Left to right: Eugene Wee – Founder/Executive Director RADION International, Ekarin Ritnetikul – Pastoral & Community Development, Charuwan Siri – Marketing Manager, Daryl Tay – Volunteer Coordination & Resource Management, Kosol Suebtayat – Board Of Directors (Thailand), CEO Tayat Farm, Pirapan Ariyasatjatam – Board Of Directors (Thailand), Small Business Owner, Monthakhan Chinta – Youth Worker, Kanokrat Suebsakwong – Administrative & Resource Manager, Jarunee Moonrat – Marketing Executive, Kochaphon Kongpaikoon – Administrative Executive, Arreeya Phanakheereeratd – Accounts Executive, Sanjan Akara – Board Of Directors (Thailand) Translator, Alvin Ong – Chairman Board Of Directors (Singapore)
Eugene WeeFounder/Executive Director
Eugene graduated with a BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Information Technology from University of Wales (UK). He pursued a career in the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for 6 years and thereafter went into corporate training and consultancy. His work with MINDEF earned him a commendation for life-saving, and he was later also awarded the Good Service Medal.
Alvin OngChairman of Board Of Directors
Alvin works at Cru Singapore, where he has been at since graduating from Nanyang Technological University in 2006. A large part of his work revolves around students and young people.
In his free time, Alvin enjoys catching up on the latest tech developments, dreams of owning the latest Apple products, dabbles a little in his new-found hobby of photography, loves chilling out in his hammock by the beach, and last but not least, enjoys a leisurely beer or two with his buddies.
Dr Joel YangNon-Executive Director
Obtaining his degree from the University of Sydney, Joel further completed his research and training as a Clinical Psychologist. He worked for several years in a variety of psychiatric hospital and community-based mental health settings.
Previously Head of Program for the Master of Counselling program at the Singapore Institute of Management University, he is currently a Psychologist with Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore. Joel also maintains a private psychology practice, Mind what Matters.
Joel is passionate in working towards destigmatising mental illness and optimising psychological well-being. In his free time, he indulges in coffee and swimming.
Dr Boon JiabinNon-Executive Director
Dr Boon is a member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore and a Family Physician in private practice.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and subsequently obtained his Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) from the National University of Singapore. Practicing with utmost dedication to his patients, Dr Boon was awarded the Singhealth Best Junior Doctor Award. He is convicted that prevention is better than cure, and seeks to serve as an advocate for his patient’s well-being and health.
In his free time, Jiabin enjoys a strong cup of kopi-o kosong while watching the world go by with his wife and his children in tow.
Sonny ChuahNon-Executive Director
Sonny has retired from the corporate world after 40 years in the air-conditioning, refrigeration, material science and facilities management fields. He spent 15 years of his life in regional roles covering the Asia Pacific countries. Currently freelancing as a consultant to keep abreast of the technologies and share his knowledge and experience to the industry.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Perth, Western Australia he was active in the Overseas Christian Fellowship before returning home after graduation. Started working in Malaysia in 1973 then to Indonesia for a year before settling down in Singapore after getting married to a fellow OCFer from Singapore.
Had been worshiping in Wesley Methodist Church since 1983 and served in the Local Church Executive Committee for 30 years, serving as the Chairman, for the last 5 years before stepping down in September 2017. He remains as a Steward in the Committee. Other charitable activity is with Golden Years Fellowship (GYF) operating an Eldercare Centre in Hougang which is now a tripartite operation with St. Lukes Eldercare and Wesley Methodist Church. He continues to chair the Management Committee as well as GYF.
A grandfather of four, he enjoys spending time with them aside from his other hours spent either digging up the garden or the golf course.
Alvin Tay is the Editor of The Business Times Singapore, South-east Asia’s leading financial daily.
Fresh out from the then University of Singapore in 1980, Alvin Tay first joined The Business Times (BT) but left shortly after for a two-year stint at a finance company. Alvin rejoined BT as a cub reporter in 1984 and was appointed the Financial Editor in 1989 before assuming the post of News Editor in 1992. In 1996, he was seconded to The Straits Times as Money Editor. He returned to BT as Deputy Editor in 1999 and was appointed BT Editor in September 2002.
Alvin was also a board member of The Old Parliament House Limited from 2003 to 2011. He chairs the Board of Trustees of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), which caters to children and youths from low-income families. In 2012, he took on the role of co-chairman of ChildAid Singapore, an annual charity concert that raises funds for BT BAF and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. He also sits on the Board of The RICE Company Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation.
Tan Cheng HaiTechnology Advisor
Cheng Hai is the Managing Director of Zenith Intellutions Pte Ltd, a specialist firm providing consultancy services for advanced satellite, sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Cheng Hai previously served in Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for 30 years, holding senior appointments in strategic planning, doctrine development and systems acquisitions. He also held the appointment of Technology Domain Head and Programme Manager in the Defence Research and Technology Office (DrTech) in MINDEF that managed research & development of advanced technological systems for the Singapore Armed Forces.
Cheng Hai also volunteers at the Singapore Boys’ Town Home and the Ramakrishna Mission Singapore, helping disadvantaged youths regain confidence, independence and empowering them towards a meaningful employment. He also serves as member of executive committee at Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) as treasurer and manages educational and technology development programs using the facilities onboard the International Space Station Japanese Experiment Module (a.k.a. Kibo).
Giam Lay HoonLegal Advisor
Ms Giam is a qualifed lawyer by training and has experience in fund management, investments, legal, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and started her career in the prestigious Singapore Legal Service.
She has been in private legal practice in top‐tier law firms in Singapore, in the areas of real estate, corporate law and retail and institutional banking.
Ms Giam has been the Company Secretary and in‐house counsel of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd and Senior Vice President of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, and its group companies.
Ms Giam has served as Director of several technology companies as well as the SGX-listed Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Ms Giam was also the Director of the biotech company, Medlab Asia Pte Limited, which was acquired by a local investment group from the Singapore Ministry of Health. Medlab Asia Ltd owns the pathology and laboratory company that has the second largest share of the medical pathology market in Singapore.
Ms Giam is also a personal investor in private innovative companies involved in neuro feedback technology, entertainment and movies, and data storage and technology.
Foo Hee KiangStrategy Advisor
Mr Foo is Senior Advisor to the Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux Ltd. In this role, he continues to be responsible for industry relations and business collaborations. In addition, he will work on new technologies and other related areas.
Mr Foo is one of the pioneers who has contributed significantly to Hyflux’s growth from a small enterprise to a global environmental solutions provider. He has played a key role in many facets of the company’s business, including its marketing and sales, engineering, operations plus expansion and entry into the MENA market since joining Hyflux in 1998. Prior to his current role, Mr Foo served as Group Executive Vice President of Industry Relations & Commercial Contracts on top of heading up the Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Department.
Mr Foo is Vice President (General Affairs) of the Singapore Water Association which aspires to play a role in efforts to proﬁle and promote Singapore as a one-stop centre for all water-related services and as a water technology hub. He oversees the association’s communications and international relations.
Mr Foo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the National University of Singapore.