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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is China’s largest bank and the world’s largest bank by total assets. Established in 1993, ICBC Singapore is ICBC Group’s first overseas branch and was awarded Qualifying Full Bank License by MAS in October 2012. Subsequently, in February 2013, ICBC Singapore was appointed by the People’s Bank of China as the first overseas RMB Clearing Bank outside Greater China, and Singapore’s sole RMB Clearing Bank. ICBC Singapore offers a full suite of financial products and services, including corporate banking, institutional banking, investment banking, private banking, retail banking, credit cards, cross-border RMB business, RMB clearing and etc.
Founder and Chairman
Dr Nguyen Tien Dzung (John) was born in 1966 in Hanoi.
He was one of the excellent Vietnamese students who were sent abroad for education by the government. In 1989 he became the youngest Vietnamese PhD in Theoretical Physics (subject: Quantum Fields) in Former Soviet Union.
He has also taken part in many Senior Management Courses in Nanyang Technology University, Singapore; University of California, Berkeley or Harvard University, USA.
Despite his wonderful academic record and reputation overseas, he came back to Vietnam with his life’s biggest ambition – “Houses and Cars for Every Vietnamese Family” and contributes to Vietnamese economy.
He founded Gami Group in 1993 and became the Co-Founder of ACB Bank (1993), CEO of VP Bank (2001), Chairman of National Citizen Bank (2018 until now) and the pioneer of cultural theme park in Vietnam.
Not only a businessman, he is also a writer and translator of many book titles and is a man who loves to share. He was Dean of Business Administration Department (Hanoi National University – 2007). He has his own Education Institute and keeps training leaders of Gami Group, Banks and other companies while sharing his human kindness through Hành Trình Xanh Charity.
Besides working and sharing, he is also a Buddhist who trusts in goodness.
Chief Operating Officer
New Business Operations
Mr Perry Rivera has been with Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates, for 31 years where he held various appointments. He is currently a Managing Director seconded to Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI) as Chief Operating Officer for New Business. His expertise includes PPP with focus on BOT and Concession models, and also corporate strategy, public policy and regulation, and international business development.
Mr Rivera led MWCI’s expansion in other cities in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He devotes considerable time developing new opportunities in the region. He is an Independent Director of the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), a Founding Member of The Academy of Regulatory Professionals, an Adjunct Professor at the Global Change Institute at University of Queensland, and a Board Member and Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA).
He earned his degrees in Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) and completed his graduate-level coursework in Economics at De La Salle University (Philippines). In 2011, he completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. His book Tap Secrets: The Manila Water Story – An Exercise in Successful Utility Reform in Urban Water Sector, was published by the Asian Development Bank in 2014.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
Born in Jakarta, 15 January 1968, Mr Muhammad AWALUDDIN possesses many extensive managerial experiences in strategic management, digital transformation, service and marketing, operation, human capital development, quality management, corporate governance and leadership.
He has attended several seminars, trainings and courses in the above areas that include APEC CEO Forum, Busan Korea (2005), APEC CEO Forum, Vietnam (2006), Senior Executive Program (SEP) at Sassin Business School, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2006), Managing Partnership & Strategic Alliances at INSEAD Business School, France (2007), Advanced Senior Executive Program (ASEP) at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University – Chicago, USA (2009), Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School – Boston, USA (2011), Asia Change Leader’s Forum at McKinsey Company, Singapore (2012), Executive Education Program at Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA (2013), Indonesia Certified Professional Marketer (ICPM) at Indonesia Marketing Association (IMA), Indonesia (2014), and Executive Education Program, Strategic Management: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage at Cambridge Judge Business School, UK (2015).
Country Manager – Malaysia and Thailand
Jacobs Engineering Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Dr Wesley Wong is currently leading 350-man strong Jacobs operations in Malaysia & Thailand as the Country Manager. During his time with Jacobs, he has served as Project Director, Project Manager and Structural Engineer with over 20 years of experience working in multi-disciplinary projects in Asia, UK, Eastern Europe, Australia, United States, South Africa & the Middle East. He specialises in programme & project management, maritime, bridges, coal-fired power plants, lightweight and long-span structures.
He provides executive oversights to all major transport infrastructure projects in the region like the Reference Design of KL-SG High Speed Rail project, Technical adviser to the Three Airport-Link High Speed Rail project in Thailand and Feasibility Study of Penang Sky-Cab project.
Dr Wong was the Global Programme Management Office (PMO) Director for Shell Retail Network Development Programme where he had provided leadership and strategic directions to the programme covering 18 countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Oman, China, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Chez Republic, Bulgaria, South Africa & Canada).
Regional Industry Director
Infrastructure and Natural Resources Asia Pacific
International Finance Corporation
World Bank Group
Ms Isabel Chatterton is the Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, based in Singapore. For seven years prior to her current role, Ms Chatterton was the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, initially for South Asia based in Delhi, and subsequently in Singapore as her mandate expanded to cover all Asia Pacific for the last four years. Ms Chatterton spent four years in IFC’s Subnational Finance unit where she worked in deal origination, structuring and supervision of debt and structured finance products in more than six countries in LAC. Before joining IFC, Ms Chatterton held various positions in World Bank operations in the urban sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, the water sector in Latin America, and the transport, power and urban sector in South Asia. Before joining the World Bank in 2001, Ms Chatterton worked in emerging markets and Western Europe for WS Atkins in the UK as Senior Management Consultant; working on infrastructure finance in Thailand, Argentina, Barbados, Qatar, the UK, and Europe.
Ms Chatterton, a civil engineer by training, holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK).
Advisory Board, International Monetary Institute, Renmin University, Beijing, China
Senior Advisor, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, (ICBC) Singapore
Former Governor, Central Bank of Pakistan
Mr Yaseen Anwar, former Governor of the Central Bank of Pakistan, is currently Sr. Advisor to the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore and is also on the Advisory Board of the prestigious International Monetary Institute (IMI) of Renmin University. As Governor he negotiated and signed the country’s first Currency Swap Agreements with China & Turkey and in 2012 became only the 7th Central Bank to sign an Agency Agreement with the Peoples Bank of China to invest in local government bonds.
He had oversight of over 40 banks and previously worked in the U.S. and Europe with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch in various senior capacities. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Group Head of Institutional Banking
Ms Tan Su Shan has been responsible for leading DBS’ regional wealth management and consumer banking business for close to a decade. She has since been appointed as the bank’s Group Head of Institutional Banking with effect from 1 February 2019.
Prior to joining DBS, Ms Tan was Morgan Stanley’s Head of Private Wealth Management for Southeast Asia. She has also worked at Citibank and prior to that in ING Barings in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
In October 2014, Ms Tan became the first Singaporean to be recognised as the world’s “Best Leader in Private Banking” by PWM and The Banker, leading wealth publications by the Financial Times Group. She has also served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore. In 2018, she was nominated by Forbes Magazine as a top 25 emergent Asian Woman Business leader.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Tan Zhiyong, born in 1969, graduated from Tsinghua University in 1992. Mr Tan obtained a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from Central Research Institute of Building and Construction, China in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from University of South Australia in 2001. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of MCC Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd, China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) and China Jingye Construction Engineering (S) Pte Ltd (collectively, “MCC Singapore”). Currently, MCC Singapore’s main businesses include urban planning, property development, project management, as well as construction for residential and infrastructure projects.
Since joining in 1992, Mr Tan has led MCC Singapore to obtain the highest A1 grade in general building and civil engineering categories from Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. Under his leadership, MCC Singapore has won the Top Ten Successful Chinese Companies Entering ASEAN Award for three consecutive years, ranked among the top 10 property developers in Singapore for four consecutive years, as well as won the Asia’s Top Influential Brands Award. MCC Singapore has also accomplished significant breakthrough and achievement in the fields of structural steel engineering, large-scale integrated resorts, property development and project management, as well as public infrastructure projects. Currently, MCC Singapore is actively exploring markets in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar and Cambodia, as well as enhancing its capabilities as an urban developer and asset operator.
Chief Executive Officer
Dato’ Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz brings with him over 33 years of experience in the public and private sectors in the public transport industry with outstanding intellect that encompasses policies and operations of public transport systems and services.
Playing a pivotal role in the development of Kuala Lumpur’s first Light Rail System in the mid 1990’s he was responsible for many invaluable contributions such as the establishment of the Operations & Maintenance to operate and maintain the LRT system, the then first fully automated driverless metro system in the world. Once the LRT became operational, he held an even bigger responsibility in managing and administering the core businesses geared towards ensuring for the safe operations in transporting of passengers.
From there, he moved on to become the Chief Operating Officer of SCOMI Engineering Berhad. serving as a Project Director for India’s first Monorail project in Mumbai.
In 2011 he served as Chief Development Officer at Land Public Transport Commission (S.P.A.D.) formulating the National Land Public Transport Masterplan, setting up of Transport Policies planning and supervising the MRT Line 1 (Sungai Buloh-Kajang), MRT Line 2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya), and played an essential role on the formulation for the High Speed Rail project from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.
From 2015 to December 2017, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia’s premier public transport provider with Prasarana’s primary role as an integrated public transport provider for intra-city rail and bus services.
Currently, he is lending his expertise to YTL Construction, playing a pivotal role in the fast track development of the Electrified Double Track Project which spans along the State of Johor Bahru and is scheduled to be operational end 2021.
President Director and Chief Executive Officer
Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
Mr Reynaldi Hermansjah is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PT. Indonesia Infrastructure Finance. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of PT. Jasamarga (Persero) Tbk, Indonesia’s State-Owned listed Toll-Road Company from 2006 until 2016, and from 2016 until 2019, he was the CFO of PT. Pembangunan Jaya Infrastruktur. Within his ten years tenure at PT. Jasamarga (Persero) Tbk, he has brought the company public through an International Global Offering and has an extensive knowledge in the Infrastructure Industry especially in the Toll-Road sector.
He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Trisakti University and Master Degree from Pelita Harapan University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, especially in the field of Investment and Capital Markets. He began his career in 1991 at Nomura Securities and afterwards held several senior key positions at several national and multinational companies, such as Mees Pierson Finas, BII Lend Lease Investments and Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency. Prior to being assigned at Jasamarga, he was the President Director of PT PNM Investment Management from 2003 until 2006.
Aside from attending and speaking at international conferences, he is an Honorary Fellow at the ASEAN Federation of Engineers Organization.
Founder and Managing Partner
Mr Giulio De Carli is one of the Founding Partners at global architecture and engineering firm, One Works, and an active Board Member for specialist multi-disciplinary specialist firm, PPS OneWorks
With over 30 years’ experience and a great passion, he specializes in the planning and design of transport related developments and infrastructures, whilst providing consultancy support to a range of organisations/authorities to help create sustainable communities.
As an expert in his field, high-profile projects include: the Italian Airports Network master plan commissioned by ENAC; expansion of Venice International Airport; two Riyadh Metro flagship stations; and seven Red Line stations for the Doha Metro. Mr De Carli also published a book titled ‘New Airports’.
Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investment Department
CICC Capital Management Co., Ltd.
Mr Xu Zhongchao joined China International Capital Corporation (3908.HK) since 2011. He is now in charge of CICC Infrastructure Fund and CICC Special Opportunity Investment Fund, and the total AUM is around 10 billion RMB.
Prior to joining CICC, Mr Xu previously worked as vice president of Asset Allocation Department at China Investment Corporation (CIC) since 2007. He was in charge of market research, asset allocation of private equity and real asset investments. Before that, Mr Xu worked as research analyst at Central SAFE.
Mr Xu holds a B.A in Economics and M.Finance from RENMIN University of China.
Yangon Region Investment Committee
Mr Phyo Min Thein is the Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government, Myanmar and the Chairman of National League for Democracy (NLD) for Hlegu Township, Yangon.
He was a Member of Central Committee since 2013 and a Member of Central Executive Committee of NLD in 2016. He was also a Member of Parliament (Yangon Regional Hluttaw) for Hlegu Constituency No.2 in 2015.
He is a Honorary Fellow of International College of Dentists F.I.C.D., Section XX, Region 42 Myanmar (Headquarter in Michigan, USA) and also a Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland.
Chief Executive Officer, PPS Group
Managing Director, PPS OneWorks
Dr Phongthon Tharachai graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA and shortly afterwards completed his doctorate in Engineering from Kyoto University. In 1998, he joined Project Planning Service PCL (PPS) as a Civil Engineer where he worked across a range of sectors including retail, high-rise developments and large infrastructure projects in Thailand.
In 2017, Dr Tharachai was appointed CEO of PPS Group and is now responsible for key projects including: development of the Sri Rat Outer Ring Road Bangkok Expressway; expansion of Bangkok’s first underground mass transit – the MRT Blue Line; as well as Suvarnabhumi Airport’s new midfield terminal building. Building on his extensive knowledge of finance and investments, Dr Tharachai recently led the joint venture between PPS and global Design and Consultancy firm, One Works, to provide a full-suite of Engineering, Design, Procurement and Construction Management services to support Public-Private Partnership projects across South East Asia.
China Telecom (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
China Telecom (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. (“CTAP”), is a subsidiary of China Telecom Global Pte. Ltd. CTAP overlooks 15 countries in APAC region, in Singapore we are one of seventy FBO license operators issued by the Info-communications Media Development Authority to operate in Singapore. Appointed as the regional headquarters, CTAP has the vision to increase its network and services footprint to ultimately extend our capabilities to help our partners and MNC’s in the ever changing technology landscape.
China Telecom not only participates in investing and building numerous terrestrial and submarine cables around the world as a telecom carrier, but also successfully transforms itself into an integrated service provider which offers a wide spectrum of smart and innovative solutions and shares extensive experience in the field of Smart City.
China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC)
China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) was established during the 1980s. A subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) which is a Global Fortune 500 company, CHEC serves as CCCC’s overseas arm. CHEC operates in more than 100 countries and regions, hiring in excess 15,000 employees and currently undertakes hundreds of international projects with a total contract value over USD 30 billion.
CHEC has the integrated capability of investment, construction and operation covering the full industrial chain in such fields as marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, roads and bridges, railways, airports, municipal works and environmental protection, offering turnkey solutions.
Port City Colombo is a visionary project to create a brand new Central Business District for Colombo by sea reclamation and modern city planning. It is an investment by CHEC and the largest FDI in Sri Lanka to-date. Built as an extension of the existing CBD, CHEC has invested USD1.4billion to reclaim an area of 269Ha. A further estimated USD13 billion will be invested for the city development with a total floor area of 5.7 million square meters. Using the latest sustainable city design and smart city concepts, Port City Colombo is poised to be the hub of South Asia.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank’s “AA-” and “Aa1” credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance.
Senior Vice President, Urban Development
MCC Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ms Li Yanmei, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Urban Design, National University of Singapore (NUS), is currently a Senior Vice President heading the Urban Development Department in MCC Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Prior to joining MCC Land, Ms Li is a Vice President with Surbana Jurong, responsible for urban planning projects in providing key concept and client management, as well as market development and series of business. Ms Li spearheaded the projects in Vietnam VSIP Hai Phong, Philippine Manila New City and involved in Cambodia AZ Town project.
She was also in charge of projects in China. The showcase projects in China include the overall integrated master planning in Shishi City, Aerotropolis master planning in Qingdao, Hi-Tech Eco-Island in Nanjing, Xinchuan Innovation Park in Chengdu, International Ocean City in Rizhao and Shaoxing Costal City master planning/Urban design. She is the project leader of Shi Shi Longxue Village which has won the 2015 SIP Gold Award of Best Urban Design Project.
Given her more than 15 years of experience in planning, Ms Li also served as a lecturer at Surbana Jurong academy previously.
Chief Operating Officer
China International Capital Corporation Limited
Mr Chu Gang is the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of Capital Markets Committee. Previously, he was the Head of Capital Markets and led capital market roles in the IPOs and follow-on offerings of many leading Chinese companies in the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stock exchanges. He joined CICC in 2009 as the Head of Strategy Research. Prior to CICC, Mr Chu was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Citigroup Alternative Investments managing $2 billion fixed income funds and $10 billion in assets. Previously he was the head trader of its Latin America equity derivatives business. He joined Citibank in 1993 in risk management.
Mr Chu graduated with a B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Phi Kappa Phi honor from Northeastern University in the US. He was enrolled in the MBA Program of New York University and is a CFA charter holder.
Director, Head of Capital Projects and Infrastructure Advisory
Mr Glenn Hughes has been a senior urban development executive and advisor for over 25 years, gaining international experience working for private and government sector organizations in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining PwC Vietnam in 2015, Mr Hughes was Chief Operating Officer at a large property company in Australia with a development project pipeline and investment portfolio valued at > USD 4 billion.
Mr Hughes was previously the Director of Project Development for a State-owned enterprise in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with responsibility for several ‘mega-projects‘ across urban and industrial land holdings in excess of 10,000 ha.
Mr Hughes started his career in urban development with the Lend Lease Group.
Mr Hughes’s speciality is providing strategic advice to support decisions across the full life cycle of major projects, with most recent focus being on supporting clients to invest in the Vietnam power, roads and real estate sectors.
Economic Attaché and Counsellor
Embassy of The Republic of The Union of Myanmar
Mr Myat Noe is the Economic Counsellor attached to the Myanmar Embassy in Singapore.
Prior to this assignment, he was the Assistant Director at the Department of Trade in the Ministry of Commerce. He has also served in the Ministry of Electric Power and the Ministry of Construction before moving to the Ministry of Commerce in early 2015.
He specializes in the areas of Competition Law and policy implementation, policies review, and rules and regulations relating to trade development.
Mr Myat has a Master Degree in International Trade and Policy from Ajou University, South Korea, and a Master Degree in Commerce from Monywa University of Economics, Myanmar.
Mr Tonny Yeap is the Director of Commercial in MyHSR Corporation, the project delivery vehicle for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR). An electrical and electronic engineer by training, Mr Yeap has 19 years of experience in the private and public sector across the technology, telecommunications, aviation, and transportation industries.
Since its inception, Mr Yeap led the KL-SG HSR project work from the feasibility stage and continues to helm the project as it enters into the implementation phase. Mr Yeap has been instrumental to ensure the successful delivery of the KL-SG HSR project. A certified project manager, Mr Yeap brings wealth of experience in urban and cross border rail planning, technical and commercial strategy.
As the project continues to mature, Mr Yeap’s role is to spearhead commercial development for the project, including transit-oriented developments and procurement.
In his free time, Mr Yeap enjoys photography and badminton.
Executive Director of Macroeconomic Policy Bureau
Fiscal Policy Office
Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand
Dr Pisit Puapan, Ph.D. is currently the Executive Director of Macroeconomic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office under the Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand. He holds Doctoral degree in Economics from National Institute of Development Administration and received Exemplary Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Senate Office of Thailand. He is responsible for supervising the economic monitoring and assessment for Thailand and policy formulation under the Ministry of Finance as well as performs economic and fiscal assessment with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and credit rating agencies. He regularly liaises with foreign and domestic investors on economic situations and outlook for Thailand. He also participated in the staff exchange program with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP) as Economic Affairs Officer in the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP, responsible for economic analysis and forecasting for Asia-Pacific economies and undertake research works; contributed to the UNESCAP’s annual flagship publication “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific” during 2011- 2012.
His major publications and research papers include Thailand’s Fiscal Policy Impact Analysis, requirement for PhD dissertation at the National Institute of Development Administration, received exemplary Ph.D. thesis award by the Senate Office of Thailand in 2013; Fiscal Policy in Response to Climate Variability in Thailand, co-authored by Sasatra Susawasd and Pisit Puapan, published in Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, Volume 2, Number 1, June 2014; Assessment of FDI Impact on Thailand’s Production Sectors: Implications for Investment Promotion Activities, published in IDE-JETRO Discussion Paper No. 443 in February 2014.
Dr Puapan has received Royal Decorations and major awards such as Exemplary Civil Servant Award from the Royal Thai Government in 2009 and Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand in 2017.
General Manager (Myanmar)
Surbana Jurong Pvt Ltd
As the General Manager for Surbana Jurong (Myanmar), Mr Lee Leong Seng leads a team of more than 100 professionals providing consultancy services in the area such as Masterplanning, Infra planning, Archi, Engineering (M&E & C&S), Quantity Surveyor, Project Management, Facility Management, Security and Building Management solutions. Mr Lee also oversee the SMEC Myanmar operation which provide Infrastructure consultancy services such as Water & Wastewater Management, Power & Energy, Oil & Gas, Road and Bridges Design and ESIA, etc. Under his leadership, Surbana Jurong Myanmar have provided consultancy and advisory services to many large Myanmar conglomerate and govt agencies and ministries in Yangon, Mandalay, Bago, Mon, Kayin and many other regions/states in Myanmar.
Mr Lee has extensive experience in managing large projects with many different stakeholders in Project Development and Management. He held various positions in companies such as CapitaLand, NTUC Choicehomes and UOL. He also has business development experience in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Mr Lee is also the President of the Singapore Association of Myanmar (SAM) where his role is to facilitate the Singapore businesses in Myanmar.
Directorate of Investment & Company Administration (DICA)
Dr Wunna Aung (Mr) is the Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) under the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER), Myanmar.
He obtained Degrees for the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering in Mechanical 2002 and 2008 respectively. His Ph.D (Mechatronics) has also been obtained in 2011. He took an educational service from 2002 to 2015 as an Assistant Lecturer to Associate Professor in the Technological Universities in Myanmar.
After that he was transferred to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) as a Deputy Director in 2015. Afterward, he has been promoted to the current position, Director of the DICA in 2018.
He attended trainings in various institutions and participated in the international seminars and meetings related to investment. He has also led inbound and outbound investment promotion activities.
He is married and has one son and one daughter.
President Director / Chief Executive Officer
Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund
Dr Armand Hermawan, serves as the President Director of the PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) “PT PII”/Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund “IIGF” – a state-Owned company that provides government guarantee for infrastructure project and carries out project preparation & transaction Advisory, since November 2017; while previously he served as Director of Finance and Risk management and is responsible for Corporate Strategy & Finance, Risk Management, and Organizational Development since March 2010. During his tenure as President Director and Director of Finance & Risk Management, Dr Hermawan has achieved various awards for PT PII:
“PPP Agency of the Year 2019” from The Asset Asia Infrastructure Award
“The Most Committed GRC Leader 2019 (CEO)” from Top Business Magazine
“Top GRC 2019 4 Star” from Top Business Magazine
“The Best State Owned Company 2018” from SWA Magazine
“The Best Risk Asian Award 2018” from Asian Risk CMR
“The Trusted Company 2018” from CGPI
Dr Hermawan spent his professional life in Indonesia’s major telecommunications company PT Indosat, Tbk – the second largest telco USD 10 billion company of more than 60 million subscribers. His final position in Indosat was Chief of Controller (SVP).
A registered accountant, Dr Hermawan obtained a Bachelor’s in Accounting from University of Padjadjaran and a Master’s Degree in Financial Econometrics Faculty of Economics and Commerce from the University of Lincoln, New Zealand, and a PhD Degree in Finance Management Faculty of Business and Law from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Also, Dr Hermawan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Australia, Chartered Accountant (CA) in Indonesia and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in Australia.
Infrastructure Management Group
Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand
Mr Supanit Chantarasiri graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. He joined Thai Airways International in 1983 as an aircraft engineer. He used to be a deputy Vice President of the Technical Department and used to be a representative at the Boeing Company, USA. He joined the Eastern Economic Corridor office of Thailand after his retirement in 2019. He is now working as an Executive Director of the Infrastructure Management Group which mainly supports Public-Private Partnership projects.
Associate Vice President
Mr Timmy Köhler is investment manager at SUSI Partners and currently focuses on equity financing of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage projects in Southeast Asia. He was previously with SUSI’s dedicated energy storage investment team, where he worked on some of the world’s first non-recourse financed energy storage projects involving lithium-ion batteries and flywheels. He has six years of experience in infrastructure equity and debt financing and has worked on transactions in the sustainable energy, communications networks, transportation and social infrastructure sectors in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Greifswald.
Business Development Director
Royal Haskoning DHV
Mr Leonid Gavrilchik is a port and maritime expert with over 13 years of experience in infrastructure development project across the different regions including Middle East, Europe, North and South Americas and South, and Southeast Asia. Over the years Mr Gavrilchik has developed a good understanding of the challenges and requirements of the complex infrastructure developments and as technical expert, project manager and technical advisor, was involved in more than 50 projects including major trading ports and free zones, oil & gas hubs and energy projects. Currently Mr Leonid Gavrilchik is based in Singapore and heading the Southeast Asia regional business development group of Royal Haskoning DHV – a leading international engineering consultancy that supports their clients with technical and commercial advisory services, engineering design and project management of major projects in Maritime, Water, Industry and Transport sectors.
Capital Projects and Infrastructure Advisory
Mr Oliver Redrup is a Managing Director in PwC Singapore’s Capital Project and Infrastructure (“CP&I”) practice. He leads the PwC CP&I team in Thailand and has advised the Thai government on all of their flagship Eastern Economic Corridor projects, including the 3 Airports HSR and U-Tapao Airport. He has advised SEPO on the development of the current PPP Strategic Plan, as well as overseas investors looking to enter Thailand.
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
Mr Weerawong Chittmittrapap is widely recognized as one of Thailand’s most experienced lawyers in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and public-private partnerships for the development of major infrastructure projects in Thailand. He is renowned for advising clients on strategic transactions, including some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Southeast Asia to date. He is Special Advisor to the Association of Listed Companies of Thailand and has written two books on directors’ roles and liabilities for the Bank of Thailand and the Stock Exchange of Thailand. He has been recognized as a Senior Statesman in the legal profession by Chambers and Partners and as a market leader by the International Financial Law Review. Mr Chittmittrapap obtained an LL.B. degree from Chulalongkorn University and an LL.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, USA.
Founder and Chief Legal Officer
Gen X Energy
Mr Paul Dillbeck has extensive career experience focusing on project finance, M&A and corporate matters associated with energy and infrastructure projects. Prior to Gen X Energy, Mr Dillbeck was the General Counsel of Venture Global LNG, a US LNG export company, and a Counsel at Hogan Lovells. Mr Dillbeck has worked on over 10,000 MW of energy projects and advised clients in connection with over $12 billion in non-recourse project financings, led negotiations and helped raise in excess of $265 million of private placements. He has also successfully closed the acquisition and sale of numerous energy projects, including a portfolio of over 2,700 MW of natural gas-fired power plants; the acquisition, development and construction of over 2,000 MW of wind energy projects; the financing of over 3,300 MW of wind energy projects; and the development, construction and sale of utility-scale and roof-top solar energy projects, including the financing of over 1,000 MW of solar energy projects.
Yangon Metropolitan Development Public Company Limited
Mr Thurane Aung is an Executive Director of Yangon Metropolitan Development Public Co., Ltd (YMD). YMD is the Government linked company which was set up by Yangon Regional Government with the intention to carry out the Housing and Infrastructure Development Projects in Yangon.
He is also the CEO of Dagon Group of Companies, which is one of the leading conglomerates in Myanmar with diversified businesses in sectors that include property development and construction, hospitality, timber, agriculture, commodity trading, plantation, retail and distribution, petroleum, automobile and food processing. He is a Project Director of the Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Company (MTSH) and Vice President of the Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Co Ltd (MJTD).
He also contributes much of his time for the development of the different business sectors as an Executive Committee Member of Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA), Vice-President of Yangon Region Young Entrepreneur Association (YRYEA).
Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)
Mr Minn Naing Oo is the Managing Director of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) and a Partner of Allen & Gledhill. He has extensive experience in Myanmar advising on various sectors including infrastructure projects.
He was previously the CEO of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and has been appointed to dispute panels involving World Trade Organization (WTO) member states.
Country Director, Indonesia
Turner & Townsend
Mr Sumit Mukherjee is Country Director and Indonesian Market Leader. Originally from Melbourne, he has been with Turner & Townsend since 2004, He started his career as a project manager with Australian Project Management business unit (Turner & Townsend Thinc) and over the years, he has led major projects in Indonesia, Australia, China and the Middle East as well as completed a number of consultancy assignments in different market sectors. Mr Mukherjee is highly regarded by his clients, colleagues, and industry peers for his collaborative, non-adversarial style, with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. An exceptional communicator and highly regarded for his collaborative, non-adversarial style and strong leadership.
Global Transport and Logistics Industry Leader
PT PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia Advisory
Mr Julian Smith is PwC’s Global Transport and Logistics industry leader and a director at PT PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia Advisory, leading a local team of 50 advising on many aspects of infrastructure projects. He lives in Jakarta and previously in Russia and UK. He is an expert on international corporate and project finance, strategy and policy in the transport sector and has advised on PPP and other transactions totalling >$20bn. Currently he focuses on infrastructure advisory services to clients in Indonesia such as the state owned port, airport and railway operators and has been supporting the state procurement agency in developing improved PPP procurement regulations. In 2017, he was author of “Developing Sustainable and Inclusive Transport Systems”. He is also advising Kominfo on its IdeaHUB project to promote socially inclusive digital business models.
Director General Investment Operations
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Mr Pang Yee Ean, a Singaporean, is the Director General, Investment Operations, of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He has responsibilities to strategically identify and execute infrastructure investments in the region for AIIB. He leads a team that has invested and manages an active portfolio of more than 20 investments. He started the Private Sector Financing Operations of the Bank, and is currently focusing on Energy and Urban infrastructure, investing in both Sovereign and Private Sectors.
Mr Pang was formerly the CEO of Surbana Consultants (Surbana) and Group Chief Operating Officer of Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong). During his tenure in Surbana, he led a transformation growth of annual order book by more than 50%, and revenue by more than 20%. Before joining Surbana, he was Senior Vice President in charge of Real Estates Funds where he co-led the team in the SGX listing of a S$700 million market value Ascendas Hospitality Trust. Prior to that, Mr Pang was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas Services Pte Ltd. He also spent 6 years stationed in India with Ascendas, including being Head of Ascendas North India and Head of Hyderabad, setting up offices in various locations and investing in industrial parks.
Office of Public-Private Partnership
Asian Development Bank
Mr Yoji Morishita is currently leading and supervising ADB’s operations of PPP and transaction advisory services at Office of PPP, which was established on 1 September 2014. Before ADB, he was Managing Director and Country Head of Global Banking in Standard Chartered Bank Tokyo Branch, was Japan country manager & CEO at ING Bank, Citibank in Japan and New York. Previously, worked at Export-Import Bank of Japan and started his career with Kobe Steel, Ltd. He has been engaged in project finance operations globally for more than 20 years.
Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
Department of Public Works and Highways
A licensed Civil Engineer, Undersecretary Maria Catalina E. Cabral has three (3) Masters Degrees and two (2) Doctorate Degrees in the field of Business Management, Economics and Public Administration. And at present she is taking another Doctorate Degree on Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines
A registered ASEAN and APEC Engineer. She is the 2017-2018 National President and first female highest leader of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). She also commissioned in the Reserve Force, with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL in the Philippine Army.
As Undersecretary for Planning and PPP, Undersecretary Cabral is in-charge of overseeing the development of strategic and priority plans and programs of the Department including implementation of PPP projects.
With 35 years of experience in public service, Undersecretary Cabral’s professional and personal feat as a public servant, an engineer, and a woman serves as inspiration not only to DPWH but also to other public servants.
Mr Seth Tan is the Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia, which is a project facilitation office under the Singapore government. Set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the office aims to harness the network and collective capabilities of public sector agencies and private sector firms, and partner stakeholders across the region to meet Asia’s infrastructure needs. Prior to his role as head of the Infrastructure Asia office, he has helmed leadership roles in DBS Bank, BNP Paribas, Standard Bank, and Babcock & Brown, and was based overseas in China, Australia, Hong Kong. Over his 23 years’ involvement in the infrastructure sector, he has worked on various opportunities across various infrastructure sub-segments.
Executive Chairman, YCH Group
ASEAN Business Advisory Council Co-Chairman
President, Singapore National Employers Federation
Dr Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management Company with operations spanning across Asia Pacific. Over the last four decades, Dr Yap has played a pivotal role in the logistics and supply chain management field.
Recognised for his visionary leadership, Dr Yap contributes as an advisor on numerous local and international platforms. Besides his appointments as President of Singapore National Employers Federation and the Co-Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, he also contributes to the Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the Government-to-Government project in Chongqing, the Future Economy Council (FEC) and the Payments Council.
For his contributions, he was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2017 and named ‘Businessman of the Year’ at the prestigious Singapore Business Awards in 2016. He was also conferred the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014 and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2013.
PIL Logistics Pte Ltd
Mr T.S. Teo is the Managing Director of PIL Logistics Pte Ltd since the company was founded in 2001. Prior to starting up PIL Logistics, Mr Teo was the Executive Director for parent company, Pacific International Lines since 1999 and is still serving PIL in this role. Mr Teo’s responsibilities in PIL Logistics include providing strategic direction to guide the business into the future planned goals, objectives and tactical plans. Mr Teo currently serves as a member of the council on the Singapore Shipping Association. Mr Teo graduated from the University of Tennessee with an Electrical Engineering degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Regional Chief Executive Officer
Mr Roger Tan Keh Chai is currently the Regional CEO for North East Asia in PSA International. A veteran in PSA business for more than 30 years, Mr Tan has held various senior management positions both in Singapore as well as overseas including China and South
He oversees PSA’s interest in the operations and management of North East Asia Region by developing business strategies and policies which ensure long-term competitive position, profit targets and service standards are achieved. He has overall responsibility and accountability for PSA Group’s portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in this region.
China Construction Bank Corporation
Ms Ren Dongyan has a double Master’s Degree in Economic Studies and Environmental Chemical Engineering. She is also a Registered Financial Planner. She started her career with China Construction Bank in 1996, working in the Head Office International Department. In 1997, she was involved in the preparatory work for the setting up of CCB Singapore Branch and Frankfurt Branch before working at CCB Frankfurt Branch.
In 2001, she returned back to Head Office, working in various departments including International Department, Financial Institution Department and Institutional Banking Department, holding various appointments and accumulating a strong set of experience in front office sales and back office operations. She also took part in the formulation of various Head Office level strategic transformation plan. She was mainly responsible for leading the innovation of “民本通达” series livelihood product, which was one of the most competitive product offered by CCB in this area. She was also awarded the seventh CCB “Top 10 Outstanding Youth” Award.
In March 2012, Ms. Ren was appointed as Deputy General Manager of CCB Singapore Branch. In May 2014, she served as Acting General Manager of the branch and was responsible for the overall management of the branch. Since October 2015, she served as the General Manager of CCB Singapore Branch.
Asean Federation of Forwarders Associations
Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association
Mr Yukki Nugrahawan is a Chairman of ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA) since 2016, he was then re-elected in 2018 for second terms and also as a Chairman of Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ILFA). ASEAN has an important role in the future as the sixth-largest economy in the world. ASEAN will enter the ASEAN Connectivity in 2025, which is AFFA will play a major role in advancing logistics activity in ASEAN.
Mr Nugrahwan has studied at HIM Switzerland, AHLEI USA, FIATA Diploma & Higher Diploma Glattrugg – Switzerland. Beginning his career as Director at a contractor company in Indonesia and his current position as President Director and Commissioner at several companies which engaged in the field of Logistics, IT Solution, Chemicals & Engineering Energy, Trading and Automotive.
(Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administrative Bureau
Mr Han Baochang used to serve in Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relations Commission (COFTEC), Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone Committee (CETZ), Chongqing Export Processing Zone Committee (CEPZ), Chongqing New North Zone Committee (CNNZ). Feb. 2016, Mr Han stepped into the office of China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administrative Bureau, as the Director General, taking the responsibility of China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity’s management, balance and promotion in general.
Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Office
Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore
Mr Tan Lui Hai is currently Director of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Office in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). Prior to looking after the third Government-to-Government project between Singapore and China, he had covered other portfolios in MTI including energy, international trade, enterprise development, competition laws and consumer protection. During 2011 to 2014, he served as the Economic Counsellor at the Singapore Embassy in Beijing. Before joining MTI, he worked in the Ministry of Finance on improving government procurement policies and systems after graduating from the National University of Singapore.
Group Executive Chairman
Dr Shahzad Nasim is the Executive Chairman of Meinhardt Group which employs some 4,500 staff in its 51 offices around the world. A regular speaker at various local and regional conferences, he is actively involved in educational, professional and statutory boards related to the construction industry.
His entrepreneurship and numerous contributions to Meinhardt’s rapid expansion internationally have earned him the prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Engineering) in 2012, the inaugural Distinguished Professional Engineer Award in 2014 (Professional Engineers Board) and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2015 (NUS). In March 2017, he was presented with the ACES Lifetime Achievement Award.
China Telecom (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Ms Lynn Dai has been with China Telecom since 1998. She is currently the Director of China Telecom (Asia Pacific), setting out overall corporate strategy for business and product development and operational functions. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Dai was with managing product and marketing with China Telecom Shanghai and China Telecom Europe, deeply involving herself in business development in China and European regions respectively.
In 2018, with the opening up of Philippines telecommunications market, Ms Dai, as the initiator and one of the main leaders, drove the China Telecom Project Team to participate in the third major telecom operator license bid, as part of a consortium with local partners. With China Telecom’s rich network operational experience and strong technical strength, the consortium was awarded the license. This license will promote and deepen partnerships between China’s and Philippines’s telecommunications industry and is a significant milestone towards the success of “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure
Ms Jennifer Tay is a Partner in PwC Singapore’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure (“CP&I”) practice that provides advice to both public and private sectors. She focuses on outbound investments from Chinese investors into the Southeast Asia region, as well as inbound investment from regional investors (including private sector players and multi-laterals) into China. Ms Tay is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Ms Tay has considerable experience in professional services, particularly in large scale financial and PPP transactions. Her sectors of expertise include Power & Energy (e.g. electricity generation/transmission/distribution), Transport (e.g. urban rails, toll roads, bridges, and port terminals), Water, and Telecommunications/Fibre Network infrastructure.
Partner, Joint Head – Energy, Projects & Construction Practice
Mr Tay Peng Cheng is recognised as a leading lawyer in various prominent legal publications. He represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings and also handles non-contentious matters, across a spectrum of areas to include the energy, utility, construction and engineering industries, as well as commercial, retail and residential developments.<.p>
Mr Tay is an accredited adjudicator appointed under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B). He has also been appointed to Asian International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Adjudicators, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He speaks regularly at professional bodies and corporate organisations on various issues relating to construction law and dispute resolution.
Allen & Gledhill LLP
Mr William Ong’s areas of practice encompass international arbitration, banking litigation, corporate insolvency and restructuring as well as corporate litigation.
Mr Ong is fluent in English and Mandarin and has rendered expert opinions before the English courts and the courts of the People’s Republic of China. He is comfortable with conducting arbitration and inquisitorial hearings in Mandarin if required, and regularly acts in arbitrations involving Chinese parties. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 says of Mr Ong that he ‘can zero in on the key issues of concern, map out strategic solutions and passionately delver legal arguments’.
Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lim Seok Hui is responsible for the overall management and operations of SIAC, including business development. She formerly practised in Singapore and Hong Kong SAR as a corporate and M&A lawyer with international as well as Singapore law firms, and has also held General Counsel positions in various multinational corporations. She is called to the Singapore Bar and the Bar of England & Wales, and is also admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong SAR. Ms Lim previously held a concurrent role as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), and currently sits on the Board of Directors of SIMC.
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
Mr Darius Chan is a dispute resolution lawyer, with a decade of experience in commercial and investment arbitrations under all major arbitral rules. Mr Chan also receives arbitrator and expert witness appointments. Mr Chan is regularly ranked in international legal directories, for instance, he has been consistently identified as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” in Asia-Pacific by Who’s Who Legal Future Leader Arbitration. He was named by Singapore Business Review as one of the most influential lawyers under 40. Mr Chan teaches the course on international arbitration at Singapore Management University. He publishes regularly and serves on the international editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration. Formerly appointed in a judicial capacity as an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Mr Chan is also experienced in court litigation. Mr Chan is qualified in Singapore, New York and England & Wales.
Professor of Law
School of Law
Singapore Management University
Ms Locknie Hsu is a full Professor of Law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She received her legal training at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University, and is a member of the Singapore Bar. She has received several teaching awards and in 2017, she was conferred the Outstanding Service Award by the ASEAN Law Association.
Ms Hsu specializes in international trade and investment law, including areas such as e-commerce, free trade agreements and dispute resolution. She recently launched a new course, Law & Digital Commerce, to educate students on issues in the digital economy.
Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
The World Bank
Ms Jyoti Shukla is Director of the World Bank in Singapore. The Singapore Hub comprises of 200 staff form the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA, and focuses primarily on improving infrastructure services and promoting smart urban development through public-private sector partnerships.
Ms Shukla joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1994 and has since held multiple positions, largely in the area of public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Her most recent position in the Bank Group has been as Director of the Global Water Practice.
Ms Shukla holds masters’ degrees from the Delhi School of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Before joining the World Bank, she held a faculty position at Princeton University and worked with a development consulting firm in India.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Clive Kerner has been Chief Executive Officer of Clifford Capital since its inception in 2012. He has 30 years of emerging markets finance experience and a proven track record as a CEO of start-up financial institutions. Before joining Clifford Capital, he was CEO of Linq Asia Capital AG, a finance company focused on high yield and mezzanine credit investing in South East Asia.
Prior to this, he worked in a prominent Asian family office in Singapore and Jakarta. He previously spent 20 years in investment banking with Kleinwort Benson Ltd. and its successor entities, with a focus on project and structured finance and corporate advisory in the power, utilities, infrastructure and resources sectors, primarily in Asia, where he was based in Singapore with other postings in Kuala Lumpur and London. He was latterly Head of Asian Utilities and Infrastructure business in Singapore. Mr Kerner is also a non-executive Director of Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd., Pierfront Capital Fund Management Pte. Ltd. and Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte. Ltd respectively. He was formerly a non-executive Director of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd. from 2013 – 2019. He holds an MBA from the Cass Business School in London and a BA in Economics from the University of Sheffield.
Head of Investment Banking Asia
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Mr Rajeev Kannan is the Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). In his role, he is responsible for various wholesale and investment banking products including Infrastructure & Project Finance, Principal Investments, FX/Rates, Derivatives, Loan and Debt Capital markets, ECA & Export Finance, Asset Finance, Securitisation and M&A & Sponsor Finance.
Mr Kannan has over 25 years of investment banking, emerging market investing and Energy & Infrastructure sector experience globally and has built strong relationships with government agencies and corporates in various countries in Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Mr Kannan sits on the board of directors of Clifford Capital, Pierfront Capital, PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Zhou Haijiang was born in Wuxi city, Jiangsu Province of China in 1966. With a PhD degree in Economics, he is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In 2005, he was Forbes cover character. Having been vice chairman of the 11th All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and currently serving as vice president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce as well as vice chairman of the APEC Council, he has just been named in the list of “100 Outstanding Private Entrepreneurs in the 40 Years of Reform and Opening up”.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Mr Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific regional representative based in Thailand.
Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets financing for over 20 years. Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked primarily on power, infrastructure and access to finance. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
Prior to OPIC Mr. Tan worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong focusing on project and structured finance, and for Emerging Markets Partnership in Singapore on private equity infrastructure investments.
Mr. Tan is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Virginia, and also attended the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
European Chamber of Commerce
Based in Singapore since 2005, Mr Federico Donato is Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse Private Banking since 2018, catering to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Institutions and Pension Funds.
He is President of the European Chamber of Commerce, Council Member of Singapore Business Federation and Secretary of the EU Asean Business Council. Former President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, Mr Donato serves as independent director in private companies and institutions, including Vice President of Assocamerestero in Rome – apex body of the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad.
Mr Donato started his career in Sanpaolo Bank in New York and worked for several financial institutions in different locations and roles, including being founder and Chief Executive Officer of FFA Asia, a multi-family office dedicated to advising entrepreneurial families on their overall wealth.
He graduated in financial markets at Bocconi University and was visiting student at New York University.
Head, Asia & Emerging Markets, Infrastructure
GIC Infrastructure Group
Mr Boon Chin Hau joined the GIC Infrastructure Group in 2008 and currently has lead coverage responsibility for the Emerging Markets. Prior to joining GIC, Mr Boon was an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before Pulsar, Mr Boon was a member of the Infrastructure advisory team at Credit Suisse covering a range of projects in transport, logistics and aerospace. He began his career at Singapore Power where he managed natural gas pipeline projects. Mr Boon has degrees from Imperial College London and the University of Chicago.
Banyan Tree Holdings
Mr Ho Kwon Ping is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. All three family-owned companies are listed in Singapore and Thailand.
He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University, Chairman of The Singapore Summit and a non-executive Director of Diageo, the UK-listed spirits company.
Educated in Tunghai University, Taiwan; Stanford University, California and the University of Singapore, he was the Economics Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong before joining the Thai Wah family business and then starting his own companies.
Among various awards, Mr Ho has received the London Business School Entrepreneurship Award; CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards; CNBC Travel Business Leader Award; Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National University of Singapore; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Creativity Association, China Hotel Investment Summit and Australia Hotel Investment Summit.
For his services to the country he has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government. Mr Ho has also been conferred honorary doctorates by Johnson & Wales University and from Hong Kong Poly University.
He is the author of two books: Asking Why reflects his journey in journalism and entrepreneurship over a period of forty years, and includes articles commissioned by The Straits Times; while The Ocean in a Drop: Singapore in the next Fifty Years is a compilation of public lectures he gave as the Inaugural Fellow of the SR Nathan Lecture Series, named after the Sixth President of Singapore.
Mr. Ho is married to Claire Chiang, Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings. They have three children – two sons and a daughter and welcomed their first grandchild in 2015 as well as second and third grandchildren in 2018.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mr Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, he served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat (MIS) tasked with establishing AIIB.
Immediately prior to assuming the role of Secretary-General of the MIS, he was Chair of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chair of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Deputy Chair then subsequently as Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.
From 2003 to 2008, Mr Jin was Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in charge of programs for South, Central and West Asia and private sector operations.
He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister before becoming Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, he served as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility as well as Alternate Governor for China at ADB.
Mr Jin holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University from 1987 to 1988. Mr Jin is a national of the People’s Republic of China.
Vice Chairman, Singapore Business Federation
Chairman, SBF Infrastructure Committee
Chief Executive Officer, Tiong Seng Holdings Ltd
Mr Pek Lian Guan started his career at Tiong Seng Contractors upon his graduation from Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (First Class Hons) in 1989. In 1993, he was appointed as a Director of Tiong Seng Contractors and soon became the Deputy Managing Director in 1997. Mr Pek has been a member of Tiong Seng Holdings Limited’s Board of Directors since 15th April 2008, and was last re-elected on the 21st April 2016.
Tapping on more than 30 years of experience in project management for civil engineering and building works in Singapore, Mr Pek has gone on to champion the use of advanced construction technology and green practices across its businesses for better productivity and efficiency. Notably, Mr Pek’s pursuit of transforming the construction landscape with technologies such as Pre-fabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) has elevated Tiong Seng to become one of the industry leaders in adopting cutting-edge construction capabilities.
Under his leadership, Tiong Seng has built up a solid track record and achieved numerous quality, safety, innovation and environmental sustainability awards and accolades in both the local and international arena, including the Singapore Quality Award (SQA), where Tiong Seng was the first construction builder in Singapore to win this prestigious award.
Mr Pek is known as an advocate of initiatives pertaining to the enhancement of productivity standards in Singapore, and is actively involved in various private and public sector committees which include the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH) amongst others.
More recently, Mr Pek was appointed as Vice President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). Mr Pek also sits on the Council of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and holds the post of Vice Chairman of the SBF Council and the Chairman of the SBF Infrastructure Committee.
Deputy Executive Director
Mr Kow Juan Tiang was appointed Deputy Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia with effect from 1 April 2018.
Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. The office brings together regional infrastructure stakeholders across the value chain to catalyse more projects across Asia. Infrastructure Asia is a government office created by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (Central Bank of Singapore) and Enterprise Singapore (a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade & Industry).
Prior to this appointment, Mr Kow was the Coordinating Group Director for the Environment and Infrastructure Solutions Group of International Enterprise Singapore (now known as Enterprise Singapore), since 1 Jan 2012.
He was responsible for assisting Singapore-based companies from the environment and infrastructure solutions industries with their ventures into strategic high growth markets such as China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. His focus sectors include water and waste management, renewables and conventional energy. He also champions the export of urban solutions to markets currently undergoing high urbanisation development.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
The People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Singapore
H.E. Hong Xiaoyong was born in March 1961. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the People’s Republic of China in 1984 after graduating from Peking University.
As a career diplomat, Mr Hong worked as, among his many posts, Second Secretary in the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan, Division Director of the Department of Asian Affairs in the MFA, Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations, Minister Counsellor (DCM) in the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore, Deputy Director-General of the General Office of the MFA, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
SPD Bank Singapore Branch obtained its banking licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore on 21 March 2017, and started operations in the following month. Since then, the Branch has grown from strength to strength to become a choice financial services provider for its corporate clients across Southeast Asia, the Indian Continent, as well as the regional markets of Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. On 26 October 2018, SPD Bank established its first overseas commodities centre in Singapore, adding another significant stroke to the Branch’s growing business portfolio.
Leveraging Singapore’s strategic importance as a regional financial hub, the Branch is committed to providing a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to Chinese corporations expanding into Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as local corporations in the region.
MCC Singapore is a subsidiary of China Metallurgical Building Research Institute. Since venturing into Singapore in 1992, MCC Singapore has scaled the value chain of the industry via four major business transformations: from manpower supplier to a sub-contractor, followed by main contractor, and eventually become a property developer cum urban developer and asset operator. Currently, MCC Singapore’s main businesses include construction for residential and infrastructure projects, property development, project management and urban planning. MCC Singapore has obtained the highest A1 grade in general building and civil engineering categories from Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, allowing it to bid for public sector projects in the relevant categories without any limitation to the contract value. Over the years, MCC Singapore has been involved in several iconic projects including Singapore Expo, Universal Studios Singapore and Maritime Experiential Museum, as well as developed and managed 12 property projects. MCC Singapore has won the Top Ten Successful Chinese Companies Entering ASEAN Award for three consecutive years, ranked among the top 10 property developers in Singapore for four consecutive years, as well as won the Asia’s Top Influential Brands Award. While consolidating and developing its business in Singapore, MCC Singapore has also continuously ventured into the regional markets under the Belt and Road Initiative and Sino-Singapore joint outreach initiatives. In recent years, MCC Singapore has expanded into Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia, and is also actively growing its businesses in Australia, Sri Lanka, India and Saudi Arabia.
Chairman of Singapore Business Federation, Executive Chairman of Pacific International Lines
Mr Teo Siong Seng (S.S. Teo) is the Executive Chairman of Pacific International Lines (“PIL”) Singapore, Chairman and CEO of Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, the Singapore Apex Business Chamber.
PIL is ranked as the top 9 containership operators in the world and the largest ship owner in Southeast Asia. Its subsidiary, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, is the 2nd largest container manufacturer in the world.
Mr Teo is a Member of the Singapore Future Economy Council (FEC). He is the Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Council of the United Republic of Tanzania in Singapore and Pro-Chancellor of the National University of Singapore. He is Director of Business China, Board Member of Enterprise Singapore, Chairman of Singapore Guangxi Integrated Developments Pte Ltd (China-Singapore Nanning International Logistics Park), Chairman of Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions Co., Ltd., Independent Non-Executive Director of COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation Co. Ltd, COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. Ltd. and Wilmar International Limited.
China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC, 3908.HK) was founded in 1995 and is China’s first joint-venture investment bank. Since its inception, CICC has grown to has been grown to become a full-serviced investment bank offering investment banking, equities, FICC, research, wealth management and investment management services. CICC is headquartered in Beijing with subsidiaries in major cities including Shanghai and Shenzhen, and more than 200 securities branches in 28 provinces and municipalities nationwide. CICC is also active overseas with branches in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, London, San Francisco and Frankfurt. With its global footprint, CICC is well-positioned to provide world-class cross-border financial services to our clients, both domestic and international.
China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“CTPIS”) is a leading composite insurer for both life and general insurance businesses. We originated from Tai Ping Insurance Co. Ltd Singapore Branch, which is established in Singapore since 1938. CTPIS has a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) and long-term issuer credit rating of “A” by the A.M. Best, and the outlook of these Credit Ratings is stable. We have been assuring our customers in Singapore with financial peace of mind for over 80 years.
CTPIS is wholly-owned by China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Limited, which was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2000, making it the first Chinese-funded insurer listed overseas. Its parent company, China Taiping Insurance Group Limited is a large transnational financial and insurance group with business network in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, North America, Europe, Oceania, East and Southeast Asia. The brand has gained international recognition over the years and successfully ranked in the “Global Fortune 500 Companies” in 2018
Head of Project Development
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)
Mr Pradana Murti is now at PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) as Head of Project Development. Previously, he was Head of Project Showcase Task Force (2011-2013), and Investment and Financing Manager (2009-2011) at PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero). Consultant (2004-2009) at Steer Davies Gleave, UK, with brief secondment period as Interim Commercial Analysis Manager (2007-2008) at Great North Eastern Railway/National Express East Coast, UK.
He earned his Master of Science (MSc) in Transport Planning from the University of Leeds, UK in 2003 and his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia in 2002.
Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr Teo Chee Hean was appointed Senior Minister on 1 May 2019. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security. He also oversees the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, the National Security Coordination Secretariat, the National Population and Talent Division and the National Climate Change Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s Office.
In the first phase of his career, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) where he held various command and staff appointments in the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Joint Staff. In 1991, he was appointed Chief of Navy, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
In December 1992, he left the SAF to seek elected public office and was elected as a Member of Parliament in a by-election in the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC). He was re-elected to Parliament five times in the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister from 1 April 2009 to 30 April 2019. He has served as the Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Defence, Minister for Education, and Minister for the Environment. He has also served as Minister of State in the Ministries of Finance, Communications and Defence.
He was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Manchester in 1976. He subsequently attained a Master of Science degree (with distinction) in Computing Science in 1977 at the Imperial College in London, and a Master in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University in 1986, where he was named a Littauer Fellow.
Teo Chee Hean was born on 27 December 1954.
He is married to Chew Poh Yim. They have a son and a daughter.
Far East Organization
Far East Organization is a Christian Enterprise, which develops real estate and operates businesses by serving with grace, love, integrity and honesty. Far East Organization and its Hong Kong-based sister company Sino Group is one of Asia’s largest real estate groups, with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Far East Organization is the largest private property developer in Singapore, having developed over 780 developments across all segments of real estate including 55,000 private homes in Singapore since its establishment in 1960. Far East Organization includes three listed entities: Far East Orchard Limited, Far East Hospitality Trust and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. Far East Organization is the winner of 11 FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence awards, the highest honour in international real estate.
Tiong Seng Construction
Celebrating 60 years in 2019, Tiong Seng Group continues to deliver on its reputation as a rigorous and innovative organisation. Combining meticulous project planning and management with innovative building solutions, Tiong Seng Group has constructed a number of iconic buildings across Singapore’s skyscape.
With a diverse group of businesses in the Group’s portfolio, Tiong Seng is able to deliver complex projects using unique solutions both locally and overseas. In Singapore, Tiong Seng Group has successfully delivered on public and private projects across a spectrum of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, civil engineering, foundation, and infrastructure projects.
Going forward, Tiong Seng envisions deepening existing data and digital capabilities to enhance innovation and collaboration in the construction value chain. Through partnerships and proprietary systems, Tiong Seng will bring to market a growing suite of smart construction solutions as a new growth driver for the Group.
China Construction Bank
CCB Singapore Branch (the “Branch”) was established in 1998. The Branch holds a Wholesale Banking License issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Currently, the Branch has 10 departments and 80 staffs covering Trade Finance, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Treasury and Private Banking etc. In April 2017, CCB head office setup a head office level Infrastructure Financing Services Centre and Private Banking Centre in the Branch.
Poh Tiong Choon Logistic Group
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Group is one of the leading logistics groups in Singapore. We offer a comprehensive range of services to a broad spectrum of industries including the petrochemical, food and retail sectors. For close to 70 years, we have embraced change and innovation but remain singularly focused on delivering excellent service to each and every customer.
Main business activities：
2. Warehousing & Related Services
3. Chemical Drumming & Related Services
4. Bulk Cargo Handling and Stevedoring
5. Delivery & Assembly Services
6. Call Centre Management
7. eCommerce Fulfilment
8. Total Supply Chain Management
Headquartered in Singapore, V3 owns and develops premium products and services through its leading luxury and wellness brands – OSIM, TWG Tea and ONI (GNC, LAC, Xndo) – promoting and inspiring a healthy lifestyle to a broad and affluent consumer demographic across Asia. The Company also owns Futuristic Store Fixtures, which supports some of the world’s leading retail brands. V3 has a history of impressive brand creation and development, a deep understanding of the consumer market and retailing, and a presence in over 100 cities in 26 countries around the world.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd
Mr Liang Thow Ming, the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, is responsible for the commercial success of the Port City Colombo project – a 269 hectares brand new city right next to Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is a USD 1.4 billion investment project by China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC).
In addition to the sales and marketing function, Mr Liang also took charge of the crisis management, public relations function and is a key member of the project development team.
Mr Liang has spent more than 25 years in sales and marketing of real estate portfolios. He has been involved in every aspect of the real estate development cycle, starting from land evaluation, development concepts, product development, advertising, public relations, sales and customer development and relations. His experience has brought him through major public listed developers across Asia and with top real estate international consultants.
Mr Liang holds a BSc with a major in Mathematics and a MBA (Real Estate) from the National University of Singapore.
Economic & Commercial Minister-Counsellor
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore
Ms Zhong Manying is the Economic & Commercial Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Singapore, and she presented her credentials on January 23, 2018.
Minister-Counsellor Zhong began her career in the Ministry of Commerce in 1988. From 1999 to 2002, she was the Economic & Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the Syrian Arab Republic. She served as the Deputy Director General and then as the Director General for the Department of Western Asian and African Affairs in the Ministry of Commerce from 2002 to 2018.
PSA Singapore operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, handling 36.31 million TEUs of containers in 2018. With connections to 600 ports globally, shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world, operating 24/7 year-round. Beyond port operations, PSA also offers cargo solutions to customers operating in advanced manufacturing, cold chain, e-commerce, and energy & chemicals. This value-adding service is enabled by CALISTA™, a digital platform that facilitates trade and helps shippers to better manage their physical movement of goods, trade financing and compliance.
PSA Singapore is a fully owned subsidiary of PSA International, a leading global port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 18 countries. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”.
Visit us at www.globalpsa.com and www.singaporepsa.com.
Incorporated in 1967, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is the world’s 10th top containership operator and the largest shipowner in Southeast Asia. PIL has developed from a coastal shipowner in Singapore into a carrier with a presence in China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Middle East, the Americas and Oceania. PIL owns and operates a fleet of around 160 containerships and multi-purpose vessels, serving over 500 locations in 100 countries worldwide. Apart from its core business in liner shipping, the Group also has several business units such as container manufacturing, ship recycling, marine service, real estate, depot and logistics services. One of PIL’s subsidiaries, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is one of the largest container manufacturer in the world. Building on “Our Promise, Your Satisfaction”, PIL strives to forge strong and long-lasting relationships with its customers through flexibility and personalized services.
China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Mr. Yang Yamei (杨亚美) is responsible for the overall development of business operation for China Taiping Insurance Singapore. Under his leadership, China Taiping Insurance Singapore has seen steady growth in total assets yearly to S$348 million in 2017. He is also instrumental in the business expansion drive that resulted in the company being awarded the life insurance composite license from Monetary Authority of Singapore to launch its Life Insurance Business.
Mr. Yang joined China Taiping Insurance Group in September 1997 as Assistant to General Manager of Taiping Insurance Co Ltd (Singapore Branch). Since then, he held several key positions – including President Director of China Taiping Insurance Indonesia and subsequently General Manager of the International Department of China Taiping Insurance Group Ltd. He has been appointed as General Manager, China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd since September 2015.
Mr. Yang has extensive experience spanning over 20 years in the insurance sector where he was responsible for the overall operation development of international markets, and has overseen China Taiping Group’s overseas subsidiaries including England, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Major in Insurance) from the Financial and Banking Institute of China, Beijing in 1993. He also holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University, USA and a Master of Science in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University as well as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) qualification from the CFA Institute.
Changi Airport Group
Surbana Jurong Group
Mr Liew Mun Leong is Chairman of Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong Group, a large consultancy group in urban and infrastructure development. Mr Liew sits on the boards of Singapore Exchange, Singapore China Foundation and the Chinese Development Assistance Council. He also chairs the Board of Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG Ltd, the Management Advisory Board of NUS Business School and the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) Industry Advisory Board. He is a Senior International Advisor of Temasek.
Mr Liew is Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice) in NUS Business School, Faculty of Engineering and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also the Rector of NUS Ridge View Residential College.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office
Second Minister for Finance and Education
Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. She is also Second Minister for Finance and Education.
She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining Government.
Under her law portfolio from 2012 – 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.
Under her MOF portfolio, Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services.
In her first tour of the Education Ministry from 2012-2015, she led the Committee for Applied Studies in Polytechnics and ITE (ASPIRE) resulting in SkillsFuture, a national movement to align education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning.
As Second Minister for Education, Ms Rajah currently chairs UPLIFT – the “Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce”, an inter-agency team convened in 2018 aimed at strengthening support for students from disadvantaged families.
(Singapore, SEA, North Asia)
Surbana Jurong Group