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 multinational 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 Surbana Jurong Group and Netlink NBN Management Pte Ltd. He is also a board member of Capitaland Investment Limited, Flipkart Pte Ltd, Monetary Authority of Singapore and the National University of Singapore and SG Eco Fund Board of Trustee.
Olivier is currently lead independent director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd, and Chairman of PropertyGuru Group Ltd, Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd and Starhub Ltd. He is a Deputy Chairman on Singapore Tourism Board and a Director of Raffles Medical Group. He serves on the MAS Securities Industry Council.
Mr Lim was previously Chairman of the following: ASX listed Australand Holdings Limited, Frasers Property Australia, globalORE Pte Ltd, Mount Faber Leisure Group, and the Advisory Council of the Singapore CFO Institute.
He has also held directorships in several SGX-listed companies including Banyan Tree Holdings, CapitaMalls Asia, and served on the Boards of JTC Corporation, Sentosa Development Corporation and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
Ms Melissa Ow assumed the appointment of Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board on 1 June 2023.
From 2020 to 2023, Ms Ow served as the Executive Vice President for Customer Experience, Marketing & Investment Facilitation Group at the Economic Development Board, where she played a key role in transforming the organisation's B2B sales and marketing model. She drove the global promotion of Singapore's business brand and EDB's marketing and communications in key markets such as Europe, US, China and Japan. Through enhancing EDB's customer engagement capabilities, she led her teams to raise new investments from foreign companies.
Prior to EDB, Ms Ow had several positions in STB with the last position as Deputy Chief Executive, where she led STB to put Singapore on the world map for hosting premier events and attracting major tourism investments. As Deputy Chief Executive, she headed the Experience Development Group and the Corporate Group and was responsible for ensuring that Singapore had a strong line-up of quality tourism products spanning events, dining, retail, and sports to entertainment, new tourism concepts development, and precincts development. Ms Ow also oversaw STB's corporate functions such as legal, procurement and corporate administration, finance and human resources.
Audrey is currently the APAC Chief Executive Officer of Wunderman Thompson, where she oversees the creative and strategic growth of the business across the APAC region. Prior to that, she served as Head, Group Marketing, Global Consumer Financial Services of the OCBC Bank, where she drove business and growth focused marketing initiatives.
As the former Executive Director of Media Practice – Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, she was responsible for the evolution of the business model and future capabilities. She was also Managing Director of Dentsu Aegis’ Group’s 1st global R & D centre, Global Data Innovation Centre, located in Singapore, 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 was most recently on the board of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore International.
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 the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Environment Agency.
Having spent over 22 years of his career with Marriott International, Rajeev is currently President for Marriott International Inc, Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC). He is responsible for the overall business performance and development of the company across 21 countries in the Asia Pacific region with over 550 operating hotels & resorts under 24 unique brands. Marriott also has the largest construction pipeline in the region with over 300 hotels under development. Rajeev is a passionate hotelier and has risen through the ranks, with a career in hospitality spanning over three decades.
Before being promoted to the APEC President in October 2019, Mr Rajeev served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for APEC from March 2015 through September 2019. Under his leadership, Marriott has been recognised as one of the top performing international hotel companies in APEC and has received numerous awards, including the best employer award for several years. From August 2007 till February 2015, Mr Rajeev served as Area Vice President for South Asia, as well as Pakistan, Malaysia, and Australia during various periods of his assignment.
Mr Rajeev has been recognised over the years through numerous awards for his contribution to the hotel industry in Asia Pacific.
Today, apart from overseeing Marriott’s business in APEC, Mr Rajeev also holds the position of Vice Chair on the Tourism Committee and is a member of the Board of the US/ASEAN Business Council. He is also a member of the Board of the Singapore Hotel Association.
Mr. Ravi Thakran served in many senior roles in several business verticals of the LVMH Group. Over two decades at LVMH, Mr Thakran served as President, Sephora Asia, CEO for LVMH Watches & Jewelry Asia and eventually assumed the roles of Group President for LVMH Asia in 2008 and Group Chairman for LVMH Asia in 2014.
Mr. Thakran also 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, Mr Thakran invested in over 42 companies across Asia Pacific, including China’s no. 1 beauty company, China No. 1 womanwear’s brand, China no.1 menswear’s brand, India No. 1 ethic wear brand, India No. 1 cinema chain, Asia no. 1 shoes and bags brand, leading eyewear brand from Korea, iconic footwear brand from Australia, beauty and eyewear brand in Japan and several other fashion, beauty, watches and jewelry, fitness & wellness brand from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, SEA, India and Middle East. Seven of these companies crossed $1 billion in annual revenues. Mr Thakran served on the board of several of these companies, including seven listed companies on Shanghai, Hong Kong, Korea and Indian stock exchanges and as Chairman of the board for five others.
Prior to his time at LVMH, Mr Thakran held senior management positions at the Swatch Group, Nike and the Tata Group.
Beyond his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Thakran serves on Board of Harrods London, Director of Wheels Up, 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.
Thien Kwee Eng
Ms Thien Kwee Eng is the Chief Executive Officer of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC). As SDC’s CEO, Kwee Eng steers the vision and development of Sentosa as a leading and unique leisure destination for both locals and tourists, as well as the landmark Sentosa-Brani Master Plan to redevelop the two islands into a game-changing leisure and tourism destination.
Prior to this, Kwee Eng was the Executive Vice President of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) overseeing EDB’s global customer experience, marketing 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.
Wong Ai Ai
Mrs. Wong Ai Ai is Former Principal at Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow, where she led 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 its Global Executive Committee and chair of its Asia Pacific region.
As a transactional lawyer, Mrs. Wong has been recognised as a leading individual and eminent practitioner for corporate/M&A matters by publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000.
She is a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Public Service Commission’s Disciplinary Panel of Persons and a member of the Board of Visiting Judges (BOVJ) and Board of Inspection (BOI) appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore.
Mrs Wong was 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.
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 India listed Bharti Airtel, Thailand listed Intouch Holdings and AIS, GXS Digital Bank and the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
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.
Dr Ho Kaiwei started out his career as a medical doctor with SingHealth in 2005, and later joined the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2006. Besides completing his training as a Public Health physician, he has rotated through various divisions in MOH, including Health Regulation, Communicable Diseases, and Healthcare Finance. He was Director (Operations Policy and Strategy Development) at the Ministry of Manpower in 2015, and Director (Security & Resilience Programmes) at the Ministry of Finance from 2018 to 2023. He joined MOH as Deputy Secretary (Development) from Aug 2023 and is a member of the STB Board with effect from 14 Aug 2023.