About The


200Azmoon Ahmad Desay SV Automotive MR. AZMOON AHMAD 53, Singaporean
Senior Vice President and Member of Executive Management, Desay SV Automotive
  • Senior Vice-President, Executive Management; Head, International Business Development and General Manager, Business Unit Radio Navigation Global OEMs in Desay SV Automotive, China
  • Previously Managing Director and Executive Director Asia of ELMOS Semiconductor Singapore; Managing Director of Continental Automotive Singapore; Chief Executive Officer of Siemens VDO Automotive (Singapore). Served two international assignments in France and China.
  • Former board member and Chairman of Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Singapore
200_Christian Bischoff - Pan Asia Logistics MR. CHRISTIAN BISCHOFF 56, Singapore PR
Founder and Executive Chairman, Pan Asia Logistics
  • Executive Chairman of Pan Asia Logistics Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd, involved mainly in Strategy and Management of the entire Group
  • Has four decades of experience in Freight Forwarding and Logistics in Asia, Germany and Middle East, in Asia since 1982
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2010; Enterprise of the Year 2010; Enterprise 50 Award 2012; Productivity Award 2014 – Award of Excellence in Logistics Sector
200_Jean-Luc Butel - K8 Global MR. JEAN-LUC BUTEL 59, Singapore PR
President, K8 Global, and Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
  • Currently serves as a Global Healthcare Advisor to several public and private institutions; Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company’s to healthcare practice
  • Has done extensive work in the past ten years in the area of business model innovation in healthcare. Previously, Corporate Vice-President and President International for Baxter, responsible for all countries outside the US. Over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including 25 years working in Asia
  • Serves on the board of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (A*STAR), Biosensors International; and several healthcare startups in Singapore, India and Europe. Supports and serves as a director for Pathway India for the past 25 years.
  • Awarded the Public Service Medal (Friends of Singapore) in 2014
200_Bill Chang - Singtel MR. BILL CHANG 49, Singaporean
Country Chief Officer, Singapore and CEO, Group Enterprise, Singtel Ltd
  • As the Chief Executive Officer of Group Enterprise in Singtel, leads the group to provide innovative and comprehensive Information and Communications Technology solutions to the enterprise customers globally
  • Previously Managing Director of CISCO Systems’ Advanced Services Group, responsible for the company’s operations in Asia Pacific
  • Serves as the Chairman of the Singapore Polytechnic Board of Governors and was previously on the board of the Workforce Development Agency for six years until 2011; also served on the Economic Review Committee in 2001 and Economic Strategies Committee in 2009
200Cham Hui Fong NTUC MS. CHAM HUI FONG 47, Singaporean
Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Industrial Relations, National Trades Union Congress
  • Contributed in many tripartite committees addressing issues such as wage restructuring and the employment and re-employment of mature workers
  • Serves on the Board of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and as the Authority Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  • Awarded Singapore’s Public Service Medal in 2010
200Edward Chia  Timbre Cropped Higher Res MR. EDWARD CHIA 31, Singaporean
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Timbre Group
  • Co-founded Timbre at age 21 to develop the Singapore music scene through talent cultivation, and growing sustainable audiences for local musicians
  • Serves on the Executive Committee of the Restaurant Association of Singapore
  • Awarded Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 2010; Outstanding Young Alumni by National University of Singapore in 2011; Singapore Youth Award in 2014; and Junior Chamber International Honorary Award for business, economic and entrepreneurship accomplishments in 2014
200_Chia Yong Yong - Yusarn Audrey MS. CHIA YONG YONG 53, Singaporean
Partner, Yusarn Audrey
  • Corporate lawyer
  • Serves as a President of the Board of Management for SPD (formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled), as a board member of SG Enable, Company Secretary of Very Special Arts Ltd
  • Served as a Nominated Member of Parliament from 26 August 2014 to 25 August 2015
200_Susan Chong - Greenpac MS. SUSAN CHONG 46, Singapore PR
Founder and CEO, Greenpac
  • Specialises in innovative and environmentally-friendly packaging products and solutions, serving Fortune 500 companies. Grew from a one-woman start-up in 2002 to a market leader in Asia
  • Professional Experience in Marketing (Pharmaceutical industry), entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year, Rotary-ASME 2008 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014; also awarded EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific 2015
200_Vincent Chong - ST Engineering MR. VINCENT CHONG 46, Singaporean
President and CEO, ST Engineering Ltd
  • Oversees ST Engineering’s four business sectors and corporate functions
  • Previously 20 years of experience in ExxonMobil, holding a wide span of positions from refinery process engineering, product marketing, industrial and retail operations to strategic planning through global postings in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, the UK and the USA
  • Directorships in ST Aerospace Ltd, ST Dynamics Pte Ltd, ST Electronics Ltd, ST Kinetics Ltd, ST Marine Ltd, ST Aerospace Resources Pte Ltd, and ST Engineering Financial I and II Ltd
200_Rachel Eng - Wong Partnerships MS. RACHEL ENG 44, Singaporean
Deputy Chairman, WongPartnership LLP
  • Corporate lawyer, involved in listings, corporate advisory, corporate governance and compliance and financial services regulatory work
  • Serves as an independent non-executive director of StarHub Ltd. and SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., manager of SPH REIT, and as board member of Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd., the Public Utilities Board and the Singapore Accountancy Commission; also serves on the Board of Trustees of Singapore Institute of Technology and on the Council of the Singapore Business Federation
  • Awarded Law Firm Managing Partner of the Year at Thomson Reuters’ ALB South East Asia Law Awards 2011 and 2013; "Woman of the Year 2014" by Her World in 2014; one of 10 women listed in The Peak Magazine’s Power List 2015
200_Goh Swee Chen - Shell MS. GOH SWEE CHEN 55, Singaporean
Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore
  • Appointed first female country chair of Shell Singapore in October 2014, responsible for country level strategic, forward-looking and reputation activities and their management. Oversees country-level Ethics & Compliance and the development of talent; Singapore is a hub for major Shell business operations, with approximately 3,100 employees; concurrently Vice President of Lubricants, Asia Pacific region since 2011
  • Joined Shell in 2003. Diverse experience in leading P&L businesses (Commercial Fuels and Lubricants), Business Improvement and IT; from 2004 to 2008 led more than 4000 staff across 64 countries as Vice-President of IT Infrastructure and Services, Shell Group
  • Ran global and regional businesses out of Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Netherlands, Australia, Japan and China; previously worked for IBM Australia and Procter & Gamble.
200_Han Kwee Juan - Citibank Singapore MR. HAN KWEE JUAN 48, Singaporean
CEO, Citibank Singapore Ltd
  • Responsible for Citibank’s Consumer Banking business in Singapore covering retail banking, wealth management, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, unsecured lending and digital banking.
  • Joined Citibank in 1991 and has held numerous business leadership roles in Corporate & Investment Banking and Consumer Banking
  • Serves as director of Citibank Singapore Ltd; Council Member of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF); member of the National Advisory Council of the Ministry of Education’s Community and Parents in Support of Schools; member of the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University (SMU) Board of Advisors; and member of Alumni Advisory Board of Nanyang Business School
  • Conferred IBF Distinguished Fellow for Wealth Management by Institute of Banking & Finance in 2013
200_Mariam Jaafar - Boston Consulting Group MS. MARIAM JAAFAR 38, Singaporean
Partner and Managing Director (Singapore), The Boston Consulting Group
  • Core member of BCG's Financial Services, TMT and Public Sector practice areas. Recent work has focused on helping companies and countries navigate the opportunities and challenges arising from digital transformation and data
  • Previous job experiences in Starhub, Vertex Management (Singapore), BCG (Boston), and was Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of SereS Hotels & Resorts
200_Mark Lee_SL-Global MR. MARK LEE 42, Singaporean
CEO, Sing Lun Holdings Limited
  • Over 17 years of experience in the apparel industry, and transformed Sing Lun from an OEM apparel manufacturer into a full-service provider of apparels, incorporating design and developmental services, manufacturing and supply chain management of a full range of apparel products
  • Awarded “Most Outstanding Entrepreneur” during the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards 2010 in Singapore, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Manufacturing) in 2015
  • Also serves as President of the Textile and Fashion Federation, Council Member at Singapore Human Resource Institute; Treasurer of Council Advisory Committee at Tampines Junior College
200Forrest Li Garena MR. FORREST LI 38, Singapore PR
Founder, Chairman and Group CEO, Garena
  • Founded Garena in 2009 and has been its Chairman and CEO, growing it into the largest internet and mobile platform company in Southeast Asia, with presence in more than 10 countries
  • Previous work experience at Motorola, Corning and MTV Networks. Also participated and contributed to the formation and development of several early-stage technology start-up projects, such as RedMart
  • Board member of RedMart; awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Internet and Mobile in 2015
200_Lim Chow Kiat - GIC MR. LIM CHOW KIAT 45, Singaporean
Chief Executive Officer, GIC
  • Leads GIC’s investment strategy, including asset allocation, active capital allocation and large investments
  • Developed GIC’s investment capability in public markets, and oversaw GIC’s investments and relationships in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Serves on NTU Board of Trustees, Wealth Management Institute Board of Directors, French Republic Treasury Agency Strategic Committee and Singapore Chinese Calligraphy Centre Board of Directors
  • Conferred alumni achievement award by alma mater NTU in 2013
200_Lim Der Shing - Jungle Ventures MR. LIM DER SHING 40, Singaporean
Venture Partner, Jungle Ventures, and Co-Founder and former CEO, JobsCentral Group
  • Active Angel Investor in 13 ASEAN tech start-ups and various tech VCs
  • Co-founder and former CEO of JobsCentral Group, a regional job portal
  • Serves as a District Councillor with Southwest Community Development Council; Board of Directors of the Action Community of Entrepreneurs (ACE); and SPRING’s Sub-Committee on Innovation and Enterprise (SCIE) Industry Expert Panel
200_Harish Manwani - Blackstone MR. HARISH MANWANI 63, Singaporean
Global Executive Advisor, Blackstone, Private Equity, and Former COO, Unilever
  • Retired at the end of 2014 from Unilever as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing profit and loss across all markets
  • Joined Unilever in 1976 and has held various general management positions in different parts of the world
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Board (EDB) and other global company boards.
  • Awarded the Singapore Public Service Medal in 2012
200_Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara - Temasek Holdings MR. DILHAN PILLAY SANDRASEGARA 52, Singaporean
Head, Enterprise Development Group, Temasek Holdings
  • Concurrently serves as Head, Singapore and Co-head of Americas of Temasek International
  • Previously Managing Partner of WongPartnership, with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry
  • Serves on the Boards of the Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Changi Airports International Pte Ltd, Temasek Life Sciences Ventures Private Limited, Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd, the National Research Foundation in Singapore, Mandai Safari Park Holdings Pte Ltd, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd and Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd; also a member of the Capital Markets Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
200_Saktiandi Supaat - Maybank Group MR. SAKTIANDI SUPAAT 42, Singaporean
Executive Vice President, Head of FX Research, Global Markets, Global Banking, Maybank Group
  • Leading a team of strategists and analysts covering G7 and regional (ASEAN, China, Korea, Vietnam, India, Australia and New Zealand) currencies/economies; also a member of the Maybank Singapore Regional Wealth Management tactical asset allocation committee
  • Previously worked at United Overseas Bank (UOB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Serves as a Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and as a Member of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Advisory Panel
200_Tan Chong Meng - PSA International MR. TAN CHONG MENG 55, Singaporean
Group CEO, PSA International
  • Responsible for the overall performance of PSA International, a global port group, operating 40 container terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas
  • Previously over 20 years of experience in Shell, holding various leadership positions in management, sales, marketing, trading, refinery operations, customer service to merger & acquisitions in the USA, Europe, China and Singapore
  • Serves as a Non-Executive Board Director of the National University Health System, and as a board member of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
200_Teo Siong Seng - SBF MR. TEO SIONG SENG 61, Singaporean
Chairman, Singapore Business Federation
  • Managing Director of Pacific International Lines, one of the largest ship-owners and operators in Southeast Asia, and Chairman and CEO of PIL’s listed subsidiary, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, Hongkong; holds executive directorships of several PIL subsidiaries and joint venture companies whose activities include ship-owning, liner shipping, ship agencies, shipping fund, freight forwarding, container manufacturing, ship recycling, oil & gas, container depot/terminal operation, warehousing, logistics centre, real estate and travel
  • Served as Immediate Past President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry; presently the Honorary Consul of The United Republic of Tanzania in Singapore; Joint Chairman; Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Chairman, Singapore Maritime Institute Governing Council; Chairman, The Standard Club Asia Ltd; Director, Business China; and Standing Council Member, China Overseas Exchange Association, Beijing
  • Awarded Best Entrepreneur Golden Eagle Award, 2000; International Maritime Award (Individual), Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore in 2007; Seatrade Personality of the Year, Seatrade Asia Awards, 2010
  • Served as a Nominated Member of Parliament from 20 July 2009 to 8 August 2014, and awarded the Public Service Medal in 2010
200_Russell Tham - Applied Materials MR. RUSSELL THAM 47, Singaporean
Regional President (Southeast Asia) and Corporate Vice President, Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Heads regional business and leads Applied Materials’ infrastructure and strategy in Southeast Asia; concurrently has global Corporate Business Development responsibilities for new growth markets
  • Serves as Vice Chairman on the Southeast Asia Regional Advisory Board of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) and as member on the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) board as well as the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Advisory Board
  • In 2015, led the development of the Singapore Semiconductor Vision 2020, a private-public taskforce to enhance Singapore’s semiconductors industry through fostering innovation, partnerships and training of local leaders
200_Fabian Wong - Philips MR. FABIAN WONG 55, Singaporean
CEO, Philips ASEAN and Pacific
  • Responsible for the overall strategy, business and management of Philips in 14 countries across the region.
  • Over 15 years of experience with Philips in functions that cover business management, marketing and sales, having led business and regional operations. Prior to his current role, was the president for Philips Personal Health, Greater China, where he delivered significant business growth and led Philips to become a market leader in China
  • Recognized as one of the “Top 50 China Business Innovation Pioneers” by China Business News Weekly in 2012, and as an “Innovation Leader” by Business Times in 2014
200Robert Yap SNEF DR ROBERT YAP 63, Singaporean
President, Singapore National Employers Federation
  • Leads employers in the tripartite partnership to enhance labour market flexibility and responsible employment practices
  • Executive Chairman of YCH Group, with more than four decades of experience in the logistics and supply chain management field
  • Inducted into the Asia Logistics Hall of Fame 2003; awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Singapore in 2007; World Chinese Economic Forum - Lifetime Achievement Award 2013; and the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Awards 2014

The CFE will review and make recommendations in five key areas. For more information on the Five Futures and the sub-committee members for each area, click here.