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Ms Tan Shu Lin

Chief Executive Officer

OUE Commercial REIT, Singapore

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Ms Tan Shu Lin

Chief Executive Officer

OUE Commercial REIT, Singapore

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Ms Tan Shu Lin is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte Ltd, the manager of OUE Commercial REIT, where she is responsible for the overall management and operation of the REIT.

Ms Tan has extensive experience in corporate finance, investments, mergers and acquisitions, financial management and investor relations, with more than 14 years of experience in direct real estate investments and fund management. Prior to joining OUE Commercial REIT, she was with Ascendas Funds Management Pte Ltd, the manager of Ascendas REIT, the largest industrial REIT in Singapore, from 2008 to 2013, where she had overall strategic and operational responsibility for Ascendas REIT’s Singapore assets. Ms Tan was also responsible for formulating and executing appropriate strategies and plans to meet the funding requirements of Ascendas REIT, as well as investors’ relations.

From 2007 to 2008, Ms Tan was with the wealth management segment of UBS as Director, Real Estate Investment Management. From 2001 to 2007, she was with Ascendas Pte Ltd where her responsibilities included evaluating and structuring potential property investment and fund management opportunities.

From 1998 to 2001, Ms Tan was with PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd, where her duties included evaluating and executing potential private equity investment opportunities. Between 1995 to 1998, she was with various banks where her responsibilities included advising companies on capital market transactions and other fund-raising exercises.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr Andy Crouch

Senior Strategist for Communications

The John Templeton Foundation, USA

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Mr Andy Crouch

Senior Strategist for Communications

The John Templeton Foundation, USA

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Andy Crouch serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today (CT), including serving as executive editor from 2012 to 2016. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing—and, most importantly, received a shout-out in Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.”

From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Mr Arthur Kiong

CEO

Far East Hospitality, Singapore

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Mr Arthur Kiong

CEO

Far East Hospitality, Singapore

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Arthur Kiong is the Chief Executive Officer of Far East Hospitality, which is part of Far East Orchard Limited, a listed company under Far East Organization.

Having joined Far East in July 2012, Mr Kiong has provided key leadership in growing the organization’s hospitality property development and management business through joint-ventures and acquisitions. Over the last 4 years, Far East Hospitality’s portfolio grew from 18 properties in Singapore to over 90 properties across Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Denmark.

Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr Kiong has worked internationally for some of the most prominent brands in the hotel industry including Westin, Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton. He brings deep and broad experience across all aspects of the hospitality business from operations to marketing and business development.

Mr Benny Se Teo

Chief Creative Officer

Eighteen Chefs, Singapore

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Mr Benny Se Teo

Chief Creative Officer

Eighteen Chefs, Singapore

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Benny Se Teo (known as Chef Benny) co-founded Eighteen Chefs and currently holds the Chief Creative Officer position.

Benny has a troubled past and was in and out of prison from year 1983 – 1993.  When he was out from prison in year 1993, he wanted to live a regular and simple life, hence, he went in search of a job.  He attended numerous job interviews but no one wanted to hire him.  Not long after, he decided to become a freelance despatch rider and in year 2000, he set up his own courier service company which employs up to 90% ex-offenders.

In year 1999, Benny flew to Turkey with the Disaster Relief team when a massive earthquake struck Izmit.  Travelling with a group of Singaporean doctors and nurses, his job was to build a tent and run a kitchen to feed them.  He cooked authentic Singaporean food, which they enjoyed and suggested that he start a food business.

In year 2006, he became the only Singaporean to have trained at celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver’s world class restaurant, “Fifteen”, in United Kingdom (UK) – a social enterprise founded by Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver which helps disadvantaged youth find their self-worth by training them to be chefs – Benny who has a troubled past himself, was determined to bring this social mission to Singapore.

Benny had played an active role in the Hawker Centre Committee led by Member of Singapore Parliament, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.  Benny had proposed the Tray Return Initiative in Singapore supported by the National Environment Agency (NEA), which had been rolled out to all hawker centre now.

He is an inspiration to former convicts and budding entrepreneurs alike.

Ps Dr Chew Weng Chee

Senior Pastor

Sidang Injil Borneo Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Ps Dr Chew Weng Chee

Senior Pastor

Sidang Injil Borneo Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Pastor Dr Chew Weng Chee was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist before he gave up his medical career to serve the Lord full-time in 1999. He graduated with a Masters degree in Theology from the Regent College Bible School, Vancouver in 1993. Till March 2007, he was the President of SIB (Sidang Injil Borneo), Semenanjung, overseeing 31 Bahasa Malaysia churches throughout West Malaysia. Pastor Chew has ministered extensively in conferences and church camps both locally and overseas. Pastor Chew is also the Senior Pastor of SIB (KL), a rapidly growing English congregation. He is married to Pastor Dr Lew Lee Choo, a pediatrician, and has two sons, Jonathan and Christopher.

Dr Chris Lowney

Author

Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, USA

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Dr Chris Lowney

Author

Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, USA

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Chris Lowney, a one-time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of JP Morgan & Co in Singapore, Tokyo, London, and New York until leaving the firm in 2001. Since then, he has authored four books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which was a #1 ranked bestseller of the CBPA and has been translated into a dozen languages. His most recent book is Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. Chris currently chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, which is the second largest charitable hospital system in the United States, with more than 100 hospitals that provide more than $900 million US in charity care.

Ps Daniel Foo

Senior Pastor

Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church, Singapore

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Ps Daniel Foo

Senior Pastor

Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church, Singapore

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Senior Pastor Daniel Foo has worked in the financial markets for over 20 years, and held various senior management positions, including working stints in New York, London and Hong Kong. In mid-2000, he heeded the call to give himself fully to the ministry of the church. His ministry focus is on spiritual leadership and teaching the Word of God. He has travelled and ministered in various nations in Africa, Romania, Moldova, India, China, South Korea, Australia, Puerto Rico and the ASEAN countries. He is on the faculty of Haggai Institute, Tung Ling Bible School and Eagles Leadership Institute and is also in the leadership team of the Love Singapore network of churches.

Mr Dylan Wilk

Chairman

Human Nature, Philippines

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Mr Dylan Wilk

Chairman

Human Nature, Philippines

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Dylan Wilk was born to a poor family in England. At the age of 20, he was granted an interest-free loan of £2,500 by the Prince’s Trust and started Gameplay, a business selling computer games.  After five years, he had built Europe’s largest direct selling computer games business.

When Dylan was 25, Gameplay was listed on the London Stock Exchange, the first .com business on the LSE, making him the youngest director of a public company in the UK at that time and the 9th richest man in the UK under the age of 30 (according to The Guardian newspaper).  He bought himself a Ferrari, a Porsche, several BMWs and travelled to work by helicopter.  But despite his high flying life, he wasn’t happy.

Dylan decided to seek something more meaningful and so he traveled the world in search of adventure and purpose.  It was a Filipino friend who finally led him to what he was searching for.  After hearing about Gawad Kalinga, a slum redevelopment program, he flew to the Philippines in January 2003 for a closer look and was astonished by what he saw.

In April 2003, Dylan returned to the Philippines planning to stay for 6 weeks, yet he is still there. He spent 5 years coordinating Gawad Kalinga’s international partnership efforts, then in November 2008, he started Human Nature, a social enterprise, with his wife Anna and sister-in-law Camille Meloto.

Human Nature produces natural, Philippine-made personal care products and aims to provide livelihood for hundreds of poor communities. As of March 2016, Human Nature has 30 branches in the Philippines, as well as distribution in the USA, Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE and has sold more than 16 million products in the last six years.

Datuk Dr Edward Ong

Founder

Sutera Harbour Resort, Malaysia

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Datuk Dr Edward Ong

Founder

Sutera Harbour Resort, Malaysia

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In the mid-90s, Datuk Dr Edward Ong started the Sutera Harbour Resort project which is designed as a world-class resort in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on 384 acres of prime seafront reclaimed land. The Resort offers two 5-star hotel accommodations, the Pacific Sutera Hotel (500 rooms) and the Magellan Sutera Resort (456 rooms).  This is complemented by a 27-hole Graham Marsh designed championship golf course with day and night golfing, 104-berth marina and extensive facilities at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club.  The total project cost was USD450 million. The Resort employs 1,500 staff, being the second largest employer in the state. It is now the iconic resort of Sabah. The journey to complete this project had been fraught with challenges and obstacles, ranging from physical, mental, political and financial that seemed insurmountable from a human’s point of view but with the Lord all things are possible. He had worked in His amazing way to ensure the completion of the project for His glory.

On 21 April 2001, he was awarded “The Minister’s Special Award” in recognition of his determination and foresight to successfully develop world-class tourism facilities in the midst of the prolonged adverse economic downturn experienced in the region, by the Right Honourable Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism, Environment, Science and Technology of Sabah.

He was also the Patron of Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu from 2000 to 2010.

On 17 October 2014, the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organisation & World Evangelical Alliance presented to Datuk Dr Edward the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Award” in Vancouver, Canada and on 12 May 2015, he was conferred his Honorary Doctorate Degree by the NYACK College.

Currently, Datuk Dr Edward is embarking out of his comfort zone on a new journey of faith to develop a USD300 million integrated resort in Dili, Timor-Leste, complete with a 492-room hotel, golf course, hillside villas, a business park and condominiums. The resort is expected to employ at least 1,200 staff at completion. This will also be a project not so much for its financial achievement but more of giving back to the society, to provide training to the locals and with the skills learned, to give them a chance of a better life for them and their families.

Ms Elim Chew

Founder & President, 77th Street
Co-Founder, FastFast.Delivery
Singapore

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Ms Elim Chew

Founder & President, 77th Street
Co-Founder, FastFast.Delivery
Singapore

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Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd, a streetwear fashion and accessories retail brand in Singapore. She also co-founded a social impact business – FastFast, an app providing fast, on demand delivery services to consumers within 90 minutes, while giving a source of income for people who need it.

With passion in the entertainment industry, she joined as a shareholder of BMBX, a company amplifying Southeast Asia’s music and culture. She sits on more than 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organisations such as MINDEF (ACCORD), School of the Arts and Social Lab Ltd. Elim recently launched her new Youtube Channel, which features changemakers around the world who are making a positive impact to society and have an inspiring story to share. As a mentor and friend to many youths and aspiring entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, Elim inspires and encourages all to be ‘changemakers’ in their own fields. 

Elim is humbled by awards for both her entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts, such as Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur in 2001 by the Singapore Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year 2002, Young Woman Achiever 2003 by Singapore Press Holdings and Singapore Promising Brand Award 2004. She is honoured as a Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy 2010 and early 2011, she received the Responsible Leadership Award and the Community Engagement Award from the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 and the Outstanding Young Singaporean Award 2011 – Commendation. In the same year, she also became the recipient of the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) 2011.

Elim is also an advocate for social entrepreneurship in Singapore – a movement of using business models to solve social issues to bring about sustainability to the marginalized. She believes that businesses can do well and do good at the same time to create a more sustainable, inclusive and a better world.

Mr Foo Hee Kiang

Advisor

CEO Office, Hyflux Ltd, Singapore

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Mr Foo Hee Kiang

Advisor

CEO Office, Hyflux Ltd, Singapore

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Foo Hee Kiang 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.

Sister Geraldine Tan

Executive Director

St Joseph’s Home of Catholic Welfare Services, Singapore

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Sister Geraldine Tan

Executive Director

St Joseph’s Home of Catholic Welfare Services, Singapore

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Sister Geraldine Tan is a Canossian Sister who joined St Joseph’s Home and Hospice in 1985. An active member in the hospice and palliative care community, she has spoken widely to help promote awareness about end-of-life issues. In 2013, she was featured as one of the most inspiring women in Asia, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2013. Her inspiring life is the subject of the short documentary After Cicely.