Mr Chan Heng Kee
Chairman, e2i
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health

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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 SG Enable, an organisation focused on serving persons with disabilities. He also chairs the National Library Board and Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd (e2i). He sits on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Totalisator Board and the Civil Service College.

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

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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.

Ms Anna Chan
Board of Director, e2i
Assistant MD (Planning & Policy) of EDB

Ms Anna Chan is the Assistant Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Economic Development Board. She oversees initiatives in Business Environment, Finance, Admin, Legal and Corporate Records and Information Services.

Prior to her current appointment, she was Executive Director, Human Resource, where she was responsible for talent management and organization development initiatives. She was also the General Manager in EDB Investment Pte Ltd (EDBI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDB that is responsible for making direct and fund investments in companies and projects that are aligned with EDB’s overall economic thrusts.

Anna joined EDB as a Senior Officer in 1991. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 2011. Anna is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Chak Kong Soon
Board of Director, e2i
Managing Partner Stream Global Pte Ltd

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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
Board of Director, e2i
Deputy CEO of SLF

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

Mr Gilbert Tan Chye Hee
Board of Director, e2i
Chief Executive Officer, e2i

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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 many deep skill programs that would enhance the capabilities of our PME (Professionals, Managers and Executives) workforce.

With the opening of the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, he led the extension of e2i’s services to host more than 1,000 training events and attract about 100,000 visitors in 2014. With the development of SkillsFuture, e2i will continue to be an intermediary to work with more employers, job seekers and partners to provide and build expertise in career coaching, skills upgrading, Place-and-Train programs, job matching and job redesign initiatives.

Mr Gilbert Tan also contributes through coordination of NTUC’s worker-centric efforts and represents the Labor Movement on the boards of Human Capital (Singapore), NTUC Foodfare, and the Institute of Technical Education. In addition, he sits on the Orchid Country Club General Committee and is a Board Member 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 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
Board of Director, e2i
CE SkillsFuture Singapore

Mr Ng Cher Pong was appointed as Chief Executive of Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on 1 November 2013. He is responsible for spearheading WDA’s mission to enhance the employability and competitiveness of Singapore’s workforce. Prior to this, Mr Ng served as Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) on 1 May 2010. His responsibilities include overseeing the formulation and implementation of education strategies and policies for the entire education system, spanning pre-school to the higher education sectors, as well as spearheading the organisation development, information technology and corporate communication functions in the Ministry. He also held the position of Deputy Secretary (Services) after being posted to MOE on 23 November 2009.

Mr Ng joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Civil Service in 1996. Between 1996 and 2002, he served in various capacities in the Ministry of National Development, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the former Ministry of Communications and IT, as well as Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. In January 2004, Mr Ng was posted to the Ministry of Manpower, where he held the position of Director, Foreign Manpower Management (Policy). In May 2005, he was appointed as the Divisional Director of the Foreign Manpower Management Division, and in May 2006, he became the Divisional Director of the Workplace Policy and Strategy Division. In October 2008, he assumed the appointment of Director, Defence Finance Organisation in the Ministry of Defence.

Mr Ng is currently serving as Director of the Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, Learning Gateway Ltd and Lifelong Learning Institute. He is member of the Info-comms Development Authority of Singapore Board, Singapore Workforce Development Agency Board, Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund Advisory Council, Employment and Employability Institute, Northlight School Board of Governors, SIM University Board of Trustees, Pathlight School Management Committee, Institute of Service Excellence at SMU (ISES) Board of Advisors, Singapore Computer Society Honorary Advisory Council, Singapore Institute of Power and Gas Advisory Council, Appeal Board of Commission for Foreign Manpower and Public Service Commission’s Disciplinary Panel of Persons. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of the Civil Service College.

Mr Ng has previously served on the Charity Council, National Arts Council, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Governing Board, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee, Singapore Management University Board of Trustees, A*STAR Board, Singapore Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees, Singapore University of Technology and Design-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Collaboration Governing Board, Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance Governing Board, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Governing Board and Yale-NUS College Governing Board.

Mr Ng holds a Master in Business Administration (Distinction) from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Mr Ng is married with a son.

Mr Philip Su
Board of Director, e2i
Principal Consultant and Director of Beluga Consulting

Mr Philip Su is the Principal Consultant and Director of Beluga Consulting.

Before joining FEO, Philip – as ACEO of JTC Corporation, was responsible for the successful development of Singapore’s multi-billion one-north mixed development zone into a vibrant business eco-system which combined the work-live-play-learn elements for the community and talent base; developed JTC’s various Business Parks into premier business and industrial centres of excellence; supervised the real-estate portfolios of the Electronics, Info-Comm Technology, and Media Industry Clusters, and JTC’s non-Industrial and New Business Clusters.

Philip, retired as a Brigadier-General in 2001, served in a variety of SAF command, management and staff positions to include Deputy ACGS (Operations Planning), Assistant Chief of General Staff (Personnel), Chief of Artillery, Chief Guards Officer and Commander, 21st Division.

Philip has been actively involved as a Director and Board Member on several Government-linked corporations and Statutory Boards: Singapore Technologies Aerospace, ST Logistics, Sentosa Development Corporation, NParks, National Youth Achievement Award, NRF’s CREATE and WDA’s CET Campuses Developments. Currently, he also holds several Chairman, Director, Council Member and Advisory appointments on Singapore public boards and NGO sectors, namely; National University Health System, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), Singapore Environment Council, WDA’s CET Campuses Steering Committee and NUS Industrial & System Engineering Advisory Committee.

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
Board of Director, e2i
Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore

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Mr Tan Choon Shian is Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore (WSG).

Choon Shian joined WSG in October 2016 after serving as Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Polytechnic.

Prior to his Singapore Polytechnic appointment, Choon Shian was the Deputy Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). During his time at EDB, he held various diplomatic and leadership roles in Singapore and Japan, including First Secretary (Industry) of the Singapore Embassy in Japan and led various EDB divisions including Asia Pacific Operations, Electronics and Precision Engineering Cluster, Planning and Policy, Marketing Communications and Knowledge Management.

Whilst at EDB, he was seconded for a year to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) as Director, Corporate Development.

Choon Shian 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 completed his Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in 2011.

Choon Shian is married with two children.