Mr Tan Soo Jin
Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd Board of Directors
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.
Professor Cham Tao Soon
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).
Professor Hsieh Tsun-yan
SIM Governing Council
Chairman and Lead Counsellor
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. He also serves as a special advisor to companies such as Cue Ball (media and technologies) and AppDirect (cloud services).
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 Duke-NUS Medical School, the Singapore International Foundation, the National University of Singapore Business School, the Institute of Policy Studies, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Covenant House Canada and the University Health Network Foundation in Toronto.
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.
Dr Lee Kwok Cheong
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
Dr Lee Kwok Cheong is Chief Executive Officer of SIM Global Education. Previously, he was Founding Group Chief Executive Officer of NCS Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the SingTel Group.
Dr Lee received The Public Service Medal in 2010 and Public Service Star in 2016. He was conferred the IT Person of the year Award in 2000, Honorary Fellow in 2008 and Hall of Fame Award in 2011 by the Singapore Computer Society, the H.E.A.L.T.H. Leader Excellence Award from the Health Promotion Board in 2004, and the Special Recognition Award given by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts in 2006.
Dr Lee spearheaded the establishment of the Singapore Association for Private Education and is the Founding President. He currently sits on the board of Nera Telecommunications Ltd and is also a member of SkillsFuture Singapore’s Essential Domestic Services Sub-Committee overseeing the Education and Healthcare sectors’ Industry Transformation Maps.
Dr Lee sat on the Steering Committee of the Infocomm Media Masterplan (IMM) under MCI and chaired one of its Working Committees - Manpower & Talent Development. He previously served on the boards of Singapore Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), ITE Holdings Pte Ltd and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. Dr Lee was a Member of the Committee to Review Upgrading Opportunities at Degree Level and chaired the Policy Study Workgroup on Education and Human Capital Excellence. He also served on the National Integration Council’s Working Group for Schools.
Dr Lee graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. In 2014 and 2016, he was awarded a Doctor of Business honoris causa by the RMIT University and a Doctor of Science honoris causa by the University of London respectively.
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.
Mr Ong Boon Hwee
Chief Executive Officer
Stewardship Asia Centre
Mr Ong Boon Hwee is the Chief Executive Officer of the Stewardship Asia Centre.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr Ong has a diverse career where he served in the civil service, in corporations and also in entrepreneurship start-ups.
In his earlier military career, Brigadier General Ong held various key command and staff positions in the Singapore Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence. He left the civil service to move into a corporate career in management and business. Mr Ong had previously served as the Managing Director for Strategic Relations in Temasek Holdings and also held a concurrent position as the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Management Services. He then moved on to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer of Singapore Power, and was responsible for all the business units in Singapore. Mr Ong serves as a director on the boards of a number of companies and non-profit organisations.
Mr Ronald Tan
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.