Dr BEH Swan Gin
Dr Beh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 December 2014. He also chairs the Boards of Directors of EDB Investments and EDBI.
Dr Beh was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014. Prior to the Ministry of Law, he had been Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012. He joined EDB in November 1992 and held various portfolios over the years including leadership roles in the development of Singapore's Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments in EDB's North American operations.
In 2006 and 2007, Dr Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry's Energy Planning Division.
Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.
He is a Board Director for Enterprise Singapore, Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd, and Singapore Exchange Limited. He also chairs the board of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Ltd. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.
CHNG Kai Fong
Mr Chng was appointed Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 October 2017.
Before EDB, Mr Chng was the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He had also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Civil Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Communications and Information. As part of the Public Service’s development programme, Mr Chng was also seconded for two years to Shell.
Mr Chng graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master in Engineering in 2001, and from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science in Management in 2012.
Mr Chng is married with two daughters and a son. In his younger days, he freelanced as a Euphonium player and an amateur conductor. These days, he waves his hands when classical music is playing on the radio, to the bewilderment of his children.
CHU Swee Yeok
Ms Chu Swee Yeok is the Chief Executive Officer and President of EDBI Pte Ltd where she oversees and leads EDBI’s global direct investments in early to high growth sectors, late-stage companies, and fund investments. With over 30 years of experience, she is responsible for developing and driving the execution of strategies for EDBI, balancing its unique strategic and financial mandates to support new economy sectors such as info-communication, healthcare, emerging technologies, as well as potential local champions in key manufacturing and services related industries.
Prior to EDBI, Ms Chu was the founding CEO of a $1B global investment fund dedicated to catalysing a range of biomedical activities in Singapore, riding on the success of earlier investment funds by the Economic Development Board (EDB) where she built the pioneering fund management teams and oversaw their investment activities. Before her investing career, Ms Chu helmed senior positions at the EDB and the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) where she was instrumental in helping to create a new economic pillar for Singapore, laying the foundation for developing public and private sector talents, and shaping effective business strategies and driving their successful execution.
Besides the EDBI Board and its Executive Committee, she serves on the Board of National Healthcare Group, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Biomedical Sciences Investment Fund Pte Ltd, and a publicly listed company. Additionally, she is a Limited Partner Advisory Committee member of several global private equity / venture capital funds.
David Su is a founding managing partner at Matrix Partners China, focused primarily on mobile Internet, software and healthcare investments.
David has been investing in China for the last two decades and some of his investments include Didi Chuxing, Baidu (NSDQ:BIDU), Bona Film (NSDQ:BONA), Focus Media (NSDQ:FMCN), Kanghui Medical (NYSE:KH), Kingfriend Biochemical (SS:603707), China Youzan (8083.HK), AAC Technologies (2018.HK), Heptagon (SIX:AMS).
Before Matrix, David was a founding general partner of TDF Capital and KPCB China. Prior to joining the venture capital industry, David worked at Lotus Development, IBM Software Group for seven years and was last responsible for Lotus’ software and services business in Greater China region. David graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
David is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He also co-founded San Si Institute, a community of high achieving entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to tackle the big challenges of our society.
Mr. Manwani is the Senior Operating Partner for Blackstone Group and also serves as Director on several international boards. Before joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Manwani was Chief Operating Officer of Unilever responsible for managing the P&L across all of Unilever’s global markets. Mr. Manwani spent almost thirty-eight years with Unilever, holding various senior general management positions in different parts of the world, including overseeing Unilever’s businesses in Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa. Mr. Manwani serves on the Board of Directors of Gilead Sciences, Inc., Nielsen Holdings plc, Qualcomm Incorporated, Whirlpool Corporation and Tata Sons Private Limited. He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business.
In 2008, Mr. Manwani received the CNBC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award and in 2012, he was conferred the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government. He has also served on ‘Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy’ (CFE).
Harish is an Honours graduate from Bombay University and holds a Masters degree in management studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
LEE Chee Koon
Mr Lee Chee Koon is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Group and serves on its board of directors. Mr Lee was appointed President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Group in September 2018. Mr Lee is also a Board Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation.
Prior to becoming Group CEO, Mr Lee was Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and was responsible for identifying growth opportunities and capital allocation across the Group. Since joining CapitaLand in 2007, he has held several appointments within the Group, which includes his role as CEO of The Ascott Limited (Ascott) and Managing Director for Ascott in China.
Mr Lee was presented with the Business China Young Achiever Award by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2017, for his contributions towards strengthening Singapore-China relations through Ascott. In 2016, he was also conferred the prestigious National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite) by the President of the French Republic for Ascott’s contributions to France.
Mr Lee holds a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a M.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
PNG Cheong Boon
Png Cheong Boon is the Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.
Prior to that, Cheong Boon was the Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry from June 2017 to May 2018. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore from 2008 to 2013. He began his career with the Economic Development Board in 1993 and held various portfolios in Singapore and the US before joining SPRING Singapore as its Deputy Chief Executive in 2003.
Cheong Boon serves on the boards of the Economic Development Board, Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd, Raffles Medical Group, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd. He had also served on the boards of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.
Cheong Boon was a recipient of the EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.
Cheong Boon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2020.
Sanjiv Misra is an Independent Advisor and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board for Apollo Global Management. He is Chairman of Clifford Capital Holdings, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd and Bayfront Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd. He is also President of Phoenix Advisers Pte Ltd, a boutique consulting and principal investing firm.
Mr Misra is an Independent and Non Executive Director of Olam International Limited (SGX listed), where he is Chairman of the Capital and Investment Committee; He is also a Non Executive Director of EDBI Pte Ltd (Chairman, Audit Committee), Clix Capital Services Pvt Ltd; Partners Capital Group LLC, and Singapore Symphonia Company Pte Ltd (Member, Investment Committee).
Mr. Misra served as a member of the Boards of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte Ltd (“OUE REIT”) and OUE Hospitality Trust Management (“OUE TRUST”) from June 2013 till September 2019, where he was Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee (SGX listed); member of the Board of Directors of Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd (BSE listed), from April 2011 till January 2019; and National University Health System (NUHS), from its inception in 2008 till 2016. During this period he was the first Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University (SMU) from 2004 to 2016, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Societal Leadership at SMU from March 2014 to Sep 2018. He was also a member of the Investment Committee of SMU and the SMU Enterprise Board.
Mr Misra spent his career in Investment Banking at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He spent eleven years at Citigroup, from 1997 to 2008; most recently as Head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Bank (APCB) from June 2004 till May 2008. Prior to his appointment to this position, Mr. Misra served as the Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group (GCIB) in Singapore and Brunei and Citigroup Country Officer for Singapore; Head of Asia Pacific Investment Banking; and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in January 1997, Mr. Misra spent over ten years in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Co, in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was admitted as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society.
Mr. Misra is a citizen of Singapore.
Mr Andrew Lim Ming-Hui is a Partner, and previously Co-Head, of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Allen & Gledhill. He has advised clients on numerous market-leading corporate and merger and acquisition transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. His clients include MNCs, listed and non-listed companies, financial institutions and private equity firms.
Andrew was called to the Singapore Bar in 1986. He was an Associate with the Firm in 1988/89 before spending time as an investment banker. He rejoined the Firm in 1993 as a Partner.
Andrew serves as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore. He is currently a director of EDBI Pte Ltd, Singapore Press Holdings Limited, Jurong Engineering Limited, Singex-Sphere Holdings Pte. Ltd. (and its wholly-owned subsidiary), Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited (and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries) and Weybourne Holdings Pte. Ltd. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a member of the National University of Singapore Law Advisory Council.
He is consistently recognised for his leading expertise in various publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
CHOO Yong Cheen
Choo Yong Cheen is GIC’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Private Equity (PE). He has been a member of GIC’s Group Executive Committee (GEC) since April 2020. Since 2017, he has also been the Head of GIC’s China Business Group.
Yong Cheen joined GIC in 1996. From 1996‐2002, he worked in the Economics and Strategy Department, where he was involved in global economics, investment strategy and asset allocation work. From 2002‐2010, he worked in the Equities Department, where he managed an Asia regional equities portfolio, specialising in China. In 2011, Yong Cheen transferred to GIC Special Investments, to run GIC’s PE business across Asia. From 2014 to 2016, he was based in London as the Head of Europe for PE. He was appointed CIO, PE in July 2016. He was made a Managing Director in July 2011.
Yong Cheen graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics (First class honours) in 1995, and with an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (with distinction) in 1996.
George Raymond ZAGE III
George Raymond Zage III, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tiga Investments Pte Ltd., an investment holding company that invests capital globally and has also been the sponsor of Tiga Acquisition Corp, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company listed on the New York Stock exchange where Zage serves as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Zage is also a Senior Consultant at Farallon Capital Management LLC, a San Francisco based multi strategy asset manager.
Mr. Zage has been involved in investments throughout Asia in various industries including financial services, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, energy and real estate. Prior to forming Tiga, he served for 18 years as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Farallon Capital Asia Pte Ltd. Mr. Zage joined Farallon Capital Asia in 2000. He has a wealth of experience in the investment industry and has invested successfully in public and private market transactions in most countries in Asia with a particularly active history in some of the most high profile investments in Indonesia including the acquisition of Bank Central Asia, early stake investments in Protelindo, Sea, and Go-Jek, and major investments in Semen Gresik, Adaro, and BTPN. More recently his investments have included an increased focus on Canada and North America including the purchase of a controlling stake in Grindr from Kunlun which was a sale resulting from a failure from Kunlun to secure US government approval from CFIUS.
He has served on a number of boards including and related to Toshiba, Go-Jek, Lippo Karawaci, Protelindo, Bank Central Asia, Deposco, Room to Read, the Singapore American School Foundation and the National University of Singapore Investment Committee. Prior to joining Farallon, he worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Singapore, New York and Los Angeles