Board Members - Employment and Employability Institute

Mr Roy Chiang

Chairman, e2i

CEO / President, CBM

Mr Roy Chiang spent 29 years in the Singapore Armed Forces before taking up the reins of CBM Pte Ltd in 2007. Over a distinguished military career, Roy held several key command and staff appointments and attended several renowned institutions as part of his military education.

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As CEO/President of CBM, he oversees all operational aspects of the group’s business entities, including its business development and financial planning.

As an integrated Facilities Management (FM) group of companies, CBM employs more than 2000 staff. Roy places much emphasis on training and improving the welfare of his employees through developing their skill-sets, so that they remain relevant to the needs and expectations of the FM industry as it transforms.

Through his leadership and aptitude for strategic planning, he has widened CBM’s range of FM competencies and diversified its businesses, resulting in a rapid expansion of the group’s local and overseas presence. CBM’s success is illustrated through its unprecedented exponential growth in the last 10 years, making it one of the largest players in the Singapore’s FM industry today. Roy holds directorships in all of CBM’s subsidiaries and is currently Chairman of the group’s overseas JV boards in Qatar and Thailand.

Roy has a business honours degree (BBA-Hons) from the National University of Singapore and attended an executive development programme at Harvard University in 2003.

Mr Gilbert Tan Chye Hee

Board of Director, e2i

Chief Executive Officer, e2i

Mr Gilbert Tan 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.

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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.

Under his 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 NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) Industry Advisory Board; Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council; ITE Board of Governors; Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors; and Singapore Management University Academy Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.

Ms Khoo Ai Lin

Board of Director, e2i

Director, Corporate Services Division

Director, Finance

National Trades Union Congress

Ai Lin heads the NTUC Corporate Services Division overseeing finance, administration, human resources, IT and system development, legal services and related support activities to achieve organizational excellence.

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She oversees and provides leadership to these departments on matters relating to the acquisition and deployment of financial, human and IT resources to support the execution of NTUC strategic plans to benefit the Labour Movement ecosystem. As a certified Chartered Accountant, she also heads the Finance department of NTUC, responsible for financial planning and ensures effective control and management of the NTUC funds to achieve long term financial sustainability.

She plans and oversees the effective and efficient deployment of systems and processes in NTUC to achieve optimal outcomes balancing risks and reward for all major decisions affecting the work of Corporate Services. She ensures sounds stewardship of resources, corporate governance and legal counsel being provided to the LM. As a member of the management team, Ai Lin supports and provide advice to the Secretary-General and all other Directors in regard of financial planning and control, and operational strategies to make informed decisions to meet the changing demands of the LM.

Ai Lin’s personal mission is to ensure the employability of workers and she works closely with the LM team across all functions to deliver an LM ecosystem which provides the necessary infrastructural support and resources to equip our workers with relevant knowledge, skills and training to stay employable.

Mr Andrew Chong

Board of Director, e2i

Chairman, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association

Andrew Chong has over thirty years of experience in the technology market, in the fields of strategy, leadership, management, skills development, marketing and organisational development.

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He currently serves on the Future Economy Council (FEC) Manufacturing Sub-committee co-chaired by the Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and is a Board Member of the Ministry of Manpower’s Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG).

Andrew stepped down as Regional President and Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific but remains active in the semiconductor industry through his Chairmanship of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). He also holds Board and advisory roles in several technology start-up companies. He is on the Board of Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd, the Manager for Singapore Exchange listed Mapletree Industrial Trust and serves on the Board of NTUC Health Cooperative.

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, and has co-authored a book on the technological and business trends in the automotive market in Asia.

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

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” whose main objective is to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and assist them in realising their potential.

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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 of 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

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 Damian Chan

Board of Director, e2i

e2i Executive Vice President of EDB

Damian also oversees EDB’s sustainability strategies for the energy and energy-intensive sectors. Previously, he was Executive Director for the Energy & Chemicals Cluster.

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Between 2011 till June 2015, as International Director for Americas, he led EDB’s operations across North and South America, working closely with global companies there to help them succeed in Asia via Singapore. Prior to that, he was the Director of Electronics Cluster in EDB. He was also the Centre Director of EDB Dallas Centre from 2002 to 2005, and of EDB Chicago Centre in 2001. He joined EDB in 1996.

He received a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 1996. He is married with four children.

Mr Kung Teong Wah

Board of Director, e2i

General Manager of Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore

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.

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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 Ong Tze-Ch’in

Board of Director, e2i

CE SkillsFuture Singapore

Mr Ong Tze-Ch’in is the Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore. He is also concurrently Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture) in the Ministry of Education. He is responsible for driving the national SkillsFuture movement, which seeks to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop themselves to their fullest potential regardless of their starting points and to achieve skills mastery throughout life.

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Tze-Ch’in is a member of the Governing Board of Duke-NUS Medical School.

Tze-Ch’in started out with a career in the Singapore Armed Forces(SAF), attaining the rank of Brigadier General after almost 25 years of service. His last 2 appointments in the SAF were: Director of Military Intelligence; and Commander of the 3rd Singapore Division.

Tze-Ch’in was also previously a Director on the board of ST Electronics, a Member of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council and Singapore Polytechnic Board of Governors, and Chairman of Sembawang Country Club.

Tze-Ch’in received a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD in 2010 and a Masters in Defence Studies from King’s College London in 2006. He graduated from Stanford University in 1998 with Masters and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering.

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.

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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 has conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.

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.

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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.