Board Members

Mr Chan Heng Kee

Mr Chan Heng Kee

Chairman, e2i
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health

Chan Heng Kee is the Permanent Secretary of Health since 1 May 2016. He had previously served as the Permanent Secretary of Social and Family Development and the Permanent Secretary of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Since joining the Singapore Public Service in 1996, Heng Kee has held different appointments in various public sector organisations. These include Chief Executive at the Workforce Development Agency; Dean and Chief Executive Officer at the Civil Service College; Deputy Secretary (Development) at the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office; Director (Strategic Policy and Research) at the former Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports; Director (Manpower Development) at the Ministry of Manpower; and Assistant Director (Sea and Air Transport) at the former Ministry of Communications.

Heng Kee chairs the National Library Board, Employment and Employability Institute and MOH Holdings. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Totalisator Board, Civil Service College, Singapore Health Services, National University Health System, National Healthcare Group and Central Provident Fund Board.

He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr Gilbert Tan Chye Hee

Mr Gilbert Tan Chye Hee

Board of Director, e2i
Chief Executive Officer, e2i

Mr Gilbert Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). He joined NTUC’s e2i in 2009 to create solutions for better employment and employability through providing better jobs, developing better skills, and improving companies’ productivity and gain sharing for workers.

Since then, e2i has launched the Inclusive Growth Program to drive productivity-led wage increases for low wage workers, and led the way with professional development programmes to enhance the capabilities of PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians). In addition to deepening skills, e2i also equips PMETs with employability and horizontal skills enabling them to stay relevant and mobile across sectors.

Under Mr Gilbert Tan’s leadership, e2i pioneered partnerships with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and community groups to bring career coaching and training advisory services to more Singaporeans. Moreover, in anticipation of turbulence and disruption to industry sectors, e2i is building up a pool of Adjunct Coaches from different industry backgrounds to provide guidance to clients who require industry-specific advisory. With its expanding role, e2i provided another touchpoint at the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh in October 2016. With two centres, e2i can effectively reach out to more job seekers, working people, employers and partners in these regions.

Mr Gilbert Tan is a Member of Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) Working Committee, a Member of College of Science Advisory Board, Nanyang Technological University, and a Member of ITE Board of Governors. He is also on the Board of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.

Mr Gilbert Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honors); and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Recreation Administration.

Mr Andrew Chong

Mr Andrew Chong

Board of Director, e2i
President and Managing Director Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Andrew Chong leads Infineon’s Asia Pacific R&D, sales, marketing, manufacturing and corporate activities, a position he has held since October 2010. Infineon’s Asia Pacific organization is headquartered in Singapore and consists of about 16,000 people with local presence in China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia.

During more than twenty eight years of working in the field of semiconductors, Andrew has been based in Australia, Singapore and Germany. In this time he has worked in the field of IC design and project management, later moving into marketing and business management covering Asia Pacific in the segments of automotive electronics, industrial electronics, consumer electronics, computer peripherals, power management and chipcard. In his career to date Andrew has steered the business through the development of the Asia Pacific market from a demand fulfillment region through demand creation to a business creation region. This has entailed managing changes in the technical and organizational competencies in order to remain successful in the market.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering in 1987 and his Master of Business Administration in 1993 from the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

Mr Chak Kong Soon

Mr Chak Kong Soon

Board of Director, e2i
Managing Partner Stream Global Pte Ltd

Chak has been in the ICT industry for almost 30 years. His passion in building and nurturing organisations led him to collaborate with several prominent individuals to start Stream Global Pte. Ltd. Stream Global is a local “Venture Catalyst” who’s main objective is to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and assist them in realising their potential. In order to achieve this, Stream Global will assign relevant experienced partners or individuals to work hands-on with the organisation. In partnership with the Media Authority of Singapore (MDA) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), Stream Global jointly invests in start-ups both in Singapore and the region.

He is currently the Immediate Past President and one of the 18 Honorary Fellows in the Singapore Computer Society. Chak is currently serving as a Board Member in the Institute of System Sciences of the National University of Singapore and Academic Advisory Board of the IT schools in Institute if Technical Education (ITE), Singapore Polytechnic and SIM University.

Earlier in his career, Chak was with Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture), a global IT and management consulting firm. During his career with AC, he was involved in creating a business-driven information technology strategy, architecture and plan for organisations. He was also the Chief Quality Officer with overall responsibility for all quality initiatives in its Singapore office and has successfully completed BSI's ISO 9000 Lead Assessor Examination.

Mr David Poh

Mr David Poh

Board of Director, e2i
Deputy CEO of SLF

Mr David Poh is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF) and Chief Executive Officer of Mercatus Co-operative Ltd. He holds directorships in NTUC Choice Homes Co-operative Ltd, Mercatus subsidiary companies, One Marine Property Services Ptd Ltd and SLF subsidiary companies.

Mr Kelvin Wong

Mr Kelvin Wong

Board of Director, e2i
Assistant MD of EDB

Mr Kelvin Wong is the Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Kelvin oversees EDB’s industry clusters including Logistics, Professional Services, International Organization Programme Office, Natural Resources and Contact Singapore; and also initiatives in Human Capital and Resource Development.

Prior to this, Kelvin held several Director-level appointments leading various EDB clusters and initiatives including Logistics, Professional Services, International Organization Programme Office, Urban Solutions, Central and Eastern US operations from 1999 to 2012. He joined EDB as a Senior Officer in the Industry Development Division (Precision Engineering) in 1996.

Mr Wong is a Glaxo-EDB scholar who graduated from the Imperial College, University of London (Masters in Communications and Signal Processing and a First Class Honours in Electronics and Electrical Engineering) in 1996.

 

Mr Kung Teong Wah

Mr Kung Teong Wah

Board of Director, e2i
General Manager of Holiday Inn Resort Batam

Mr Kung Teong Wah is currently the General Manager with Holiday Inn Resort Batam. His career in the hospitality industry spans over 24 years of dedication to the highest standards in Hotel Management and Operations. His experience has taken him on key assignments with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG); opening several regional hotels.

As an active hotelier, he sits on the boards of Food and Beverage Managers’ Association as Vice President, SHATEC Alumni Executive committee and is a member of Chaine des Rottissuers Singapour. He has been recognised by Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines region as most outstanding Next Generation Leaders of The Year 2012. His hotel has also clincked an AON Hewitt Award in 2013 and TAPEP Exemplarary Employer Award 2013.

Teong Wah is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has helped over 25 People with Disability (PWD) integrate into the hospitality workforce. As a dedicated CSR personnel, he has also been awarded the Enabling Partnership Award 2012 and Northlight Partnership Award 2012.

Mr Ng Cher Pong

Mr Ng Cher Pong

Board of Director, e2i
CE SkillsFuture Singapore

Mr Ng Cher Pong is the Chief Executive of the newly-created SkillsFuture Singapore since 3 October 2016 and also concurrently holds the appointment as Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture) in the Ministry of Education. He is responsible for driving the implementation of the national skills strategy known as SkillsFuture, in order to enhance the employability and competitiveness of Singapore's workforce.

Mr Ng joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Civil Service in 1996. He had served in various capacities across many Ministries and government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He also serves on various Boards such as the Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, SkillsFuture Singapore, Learning Gateway Ltd, Workforce Singapore, the Employment and Employability Institute and SIM University Board of Trustees. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of the Civil Service College.

Mr Ng graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his Master in Business Administration (Distinction) from INSEAD, France in 2003 and subsequently participated in the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2015.

Mr Poon Hong Yuen

Mr Poon Hong Yuen

Board of Director, e2i
CE SPRING

Mr Poon Hong Yuen is the Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, the agency tasked with helping enterprises grow.

His previous posting was as Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law (MinLaw), where he oversaw initiatives to reform legal policies, promote the legal sector, and transform delivery of services.

Prior to MinLaw, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Parks Board. Before this, he had held various appointments in organisations across the Public Service, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Economic Development Board and Infocomm Development Authority.

He had also worked as a venture capitalist covering markets in Shanghai and Silicon Valley.

Hong Yuen graduated with a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering (First Class Honours) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK, in 1993.

Mr Tan Choon Shian

Mr Tan Choon Shian

Board of Director, e2i
Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore

Mr Tan Choon Shian is Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore (WSG) effective 4 Oct 2016. He joined Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on 1 Aug 2016 to prepare for the reconstitution of WDA into WSG.

Before his current appointment, Choon Shian was the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Polytechnic from 1 Jan 2013 to July 2016.

Choon Shian was previously Deputy Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where he spent 20 years. He started as a senior officer in EDB's electronics cluster in 1992. He was based in Tokyo at EDB Japan where he was concurrently the First Secretary (Industry) of the Singapore Embassy in Japan from 1995 to 1998. He held Director-level appointments leading various EDB divisions including Electronics and Precision Engineering Cluster, Japan Operations, Planning and Policy, Marketing Communications and Knowledge Management from 2000 to 2006.

He was seconded for a year to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) as Director, Corporate Development. He returned to EDB in 2007 as the Assistant Managing Director, and was appointed Deputy Managing Director in 2009.

After studying in Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Junior College in Singapore, Choon Shian was awarded an EDB scholarship to Japan in 1987. He graduated as a valedictorian from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Science (Information Science) in 1992. He was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University, USA, where he received a Master of Science in Management in 2000. He participated in the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France in 2011.

Choon Shian is married with two children.

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