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  • Mr Chaly Mah Chee Kheong

    Mr Chaly Mah had served in Deloitte for over 38 years. Prior to his retirement on 31 May 2016, he was CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore, and Vice Chairman of Deloitte Global Board of Directors. He has extensive experience serving both multinat​ional and local companies across a wide spectrum of industries, specialising in financial services, telecommunications and technology, real estate, private equity and manufacturing.

    Mr Mah is currently Chairman of Netlink NBN Management Pte Ltd, the Singapore Accountancy Commission and National University of Singapore Business School Accounting Advisory Board. He is also board member of Capitaland Limited, Singapore Economic Development Board, Monetary Authority of Singapore and the National University of Singapore Board of Trustee.


  • BOARD M​EMBERS​

    • Mr Keith Tan

      Mr Keith Tan assumed the appointment of Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board on 29 October 2018.

      From 2014 to 2018, he served as the Deputy Secretary (Policy) in the Ministry of Defence, where he strengthened Singapore’s international defence partnerships, led MINDEF’s longer-term strategic planning and guided MINDEF’s strategic communications and public engagement efforts.

      From 2013 to 2014, Keith was concurrently the Senior Director of the Public Service Division’s PS21 Office, and Institute Director in the Institute of Governance and Policy at Singapore’s Civil Service College. Keith also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as Director of the Economics and Strategy Division (2008 - 2010) and the Foreign Economic Policy Division (2010 - 2013).


    • Ms Audrey Kuah

      Ms Audrey Kuah is Head, Group Marketing, Group Consumer Financial Services at OCBC Bank. In her current role, Audrey drives business and growth focused marketing initiatives for OCBC. Prior to OCBC, Audrey was the former Executive Director, Media Practice - Asia Pacific at Dentsu Aegis Network. As Executive Director, Media Practice – Asia Pacific, she was responsible for the evolution of the business model and future capabilities. She was also global head of its first R & D Centre, where she was responsible for the development of proprietary and future forward marketing platforms that combined machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud technology and the deep marketing expertise of Dentsu Group. Ms Kuah was also its Chief Client Officer, Southeast Asia and former Singapore CEO.

      Ms Kuah’s expertise in marketing, digital and advertising has been deployed across industries and geographies, for more than two decades. Ms Kuah is active in the industry and is on the board of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore International. She was also a member of the Future Economy Council Modern Services Sub-Committee.

      Ms Kuah was awarded an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2007 and graduated with a B.A. from National University of Singapore in 1992.


    • Mr Aaron Shahril Yusoff Maniam

      Mr Aaron Shahril Yusoff Maniam is currently Deputy Secretary (Industry and Information) at the Ministry of Communications and Information. From September 2014 to September 2017, Mr Maniam was Senior Director (Industry) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he was responsible for coordinating economic policies and regulating the manufacturing, services and tourism sectors, as well as overseeing long-term economic transformation.

      Mr Maniam has held various positions in the Civil Service, including postings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Strategic Policy Office and Centre for Strategic Futures at the Public Service Division.


    • Mr Lim Eng Hwee

      Mr Lim Eng Hwee is the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) with effect from 1st September 2017. URA is Singapore’s national planning agency, responsible for the physical planning and urban development of Singapore.

      Mr Lim was formerly the Chief Planner and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of URA from 2009 to 2017. He has extensive experience in urban planning, urban design, implementation of land use policies and development initiatives. He also served in the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Trade and Industry.

      He served as a member in the Boards of Land Transport Authority, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Singapore Science Centre. He currently sits on the Boards of Singapore Tourism Board, National Environment Agency and the International Federation for Housing and Planning.  He is also a Member of the Board Committee for Racecourse Masterplan for Tote Board.

      Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Planning from the University of Auckland. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University and attended the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.


    • Mr Ravi Thakran

      Mr. Ravi Thakran is the Founder, Chairman & Managing Partner of Turmeric Capital, and also the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp, USA. Mr. Thakran founded L Capital Asia in 2008 and led it as Chairman and Managing Partner from its inception. Mr. Thakran led the development of L Capital Asia which went on to become one of the largest consumer-focused growth investors in Asia. With L Capital Asia, Ravi invested in over 35 companies across Asia Pacific. Five of these companies crossed $1 billion in annual revenues.

      Mr. Thakran also served in many senior roles in several business verticals of the LVMH Group, the world’s largest luxury goods company. Over two decades at LVMH, Mr. Thakran eventually assumed the roles of Group President for LVMH South Asia & South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand and Middle East in 2009 and Group Chairman for LVMH South Asia & South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand and Middle East in 2015.

      Prior to his time at LVMH, Mr. Thakran held senior management positions at the Swatch Group, Nike and the Tata Group.

      Mr. Thakran holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

      Beyond his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Thakran serves as Business Ambassador for Latin America in South East Asia, and Trustee of the Global Conservation Corps. He is also involved in the Federal Commission on Fashion and Women’s Wellness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Indian Partition Museum, Amritsar, Indian Heritage Museum, Singapore and Save the Rhino Project, South Africa.


    • Ms Thien Kwee Eng

      Ms Thien Kwee Eng assumed the appointment of CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) on 1 Jun 2020.

      Prior to that, Kwee Eng was the Executive Vice President of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) overseeing EDB’s global customer experience, marketing & public affairs and investment facilitation activities. Kwee Eng has held leadership roles in investment promotion and industry development across various sectors during her time in EDB, including Consumer and Lifestyle businesses, Health and Wellness as well as Infocomm and Media. She has also led corporate-wide initiatives to catalyse new business creation and innovation in large corporations.

      From 2000 to 2001, Kwee Eng was the Business Development Director of Asiacontent.com’s business in China. She also served as First Secretary (Trade and Industry) at the Embassy of Singapore in Beijing from 2001 to 2004 and was responsible for promoting Singapore-China trade and industry relations.

      Kwee Eng serves on the Board of the Singapore Food Agency, DesignSingapore Council and Women’s Forum Asia. In 2017, she was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver). Kwee Eng graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics.


    • Mr Mohamad Saiful Saroni​

      Mr Mohamad Saiful Saroni has been a partner in PwC LLP Singapore since 2012. He started in PwC as an associate in 2000 and has 20 years of experience in the audit industry, three of which were spent on secondment to the PwC US Firm in its San Francisco office.  He is also one of the Firm's partner contacts as it relates to US Accounting and Auditing matters as well as US-bound cross border security transactions. Saiful's areas of specialty are in the Energy, Utilities and Mining as well as Technology and Transport sectors. He is actively involved in the audits of SEC registrants.

      Mr Saroni also sits on the Boards of Mercy Relief, Building and Construction Authority and Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association. He is also a member of M3 Advisory Council, as well as the Woodlands Citizen Consultative Committee.

      He graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University (Honours). He is a member of ISCA, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


    • Mrs Wong Ai Ai

      Mrs. Wong Ai Ai is recognized as one of Baker McKenzie's most distinguished lawyers, with a career that spans leading a range of landmark transactions for blue-chip clients, to global management and leadership roles at the highest levels of the Firm, including serving as a member of Global Executive Committee and chair of the Asia Pacific region.

      As a transactional lawyer, Mrs. Wong has been recognized as a leading individual and eminent practitioner for corporate/M&A matters by publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000.

      Outside of Baker McKenzie, Mrs Wong is a founding steering committee member of Climate Governance Singapore Limited, a World Economic Forum led initiative to educate non-executive directors on the opportunities and challenges for their companies arising from climate change and its consequences.

      She is a strong advocate for, and a former Chairman of, the Yellow Ribbon Fund, the first national charitable fund devoted entirely towards the development and implementation of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and their families. Mrs Wong is also a Justice of the Peace.

      She graduated from the University of Kent, with a Bachelor of Arts in Law First Class Honours, and holds a Master of Law from Harvard University Law School. She is admitted to practice in Singapore, New York, England, and Wales (Grays Inn).


    • Mr Arthur Lang

      Mr Arthur Lang is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Singtel and his responsibilities include the management of the International Group that oversees the Group’s regional associates and its portfolio of strategic telecom investments. He spearheads Singtel’s ongoing digital bank joint venture with Grab.

      Before joining Singtel, Mr Lang was the Group CFO of CapitaLand, where he also ran CapitaLand’s real estate investment management business. Prior to CapitaLand, he was at Morgan Stanley where he was Co-head of the Southeast Asia investment banking division and Chief Operating Officer of the Asia Pacific investment banking division.

      Mr Lang was appointed as Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation in Nov 2020. He is also a board member of Bharti Airtel, Intouch Holdings, AIS, the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.


    • Ms Soh Siew Choo

      Siew Choo is the Chief Information Officer for Asia at Metlife. She is responsible for the end-to-end technology delivery partnering with the business to build leading digital experiences for customers.

      Prior to Metlife, Siew Choo was the Head of Technology for Consumer Banking & Big Data/AI at DBS Bank. She was responsible for driving the digital transformation and AI-driven agenda adopting truly Agile ways of working and cloud native architecture.

      Siew Choo has over two decades of experience in senior technology leadership roles in the Corporate & Investment Bank, working for JPMorgan across Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong prior to joining DBS.

      She is also an avid advocate of Women in Technology, driving many innovative initiatives in the areas of mentorship, allyship, recruitment and retention amongst others. She was named as an honoree in the Women Leaders in AI award by IBM in 2019 and 2021. She was also recognised as an awardee in the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech in 2020, organised by IMDA/Singapore Computer Society of Singapore. In addition, Siew Choo was conferred with the Distinguished Computing Alumni Service Award, from her alma mater, National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, for bringing honour to NUS in her chosen endeavours in her career.