• Gautam Our Board

    Mr Gautam Banerjee

    Chairman Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd

  • Seah-Kian-Peng Our Board

    Mr Seah Kian Peng

    CEO
    NTUC Fairprice

  • Gim-Guan Our Board

    Mr Sim Gim Guan

    CEO
    National Council of Social Service

  • Sin-Boon-Ann Our Board

    Mr Sin Boon Ann

    Deputy Managing Director
    Drew & Napier LLC

  • Theresa1 Our Board

    Ms Theresa Sim May Ling

    Partner
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

  • Eddie Our Board

    Mr Eddie Chau

    Co-Founder & Chairman
    Spinircle, V-Key
    Founder & Chairman
    Neeuro Pte Ltd
    Co-founding Partner
    TNF Ventures

  • JT-5 Our Board

    Mr John Tang

    Managing Director
    Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

  • killick Our Board

    Mr Killick Datta

    CEO & President
    Global Brand Partners Pte. Ltd

  • Penny Our Board

    Ms Penny Low

    President & Founder
    Social Innovation Park Ltd

  • Robert-Chew Our Board

    Mr Robert Chew

    Partner
    Stream Global and iGlobe Partners

Profile

Mr Gautam Banerjee

Chairman Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd

Gautam Banerjee is a Senior Managing Director and co-Chairman of the Asia Operating Committee based in Singapore. He is also Chairman of Blackstone Singapore and a member of the International Advisory Board.

Previously, Mr. Banerjee served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012. He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia.

Mr Banerjee is an independent director on the Board of Singapore Airlines Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited and GIC Private Limited. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation and his roles in the not-for-profit sector include serving on the Governing Board of Yale-NUS College and the Legal Service Commission of Singapore.

Mr. Banerjee is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same university in 2014. Mr. Banerjee was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.

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Mr Seah Kian Peng

CEO, NTUC Fairprice

Seah Kian Peng is the Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative. Mr Seah has been with NTUC FairPrice since January 2001. During this period, he has worked with the team to transform NTUC FairPrice into a multi format retailer, and increased its market share and social impact whilst strengthening NTUC FairPrice’s brand equity. FairPrice group has a chain of over 290 stores, employs over 10,000 staff and an annual turnover of over S$3.4 billion. Fairpice was recently rated by Interbrand as the most valuable retail brand in South-East Asia and the 6th top retail brand in Asia Pacific.

Mr Seah is also a Member of Parliament. First elected in May 2006, he was re-elected in May 2011 and again in September 2015.

Mr Seah did his undergraduate studies in Australia under the Colombo Plan Scholarship. He is the Chairman of the Havard Business School Club of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr Seah is active on the community front. He is Chairman of the Marine Parade Leadership Foundation and the Vice Chairman of the South East Community Development Council. He is also a Board member of the Singapore Olympic Foundation and National Parks Board.

Mr Seah has also been closely associated with the co-operative movement, being the Chairman of Singapore National Co-operatives Federation (SNCF) from 2002 – 2008. In Sept 2005, he was elected as a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Board of Directors, making him the first and only Singaporean to be on this global board in the history of ICA. He was re-elected in 2009 and again in 2013.

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Mr Sim Gim Guan

CEO, National Council of Social Service

Sim Gim Guan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) on 1 November 2013. He had spent 23 years in the Republic of Singapore Navy, and retired from the Singapore Armed Forces in June 2006. He joined the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) in August 2006 as Senior Director (Information and Corporate Management). From February 2007, Mr Sim served as the Deputy Secretary (Information and Corporate Management) in MICA, and subsequently, as Deputy Secretary (Industry and Information) from Jul 2012.

Mr Sim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), the National Arts Council, the Charity Council as well as the National Environment Agency. He graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelors degree and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through its Sloan Fellows programme.

Mr Sim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) at the National Day Awards 2006, and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2014.

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Mr Sin Boon Ann

Deputy Managing Director, Drew & Napier LLC

Sin Boon Ann is the Deputy Managing Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate and Finance Department. He was called to the Bar in 1987. He spent some time in academia as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, before leaving in 1992 to join Drew & Napier. Mr Sin was made a partner in 1994 and became a director upon the corporatisation of Drew & Napier in 2001.

Mr Sin is an independent director in a number of listed companies in Singapore. He was a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC for 15 years from 1996 to 2011. In recognition of his constant support and contributions to the Labour Movement, Mr Sin was conferred the NTUC May Day Award – “Friends of Labour Award” in 2003, and the “Meritorious Service Award” in 2013. In the same year, Mr Sin was also conferred the 2013 National Day Award – “The Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM)” by the President of Singapore for his services to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr Sin was a member of the Company Legislation and Regulatory Framework Committee (CLRFC) appointed by the Ministry of Finance in 1999. The CLRFC was tasked to “undertake a comprehensive and coherent review of our company law and regulatory framework and recommend a modern company law and regulatory framework for Singapore which accords with global standards and which will promote a competitive economy”. The CLRFC presented its final report to the Singapore government in October 2002.

Mr Sin is appointed Chairman of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Review) on 1 March 2014. He was formerly a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Hearing) from 1 June 1990 to 28 February 2014.

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Ms Theresa Sim May Ling

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Theresa Sim is an Assurance Partner, Chief Financial Controller, Business Transformation Leader and a member of the Leadership Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Singapore.

Ms Sim has more than 20 years of professional experience in providing audit and related advisory services including due diligence for purposes of mergers / acquisitions and other consulting work. Her clientele base covers a wide spectrum of industries which includes property development and management, retail, oil and gas, manufacturing and trading; cutting across SGX listed, government-linked and multinational companies.

Through servicing a diversified client base, she has accumulated in-depth knowledge of group audit coordination and reporting requirements in various GAAPs and can value-add in areas of financial, governance, controls and risk management.

She is presently also the Executive Committee Member / Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Children’s Society and Board Member of Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund.

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Mr Eddie Chau

Co-Founder & Chairman
Spinircle, V-Key
Founder & Chairman
Neeuro Pte Ltd
Co-founding Partner
TNF Ventures

Eddie Chau formed Brandtology in 2008 after successfully incubating e-Cop, a company he founded in 2000, to a market leader in Info-Security Industry. e-Cop was acquired in 2007 by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holding Pte Ltd.

Brandtology is the leader in Business & Brand online intelligence services. Using proprietary technologies and proven process, combined with trained and experienced analysts, Brandtology helps companies analyse online conversations in the social media and make strategic decisions for their brands in a timely manner. Brandtology supports global clients in multiple countries and languages with more than 300 professionals in 15 countries. In 2014, iSentia, listed in Australia Stock Exchange fully acquired Brandtology.

In 2011, Eddie co-founded V-Key with a key objective to make all mobile devices and applications more secured with cutting edge patented technology. In 2014, Ant Financial, a unit of Alibaba led a Series B investment round in V-Key. In 2012, co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups.

In 2013, Eddie founded Neeuro to develop products that empower people to live happier, healthier and more productively through the use of neuro-technology and gamification. In 2014, Eddie co-founded Spini, a marketplace for Sales Professionals to get crucial information for sales opportunities from the crowd.

Before founding Brandtology, Eddie was the Founder & CEO of e-Cop. He brought to the organisation his extensive experience in the ICT. He led and charted all aspects of e-Cop group’s strategic direction from product development through to professional consultancy services, technology development, sales and global expansion. Under his dynamic leadership and vision, e-Cop has grown to be the market leader in the Info-Security industry with international presence spanning more than 20 countries.

Before founding Brandtology and e-Cop, Eddie held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc. Eddie has also appeared as the investor/judge in Startup Asia Seasons 1 & 2 by Channel News Asia.

Married with two children, Chau holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London.

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Mr John Tang

Managing Director, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

John Tang is a Managing Director at GIC Special Investments. GIC Private Limited (GIC) is the fund manager for the foreign reserves of Singapore, and manages in excess of $100 billion in assets. In his fourteen years at GIC, Mr Tang has made investments in companies as well as private equity funds.

Currently, Mr Tang is Global Head of the Portfolio, Strategy and Risk Group in GIC Special Investments, which is the private investment arm of GIC. His responsibilities include investment strategy, portfolio management and risk management for private equity and infrastructure investments. Prior to this appointment, he was Head of the Funds and Co-investments Group in North America. He was also head of global venture capital from 2009 based out of Silicon Valley.

Prior to GIC, Mr Tang was a consultant at Bain & Co, a leading strategy consulting firm, where he consulted to clients in Singapore and the UK. Mr Tang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BEng (First Class Hons) and MSc from the Imperial College, London.

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Mr Killick Datta

CEO & President, Global Brand Partners Pte. Ltd

Killick Datta, founded and heads up GBP, a global fashion and retail brand company, invited here originally by Singapore’s EDB. He has launched the performance footwear and apparel collection under the brand Beachbody, the world’s largest fitness and health brand. He is also the Managing Partner of Universify Pte. Ltd. one of the world’s largest celebrity brand management companies.

Previously based in the United States, Killick was head of Nike’s International Business Development, President of LA Gear, Wolverine Worldwide Intl. (Hush Puppies, Sperry, Sebago, Merrell, etc.) , Brooks Sports, Skechers Inc., and CEO of Global Brand Marketing (Diesel, Nautica, Sean John, Pony, 7 for all mankind, etc.). He is also a Managing Partner of Universify , a global agency devoted to developing several celebrity and other brands such as Jennifer Lopez.

Killick is currently an Industry Advisor (ITAC) for Apparel, Footwear, and Bags to the U.S. Department of Commerce and serves on the Board of several major trade industry associations such as the American Apparel and Footwear Association, World Federation Sporting Goods Industry, and U.S. Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. He went to school in Oxford and he holds a BSc in Chemistry & Biochemistry from University College, and an MBA from Durham University Business School, all based in the United Kingdom.

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Ms Penny Low

President & Founder, Social Innovation Park Ltd

Penny Low has traversed more than 80 countries and is a serial entrepreneur, often in pioneering new frontiers.

In 2001, Penny was the youngest elected female Member of Parliament in Singapore. She is credited for having built up a new town (Punggol) from scratch. It has won many awards including being the first eco town in the tropics. She is active on national committees, in particular those promoting social enterprises, town and community development, and inter-nation parliamentary friendship groups.

Penny was introduced and appointed by the chairman and founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, to social entrepreneurship. In 2006, she founded the Social Innovation Park Ltd, a non-profit organisation promoting thought leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is recognised as a leading social enterprise in Singapore, which has incubated many entrepreneurs, produced several tv series on social entrepreneurship and the Global Social Innovators Forum – the longest running forum in Singapore to promote a mindset change and tripartite approach in social entrepreneurship. She also co-founded the Social Enterprise Association on 2008.

Penny has pioneered fee-based financial planning and advisory services, anchored TV program on retirement planning and written undergraduate and professional curriculum on financial management. She also served as an adjunct university lecturer while executing major IT turnkey projects for financial institutions.

Penny was honoured as one of the 32 founding members of the New Asian Leaders and abounding member of the prestigious The Forum of Global Young Leaders (YGL) by the Geneva-based WEF. She is on many international boards, including the US-based Operation Hope, Yale World Fellows Advisory Board and Larta – a US-based ‘innovation hub’ whose network and influence impacts the world. She is a NTU-Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellow, a Aspen Scholar, a Yale Scholar and World Fellow.

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Mr Robert Chew

Partner, Stream Global and iGlobe Partners

Robert Chew is a former partner of Accenture. Since his retirement in 2007, he has remained active in the technology industry as a partner in iGlobe Partners (a Venture Capital firm) and Stream Global (a tech incubator and angel fund). He is a board member of Anacle, Assurity, Scanadu and Streetsine. He is a council member in the Information Technology Standards Committee, where he chairs the Cloud Computing Standards Task Force.

He serves on the boards of public healthcare organisations – Alexandra Health System, Integrated Health Information Systems, and Yishun Community Hospital. He also serves on the boards of nonprofits – Dover Park Hospice, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Shared Services for Charities, TOUCH Community Services, National Council of Social Service, and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). He was awarded SCS’s Hall of Fame in 2016 and IT Leader of the Year in 2009. For his contribution to national standards development, he was awarded SPRING’s Distinguished Partner Award in 2011, and was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2013.