International Ltd, Group Managing Director of JC-MPH Ltd and Group Managing Director of Pan United Corporation.
Chairman of Senoko Power, Chairman of Gas Supply Pte Ltd, Chairman of Building Construction Authority, Deputy Chairman of Agri-Foods and Veterinary Authority, Deputy Chairman of FairPrice Supermarkets, Deputy Chairman of Singapore Institute of Management, Deputy Chairman of Temasek Polytechnic and a member of The Securities Industry Council.
He has been actively involved in the development and promotion of Corporate Governance in Singapore and ASEAN for more than 20 years and has been Chairman of the OECD Asian Network on Corporate Governance forState Owned Enterprises and a core member of the OECD Asian roundtable on Corporate Governance. He has been a member of the Singapore Companies Act Review Committee, Singapore Corporate Governance Council, Audit Committee Guidance Committee and Disclosure and Accounting Standards Committee.
He is currently Chairman or Director of 3 Singapore listed Companies and 5 private companies as well as being an advisor to a European PE Fund. He is also a Vice President of the Global Compact Network Singapore.
Dennis is an Executive Coach who partners international leaders in both the public and private sectors to enhance their effectiveness and performance at individual, team and organizational levels. He is also a Leadership Coach for officers in the Singapore Armed Forces.
His last executive role was that of an Executive Director in a company listed on the SGX Catalist. He has been serving as an Independent Director to listed companies in Singapore and Hong Kong since 2008.
He has served in the SAF for 25 years as a Military Officer where he championed Organizational Learning and Leadership Coaching besides his regular roles in National Defence. He was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with NTU from 2008 to 2011 teaching Strategic Management and Leadership.
Dennis is a graduate of National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Political Science and MBA respectively. He holds a Post-Grad Certification in Coaching, University of Lancaster; and is a Founding Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc, USA.
Partner, Virtus Law – Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Corporate Finance, Corporate Commercial
Elaine is a corporate lawyer with substantial experience advising on listings on the Singapore Exchange, post-listing fund raising, corporate restructurings, cross-border joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Elaine also regularly advises on compliance and corporate governance issues. As a corporate lawyer, she is known for her hands-on approach to matters of importance to her clients. Having worked with companies from a broad range of industries has given her the opportunity to encounter and deal with diverse issues.
Elaine currently serves as a board member with Audience Analytics Limited, Acromec Limited and SISTIC.com Pte Ltd. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Yang Eu Jin is Partner and Co-Head of RHTLaw Asia’s Corporate and Capital Markets Practice and Head of the Education Industry Group. He has covered a wide spectrum of corporate and securities law-related work, with particular expertise in corporate finance and capital markets work, having advised many local and foreign enterprises seeking to undertake public listings (IPOs) and post-listing corporate action and fund-raising activities on the SGX. He also has experience in corporate banking, project financing, fund management, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as regulatory and compliance matters, including regulatory requirements under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act.
RHT Governance, Risk and Compliance
Raymond heads the RHT Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, and has over 20 years of regional experience in the fields of governance and risk management, serving clients in MNCs and statutory boards. He spent 13 of those years honing his skills with international professional consulting firms that include Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, and Protiviti. He previously helmed the Enterprise Risk Management and CIO Solutions practices at Protiviti for Southeast Asia.
He also established and built the Internal Audit and Risk Management practice group for a public-listed business solutions provider. Raymond previously developed and helped implement enterprise risk management frameworks for two of the equities exchanges in the region, a conglomerate of social enterprises, and a public-listed business solutions provider operating across five countries. He also drafted the technology risk management framework for a cluster of healthcare providers and as Advisor to a start-up cybersecurity firm, he developed the IT security framework for a major player in the Singapore energy market, and was involved in security assessments for a rail transit authority.