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​Chairman, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Board of Trustees

Richard Y M Eu

Mr​​ Richard Y M Eu

Chairman
Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees

Group Chief Executive Officer
Eu Yan Sang International Ltd

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Mr Richard Eu, the Group CEO of Eu Yan Sang International Ltd, has overseen the overall corporate development and management of the Eu Yan Sang Group since starting as its General Manager in 1989. Eu Yan Sang is today a leading integrative health and wellness company with a unique heritage in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco.He was also recognised as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX‐listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million. In 2015, Eu Yan Sang was awarded the bronze award by the Singapore Corporate Awards for Best Managed Boards in the mid‐cap category.

Mr Eu is an independent non‐executive director of SGX‐listed Broadway Industrial Group Ltd and Reliance Asset Management Singapore Ltd.

Mr Eu holds a Bachelor of Law degree from London University.

Board Members

Ang Bee Lian

​Ms Ang Bee Lian

Director, Social Welfare
Ministry of Social & Family Development

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Ms Ang Bee Lian is the Director of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). In her role at MSF, Ms Ang provides views and advice on the standards of social work practice and the professional development of social service practitioners in the sector.

Qualified as a social worker, Ms Ang has worked within the statutory and voluntary sectors in the children, youth, elder care, disability and juvenile rehabilitation settings, and in a variety of policy, practice and management roles. She has been instrumental in contributing to the strengthening of capability in the social service sector. She is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Social Service.

Ms Ang was presented with the Outstanding Social Worker Award in Singapore in 2000. In 2003, she was among the winners of the Leader Mentor Awards, given out during the Global Leadership and Mentoring Congress in Singapore.

Ms Ang has a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Azriman Mansor

Mr Azriman Mansor

Chief Financial Officer
Possible Worldwide


Mr Azriman Mansor joined Possible Worldwide in February 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer - Asia Pacific, responsible for developing and improving the company's business and financial performance and growth strategies for its digital advertising and marketing operations.

Prior to this role, Mr Azriman was with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan as the Chief Budget and Finance Officer, where he was responsible for the planning and implementation of the budgetary resources and overall financial management of the largest peacekeeping mission. Before joining the United Nations, he has also held a broad range of finance leadership positions in the aviation, manufacturing and hospitality industries.

Mr Azriman is a supervisory panel member for REACH Singapore and volunteers with the People's Association – Integration Division in engaging the community through a wide range of outreach programmes.

Mr Azriman holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants as well as the Institute of Certified Internal Auditors.
Victor Bay

Mr Victor Bay S H

Chief Executive Officer
PAP Community Foundation


Mr Victor Bay was previously Head Consumer Banking at RHB Bank Berhad. He has been in Banking for the past 26 years having worked in consumer banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate credit and trade services in local and international banks.

He brings with him extensive senior management experience in the private sector, grassroots and community organisations. Mr Bay has dedicated more than two decades to community service and he is currently Council Member, School Advisory Committee (School of Humanities and Social Sciences), Temasek Polytechnic. He is also a member of the Early Childhood Sectoral Tripartite Committee that looks into developing manpower plans for the early childhood sector.
Lai Wei Lin

​Ms Lai Wei Lin

Deputy Secretary (Policy)
Ministry of Education


Ms Lai Wei Lin is the Deputy Secretary (Policy) in Singapore’s Ministry of Education, overseeing the development, planning and implementation of education policies, to support of the Ministry’s mission to provide our children with a well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into citizens with strong civic-consciousness. Besides overseeing education policies ranging from preschool to tertiary education and skills development and training, Wei Lin also oversees strategic communications and stakeholder engagement for the Ministry.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Education, Wei Lin spent 7 years in the Ministry of Health, during which she led policy development and implementation in the areas of healthcare financing, healthcare systems planning, manpower and leadership development, as well as oversaw the corporate communications and human resource functions for the Ministry. She has also had previous stints at the Singapore Civil Service College, the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Wei Lin currently sits on the Boards of the Casino Regulatory Authority, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Yale-NUS College and Singapore University of Social Sciences (USS). She also has an advisory role on the Eastern Health Alliance’s Talent Review Panel, to assist with the healthcare alliance’s work in talent identification, development and succession planning.

Wei Lin graduated from Harvard University, and has been with the Singapore Administrative Service since.
Lee Kim Siang

Mr Lee Kim Siang

Chairman
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society


Mr Lee Kim Siang is an Advocate & Solicitor, practicing for more than 50 years. Mr Lee has been involved in charities for 45 years, as Chairman and Adviser to many charities.

He is Chairman of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society and its subsidiary charities, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Ltd, Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital and director of the Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home @ Hougang. These charities establish and run about 90 services, including a host of home care services for the elderly such as home medical; home nursing; home medical-social services; cluster services; senior activity centres; specialist centres for divorced families; homes for disabled; family services centres; home help services; pregnancy crisis counselling; problem gambling counselling; visually handicapped centre and disabled workshop and early intervention programme for infants and children (EIPIC) centres, nursing home, disabled homes, destitute homes, autistic centre, seniors care centre, therapy hub, etc.

These services serve people of all groups, from the old to the young; the abled to the disabled and are rendered with full respect to each person’s race, colour, creed, language, religion and culture. All our staff also come from different nations, races, religions and cultures.
Lok Vi Ming

Mr Lok Vi Ming, SC

Managing Director
LVM Law Chambers LLC


Mr Lok Vi Ming, SC, is the managing director of LVM Law Chambers LLC, a dispute resolution practice specialising in litigation, international and domestic arbitration and mediation. He was appointed a Senior Counsel (Singapore’s equivalent of a Queen’s Counsel) in 2005 and was a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group heading the firm’s Aviation Practice till 2016. Mr Lok is recognised as a leading international aviation and insurance lawyer.

He is a Board member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and a principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. He is also a panel arbitrator of numerous arbitration centres, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

Mr Lok chairs the Advisory Council of Temasek Junior College and sits on the Boards of various companies, including voluntary welfare organisations. He was President of the Law Society of Singapore from 2013 to 2014 and currently chairs its International Relations Committee and its Professional Indemnity Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Law.
Ramasamy Dhinakaran

Mr Ramasamy Dhinakaran

Managing Director
Jay Gee Group of Companies

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Mr Ramasamy Dhinakaran, Managing Director of Jay Gee Group of Companies, Singapore is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore, is also a holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). The Jay Gee Group retails several leading international fashion and lifestyle brands.

Dhinakaran also known as Dhina and he is currently the President of the Singapore Retailers Association, Deputy Chairman of Skills Future Singapore (SSG), Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, SSG (MOE). He is also the Vice Chairman of Hindu Endowments Board (MCCY). He is currently serving in many other Committees/Councils viz., Member of National Translation Committee, Ministry of Communications & Information (MCI), Director, Singapore Productivity Centre Board, Small & Medium Enterprise Committee (SMEC-SBF), Singapore Business Federation, Future Economy Council (FEC) Lifestyle Subcommittee, Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund Advisory Council, Payment Council (Monetary Authority of Singapore) and The President Challenge Steering Committee.

He was the Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and had also served as a Trustee of SIM University Education Fund, member of the SIM Governing Council, Charity Council of Singapore (MCCY) and Vice President of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Vice Chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce.

Dhina has shown interest over the years to leverage his skills and experience gained in leading businesses effectively in managing non-profit organizations for social causes as well.
Alex Siow

Professor Alex Siow Y K

Professor (Practice), School of Computing
Director, Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI)
National University of Singapore


Professor Alex Siow Yuen Khong is currently Professor (Practice) in the School of Computing, NUS and concurrently Director of the Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) and the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI).

Alex started his career as a Structural Engineer in the Housing & Development Board in 1981 and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Information Officer in 1989. In 2003, Alex joined the private sector and became the Senior Vice-President in StarHub Ltd, holding various portfolios including Corporate Sales, IT and Enterprise Risk Management. From 2013 to 2014, Alex was the Managing Director, Health & Public Service in Accenture Pte Ltd.

Alex currently sits on the Board of Governors of Temasek Polytechnic and is Chairman of its Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Edusave Advisory Committee and is a consultant to ST Electronics (Info-comm) and PM-Partners Pte Ltd.
Pauline Tan Cheng Jee

Dr Pauline Tan C J

Chief Executive Officer
Yishun Community Hospital


Ms Pauline Tan took on the role of Chief Executive Officer, Yishun Community Hospital in 2015. She was the immediate past Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the Ministry of Health and concurrent Registrar of the Singapore Nursing Board from 2008-2014. During her tenure as CNO, she served on several national, academic and international nursing committees as Chairman or Member related to the development, regulation and empowerment of the nursing profession. She chaired and led the National Nursing Taskforce in 2012, which recommended key strategies to transform nursing nationally through the CARE framework.

Ms Tan has held previous senior positions in the public and private health sectors spanning clinical and operational responsibilities, including Director of Nursing, Director of Operations and Senior Manager Corporate Planning. She has actively contributed to the advancement of the nursing profession as an invited speaker and thought leader at local and international platforms. She also lectured at Nanyang Polytechnic and NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies in pre and post graduate nursing programmes.

Ms Tan received several awards and distinctions for her unstinting leadership in nursing, including the President’s Award for Nurses (2006) and the National Healthcare Group Outstanding Citizenship Award (2006). In 2011, La Trobe University Australia conferred her Doctor of Nursing (honoris causa) in recognition for her stellar contributions to the profession. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2011. She received the National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2012.
Tan Choon Seng

Mr Tan Choon Seng

Chairman
Truscott Group


Mr Tan Choon Seng is Chairman of Truscott Group, a private investment company. He is an active Angel Investor and has co-founded Indiverein, Link2ventures and Aleko Investment Pte Ltd.

He holds directorships in Fundedbyme Sweden, Fundedbyme Asia Pacific Ltd and Noa Potions AB, Sweden. He is a director of Kuangchen Pte Ltd, Sparrow Capital Pte Ltd and Nihon Connexion Pte Ltd.

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).
Aileen Tan Mee Ling

Ms Aileen Tan M L

Group Chief Human Resource Officer
Singapore Telecommunications Limited


Ms Aileen Tan joined Singtel on 02 June 2008 as Group Director, Human Resources, and is now the Group Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for the development of human resources across the Singtel Group. She also leads its corporate sustainability function.

Prior to this, she was the Group General Manager, Human Resources at WBL Corporation Limited and Vice President, Centres of Excellence with Abacus International Pte Ltd.

Ms Tan is the Chairperson of Workforce Singapore’s National HR Professional Certification Taskforce and co-chairs the Ministry of Manpower’s HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee. She is a member of the Media Literacy Council and a Director of Singtel Consultancy Pte Ltd. She is also a member of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals Board and the Home Nursing Foundation Board.

Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a Master of Science in Organisational Behaviour from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, US.
Tan Soo Jin

Mr Tan Soo Jin

Chairman
SIM Governing Council

Advisor
Leadership Consulting
GTSJ Asia


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.
Tan Suee Chieh

Mr Tan Suee Chieh

Corporate Executive
On Sabbatical


Mr Tan Suee Chieh was with the NTUC Group of Co-operatives for the last 13 years (2006-2017), firstly as a director of NTUC Income in 2003, then CEO NTUC Income in 2007, and ultimately as the first Group CEO, of the holding company, NTUC Enterprise, which span many different businesses, in October 2013. He stepped down from this role in March 2017 to pursue his sabbatical break.

He has a first-class degree in actuarial science from LSE (1981) and a Masters in Organisational Psychology from Columbia University (2002), and is a Fellow of various professional insurance and actuarial societies or institutes. He was recently elected to the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries based in the United Kingdom.

He spent the first twenty years of his career (1981-2001) with the insurance group Prudential plc, and his last role was the Regional Managing Director of Established Markets (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore). Subsequently, he was President of SHL Asia Pacific – a British listed organisational psychology firm from 2003 to 2006.

Tan Suee Chieh was the recipient of the "Outstanding CEO of the Year" award from the Singapore Business Awards (2013), "Friend of Labour" award from the NTUC May Day Awards (2013), "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Institute of Advertising Singapore (2012). He is also a recipient of several awards from the Singapore Children's Society for his charity work including the Ruth Wong's Award in 2013 and the Gold Awards in 2016 and 2017. Prudential Singapore won the National Productivity award in 1994 and the Best Life Insurer award in 2000, during his period of stewardship. In 1988, he received the Outstanding Malaysian of the Year award. In 1976, he was awarded Leader of Tomorrow trophy.
Yiong Yim Ming

Ms Yiong Yim Ming

Chief Financial Officer
City Developments Limited


Ms Yiong Yim Ming was appointed City Developments Ltd (CDL)’s Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. An executive of the Company since 2007, she has extensive knowledge on CDL Group’s financial and operation matters, both domestically and overseas, covering the Group’s operations in property development, investment properties and hotels. Ms Yiong is also actively involved in the development of the CDL’s new funds management platform.

Ms Yiong has strong technical competencies, specialising in the real estate sector, harnessed through 12 years of audit experience. Prior to joining CDL, she served a 10-year stint in KPMG Singapore and a two-year engagement with Ernst & Young Singapore.

Ms Yiong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ex-Officio

Cheong Hee Kiat

Profe​ssor Cheong Hee Kiat

Ex-Officio
Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees

President
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Professor Cheong Hee Kiat is Founding President of Singapore University of Social Sciences. He joined academia in Nanyang Technological University in 1986, and held various academic and administrative appointments including Dean of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Deputy President.

Professor Cheong has served on the boards of several tertiary education institutions, the Public Utilities Board and Building and Construction Authority (BCA), and public committees. He chairs the BCA Academy Advisory Panel and the Polytechnic Quality Assurance External Review Panel. He has been active in university accreditation and academic audits in Singapore and internationally, and is a Member of the Singapore Engineering Accreditation Board.

Professor Cheong graduated from the University of Adelaide and the Imperial College, London. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Engineers.

Secretary to the Board of T​rustees

Yip Woon Kwong

Associate Professor Yip Woon Kwong

Secretary
Singapore University of Social Sciences​ Board of Trustees

Registrar
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Associate Professor Yip Woon Kwong is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore. He started his career as a civil/structural engineer with the Public Works Department (PWD) of Singapore in 1978. His portfolios included the structural design and construction supervision of public buildings, vehicular bridges and flyovers.

In 1982, Associate Professor Yip joined the Nanyang Technological Institute/University (NTI/NTU). In his 25-year career in NTI/NTU, he was a course instructor in civil engineering, Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Studies and Vice-Dean/Associate Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Last updated on 15 September 2017
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