Advisers

Mr Lawrence Wong

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance

Mr Lawrence Wong is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. He is also a Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. He co-chairs the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, and is the Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is also a member of the GIC Board, the Future Economy Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the National Research Foundation Board, and co-chairs the Singapore-Shanghai Comprehensive Cooperation Council.


In addition, he contributes to the labour movement as Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation, as well as Advisor to the Union of Power and Gas Employees, and the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union.


Mr Wong was first elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2011. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of National Development, and the Ministry of Education.


Prior to entering politics, Mr Wong was a civil servant. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


Mr Wong was educated at Tanjong Katong Secondary School and Victoria Junior College. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.



Mr Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Education

Mr Chan Chun Sing was appointed Singapore’s Minister for Education on 15 May 2021. He is also Minister-in-charge of the Public Service since 1 May 2018.


Mr Chan drove Singapore’s economic and industrial development as Minister for Trade and Industry (MTI) from 1 May 2018 to 14 May 2021. At MTI, he ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, as well as deepened international cooperation on the digital economy. As Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association from 1 October 2015 to 14 May 2021, he oversaw national efforts to foster social cohesion.


From May 2015 to May 2018, he was Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and expanded the Labour Movement network to represent all working people in Singapore. Prior to NTUC, he served as Minister for Social and Family Development (2013-2015) and Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (2011-12). He was also Second Minister for Defence (2013-15) and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts (2011-12).


Serving with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1987 to 2011, Mr Chan held various appointments including Chief of Army. He left the SAF to run in the 2011 General Election and was elected Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.


An SAF (Overseas) and President’s Scholarship holder, he graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK. He was also awarded the 1998 Distinguished Master Strategist Award by the US Army Command and General Staff College. In 2005, he completed the Sloan Fellows Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.


Born in 1969, Mr Chan is married with three children and enjoys reading and jogging.



Mr Ong Ye Kung

Minister for Health

Ong Ye Kung is the Minister for Health. He was elected Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in September 2015 and was re-elected in July 2020 in Sembawang GRC.


He had held the positions of Minister for Transport, Minister for Education, Second Minister for Defence and board member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also the Chairman of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.


Prior to joining politics, he held various positions in Government, including Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, and Deputy Chief Negotiator for the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He served several years in the Labour Movement, as the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, and spent some time in the private sector, as the Director of Group Strategy at Keppel Corporation.


Mr Ong graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and the Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is married with two children.



Ms Grace Fu

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), and subsequently obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank, and later with the Haw Par Group, in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development. 


Ms Fu joined the PSA Corporation in 1995 and took on different responsibilities in finance and marketing. She held the position of Chief Executive Officer, PSA South East Asia and Japan, where she was responsible for the business performance of PSA’s flagship terminals in Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Japan. 


Ms Fu was elected as a Member of Parliament in June 2006 for the Group Representation Constituency of Jurong, Yuhua Division. She contested and won her seat in the Yuhua Single-Member Constituency in 2011, 2015 and 2020 General Elections.  


In 2006, Ms Fu was appointed to the Ministry of National Development as Minister of State. Two years later, she was promoted to Senior Minister of State, and given a concurrent appointment in the Ministry of Education. In 2011, she was appointed as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. In August 2012, she was appointed as Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources. In 2014, she was put in charge of the Municipal Services Office.  


In 2015, Ms Fu was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Leader of the House. She also chaired the National Integration Council, and National Youth Council, and sat on the board of the People’s Association. She was also involved in a number of committees, including as co-chair of the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Steering Council, the Ministerial Committee on Ageing and the Economic Strategies Committee.  


In July 2020, Ms Fu was appointed Minister for Sustainability and the Environment.  


Ms Fu is a member of the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Action Party and holds the appointment of Organising Secretary. 


Ms Fu enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes running, yoga and hiking. She is married with three sons. 



Dr Tan See Leng

Minister for Manpower, Second Minister for Trade and Industry

Dr Tan See Leng was appointed as the Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry on 15 May 2021. Prior to this, Dr Tan was the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Trade and Industry and Second Minister for Manpower from 27 July 2020.  


A veteran medical practitioner, Dr Tan was Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the largest listed integrated healthcare providers globally, from 2014 to 2019. He was also concurrent CEO and MD of Parkway Pantai from 2011 onwards till 2019 when Parkway Holdings was merged with Pantai Holdings. During Dr Tan’s tenure, the group doubled its revenue and expanded its presence to 11 countries with 84 hospitals employing over 50,000 employees. 


An entrepreneur, Dr Tan founded Healthway Medical Group in Singapore in the early 1990s and was its Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2003. He expanded the GP clinic chain to more than 40 locations with a turnover of S$20 million per annum, making it the second largest private primary healthcare provider in Singapore. 


Dr Tan has served on the boards of several medical committees including the Singapore Ministry of Health’s Medishield Life Review Committee. He also sat on the Advisory board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University and has guest lectured at international symposiums including the Harvard Business School’s seminar on healthcare entrepreneurship. 


Under his leadership, IHH Healthcare Berhad has won numerous awards, including Best Managed and Best Overall Corporate Governance Poll awards by Asiamoney. He has also earned awards from his own medical community in Singapore, including the Albert and Mary Lim award from the College of Family Physicians and the Merit Award from the Singapore Medical Association. 


Chairman

Mr Lee Yi Shyan

Former Senior Minister of State
Executive Advisor to the Chairman's office, OUE Limited

Mr. Lee joined OUE Limited as an Executive Adviser to the Chairman. Meanwhile he co-chairs 2 subsidiaries of OUE Limited: OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited. He is also the chairman of ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“IFSG”), an advisor of Keppel Corporation Limited and a director of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd.


In terms of community services, Mr. Lee has been appointed as the chairman of Business China since 2016. Business China is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2007, witnessed by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Patron of Business China, and Mr. Wen Jiabao, Former Premier of the People's Republic of China. Business China’s mission is to nurture an inclusive bilingual and bicultural group of Singaporeans to have better and more comprehensive understanding towards China and strengthen the bilateral ties.


Mr Lee joined the board of SPH Media Holdings Pte Ltd on 1 March 2022. He was also elected to the Trustee Board of Chinese Development Assistance Council on 26 June 2022.


During 2006-2015, Mr Lee served in government sector. Mr. Lee was the Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Manpower. He stepped down as an elected member of parliament for East Coast GRC in July 2020.


Prior to his political career, Mr. Lee worked in Ministry of Defence, Economic Development Board (EDB) , Productivity and Standards Board (PSB) and International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore).


Mr Lee was honored with the “Jiangsu Province Honorary Resident” title in 2018. In 2013, Mr. Lee was honoured with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore and the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Centre for Creative Leadership, USA, in 2009.


Mr. Lee studied Chemical Engineering in the National University of Singapore. He completed an executive management programme at the Harvard Business School in 1997 and a management programme at Tsinghua University in 2001.


Directors

Mr Chee Hong Tat

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport

Mr Chee Hong Tat was appointed Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport on 13 June 2022. He was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 2015 and was re-elected during the 2020 General Elections.


He had served as Senior Minister of State for Health, Communications & Information, Education, Trade & Industry and Foreign Affairs. He was also Deputy Secretary-General at the National Trades Union Congress from May 2021 to June 2022.


Mr Chee was born in 1973 and is married with four children. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science (Highest Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Economics. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University in 2006.



Dr Koh Poh Koon

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Sustainability and Environment
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower

Dr Koh Poh Koon is Senior Minister of State for Manpower, and Sustainability and the Environment. Dr Koh was re-elected as a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC on 10 July 2020, having served as a Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC since 2015.


At the Ministry of Manpower, Dr Koh oversees employment standards and safeguards, which underpin fair and progressive workplaces for employees and employers. Dr Koh is also focused on strengthening policies and protections for vulnerable workers, including migrant and platform workers. Prior to his appointment at the Ministry of Manpower, Dr Koh was Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, where he worked closely with union leaders and the Labour Movement network to implement the Industry Transformation Maps and better prepare workers for jobs in key growth sectors. Dr Koh continues to play an instrumental role in Singapore’s tripartite landscape and champions the Progressive Wage Model for lower-wage workers.


At the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Koh is responsible for securing Singapore’s food supply and ensuring that food sold in Singapore is safe for consumption. He also oversees the transformation of the agri-food industry into one that is highly productive, climate-resilient and sustainable by leveraging technology and innovation. Dr Koh also guides the coordination of whole-of-government efforts to combat marine litter and protect Singapore’s coastlines from the threat of sea level rise through the implementation of Singapore’s coastal protection plans.


Prior to his current appointments, he held various positions at the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of National Development.


Before joining politics, Dr Koh held academic appointments as Clinical Lecturer in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Adjunct Clinician Scientist with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), a key institution under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). Dr Koh also served as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Singapore General Hospital and was the Director of the Colorectal Cancer Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory as well as the founding Director of the Colorectal Cancer Genomic Health Service.


Dr Koh started his own private practice in 2011 at Capstone Colorectal Surgery Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. In 2012, he partnered Fortis Healthcare Singapore to set up the first dedicated colorectal diseases hospital in Southeast Asia, the Fortis Colorectal hospital.


Dr Koh is a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces, having served as the Commanding Officer of a Combat Service Support Battalion and subsequently as Deputy Brigade Commander. He graduated in 2009 from the Singapore Armed Forces Command and Staff College, where he emerged as the Top Graduate of the 10th National Service Command and Staff Course.


He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1996 and obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) as well as the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 2005. He received colorectal surgical training in Edinburgh, UK (2002) and completed his Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (2006).



Ms Sim Ann

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of National Development
Deputy Government Whip

Ms Sim Ann is the Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of National Development.


Ms Sim was educated at Hwa Chong Junior College from 1992 to 1993. In 1997, she obtained a B.A (Honours) from Oxford University. She was awarded an M.A from Stanford University in 2009. Ms Sim also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation from the Nanyang Technological University. She has worked in multiple government ministries and agencies from 1998 to 2011, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Between 2007 and 2009, she was based in Shanghai as Regional Director (East China) for IE Singapore (now known as Enterprise SG), where she assisted Singapore-based companies with their investments in and exports to East China.


Ms Sim entered politics in 2011, and has served as MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC since then. She has held political office in the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Law, and the Ministry of Finance. She served as Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. Ms Sim currently serves as the Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Communications and Information.



Mr Robin Hu

Vice Chairman Asia and Operating Partner
Temasek International

Mr. Hu is Operating Partner and Vice Chairman (Asia) at Temasek International. Prior to Temasek, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong listed South China Morning Post Group, and before that, Senior EVP Chinese Newspapers and Newspaper Services of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). Mr. Hu held various senior positions in a career that spanned the information technology, media, internet and government sectors with stints in Suzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.


In 2021, he was made Chairman of Constellar Holdings, a JV between Temasek and SPH that operates the Singapore Expo and its suite of trade and retail exhibitions. He is also Chairman of Mandai Nature, a Temasek supported endowment that supports projects at the confluence of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and communities engagement. Mr Hu also serves on the board of Business China and Mediacorp Pte Ltd and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Executive Education.



Mr Png Cheong Boon

CEO
Enterprise Singapore

Png Cheong Boon is the Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.


Prior to that, Cheong Boon was the Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry from June 2017 to May 2018. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore from 2008 to 2013. He began his career with the Economic Development Board in 1993 and held various portfolios in Singapore and the US before joining SPRING Singapore as its Deputy Chief Executive in 2003.


Cheong Boon serves on the boards of the Economic Development Board, EDBI, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, Infrastructure Asia, Singapore Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation, National Research Foundation and Raffles Medical Group. He had also served on the boards of Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd, Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.


Cheong Boon was a recipient of the EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.


Cheong Boon has conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2020.



Mr Anthony Tan

Managing Director
MOH Holdings

Mr Anthony Tan joined MOH Holdings as its Managing Director on 15 December 2021. MOH Holdings is the holding company of Singapore's public healthcare assets. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer in SPH, having assumed the role on 1 July 2016.


Prior to joining SPH, Mr Tan was Deputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Health and concurrently Special Assistant to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew (2011-2014). During his career with the Singapore Public Service spanning more than 15 years, he served in various organisations including the Ministry of Finance, Home Affairs, Manpower as well as the People's Association.


Mr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Political Science. He also has a Master of Science (Management) degree from the Stanford Business School.



Mr Zhong Sheng Jian

Chairman & CEO
Yanlord Land Group Limited

Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian is the founder of Yanlord Land Group Limited and is responsible for the overall management and strategy development of Yanlord Land Group Limited. Since the 1980s, Mr. Zhong has founded and established a number of businesses in trading, manufacturing and real estate spanning China, Singapore and Hong Kong. He started property development business in the early 1990s through the setting up of offices in Shanghai and Nanjing, which are now part of the Singapore Exchange mainboard-listed Yanlord Land Group Limited. 


In recognition of his contribution to various parts of China, Mr. Zhong has been awarded with Honorary Citizenships in Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shanwei and Suzhou in China. In 2005, he was also awarded with the Magnolia Silver Award in Shanghai for his contributions to the Municipal City of Shanghai. In 2010, Mr. Zhong was named and awarded the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2009. In 2015, Mr. Zhong was awarded with the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), a Singapore National Day Award. 


Mr. Zhong is a council member of several Singapore-China investment and trade committees, including Singapore-Sichuan Trade & Investment Committee, Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council, Singapore -Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council and Singapore-China Business Council. He is also the Honorary President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Honorary Chairman of Hai Lu Feng Association Singapore, Honorary Chairman of Tan Kah Kee Foundation,Vice President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Director of Business China and Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. 



Mr Kho Choon Keng

SCCCI Chairman of the Board
Group Executive Chairman
Lian Keng Enterprises Pte Ltd | Lian Huat Group

Mr Kho graduated with First Class Honours in BSc (Engineering) from King's College University of London. He was also awarded the prestigious Singapore's President Scholarship and had served in the Singapore Civil Service till joining Lian Huat Group in 1985.


After joining Lian Huat Group in 1985, Mr Kho was responsible in upgrading and modernizing the Group's management system and expansion plan while preserving the qualities of the traditional Chinese ethics and culture to lead the group to be one with international perspectives and practices and yet nimble with long-term vision.


Mr Kho also holds strong belief in corporate social responsibility and commits the Group and himself to various charity and community work in Singapore and Australia:


  • Council Member, Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council
  • Council Member, National Crime Prevention Council (Singapore)
  • Director, Business China (Singapore)
  • Council Member , Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Singapore)
  • Vice Chairman, Singa China Association (Singapore)
  • Vice Chairman, Singapore Koh Clan Association (Singapore)
  • Patron, Hwa Chong Junior College Alumni (Singapore)
  • School Management Committee, Nanyang Junior College (Singapore)
  • School Management Committee, Chung Cheng High School (Singapore)
  • School Management Committee, Chung Cheng High School Yishun (Singapore)
  • Director, Australia China Trade and Commerce Council (Australia)
  • Honorary Chairman, The Australian Hokkien Huay Kuan Association Inc. (Australia)

Mr Lim Hock Chee

CEO of Sheng Siong Group

Mr Lim Hock Chee was born in Singapore in 1961. He founded the Sheng Siong chain of supermarkets together with his elder brother, Mr Lim Hock Eng, and younger brother, Mr Lim Hock Leng. Established in 1985, Sheng Siong Supermarket Pte Ltd is Singapore’s third largest retailer in Singapore today, operating from more than 65 locations. Sheng Siong Supermarket Pte Ltd’s parent company, Sheng Siong Group Ltd, was listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange in August 2011.


Despite a busy schedule, Mr Lim Hock Chee contributes time, effort and resources to the community, and participates in grassroots activities. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Marsyarakat Public Service Medal by the Singapore President in 2006. The very next year, he was awarded 10 years long service award by the Prime Minister’s Office. In 2014, he was conferred The Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) award.


As Sheng Siong Supermarket’s Managing Director and Sheng Siong Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Lim represented Sheng Siong and joined the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) as a corporate member. Since 2010, Mr Lim has served as a Council Member of SCCCI and is elected as the vice-president of the 61st Council in 2022.



Mr Wong Chee Herng

Group Managing Director & CEO of Straits Construction Group Pte Ltd

Mr Wong Chee Herng is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Straits Construction Group Pte Ltd (“the Group”). Mr Chee Herng was appointed Deputy Managing Director in 2000. In 2008, he became Managing Director assuming full responsibility for the running of the business. Under his leadership, the Group expanded its revenue base by moving out of its core business segment of residential building construction into industrial and commercial building construction.


A strong advocate of the application of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) in the construction industry to boost productivity, Mr Chee Herng led the Group in its successful tender from the Building and Construction Authority to build and operate the second Integrated Construction Prefabrication Hub in Singapore. The facility which focuses on the manufacture of advanced precast is operated by its wholly owned subsidiary, Grey Form Pte Ltd, and was officially opened in October 2017.


A second-generation leader of the family business, Mr Chee Herng spent many school holidays accompanying his father at construction work sites. After his graduation, Mr Chee Herng started out at the lowest rung as an assistant supervisor. Over the years, he earned his spurs as a builder by learning the skills of project management as well as acquiring the virtues of honesty, integrity, and prudence under the tutelage of his father and founder of the Group, Wong Swee Chun.


Mr Chee Herng also sits on the board of Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, the family-owned real estate development business established in 1983. Today Hoi Hup is a mid-sized developer with projects both in Singapore and London.


He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1994. An advocate of continuous learning, he completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2018. He is an avid golfer and a keen entrepreneurship advocate as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and an ex-member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Singapore. He previously sat on the board of Design Studio Group Ltd, a publicly listed company on SGX, from 1999 to 2010. He is currently an elected council member of the 61st Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce (“SCCCI”) Standing Committee and Vice Chairman of CCI's Youth Business & Sustainability Committee. He is also an Executive Committee member of the 90th term Board of Directors of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.



Mr Lim Chee Kean

CEO of Ascent Solutions

Chee-Kean ‘CK’ Lim is the CEO of Ascent Solutions, an IoT Solutions company and the CEO of a fully owned subsidiary Borderless Hub, a Unified and M2M Communications company and the CEO of an IOT Blockchain Trade Financing company iTrust Trading incorporated in 2010, 2011 and 2018 respectively. Under CK’s leadership, all have achieved disproportionately great business success and industry recognition. Ascent Solutions have been used by Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Ghana and several other Customs for their mandated Electronic Cargo Tracking System; Ascent is also the proud winner of the Merit Certificate from World Customs Organization; Ascent is the owner of several global patents and trademarks; both Ascent’s ECTS and iTrust’s IoT / Blockchain solutions have received astounding results from the International market. 


CK is the Chairman of CO2 Connect, Singapore’s first all-inclusive one-stop platform leveraging on technology to drive sustainability. 


CK is also the Chairman of the Singapore Smart Nation Internet of Things Technical Committee that is responsible for IOT technical reference architecture for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.  


CK holds a Masters of Science with honors in Computer Science from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. 



Mr David Su Tuong Sing

Founding Managing Partner
Matrix Partners China

Mr David Su is a founding managing partner at Matrix Partners China, focused primarily on mobile Internet, software and healthcare investments.


Mr Su has been investing in China for the last two decades and some of his investments include Didi Chuxing, Baidu (NSDQ:BIDU), Bona Film (NSDQ:BONA), Focus Media (NSDQ:FMCN), Kanghui Medical (NYSE:KH), Kingfriend Biochemical (SS:603707), China Youzan (8083.HK), AAC Technologies (2018.HK), Heptagon (SIX:AMS).


Before Matrix, Mr Su was a founding general partner of TDF Capital and KPCB China. Prior to joining the venture capital industry, Mr Su worked at Lotus Development, IBM Software Group for seven years and was last responsible for Lotus' software and services business in Greater China region. Mr Su graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Mr Su is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He also co-founded San Si Institute, a community of high achieving entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to tackle the big challenges of our society.



Mr Foo Jixun

Managing Partner
GGV Capital

Jixun Foo is Global Managing Partner at GGV Capital and joined the firm in 2006. He is consistently recognized among the top VCs in China and counts 18 of his investments as mega-unicorns or unicorns, including Baidu, Boss Zhipin, Didi, Grab, Hello, Kuadian, Kujiale, Keya Yiliao, Manbang, Meicai, Qunar/Ctrip, SmartMi, Tujia, UCWeb, Udaan, Youku Tudou, Xpeng Motors, and Zuiyou. 


A Singaporean scholar turned venture capitalist, Jixun leads GGV Capital’s global investment team and oversees its sector-focused investment strategy. Jixun has been consistently recognized among the top VCs in Asia, completed four new IPOs in 2021 alone, and serves on the board of directors for SGInnovate, an accelerator funded by the Singaporean government to help entrepreneurial scientists. At the start of his VC career, he was an early investor in Baidu and is well-known for his support of startup founders across Asia, including Robin Li of Baidu, He Xiaopeng of Xpeng, Anthony Tan of Grab, and Belva Devarahe of Ruangguru in Indonesia. 


Jixun joined GGV in 2006 and has spent the last 20 years working with entrepreneurs in the travel and transportation, social media and commerce, and enterprise services sectors in China and Southeast Asia. His portfolio includes mega-unicorns or unicorns, including Baidu (BIDU), Boss Zhipin (BZ), Grab (GRAB), Hello, Kujiale, Full Truck Alliance (YMM), Qunar/Ctrip (CTRIP), UCWeb (Acq: Alibaba), Youku Tudou (Acq: Alibaba), and Xpeng Motors (XPEV). He currently serves on the boards of Baidu, Hello, Kujiale, Ruangguru, and XPeng Motors, and has played a key role in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as those of Youku-Tudou (first-ever multibillion-dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, and Full Truck Alliance (Yunmanman/Huachebang). 


Jixun started his venture capital career at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (BIDU). Prior to DFJ ePlanet, Jixun headed up the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB) and was previously an R&D project group leader at Hewlett-Packard. Jixun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering and received an M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the university's Graduate School of Business. 


Jixun has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. He was also named as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO as well as "VC Professional of the Year" by the Asia Venture Capital Journal. He has been named to the global Forbes Midas list since 2019 and was also recognized among the Top 100 Venture Capitalists by The New York Times/CB Insights in 2019. 



Ms Jane Sun

CEO
Trip.com Group

Ms Jane Jie Sun is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Trip.com Group Limited, the largest travel company in China and Asia, and the second largest in the world. She first joined the company as the Chief Financial Officer in 2005, later serving as the Chief Operating Officer and the Co-President, before moving into the CEO role in 2016.


In the years since Ms Sun joined, Trip.com Group has experienced a significant increase in its market capitalisation, growing from about $1 billion to $20 billion, and has continued to rapidly expand its global footprint. Founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing the best travel experience to travelers, the company effectively adapted to the rise of mobile Internet, growing from a small tech company into a one-stop-shop for travel services for 300 million users worldwide. The company also has a firm belief in the ability for tourism to promote understanding and exchange, and to advance peaceful development. Ms Sun led Trip.com Group's expansion of its global presence by investing in the British travel search company, Skyscanner, and India's largest online travel company, MakeMyTrip. The company also launched its own international brand Trip.com to serve customers from all over the world.


Ms Sun is well respected for her extensive experience in operating and managing online travel businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations, having received numerous accolades for her work in the industry. She is a JPMorgan Asian Advisory Board member, Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and Co-Chairman of the Development Advisory Board of University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. Forbes named her one of the Emergent 25 Asia's Latest Star Businesswomen in 2018, and one of the Most Influential and Outstanding Businesswomen in China in 2017. She was also selected by Fortune as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, and by FastCompany as one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2017. During her tenure at Trip.com Group, she also won the Institutional Investor Awards for the Best CEO and the Best CFO.


Before joining Trip.com Group, Ms Sun was head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she was an audit manager at KPMG LLP in Silicon Valley, California. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a State of California Certified Public Accountant. Ms Sun earned her Bachelor's degree from the business school of the University of Florida, and graduated with high distinction. She also attended Peking University Law School, where she obtained her LLM degree.



Ms Lee Huay Leng

Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Media Group of SPH Media

Ms Lee Huay Leng was appointed Head of the Chinese Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings on 1 December 2016. She was re-designated as the Editor-in-Chief of the group when SPH Media Trust was formed in December 2021. The Chinese Media Group includes the Chinese language morning daily Lianhe Zaobao and its globally read digital platform zaobao.com, the evening daily Shin Min Daily News, a stable of Student Publications, a digital channel for young audience called HeyKaki and an English language e-magazine called ThinkChina.sg.


Ms Huay Leng started her journalistic career in Lianhe Zaobao in 1994 upon graduation. She was with the paper for 20 years in different roles as sports reporter, political reporter, Hong Kong Correspondent, Beijing Bureau Chief, China Editor, News Editor and Deputy Editor. In January 2014, she took the helm of Lianhe Wanbao and was appointed concurrently as Senior VicePresident (New Growth) of Lianhe Zaobao in November 2015.


For public service, Ms Huay Leng currently serves as a member of the Public Transport Council, Founders’ Memorial Committee and The Esplanade Co Ltd. She is also a board director of the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.


Ms Huay Leng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1994 with an honours degree in Chinese Studies, and a Masters of Arts degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was presented the Hsing Yun Journalism Award (Outstanding Achievement), established by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun Public Education Trust Fund in Taiwan in 2019.



Mr Lei Ming

CEO of Kuwo Science and Technology

Mr Lei Ming is the Founder and CEO of Bocean Capital. He leads the firm to invest in global core-tech startups, including AI, Robot, Bio-Tech, New Energy and New Material. At the same time, he is the Co-Founder and Honorary Director of AI Innovation Center at Peking University. He mentors graduate students and teaches AI and Entrepreneurship courses at PKU. He is also Adjunct Professor at National University of Singapore, where he works on education related to technology and entrepreneurship. He also servers as the Director of Peking University Alumni Association and the Advisory Council Member of Stanford Business School.


He founded Kuwo in year 2005, serving as CEO and Chairman. He was in charge of strategy and general management. He led the company to become the leading Internet music platform in China with 200 million active users. In year 2014-2016, Kuwo merged with Kugou and QQ Music to form Tencent Music Entertainment Inc. (TME), which became the worldʻs largest music platform in terms of user base.


He is one of Baiduʻs seven co-founders. From 2000 to 2003, he was in charge of the core technology team. He designed the search engine architecture and led the engineer team developing the Baidu Search Engine, which became the No.1 Chinese Search Engine in the world.


He received his MBA degree in year 2005 from Stanford Business School and his MS degree with honor in year 2000 from Peking University. He was the Vice President of Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford University, and the President of Student Union at EECS School at Peking University.



Ms Tin Pei Ling

CEO of Business China

Ms Tin Pei Ling is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Business China, a Singapore non-profit organisation that harnesses the support of public sector and private enterprises to cultivate Singapore-China-savvy talents, strengthen Singapore-China networks, and to grow the global connectivity of Singapore.


Pei Ling is also an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore since 2011 and was the youngest Member for two terms. Into her third term now, she concurrently serves as the Chairperson of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Communications & Information (also includes Smart Nation & Digital Government), and a member of the GPC for Culture, Community & Youth. Prior to this, she served on the GPC for Home Affairs and Law (2011 – 2015), Health (2011 – 2020), and Social and Family Development (2015 – 2018, Deputy Chairperson).


Prior to joining Business China, Pei Ling was the Group Director of Corporate Strategy of Jing King (JK) Technology Group (now known as Adera Global). The firm is a group of regional companies offering FinTech solutions, secured data handling, and smart technology.


Prior to entering politics, Pei Ling was a business and management consultant in Ernst & Young Advisory with years of experience in corporate strategy, organization excellence, industry studies, channel strategy, competency framework, business process reviews and change management.


In Parliament, Pei Ling actively championed issues pertaining to public healthcare, elderly, youth, women and smart nation.


Pei Ling holds a Master of Business Administration from the leading business school of the University of Chicago (Chicago Booth). She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (University Scholars Programme) from the National University of Singapore. Pei Ling is a Lien Fellow under the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship programme from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and an alumnus of Crescent Girls’ School and Hwa Chong Junior College.