Leadership Team

Mr Ho Chee Hin

CEO of Business China

Mr Ho Chee Hin has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector, and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Business China on 1 January 2023.

Before joining Business China, Chee Hin was the Senior Director, Southeast Asia & Oceania Division, and ASEAN Division, in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). He was Director (China), Northeast Asia Division in MTI, and concurrently the Global Markets Executive Director (China) in Enterprise Singapore from 2019 to 2021. During his tenure as Director (China) in MTI, he was responsible for the overall economic policies and engagements between Singapore and China. He drove the economic engagement with the China central government ministries such as the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and directed the collaboration between Singapore and China on major projects such as the Belt & Road Initiative, Greater Bay Area Development, and Yangtze River Delta Integration. Chee Hin headed the Subsequent Negotiations for the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) as the Chief Negotiator, and led the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), and China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) projects as the Director-in-charge. He also oversaw the policies and engagements with the Provincial Business Councils between Singapore and Guangdong, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Sichuan, Tianjin, and Zhejiang.

During his career in then-International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), Chee Hin was posted overseas three times, including two stints in Shanghai covering the China market for a total of seven years, and five years in London covering the Europe market. He also held various corporate, strategy and industry positions in then-IE Singapore (and before that, in then-Singapore Trade Development Board).

Chee Hin is an alumnus of both the National University of Singapore, where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering in 1999, and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he graduated with a Tsinghua-MIT International Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2004. Chee Hin was also awarded the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship by the Nanyang Technological University in 2021.

Ms Linda Tan

Business China

Ms Linda Tan is currently the director of Business China, a Singapore non-profit organisation that harnesses the support of the public sector and private enterprises to cultivate Singapore-China-savvy talents, strengthen Singapore-China networks, and grow the global connectivity of Singapore. She oversees corporate services (HR, Finance, and Strategic Communication) as well as the Business Leaders Group of Business China. Prior to joining Business China, Linda spent more than 13 years in the public sector, of which 11 years she was based in different parts of China.

She left China in 2020 when she was holding the roles of Regional Group Director (West China), Enterprise Singapore, Commercial Consul (Chengdu), Singapore Consulate, and Advisor of SingCham (Chengdu Chapter, Chongqing Chapter, Guangxi Chapter).

During the early day, Linda spent years in the private sector i.e. Procter and Gamble, WorldCom, and ActMedia focusing on special projects (P&G Regional HQ Consolidation Project), key accounts management, and marketing.

Linda is also an active supporter of the Singapore Arts scene. She is appointed as the Board Member for Nine Years Theatre in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics (Minor: Computational Finance and Management) from the National University of Singapore.