Board of Directors
Founder & Leadership Coach, C Ong Associates Pte Ltd
Christine Ong has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. For the past 15 years, Christine has worked in leadership roles in Wealth Management, at Citibank and UBS. In 2010, she was awarded the IBF Distinguished Fellow. In her current role as a leadership coach, she consults with senior executives at multinational companies and non-profit organisations.
In 2019, Christine was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
As an alumna of the University of Singapore (Accountancy), Christine has long been involved in volunteering and mentoring in education and community regeneration. She has served on several non-profit boards, including most recently as the Chairman of Arts House Limited.
Christine joined the Board in 2018 and was appointed Chairperson on 1 April 2019. She is a member of CFS’s Finance and Human Resource Committee, Nomination Committee, Programmes and Grants Committee and the Technology Taskforce.
Janice Ang has over 30 years of experience in the finance and banking industry and was the Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific and a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee for UBS. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
She is now a senior executive coach with IJ Martin & Co Ltd, a global coaching boutique providing coaching and mentoring services for key executives. Most recently, she served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for AWWA Ltd, a social service agency serving over 16,000 persons across life stages. Janice has also served on various sub-committees of the National Council of Social Service and is a founding member of the council of advisors for the Young Women’s Leadership Connection. She was also the Chairperson for the banking sector for the Singapore Ministry of Manpower initiative, Work-Life Harmony.
Janice graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Econs).
Janice joined the Board on 1 September 2019. She is the Chair of CFS’s Programmes and Grants Committee.
Chew Kwee San
Chew Kwee San is an Executive Director of The Tecity Family Office, which is a single family office investing in public listed equities globally. The Tecity Family Office is part of the The Tecity Group which comprises a public-listed arm, Straits Trading Company Limited and a philanthropic arm, The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. As a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore, Kwee San oversees the evaluation of applications and the disbursements of grants in Singapore and ASEAN.
Apart from his involvement with the Foundation, Kwee San serves as a volunteer with the Community Chest, the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service.
Kwee San holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of Nottingham.
Kwee San joined the board on 1 May 2020. He is the Chair of CFS’s Nomination Committee and a member of the Programmes and Grants Committee.
Choo Chek Siew
Choo Chek Siew was the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, where he was awarded the Best CFO at the Business Times Singapore Corporate Awards. Prior to that, he served in various Head of Finance positions at Citibank N.A, Union Bank of Switzerland, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and DBS Bank.
Currently, Chek Siew is a member of the Board at Wild Rice @ Funan, a leading theatre group. Previously, he was Chairman of the CFO Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore, and served on the Singapore Accounting Standards Board of ACRA as well as the Advisory Board of the Singapore Management University’s School of Accountancy. He was also a past President of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.
Chek Siew holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the Australian National University and is an Australian Chartered Accountant. In his spare time, Chek Siew enjoys food and wines, travelling, hiking and the visual arts.
Chek Siew joined the board on 1 September 2022. He is the Chair of CFS’s Finance and Human Resources Committee.
Lam Yi Young
Former Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation
Lam Yi Young is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Business Federation. Prior to that, he spent 24 years in the Singapore Civil Service, including 11 years in Senior Public Sector Leadership positions like Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Deputy Secretary (Policy) in the Ministry of Education, and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
In addition, Yi Young also sits on the board of the SIM People Development Fund.
Yi Young has a Master of Arts in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Yi Young joined the board on 1 September 2022. He is the Chair of CFS’s Donor Relations Committee.
Managing Director, Templebridge Investments
Trina Liang-Lin is a fund manager for a US$5 billion firm focused on renewable energy investing in Asia. She is a pioneer and specialist in the Asian bond market securities sector and has held senior positions in several global investment banks in Hong Kong, New York, London and Singapore.
Trina is Singapore’s current representative to G20 for Women and President of Women in Sustainability and Environment (WISE) Singapore. She serves on the Boards of Directors for several non-profits, including the Singapore Repertory Theatre, SPCA Singapore, United Women College, Victoria Junior College and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature.
She is also the past-President of the Singapore Committee for UN Women and the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore, the past-Vice President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and has previously served on the Boards of Sentosa Development Corporation (Audit), the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and the Economics and Employment committee of the Government of Singapore’s feedback unit, REACH.
Trina and her husband, Edmund Lin, have long been involved in the field of philanthropy and, believing in the importance of giving back, they set up the Lin Foundation with CFS in 2016. In November 2018, they were named Forbes Asia’s 2018 Heroes of Philanthropy, and in the same month, Trina was awarded the Philanthropy Award from Tatler as well.
Trina holds a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Trina joined the Board on 1 September 2018. She is a member of CFS’s Finance and Human Resource Committee.
Ong Chao Choon
Deputy Chairman and Advisory Leader, PwC Singapore
Managing Partner, PwC Myanmar
Ong Chao Choon is the Deputy Chairman and Advisory Leader of PwC Singapore, and the Managing Partner of PwC Myanmar. Chao Choon has been with PwC for over 30 years. He started his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse, working in Singapore and Sydney. Over the last two decades, he has advised on M&A transactions, led various businesses in PwC’s Advisory line of service and set up PwC Myanmar in 2012.
Outside of PwC, Chao Choon currently serves as the Audit Committee Chairman for the Singapore Food Agency and Arts House Limited. He was previously the Chairman of the Nanyang Business School Alumni Advisory Board, the Audit Committee Chairman of the National Environmental Agency and the Deputy Chairman and Audit Committee Chairman of Republic Polytechnic. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2017.
Chao Choon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First Class Honours, Bachelor of Accountancy and holds a MBA (Banking & Finance) from Nanyang Business School. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
Chao Choon joined the Board on 1 September 2020. He is the Chair of CFS’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Philip Ong started his career in the public service, he has served in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources as well as the National Research Foundation.
He is currently the Deputy Secretary (Community, Youth and Sports) at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).
Philip graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) in Modern History. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Philip joined the Board on 12 September 2017 and is the representative from MCCY. He is a member of CFS’s Finance and Human Resource Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Seah Chin Siong
President & Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Institute of Management
Seah Chin Siong is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Institute of Management.
Prior to this, Chin Siong was the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited. He led the organisation as a trusted and responsible gaming operator in Singapore. In addition, he led the organisation in embarking on significant efforts to transform the organisation into a modern and efficient entity. These include bringing Singapore Pools to become an online operator under the Remote Gambling Act, and launching Singapore Pools’ digital iShine Cloud in support of all charities and social enterprises in Singapore.
Chin Siong was also the founding Chief Executive Officer of IDA International, a subsidiary of IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore). He was responsible for crystallising and executing IDA International’s mission and vision to help public agencies deliver socio-economic outcomes enabled through public service infocomm.
In his earlier years, Chin Siong was the Managing Director of Accenture’s Public Service Operating Group for Asia Pacific and the Country Managing Director of Accenture Singapore.
Chin Siong joined the Board on 1 June 2021. He is a member of CFS’s Nomination Committee.
Director, Singapore Labour Foundation’s Board
Adelene Tan joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) in June 1990 after her graduation from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her experience ranged from the management of GIC’s money market portfolio to global bond portfolio, alternative investment, foreign exchange and commodity.
In 2008, she became Managing Director and held the position of the Director of the External Managers Department, which oversees the selection of external fund managers in the traditional as well as alternatives space for the GIC Portfolio. She retired from GIC in 2012.
She has been a CFA Charter holder since 1993, and has passed the exams required for the CAIA Charter.
She currently serves as a Member of the Investment Committee for the Ministry of Health Holdings, the Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF), as well as the Trinity Theological College. She also sits on the Board of Directors of SLF. In addition, Adelene acts as a Director for fund vehicles set up by various Hong Kong and Singapore regulated asset management companies.
Adelene holds a degree in Social Sciences (Economics) with honours from NUS.
Adelene joined the Board on 1 June 2021. She is the Chair of CFS’s Investment Committee.
Country Managing Director, Accenture Singapore