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​Chairman, Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees

Mr Richard Y M Eu

Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees

Group Chief Executive Officer
Eu Yan Sang International Ltd

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.

Nominees from SIM Governing Council


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.

Professor Bernard Tan

Professor of Physics
National University of Singapore 

Professor Bernard Tan is a Professor of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is also Director of the Centre for Maritime Studies and Chairman of the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing and the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source.

He chairs the National Advisory Committees for Laboratory Animal Research and Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science. A former Chairman of the National Internet Advisory Committee, he has served on the boards of multiple government bodies.

Professor Tan also sits on the boards of Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation, Cadi Scientific, the Singapore Arts School and NUS Technology Holdings. Past appointments include his membership of the boards of Keppel Corporation Ltd and CSA Holdings, and his chairmanship of Keppel Hitachi Zosen and IMCB Holdings.

He graduated from the NUS and Oxford University.

Mr Tan Choon Seng

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).

Eminent Academics or Business Leaders


Professor Leo Tan Wee Hin

Director (Special Project)
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Professor Leo Tan Wee Hin is a Professor of Biology at the National University of Singapore. He is also Director (Special Projects) in the Faculty of Science. He was previously Executive Director of the Science Centre Singapore, Director of the National Institute of Education and Chairman of the National Parks Board.

Professor Tan is Immediate Past President and Fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science. He chairs the NParks Garden City Fund, National Youth Achievement Award Council and the Temasek Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme (STEP) Board. He is also Singapore Governor to the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Member of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) Resource Panel for National Development & Environment and Water Resources.

Mr Ronnie Tay

Chief Executive Officer
National Environment Agency​

Mr Ronnie Tay was appointed Chief Executive Officer of National Environment Agency (NEA) on 1 July 2013. The NEA is the leading public organisation responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.

From November 2007 to June 2013, Mr Tay was the Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Prior to joining IDA, Ronnie served 25 years in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), during which he held various command and staff positions in the Republic of Singapore Navy. He served as the Chief of Navy from 2003 to 2007 with the rank of Rear-Admiral.

Adjunct Professor Seah Moon Ming

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer
Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd

Adjunct Professor Seah Moon Ming is Group Chief Executive Officer of Pavilion Energy.

He was Senior Managing Director of Temasek from March to September 2013. He is Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Trusted Board Ltd. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore and Adjunct Professor at its School of Science & Technology. He was also formerly Chairman of Temasek Polytechnic.

He is recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Asia Pacific Executive of the year, the 2014 National Day Award, Public Service Star (BBM), the 2011 Distinguished NUS Engineering Alumni Award and IES/IEEE Joint Medal of Excellent Award 2008. In 2008, he was conferred the Honorary Citizen of Guiyang, China.

He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore, and a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Ms Ang Bee Lian

Social Welfare
Ministry of Social & Family Development

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.

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.
Alex Siow

Professor Alex Siow Yuen Khong

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.

Representative from SIM / Appointed Manager for Private Educational Institutions


Mr Ronald Tan

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.

Representative from Ministry of Education

​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.  

Representative from SkillsFuture Singapore


Mr Ng Cher Pong

Chief Executive
SkillsFuture Singapore

Mr Ng Cher Pong is the Chief Executive of the newly-created SkillsFuture Singapore since 3 October 2016 and also concurrently holds the appointment as Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture) in the Ministry of Education. He is responsible for driving the implementation of the national skills strategy known as SkillsFuture, in order to enhance the employability and competitiveness of Singapore's workforce.

Mr Ng joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Civil Service in 1996. He had served in various capacities across many Ministries and government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He also serves on various Boards such as the Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, SkillsFuture Singapore, Learning Gateway Ltd, Workforce Singapore, the Employment and Employability Institute and Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of the Civil Service College.

Mr Ng graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his Master in Business Administration (Distinction) from INSEAD, France in 2003 and subsequently participated in the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2015.



Professor Cheong Hee Kiat

Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees
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 Trustees


Associate Professor Yip Woon Kwong

Singapore University of Social Sciences​ Board of Trustees
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 19 March 2017