Thursday, 1 October 2015

Two New Office Bearers for YMCA of Singapore

With effect from 1 October 2015, YMCA of Singapore Board Directors Mr Ooi Boon Hoe and Mr Bryan Tan Suan Tiu will take on new roles as Vice President and Honorary Secretary respectively.

They join Mr Chew Kwee San (President), Mr Leslie Wong Kin Wah (Vice President) and Dr Tan Sze Wee (Honorary Treasurer) in serving as the office bearers of the Association and will sit on its Executive Committee.

Mr Ooi Boon Hoe

Mr Ooi is the Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Port since August 2014. He has more than twenty years' experience in both the public and private sectors.  A recipient of the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Training Award and Singapore Armed Forces Merit Scholarship, Mr Ooi started his career with the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Ministry of Defence. In the private sector, Mr Ooi worked in DBS Bank as a corporate finance professional before joining Portek International in 2002 where he went on to hold various key positions including Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Ooi was elected to the YMCA of Singapore Board in May 2013. Prior to his election, he had served in various YMCA committees, including the YMCA Autism Code Task Force from 2011 and Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes Selection & Awards Panel from 2012. Mr Ooi is a member of the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes committee since 2013 and also serves on the YMCA Giving Gala 2015 fundraising committee.

Mr Bryan Tan Suan Tiu

Mr Bryan Tan is a partner at Pinsent Masons in Singapore and heads its Technology, Media and Telecommunications team. Mr Tan has close to twenty years’ experience in the legal practice.
Qualified in both England & Wales and Singapore, Mr Tan practices in such areas as finance, information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology and bioinformatics, Chinese intellectual property, entertainment law, and corporate work. He advises corporates, institutions as well as governments. He has given numerous talks in Singapore and abroad to research institutes, universities, governments, and industry bodies. He is an author of Halsbury's Laws of Singapore - E-Commerce and Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia - E-Commerce (both editions). He also co-wrote the Singapore chapters of "Electronic Evidence" and "The Comparative Law of Higher Education". He also wrote the practitioner's chapter of "Data Protection in Singapore".

Mr Tan was elected to the YMCA of Singapore Board in May 2010. He has served in the YMCA Financial Assistance and Capability for Employment Scheme (FACES) committee since 2008 and has chaired committees including the YMCA Autism Code Task Force since 2011 and the YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards (PESA) committee since 2012.

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