Dr Tan Kheng Lian 陈琼莲医生 Chairman

Dr Tan Kheng Lian, daughter of Tan Chin Tuan, is the chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

An eye surgeon in private practice, Dr Tan graduated from the University of Malaya in 1958, and furthered her medical studies at the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then, the Academy of Medicine at Singapore. She volunteers for charity eye-care missions in Asia.

Chew Gek Khim 周玉琴 Deputy Chairman

Ms Chew Gek Khim serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Chairman of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She is a Member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore, the SSO Council and Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.  She was chairman of the National Environment Agency Board of Singapore from 2008 to 2015.

A lawyer by training, she has also been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 2008.

Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of Tecity Group, which she joined in 1987. She is Deputy Chairman of ARA Asset Management Limited, Chairman of ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the board of Singapore Exchange Limited.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Award in 2016.

Chew Gek Hiang 周玉香 Council Member

Ms Chew Gek Hiang has been a council member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation since 1991.

She is very actively involved in the animal society, Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society) that focuses on the sterilization and rescue of stray animals in Singapore.

An accountant by training, Ms Chew graduated from National University of Singapore in 1986, and joined Ernst and Whinney in Singapore. She was then attached to Ernst and Young (London) from 1987 to 1991 attaining her certificate of membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1991.

Chew Kwee San 周贵山 Council Member

Mr Chew Kwee San has been a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Council Member of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia since 1998. He is the Vice Chairman of the Community Justice Centre.

Mr Chew is also an Executive Director of the Tecity Group of companies which is a privately-held investment group founded by the late banker and philanthropist, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan. The Group manages an active global investment portfolio. The Tecity Group of companies has substantial shareholdings in the Straits Trading Company (STC). As an Executive Director, Mr Chew sits on the investment committee that oversees its investment operations.

Mr Chew Kwee San received the Individual Silver Award from the Community Chest in 2015.

Dr Cham Tao Soon 詹道存博士 Council Member

In 1981, Professor Cham Tao Soon became the founding President of Nanyang Technological University, which he relinquished in December 2002. He was also the former Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Trustees of SIM University and is now a member of the SIM Governing Council.

Prof Cham is also the Chairman of NSL Ltd, Singapore Railway Academy, Singapore Quality Award (SQA) Governing Council and Soup Restaurant Group. In addition, he served as a board member of Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Chairman of the Singapore Symphonia Company (SSO) and was a former member of the Council of Presidential Advisers. He was Chairman of MFS Technology, Nanyang Fine Arts Foundation and Singapore-China Foundation (SCF). He was also Deputy Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings, as well as a director of United Overseas Bank.

Yap Su-Yin 叶苏莹 Chief Executive Officer

Ms Yap Su-Yin is the CEO of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She stewards its philanthropic activities in Singapore, brokering partnerships and sharing networks amongst non-profits, corporates and grant-makers. In addition, she oversees the grants and programmes of The Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia, and spearheads the developmental work of the Tan Chin Tuan Charitable Trust in the ASEAN region.

Active in the charity sector, Ms Yap contributed to the government’s Refinement of the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of a Public Character, and to the Charity Transparency Framework. She serves on the boards of the Shared Services for Charities Ltd. and the Community Justice Centre in Singapore.

A champion of good governance in the social services sector, Su-Yin regularly speaks on the topic, and she has been a judge for the Charity Governance Awards, a national-level awards initiated by the Charity Council, since 2012. She was featured amongst leaders in the non-profit sector in the book “Changing Lanes, Changing Lives” produced by the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership.

Eric Teng 丁行洲 Advisor

Advisor, The Tecity Group & Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.
Mr Eric Teng is Advisor to both The Tecity Group and the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

In 2006, Mr Teng became the first non-family-related Chief Executive Officer of the family-based Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Tecity Group. He relinquished this position with the Foundation in January 2010 when he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the Property Division of The Straits Trading Company to which he was seconded in February 2009 as Executive Vice President for Property.

Active in community service, Mr Teng’s involvement in the charity sector include being an elected Board Director with the YMCA since 1985 and its immediate past President from 2005 – 2009. He is the current President of the YMCA of Singapore. He has also been a Board Member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) from 1998 – 2006 during which he chaired various committees promoting, developing and managing volunteers in the social service sector.

Before joining the Tecity Group in 2005, Mr Teng, a veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications, worked in the advertising and communications industry.

Mr Teng has been honoured by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4As) for 10 years of leadership and contribution to the industry. He was also awarded the prestigious Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2001 by the Singapore Government.