Board Members

Mr Chan Heng Kee

Mr Chan Heng Kee

Chairman, e2i
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health

Mr 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, Singapore Health Services, National University Health System, Central Provident Fund Board and MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation Pte. Ltd.

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

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 progress within or across sectors.

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), Trade Associations and Chambers, and community groups to bring career coaching, training advisory services and industry transformation solutions to more Singaporeans. With its expanding role, e2i provides touchpoints at the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh, Central Business District and localised Social Service Offices to effectively reach out to more job seekers, working people, employers and partners in these regions. New initiatives his team developed include the U Career Network and ULeap future of learning.

Mr Gilbert Tan is the Assistant Director-General (ADG) of NTUC and a Member of: Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council; ITE Board of Governors; College of Science Advisory Board in Nanyang Technological University; Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors; and Singapore Management University Academy Advisory Board. 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 (Honours); 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

Mr Andrew Chong has over thirty years of experience in the fields of strategy, management, marketing and engineering with deep experience of the Asia Pacific markets.

He currently serves as a member of the Future Economy Council (FEC) chaired by the Minister of Finance of Singapore and on the Manufacturing Sub-committee of the FEC. He has been an active Council Member of the Singapore National Employer Federation (SNEF) since 2014 and chairs the external review panel for the Polytechnic Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF). He is a Board Member of the Ministry of Manpower’s Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG), serves on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) and is active on the Board of social enterprises in Singapore.

He has been an Advisor to the Board of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific since August 2017 after he stepped down as President and Managing Director; a role he had since 2010. He had strategically and successfully steered the business in Asia Pacific from demand fulfilment through demand creation to business creation by managing the development of the technical, management and organisational capabilities of the company.

Andrew believes in creating sustainable business success through organisational and employee development. He was conferred a Medal of Commendation at the 2017 May Day Awards for promoting good industrial relations and initiating workers’ training and skills upgrading programmes.

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 Copthorne King’s Hotel managed by Millennium Hotels and Resorts. His career in the hospitality industry spans over 26 years of dedication to the highest standards in Hotel Management, Asset Management and Operations. His experience has taken him on key assignments with Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) and 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 Charge de Mission of Chaine des Rotissuers Singapour. He was recognised by Asian Lifestyle Tourism Award as Outstanding General Manager. Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines IHG Future Leaders Award.

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 Png Cheong Boon

Mr Png Cheong Boon

Board of Director, e2i
Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore

Png Cheong Boon is Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore since 1 Apr 2018. He is also presently Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Enterprise Singapore, formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body, Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Cheong Boon began his career with the Economic Development Board in 1993. He joined SPRING Singapore in 2003 as Deputy Chief Executive and was appointed as Chief Executive from 2008 to 2013. He then served as Chief Executive of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017, where he led JTC to provide innovative industrial infrastructure solutions to support the growth and transformation of industries and enterprises.

Cheong Boon is a member of the boards of Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd, Growth Enterprise Fund Pte Ltd, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Spring Equity Investments Pte Ltd. He was previously on the boards of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, as well as the Institute for Engineering Leadership Management Board at the National University of Singapore. From 2008 to 2013, Cheong Boon was appointed as a director in the Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd (e2i) and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Service Excellence (ISES) at the Singapore Management University.

Cheong Boon was awarded an EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and completed a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.

Cheong Boon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.

 

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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