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Tharman Shanmugaratnam

President of the Republic of Singapore


Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam was elected as Singapore’s President in September 2023.

He served in politics for 22 years before resigning to contest in the Presidential Election. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam was Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister for several years, and Education Minister earlier. He last served in government as Senior Minister. He also served as Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, from 2011 to 2023.

He has been committed through his years to building economic resilience and a more inclusive social compact. On the latter, he has been especially engaged in sustaining social mobility, improving jobs for lower-income workers, and making life-long learning a reality for all. He has also sought to deepen and advance Singapore’s model of multiculturalism.

Mr Tharman has led several international councils focused especially on global financial reforms, preparedness for future pandemics, education, and global water sustainability.

He currently chairs the board of the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors. He also co-chairs the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, whose initial recommendations helped shape the outcomes of the UN Water Conference in March 2023, as well as the Advisory Board for the UN’s Human Development Report.


Lim Siong Guan

Founding Chairman


Mr Lim Siong Guan is a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.

Having joined the civil service in 1969 as an engineer, he served two Old Guard Ministers – former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee – during his 37-year career with the civil service. He has described both leaders as his master teachers.

Citing Dr Goh Keng Swee in particular as his role model for leadership, Mr Lim is a great believer in the need for critical thinking, imagination and courage, as well as the urgency of being in time for the future. Because leadership is about “making good things happen”, he believes that, by definition, leadership must recognise values and principles, and that values form the compass for organisations entering into unknown territory.

Mr Lim has served as Group President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, Head of the Singapore Civil Service, Permanent Secretary in the ministries of Defence, Education and Finance and in the Prime Minister’s Office, and as Chairman of the Economic Development Board and various other government agencies.

Prior to his retirement from the civil service in 2006, he was recognised for his ability to draw out talent and for inspiring younger officers to innovate and excel. Mr Lim has compiled key lessons from his life experiences and his leadership insights into a book he co-authored, “The Leader, The Teacher And You: Leadership Through A Third Generation”, which co-won the Singapore Literature Prize for English Non-fiction in 2014. He is also co-author of the book “Winning with Honour: In Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life”. He has written a third book, “Can Singapore Fall?”, based on his lectures as the fourth S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, delivered at the Institute of Public Policy.

A frequent speaker on the topic of leadership and change management, Mr Lim is a member of the International Board of the stars Foundation in Switzerland, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes development of next generation leaders. He chairs the Board of Directors of SwissRe Asia Pte. Ltd., the Asian subsidiary of Swiss Reinsurance headquartered in Zurich, and is also Lead Independent Director of Wilmar International Ltd.

He is an alumnus of the University of Adelaide, Australia, which he attended on a President’s Scholarship and graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering in 1969. He attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1975. Mr Lim was awarded the Order of Nila Utama (First Class) in 2006.


Fang Ai Lian



Mrs Fang Ai Lian is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Business Federation, a Director of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and Metro Holdings Limited, and has been an Advisor to Far East Organization Group since 1 May 2014. Mrs Fang is also Chairman of the Medishield Life Council, and a Member of the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s Board of Trustees.

Mrs Fang qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1973. She made history in 1981 when she was named a partner in Ernst & Young Singapore. It was the first time a woman had achieved partnership status in a professional services firm in Singapore. In 1996 she was appointed the firm’s managing partner, becoming the first woman to run any Ernst & Young office worldwide, and the first to head an international accounting firm in Singapore. In 2005 she became chairman of the firm. In 2008, she retired after 34 years with the firm. In April 2008, she became chairman of Great Eastern, the largest life insurance company in Singapore, a post she held until April 2014.

She served as a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2006. She was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Business Federation, and the Tax Academy of Singapore, as well as a Director of Singapore Telecommunications Limited. In addition, she served in various capacities on the boards of charities, including the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Home Nursing Foundation.

As Chair of the Charity Council for more than eight years since its formation in October 2006, she dedicated her expertise to promoting good governance and best practices in the charity sector. Under her leadership, the Council developed new initiatives to enhance the standard of governance among charities here, including the Code of Governance in 2007 and the refined Code in 2011, the Charity Governance Awards in 2012 to inspire charities to achieve exemplary governance standards, and the Charity Transparency Framework to help charities improve their disclosure practices.

For her contributions, Mrs Fang received the Public Service Medal in 2001 and the Public Service Star in 2009. She is a Justice of the Peace, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore.

Goh Swee Chen



Ms Goh Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and Chairman, National Technological University (NTU). She joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China. Ms Goh has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.

Ms Goh serves on the Boards of CapitaLand, Singapore Airlines, SP Group, Woodside Petroleum (Australia) and Centre for Liveable Cities. She is President – Global Compact Network Singapore, a UNGC Local Network and chairs the Institute HR Professional. She is also a member of the Legal Services Commission.

Ms Goh had previously chaired/served in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia. Ms Goh graduated with B.Sc. – Victoria University and MBA – Chicago Booth, University of Chicago. She was named Distinguished Alumni, Chicago Booth, in 2018. She is married with three children.

Haji Mohammad Alami Musa



Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa is Singapore’s Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, and has been a leading figure in the promotion of positive inter-faith relations in Singapore and the region.

He is concurrently the Non-Executive President of MUIS Council (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore), and Head of Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

As a keen observer of Muslim development in multi-cultural societies, he was deeply involved in the Singapore Muslim Identity project, conceptualising, developing, writing and presenting seminars about the issue of identity of a minority Muslim community in a secular, multi-religious and culturally diverse society. He was involved in the research on Islam and its relations with other religions and the Religious Other. Regionally, he has been instrumental to start-up efforts to promote inter-religious relations.

Ambassador Alami started his career as a civil engineer in the Ministry of Environment in 1981. He was seconded to MUIS in July 2003 as Vice President and was President of MUIS from September 2003 to August 2013.

He is also Honorary Business Representative (Middle East and North Africa) for International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore).

Ambassador Alami graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 1979 from the University of Singapore. He received his Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1987.

Jaspal Singh



Mr Jaspal Singh served in the Singapore Administrative Service for 26 years (1978-2004) before heading to London, where he led ComfortDelGro’s bus, coach, taxi, limousine and engineering businesses across the UK and Ireland as CEO (2004-2018) and chaired the boards of two UK-based pension schemes.

His past Government appointments include Singapore Director of Budget and Deputy Secretary of the Finance and Transport Ministries. Notable achievements include winning the “London Bus Operator of the Year” award for ComfortDelGro at the 2016 London Transport Awards, and the “Outstanding Overseas Executive of the Year” award at the 2018 Singapore Business Awards.

Mr Singh is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a Senior Corporate Advisor.


Our Panel of Community Advisors are men and women of stature whose understanding and commitment to Singapore are unquestioned, and whose advice and wisdom are earnestly sought. The panel is chaired by Ms Chew Gek Khim, Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited.

Chew Gek Khim

Executive Chairman, The Straits Trading Company Limited & Chairman, Panel of Community Advisors


Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She is Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited, and of the Tecity Group. She is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the Board of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and the Singapore Exchange Limited.

Ms Chew is also Deputy Chairman of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore, and Chairman of Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She is a Member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore, and of the Board of Governors at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards in 2016.

Philip Ng

CEO, Far East Organization & Emeritus Chairman, Panel of Community Advisors


Mr Philip Ng is the Chief Executive Officer of Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private developer with more than 750 properties in the residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and industrial sectors. He is also a director of Hong Kong-based Sino Group, Far East Organization’s sister company, engaging in real estate activities in HK and China.

He serves as the Chairman of the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the MIT Corporation (USA).

A father of six children, Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from King’s College, London University, UK and two Master degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, a Master of Science in Technology & Policy, and a Master in City Planning.

Ab Razak Chanbasha

Technical Director and founder, ARC Sciences


Dr Ab Razak Chanbasha is currently the Technical Director and founder of ARC Sciences, a company that supports nanoscience research. He has participated actively in the community and served in various committees in his social engagement. He has served in the executive committee of the Muslim Converts Association of Singapore, as a director in the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP Singapore) and its subsidiary companies, MERCU and RIMA, and a council member at Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis).

Currently, he sits on Muis subsidiary companies, Warees Investments and Warees Halal. Razak is also the chairman of MHA/Singapore Prisons: Employment Release Selection Committee / Home Detention Advisory Committee, a Justice of the Peace and is in the Board of Visiting Justice to Singapore Prisons and SAF Detention Barracks.

Razak graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Chemistry and Economics, Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, UK and PhD in Physicsfrom NUS.

Abel Ang

Group Chief Executive Officer, Advanced MedTech Holdings


Mr Abel Ang is the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Advanced MedTech Holdings, a US$300M global player in urology devices and services. The group has quadrupled its revenue since its founding.

Mr. Ang has a proven track record in the medical device sector. He has served as the Senior Advisor to the CEO of Greatbatch Inc (NYSE: ITGR), providing guidance relative to the commercialization of medical device technologies in the cardiac, neurology, vascular and orthopedic markets. Prior to Greatbatch, Mr. Ang was President, Asia/Pacific for Hill-Rom Inc. a US$3B revenue medical devices company (acquired by NYSE: BAX) where he was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the strategy to expand Hill-Rom’s presence in the Asia/Pacific markets. He formerly served as the Chief Technology Officer for Hill-Rom for 3 years. In that role he had overall responsibility for Hill-Rom’s global R&D operations which are distributed across sites in the U.S., Mexico, France, and Singapore. At Hill-Rom, he also held the positions of Vice-President and General Manager of Hill-Rom’s US$420M Global Therapy Business unit, and Vice-President for International Business Development. He formerly headed the global Medical Technology and Biotechnology industry groups in the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Mr. Ang sits on the Board of Economic Development Innovations Singapore, a privately-held investment holding company headquartered in Singapore with direct investments in deeptech, education and listed assets. He sits on the Boards of various Advanced MedTech group companies: Dornier MedTech GmbH, AMT Pte Ltd, SonoMotion Inc,. and AWAK Technologies, where he chairs the Board. He was formerly on the Board and Nominating Committee of Aslan Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:ASLN).

Mr. Ang is an Adjunct full Professor at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Waseda University in Japan, where he teaches in their respective MBA programs. On the education front, he also sits on the Board of Singapore Institute of Management, a profitable private education platform, which has 16,000 students in Asia and 180,000 alumni. Mr. Ang has a Master of Science in Computational Biology from Rutgers University in New Jersey, which he pursued while on an EDB scholarship. He attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2012. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2021 for his contributions to the medical device industry in Singapore. He was again awarded the Public Service Medal (COVID-19) in 2022 for his contributions in developing and manufacturing ventilators and diagnostic kits to keep Singapore safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alwi Bin Abdul Hafiz

Founding Partner,Rekanext Capital Planners


An engineer by training, Mr Alwi Hafiz has been in professional services, consulting and IT for almost 30 years. Alwi is a founding partner of Rekanext Capital Planners and co-founder of a startup focusing on data analytics and adaptive technologies applied to the education sector.

Mr Alwi was appointed as Trustee Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University in 2018 after serving as a council member and thereafter a trustee from 2001 to 2017. He is also a board member of Mendaki Social Enterprise Network (SENSE), Mercy Relief and the Malay Heritage Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of the Land Transport Authority, Yayasan Mendaki and the Association of Muslim Professionals.

Active in the industry and community, Alwi believes strongly in environmental, social and business sustainability and has a passion for tapping on innovation and technology to improve lives and livelihoods.

Belinda Charles

Former Academy Dean, Academy of Principals, Singapore


Mrs Belinda Charles was the former Academy Dean of the Academy of Principals, Singapore. Prior to that, she was formerly a principal within the St. Andrew’s School family – 12 years at the junior college and 9 years at the secondary school. A teacher since 1971, Mrs Charles has also taught in Tanjong Katong Technical School and Nanyang Junior College, before becoming founding principal of Bukit Batok Secondary School in 1985.

In recognition of her services to education, Mrs Charles was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1996.

Brian Riady

Deputy CEO & Executive Director, OUE Limited


Mr. Brian Riady was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of OUE Limited on 1 January 2020. He assists the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer in overseeing all business operations of the Group, setting the Group’s strategic direction, and executing the Group’s business strategies.

Mr. Riady is also a non-independent non-executive director of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust.

Mr. Riady was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospitality Division of OUE Limited from October 2018 to December 2019. Prior to joining the OUE Group, Mr. Riady was vice president of strategy of Lippo Group Indonesia from 2013 to 2018. During this time, Mr. Riady founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of PT Cinemaxx Global Pasifik, one of Indonesia’s largest and fastest-growing cinema operators. Prior to joining Lippo Group Indonesia, Mr. Riady was an analyst at Credit Suisse’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging investment banking group.

Mr. Riady holds a Bachelor of Science (Political Communication) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Texas at Austin, and has also completed Executive Education programmes at Harvard Business School.

Charles Lim

Managing Director & General Counsel,GIC


Charles Lim is GIC’s General Counsel, overseeing the Legal and Compliance Department (LCD). Charles is accountable for GIC’s legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. Prior to joining GIC, Charles was regional Head of Legal and Compliance for Credit Suisse and was in legal practice before that.

Charles was awarded the Credit Suisse CEO Leadership Award and the Singapore Chief Legal Officer Award. As a volunteer, he was responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteers for Club Rainbow (a charity for terminally ill children) and the founder of an award-winning website for Red Cross Singapore. Charles has been a District Councilor with the Central Singapore Community Development Council for 16 years. He is an Advisory Board Member of both the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law and Raffles Girls’ Primary School. He is a Member of the School Management Committee for Hwa Chong International School. For his service to the community, Charles was conferred the Long Service Award (15 years) by the People’s Association of Singapore, and both the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2016 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2023 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Laws from the University of Oxford. Charles has been called to the Bar in Singapore and the UK. He is also a qualified arbitrator/Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Joyce Tan

Founder, DataOpsTech Consultancy


Ms Joyce Tan has served as Managing Director of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. She has been with GIC for more than 20 years and held various roles as Director of Technology, Director of Data Management & Asset Valuations and Director of Investment Operations. As Director of Technology, she was responsible for GIC’s global IT operations and support, application development and maintenance. She was responsible for charting GIC’s IT-Business Solutions strategy and using IT to enhance GIC’s ability to be the leading global long term investor.

As Director of Investment Operations, Ms Tan was responsible for the broad spectrum of operations such as trade processing and settlements, income entitlements, follow-up on mergers and acquisitions, market data management, asset pricing operations, asset model valuations, performance measurement, management and client reporting of all financial assets under management.

Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore and completed The General Managers Program in Harvard Business School. She also served as a Board Advisor of CME Clearing Europe (2016-2017).

K Kesavapany

Former President, Singapore Indian Association


Mr K. Kesavapany was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia from 1997 to 2002. He served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and was concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Italy (1991–1997) and Turkey. He was elected the first Chairman of the General Council of the WTO in 1995.

Mr Kesavapany was also Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. From 2002 to 2012, he was the Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS.

Mr Kesavapany was formerly the President of the Singapore Indian Association, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in NUS.

Lim Soo Hoon

Chairman, Board of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority


Ms Lim Soo Hoon became the first female officer to be Permanent Secretary in the Singapore Public Service, when she was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, in 1999. In 2005, Ms Lim was appointed Permanent Secretary (Public Service Division), Prime Minister’s Office.

In 2012, Ms Lim was appointed Permanent Secretary (Finance) (Performance) in the Ministry of Finance, where she oversaw the Ministry’s central role in creating a high performance government through the efficient and effective use of resources and integrating key programmes, processes and systems across government agencies. She promoted more digital services, and more data sharing within the government as well as with the public.

For her significant contributions to the Public Service, Ms Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1998, and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2004.

Lim Soon Hock

Founder & Managing Director,PLAN-B ICAG


Mr Lim Soon Hock has more than 30 years of experience as a board member, CEO, technopreneur and private investor, across various industries.

Mr Lim is the Founder and Managing Director of PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm. Formerly the Vice-President and Managing Director of Compaq Computer Asia Pacific, he has been involved in taking companies public, in M&As and consulting for several global MNCs and promising SMEs. He continues to sit on the boards of several government agencies, public listed and private companies, as well as not-for-profit organisations.

Mr Lim spent more than 25 years in public service and community service in various appointments and chairmanships on a voluntary basis. He is a Volunteer Mediator with the State Courts, a Member on the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Family Mediators and Associate Mediators Panel, and a Justice of the Peace.

Mr Lim is also the author of three books in the Vantage Views series, which is a collection of his thoughts on contemporary issues. All the proceeds from the books, amounting close to $1m, were donated to charity.

May Loh

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group


Ms May Loh focuses on providing strategic advice to decision-makers on issues of corporate governance, public policy and sustainability, enabling them to weigh the factors that make for maximum impact with lucidity.

With a vision to see capital used for purposeful and lasting social change, she serves on various boards including the Securities Investors Association and the Singapore Government’s Charity Council sub-committee reviewing the Charity Transparency Framework.

An alumnus of the University of Kent and Harvard Law School, Ms Loh was with the Singapore Legal Service for two decades, starting as Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice, and subsequently serving in various roles including in the Competition Commission of Singapore, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and as a District Judge in the State Courts.

Ms Loh was seconded to the Singapore Administrative Service in the Ministry of Manpower, where she worked on manpower policy, labour relations (tri-partite compact) and international relations (negotiating free trade agreements). More recently, she led development work in Stewardship Asia to promote effective stewardship and governance in businesses across Asia.

An alumni advisor to the Singapore delegation of the St Gallen Symposium, Ms Loh serves on several charity boards and is vice-chair of The Helping Hand, a halfway house. She enjoys fine art and painting, exhibiting together with others in ‘From Within’ (November 2018); and singing with friends in a choral group. After some struggle, she has accepted that she cannot cook and is therefore deeply grateful for her supportive spouse who is also a talented chef.

Mohamed Irshad

Former Nominated Member of Parliament & Founder and President, Roses of Peace


Mohamed Irshad is the founder and president of Roses of Peace – a youth driven non-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen religious harmony in Singapore. Through its activities, Roses of Peace has effectively reached out to over 40,000 people and engaged over 2,000 youths since its inception in 2012. The unique programmes delivered by Roses of Peace – such as interfaith conferences, youth forums, Faith in Leadership Symposium and more recently, its Ambassador Programme and Connectors Programme – have united the hearts of people across faith, race and tradition by deepening understanding and strengthening trust, for a common cause of promoting peace, harmony and social cohesion.

Having been an active youth leader since his student days, Mr Irshad strongly believes that it is at the heart of showing care and compassion, that we will build lasting peace and shape a resilient community. In 2018, he was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament. He also serves as a member on the Facebook Community Leadership Global Advisory Board and on the Mosque Management Board of Masjid Abdul Gafoor (Singapore).

Mr Irshad also advises and serves as an ambassador for several organisations in Singapore and across the globe, including REACH Singapore,, Singapore Kindness Movement and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). In recognition of his exemplary contributions to the community, Mr Irshad has been awarded the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award and the MUIS Youth Inspiring Award in 2018.

N Varaprasad

President, Hindu Centre Singapore


Dr N Varaprasad is an educationist and retired public servant in Singapore, currently serving on a number of charities and voluntary social organisations, including the Hindu Centre.

After a period as an engineering educator, he has accumulated over 35 years of experience in higher education and management. He was the founding Principal/CEO of the highly innovative Temasek Polytechnic and for a short period was Deputy President at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He became chief executive of the National Library Board (NLB) for a further six years, overseeing the National Library and the network of public libraries in Singapore. Currently he is the managing partner an education consulting and training company in Singapore and has consulted for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

He sits on the Boards of ISCOS and NeuGen, a co-operative society and IPC respectively, which look after the welfare of ex-offenders and the families of offenders still in prison, to prevent re-offending and inter-generational offending.

He is also a Life Trustee of SINDA and a Director of Self-Help Groups Student Care Centre Ltd. He also served as Chairman of the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), on the boards of several statutory boards and as a Director of SIA Engineering Ltd.

Philip Hsin

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), PGIM Institutional Relationship Group


Philip Hsin is a Managing Director in PGIM’s Institutional Relationship Group (IRG). Based in Singapore, he is responsible for managing chief investment officer relationships and other larger institutional clients in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) and overseeing the IRG teams based in Singapore, China, and Australia. Prior to his current role in IRG, Mr. Hsin spent time at PGIM Fixed Income, where he was responsible for distribution to non-Japan Asia Pacific institutional investors. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income, Mr. Hsin was a Relationship Manager and Vice President at Capital International, based in Singapore.

He also held senior sales and business development positions at Barclays Global Investors (BlackRock) and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he worked closely with the respective client advisory groups with a focus on providing client solutions to Asian institutions. Mr. Hsin received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Richard Hoon

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, I Search Worldwide Group of Companies


Mr Richard Hoon’s varied work experience has led him across a broad range of industries: Oil and gas, electronics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, tourism, food & beverage, hotel, aviation, financial services, insurance and healthcare services.

Today, Mr Hoon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of I Search Worldwide Group of Companies. He was also formerly the general manager of AEA International, the parent company of International SOS, the largest medical emergency assistance company in the world.

Married with three daughters, Mr Hoon is a fervent advocate of active fatherhood and serves as Chairman of the Centre for Fathering. Having a keen interest in art, he is also on the Board of Advisors of the Pinacotheque Singapore Art Museum, and the Board of Patrons of the Singapore Art Fair.

Mr Hoon is currently a member of the International Board of Directors of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and was the immediate past Regional Chairman of YPO in South East Asia and the former Chairman of YPO Singapore. He was also a founder and past President of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organization, Singapore.

Mr Vincent Ang

Co-Founder & Operations Director, Solomon’s Guild


Mr Vincent Ang is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Solomon’s Guild. Mr Ang is a seasoned technologist, consultant and business leader with over 20 years of corporate management experience, working with SMEs, MNCs and Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries such as professional services, technology, mining and hospitality.

Mr Ang has co-founded, developed and operated several businesses in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is actively involved with the business and local community in Singapore and an honorary lifetime member of The Entrepreneurs’ Network. His passion is to help people discover their life purpose and to equip others to live meaningful and significant lives.

Mr Ang serves as the Chairman of the first chapter of the Honour Champions Community.


Mr Kingsley Loh

General Manager


Kingsley graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999 and has worked in various sectors including education, healthcare, and fast-moving consumer goods.

His most recent endeavour was in the area of music education. As the co-founder of a classical piano school for primary school students, he spearheaded strategic planning, program development and overall management.

Prior to that, he was with Parkway Cancer Centre where he oversaw representative offices and marketing programmes in nine cities across five countries.

In the realm of social causes, Kingsley has worked with residents at a halfway house as a volunteer music coach, and also in humanitarian work in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

He loves sport fishing and is a cat lover (need we say more?) He is married and is the proud father of a young daughter. He believes a culture of honour and honouring is the best gift he can give to her and her generation.