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Koh Yong Guan is the Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd. He also chairs the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited, and the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore.


Mr Koh’s career in the Singapore Civil Service included appointments at the Permanent Secretary level in the Ministries of Defence, Finance, Health and National Development. Mr Koh has also held appointments as the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Canada from January 2008 to April 2013, and was appointed Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) in June 2013.


Mr Koh completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and received his Master of Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

 Desmond Kuek SMRT CEO


President and Chief Executive Officer

Desmond Kuek is President and CEO of SMRT Corporation Ltd.

Prior to joining SMRT, Mr Kuek served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1982 to 2010, rising steadily through the ranks to the pinnacle leadership position of Chief of Defence Force from 2007 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Mr Kuek held the appointment of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.  He has also previously served on the Boards of Singapore Technologies Engineering and its subsidiaries, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Housing and Development Board, Jurong Town Corporation and International Enterprise Singapore.

Mr Kuek holds a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is currently a member of the Civil Service College Board and chairs its Audit Committee. Mr Kuek is a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.


Patrick Ang is the Deputy Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann LLP.

Mr Ang has more than 20 years experience handling both contentious and non-contentious matters. One of his key areas of expertise is in corporate restructuring and insolvency, acting for financial institutions and companies in many major and publicised cases. Some of the significant cases he has been involved in include Lehman Brothers Singapore, Nortel Networks, and China Aviation Oil Corporation.

Mr Ang has been consistently recognised as a leading lawyer internationally in his field by Asian Legal Business Legal Who’s Who Singapore, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Euromoney Guide To The World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, International Financial Law Review 1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers.

He is also an Independent Director on the Board of The Esplanade Co. and Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited, and an independent director of Singapore listed companies, Tiong Seng Holdings Limited and Malacca Trust Limited.


Lee Seow Hiang is Chief Executive Officer of Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Deputy Chairman of Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd. Prior to joining CAG, he was Deputy Director-General (Operations) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

From 2005 to 2008, Mr Lee was Principal Private Secretary to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in the Prime Minister's Office. Between 1989 and 2005, he held various appointments in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Ministry of Defence. His last military appointment was Deputy Head of Air Operations in HQ RSAF.

Mr Lee was awarded the SAF (Overseas)/President's Scholarship in 1989 and the SAF Postgraduate Scholarship (General Development) in 2002. He has a BA (Honours) degree from the University of Cambridge, UK and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He currently sits on the board of Agency for Integrated Care Pte Ltd.


Moliah Hashim is the Principal of Princess Elizabeth Primary School. Prior to her appointment as Principal of Princess Elizabeth Primary School, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan MENDAKI for a period of 4 years from December 2009 to December 2013 and had served 27 years with the Ministry of Education (MOE). During the span of her career, she had held several key appointments, including Principal of Northland Primary school and Cluster Schools Superintendent, Schools Division South.

Mdm Moliah serves on several governing boards in the public sector, including the Media Development Authority, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore), Health Promotion Board Audit & risk Management Committee and Khoo Teck Puat Medifund Committee.

Mdm Moliah holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science from the then University of Singapore and post graduate diplomas in education and educational leadership.


Bob Tan is the Chairman of Jurong Engineering Limited, Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd and the Singex Group of companies. He is also the Chairman of the Institute of Technical Education, President of the Singapore Golf Association and Vice President of the Singapore National Employers. He is a member of the Board of the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute and serves as a member of the NTUC Club Management Council. He also sits on the Board of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.


Peter Tan is presently Director and Managing Partner of JP Asia Capital Partners Pte Ltd, and also sits on the board of InnoTek Limited and Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd. He is also co-Chairman of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Center. He has held senior management roles across a wide range of technology companies, including National Semiconductors Pte Ltd, Molex Singapore Pte Ltd, Apple Computer Inc. and Flextronics International Inc.


Mr Tan also holds an advisory function in the National University of Singapore B. Tech Programme, and is a member of the International Evaluation Panel for the Singapore National Research Foundation.


Mr Tan holds a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Chicago and an Executive MBA Degree from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco.



Tan Ek Kia is the Chairman of City Gas Pte Ltd and Star Energy Group Holdings Pte Ltd. He is also a director on the Boards of Keppel Corporation Ltd, Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, Dialog Systems (Asia) Pte Ltd, KrisEnergy Ltd, Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd. and Transocean Ltd.

Mr Tan is a veteran of over 30 years in the oil and gas and petrochemicals business. Prior to his retirement in September 2006, he held senior positions in Shell including that of Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production, Chairman of Shell North East Asia, and Vice President of Shell Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Mr Tan has a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia. Mr Tan has also attended a management development programme by the International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne. Mr Tan was awarded the Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang, and carries the title “Datuk”, conferred by the State Government of Sarawak.



Yap Chee Meng is a director of SATS Ltd, AXA Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Keppel Land Limited and Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd. He is also a board member of The Singapore National Research Foundation.


From October 2010 to September 2013, Mr Yap was KPMG International’s COO for the Asia Pacific Region and a member of its Global Executive Team. Prior to becoming the Asia Pacific Regional COO on 1 October 2010, Mr Yap was the KPMG Head of Financial Services in Asia Pacific, a senior partner in KPMG Singapore and part of the firm’s leadership team.


In a professional career that spanned over 37 years, Mr Yap had served many MNCs involved in financial services, real estates and transportation. He had also served in various committees of The Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority and The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS).


Mr Yap qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1981. He was a Practising Member and Fellow of the ICPAS, and a Practising Member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He remains as a non-practising Fellow Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and a non-practising Fellow Chartered Accountant (England & Wales).



Yap Kim Wah is the Deputy Chairman and CEO of Hyflux Caprica Pte. Ltd.

Mr Yap is a registered professional engineer. He joined Singapore Airlines in 1975 and has over 35 years experience in a range of senior management positions including Marketing, Cabin Crew, Human Resource, Regional Director West Asia & Africa and Chief Executive SATS Catering.

In his last position as Senior Vice President for Product & Services, he was responsible for product design and innovation, worldwide airport and reservation services and operations, in-flight services and catering, in-flight entertainment, customer servicing, staff training and development.

Mr Yap has a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the then University of Singapore.