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Euleen Goh elected first female Chair of the SIM Governing Council

17 May 2018

At the Singapore Institute of Management’s (SIM) 53rd Annual General Meeting held on 16 May, Ms Euleen Goh was elected as a new member to the SIM Governing Council and appointed its new chairperson.  Ms Goh took over from Mr Tan Soo Jin who stepped down after serving the constitutional maximum of four consecutive years as Chairman from 2014 to 2018. Ms Goh’s appointment made history for SIM as it marked the first time in its 54 year history that SIM has a female helming its board.

During Mr Tan’s tenure as Chairman, he led the support for the government’s decision to restructure SIM University, subsequently renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences, into Singapore’s sixth autonomous university under the Ministry of Education; extended SIM’s programme offerings locally and regionally; and set-up an Applied Entrepreneurship Centre to support Singapore’s drive to become an innovative economy.

Four current members were re-elected. They are:

  • Patrick Fang, Managing Director of PFang & Associates Pte Ltd;
  • Junie Foo, Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors;
  • Winston Tan, Managing Director of Corporate Brokers International Pte Ltd; and
  • George Thia, Director of Asiainc Pte Ltd

The other members of the Council are:

  • Professor Hsieh Tsun-yan, Chairman and Lead Counselor of LinHart Group; (Council Vice-Chairman);
  • Susan Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd;
  • Madeleine Lee, Chairman of Athenaeum Holdings;
  • Tan Choon Seng, Chairman of Truscott Group;
  • Jen Kwong Hwa, Advisor of Get2Volume Accelerator;
  • Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer of NCS Pte Ltd (Co-opted member); and
  • Adeline Sum, Deputy CEO (Strategic Alignment) of NTUC Enterprise and Managing Director (Corporate Strategy) of NTUC Fair Price (Co-opted member)

For more details on the AGM, please refer to the news release here.

In addition, the 2017 Group Annual Report is now available for viewing on the SIM Corporate Website. This year’s theme ‘Creating Impactful Change’, reflects SIM’s aspirations to nurture and harness change that positively impacts our community of learners for a better tomorrow.

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