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SIM Governing Council 


Mr Tan Soo Jin

Amrop Singapore/Gattie-Tan Soo Jin Management Consultants Pte Ltd

Mr Tan Soo Jin established Amrop in Singapore in 1984, having previously been with Egon Zehnder and Korn Ferry, as well as Smith & Nephew, University of Singapore and Shell Australia.

Mr Tan, one of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 100 Most Influential headhunters in the world in 2008, is a veteran executive search specialist in the financial services, consumer & retail and education sectors.

He is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Management, of which he has been a Member since 2005 and concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd.

He also chairs the Nominating Committee and Campus Development Committee. He is a Member of the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board and is also Executive-In-Residence at the NUS Business School. He has sat on the National Library Board and Advisory Panels at Temasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales.

Mr Victor Liew

CapitaRetail China Trust Management Ltd

Mr Victor Liew is currently Chairman of CapitaRetail China Trust Management Ltd. He also serves as a Director on various boards of other non-listed companies.

Armed with 30 years of experience in the financial sector including various banks, Mr Liew previously played an active role in the leadership of the financial markets. He served as a Member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee from its inception and was its Chairman. He also played an active role in the development of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange Ltd from its inception, was its Director and retired as its Chairman. He was a Board Member of the merged organisation, Singapore Exchange until his retirement from the board. He also served as Chairman of the Singapore Commodity Exchange Ltd.

In 2000, Mr Liew was awarded the BBM by the President of Singapore for his contributions to the financial services sector.

Mr Liew graduated from the University of Singapore in 1973 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours.

Ms Susan Chong

Chief Executive Officer
Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd

Ms Susan Chong is the CEO of Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd, a knowledge-based company that specialises in re-engineering, designing and distributing innovative, environmentally friendly packaging products and solutions. Since starting the company in September 2002, Susan grew Greenpac from a one-woman start-up into a thriving multimillion dollar company. In the current environment where companies are more aware of the need to reduce their carbon footprint to achieve a sustainable future, Greenpac’s customised solutions help companies switch to environmentally friendly packaging while reducing wastage and increasing their cost savings. Today, Greenpac serves Fortune 500 companies and is the market leader for environmentally friendly packaging solutions in Asia.

Mr Patrick Fang

Managing Director
PFang & Associates

Mr Patrick Fang is currently the Managing Director of PFang & Associates and he focuses on senior executive searches and assessment assignments for both privately and publicly listed firms including local conglomerates in Singapore and the Asian region. Mr Fang has specific expertise in the Technology, Industrial and Financial Services (Insurance) Sectors.

Prior to PFang & Associates, Mr Fang spent 16 years with Russell Reynolds Associates where he has held roles as the Managing Director and co-Office Manager for Singapore. He was also a leader in the Technology and Digital Transformation practice, and has worked closely with Telecommunications and Financial Services clients.

Mr Fang was previously with IMPAC, a US-based management consulting firm, where he held the position of Vice President, Operations, with responsibilities for multiple global regions. He also spent eight years with Motorola overseeing its multimedia and wireless data product activities.

He received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Plymouth University and Master of Arts (Distinction) in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster.

Ms Junie Foo

Head, Corporate Banking Singapore and
Head, Global Subsidiary Banking, Asia Oceania

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

Ms Junie Foo is the Head, Corporate Banking Singapore and Head, Global Subsidiary Banking, Asia Oceania at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. A champion of women advancing into senior leadership roles, she views a focus on gender diversity within organisations to be both a recipe for business success and a socially responsible measure.

Ms Foo was formerly President of Financial Women’s Association and First Vice President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). She is the Co-Founder of BoardAgender and a Board Member of Financial Women’s Association and SCWO. She is also a Council member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

She speaks frequently at women-in-business conferences both locally and internationally, which included addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women’s Leadership Conference in Peru on Open Business Facilitation for Women.

The seasoned corporate banker has previously held positions at ANZ, Standard Chartered Bank and Citi.

Professor Hsieh Tsun-yan

Chairman and Lead Counsellor
LinHart Group

Professor Hsieh Tsun-yan is the Chairman and Lead Counsellor of LinHart Group, a Leadership services firm specialising in advising boards and counselling CEOs globally on succession and top leadership effectiveness. He is an Independent Director of Manulife Financial and Singapore Airlines and served on the Boards of Bharti Airtel and Sony. He is also a Provost Chair Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

In a career spanning 30 years with McKinsey, he took on leadership positions including Chairman of Professional Development Committee, Managing Director, Canada and ASEAN practices, Chairman of Asia Client Committee, Global leader of the Organisation and Leadership practice, and the Directors Committee.

His community service includes board roles current and past with the Singapore International Foundation, NUS Business School, the Institute of Policy Studies, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Professor Hsieh is a Harvard MBA who won double gold medals reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as a President and Colombo Plan Scholar.

Ms Madeleine Lee

Managing Director
Athenaeum Ltd

Ms Madeleine Lee is currently the Managing Director of Athenaeum Ltd, which she founded in 1999 to provide tailor-made investment advice with Asian focus to family offices and endowments. She has 29 years of experience in investment management and has worked in GIC, and Chase and Morgan Grenfell (now Deutsche Asset Management).

She was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Investment Officer of Commerzbank Asset Management Asia in 1997 and Deputy Chief Investment Officer of NUS Endowment Fund from 2005 to 2007. She won Fund of the Year Award in BT-Micropal Funds Award 1996 and has been consistently one of the top performing managers in Singapore. She co-founded bowtieAsia in 2000, specialising in private equity investments and incubation in infocomm and biotech and received the inaugural Montblanc Businesswomen Award in 2001.

Ms Lee served on boards of Mapletree investments, AETOS Security Pte Ltd, ECICS Holdings, investment committees of IDA, Singapore Academy of Law, The Community Foundation, NVPC, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS; the Development Committee of SSO and Advisory Board of theatre company WildRice.

Mr Tan Choon Seng

Truscott Group

Mr Tan Choon Seng is Chairman of Truscott Group and Co-Founder of Indiverein, and Aleko Investment Pte Ltd - trading as JZWcars in China. He is a director of Fundedbyme AB (Sweden) and Noa Potions AB (Sweden). He was formerly the Group Chief Executive Officer of WBL Corporation. Mr Tan was previously Vice‐President (Customer Solutions Group) and Managing Director of Hewlett‐Packard South East Asia; a post he held from June 2002 when Hewlett‐Packard acquired Compaq.

He also served as the Vice‐President and Managing Director for the ASEAN region of Compaq Computer Asia between June 1999 and June 2002. He joined Compaq Computer in 1996 as the Chief Financial Officer for its Asia Pacific operations. Prior to joining Compaq, he spent 20 years in various multinational organisations in the audit and tax, oil services and IT industries, where he held a number of senior leadership positions in operations, sales, strategy and business development.

Mr Tan holds an Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore and is a non‐practising Fellow of Certified Public Accountants (Singapore).

Mr Winston Tan

Managing Director
Winmark Investments Pte Ltd & Corporate Brokers International Pte Ltd

Mr Winston Tan is currently the Managing Director of Winmark Investments Pte Ltd and Corporate Brokers International Pte Ltd, both of which are involved in angel and private equity investments.

He is also on the Board of Directors with several companies including Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, AETOS Security Management Pte Ltd, Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd, Plastoform Holdings Ltd and Pteris Global Ltd. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and is a Member of Finance Committee of Wesley Methodist Church.

Mr Tan’s corporate experience includes 24 years in the banking industry. His last position was that of General Manager for the Singapore Branch of Deutsche Bank AG and prior to that a Vice President in Citibank N.A. His previous appointments amongst others include being a Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Director of Ascendas Pte Ltd.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the former University of Singapore and was awarded as Outstanding Alumni (2005) by National University of Singapore.

Mr George Thia

Business Consultant
Asiainc Pte Ltd

Mr George Thia is a business consultant with Asiainc Pte Ltd. He is currently a Trustee of the National Cancer Centre (NCC)’s Community Cancer Fund and NCC Research Fund.

Mr Thia was Managing Director at Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Ltd, Merrill Lynch International Bank Ltd, Sun Hung Kai Securities Pte Ltd and Lum Chang Securities Pte Ltd. He was also an Executive Director and Partner of Kay Hian Pte Ltd (now UOB Kay Hian Securities Ltd). He has acted as a financial consultant to several private families and public listed companies, including Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd and Provision Suppliers Corporation Ltd.

Mr Thia has served as Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of several listed companies in Singapore and Malaysia. In June 2013, he retired as an Independent Commissioner and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Risk Management Committee and Capex & Budget Committee at PT Indosat tbk (listed on Bapepam Indonesia). He was Chairman of Mount Alvernia Hospital until January 2014.

He is known for his contributions to education and training, particularly in corporate finance, equity investments and the setting up of bourses.

Professor Cham Tao Soon

Co-opted member
SIM Governing Council
President Emeritus
Nanyang Technological University

Professor Cham Tao Soon was trained as a Civil Engineer at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Thereafter he left for University of Cambridge for a PhD in Aerodynamics from 1965 to 1968.

On return from Cambridge, he taught Engineering at the University of Singapore and became the Dean of Engineering in 1978. He was asked by the then Minister of Education Dr Tony Tan to start Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) in 1981 and then Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 1991. He retired from NTU in 2002. The next educational initiative was to start the SIM University in 2005 and retired as its Chancellor and Chairman in 2014.

Professor Cham has made his contributions to Statutory Bodies like Land Transport Authority (LTA), Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Science Council and National Science and Technology Board (NSTB); and Non-Profit Organisations like Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Singapore Quality Award (SQA) and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. He was a member of Council of Presidential Advisors from 2004 to 2010. Over the years he was Independent Director of SMRT LTD, WBL Corporation Ltd, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

Currently he is the Chairman of NSL Ltd, Soup Restaurant Group Ltd and Singapore Railway Academy (SGRA).

Mr Jen Kwong Hwa

Co-opted member
SIM Governing Council
Venture Partner
Get2Volume Accelerator

Mr Jen Kwong Hwa is a Venture Partner at Get2Volume Accelerator.

Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Micron Semiconductors in Singapore and an engineer by training. He started his career in Texas Instruments in 1979 and joined Micron in 1998 with Micron's acquisition of Texas Instruments’ Memory Business.

Mr Jen has extensive experience in the Semiconductor industry and has been involved in shaping national strategic initiatives through his involvement in SEMI, SSIA and membership in various statutory boards like Energy Market Authority, Jurong Town Council and Economic Strategies Committee.

He is currently a board member of Ascendas.

Mr Ronald Tan

SIM Governing Council
Executive Director
Singapore Institute of Management

Mr Ronald Tan is the Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). Mr Tan brought with him more than 25 years of varied experience from both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining SIM, Mr Tan was Senior Vice President and Head of Group Human Resources at the United Overseas Bank Group. Before joining the Bank, Mr Tan held senior appointments in several government ministries under the Administrative Service. He served as a Combat Engineers Battalion Commander and was the Division Engineer of the Guards’ Division during his national service.

Mr Tan is also a Director of the NTUC First Campus Board of which he is a member of the Establishment Committee and the Audit & Risk Committee. He also serves as a member of the NKF Remuneration Committee and the HR Committee of Focus on the Family. Mr Tan was presented the Friend of Labour Award by the NTUC in 2016.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Last Modified Date :03 Feb 2017

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