Profiles of Advisory Committee Members

Mr Leong Keng Thai
Deputy Chief Executive (International and Corporate), Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Mr Leong is the Executive Chairman of the Data Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC).  The DPAC will advise the Personal Data Protection Commission on matters relating to the personal data protection framework provided for in the Personal Data Protection Act. Concurrently, Mr Leong is the Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate) at the Infocomm Media Development Authority. In addition, Mr Leong is appointed as a Commissioner to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, and Senior Advisor (International Strategy Unit) at the Ministry of Communications & Information. Mr Leong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, USA. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. 

Professor Simon Chesterman
Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Professor Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law. His teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Professor Chesterman is a recognised authority on international law and author or editor of nineteen books including Law and Practice of the United Nations (with Ian Johnstone and David M. Malone, OUP, 2016); One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011); You, The People (OUP, 2004); and Just War or Just Peace? (OUP, 2001).

Mr Hui Choon Kuen
Deputy Chief Counsel Advisory (Civil Division), Attorney General’s Chamber and Dean, AGC Academy

Mr Hui is presently the Deputy Chief Counsel (Advisory) of the Civil Division, Attorney General’s Chamber (AGC) and the Dean of the AGC Academy. Prior to his current appointments, he has served in a wide range of government legal positions, including Director Legal of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Deputy Chief Prosecutor, AGC, District Judge of the then Subordinate Courts and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Ms Tina Hung
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service 

Ms Hung leads and guides NCSS’s efforts in planning, pioneering and providing quality social services for children, youth, families, elderly and persons with disabilities and mental health issues. She provides leadership in raising social service standards and social research. Ms Hung has been appointed to various inter-ministry committees to conduct national reviews, develop masterplans and coordinate national efforts to address social problems. She is a member of the SG Enable Board, Social Service Research Centre Advisory Board, Data Protection Advisory Committee, Board of Visitors for Prisons and Psychiatric Institutions, Special Needs Trust Company Board, ComCare Supervisory Committee, and the Women’s Health Advisory Committee. Ms Hung is the Chairman for the VWOs-Charities Capability Fund Scholarship Panel and the Margaret Mary Wearne Trust Fund. She is also the Vice-Chairman for the Social Work Accreditation Board. Ms Hung holds a Master in Public Administration and a Master in Social Work.

Mr Mohamed Nasser Ismail
Senior Vice president, Head of Equity Capital Market (SMEs) and Head of Capital Market Development, Singapore Stock Exchange 

Mr Mohamed Nasser is Senior Vice President, Head of Equity Capital Market (SMEs) and Head of Capital Market Development at SGX. Prior to assuming his present responsibilities in 2014, Mr Nasser headed the Issuer Regulation Unit in SGX. In that role, Mr Nasser was responsible for overseeing the review of listing applications by issuers and the monitoring of listed companies’ compliance with the listing rules. His duties include regular liaison with regulators and representing SGX’s interests in the development and implementation of regulatory initiatives. Mr Nasser also led in various regulatory roles within SGX including Enforcement, Regulatory Policy as well as Legal and Compliance. Prior to joining SGX in 2005, Mr Nasser was a State Counsel with the Attorney General’s Chambers. In his current role, Mr Nasser is responsible for marketing and developing SGX’s Catalist for fast growing companies. His responsibilities include the development of initiatives to provide greater fund-raising services for companies, including the development of Capbridge, a capital raising platform for high-growth start-ups. Furthermore, Mr Nasser is spearheading various initiatives to encourage the listing of technologyl companies on SGX. He is also responsible for driving policy and platform initiatives related to capital markets.

Mr Lam Chee Kin
Director & Head Legal, Compliance and Secretariat, DBS 

Mr Lam is the Group Head of Compliance for DBS, and is a lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience specializing in financial services regulation.  Prior to joining DBS, he held various roles in Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Rajah & Tann and Allen & Gledhill.  Mr Lam also serves on the Disciplinary Committee of SGX, and on the Advisory Panel to the NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law.

Mr Lim Biow Chuan
President, Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) 

Mr Lim is the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten SMC. He was first elected as MP for Marine Parade GRC in April 2006. He was re-elected as MP for Mountbatten SMC in May 2011 and again in Sept 2015. In addition to his Parliamentary duties, he also serves as Chairman of Marine Parade Town Council and President of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE). He sits as a Director for the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Pte Ltd (FIDREC) which was set up to adjudicate on financial disputes between consumers and financial institutions. He is also a director for Marine Parade Leadership Foundation – a foundation set up to identify future community leaders. He is a lawyer and has been in legal practice since 1989. He is the Managing Partner of Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP and is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2001 for community services.

Mr Lim Chin Hu
Managing Partner, Stream Global 

Mr Lim is a managing partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd. He has 30 years of experience in the technology industry and has held management positions in Hewlett Packard, Managing Director of Sun Microsystems Singapore and CEO of Frontline Technologies Ltd. He currently serves as an independent director of Kulicke & Soffa (Nasdaq: KLIC), Citibank Singapore Pte Ltd, Heliconia Capital Management, G-Able (Thailand) Ltd and SP Telecom Pte Ltd. He also serves on the board of Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd. 

Associate Professor Low Cheng Ooi
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Ministry of Health and MOH Holdings

A/Prof Low is currently the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO) of the Integrated Health Information Systems and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore. As the CMIO of MOH, he is involved in Health IT policy development, as well as the operation of standards of healthcare informatics within the healthcare sector. A/Prof Low is Singapore's representative at the General Assembly of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). He is an Honorary member of The Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS) and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He has been appointed as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Asia Pacific Governing Council since 2014. Prior to his current appointment, A/Prof Low was the Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Singhealth from 2008 to 2012. He was responsible for rolling out the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in the cluster. He was appointed as Chairman, Medical Board, Changi General Hospital from October 2007 to September 2012. A/Prof Low is an orthopaedic surgeon by training. He graduated from the University of Singapore in 1980 and obtained his FRCS (Glas) in 1985 & FAMS (Ortho) in 1989. He was awarded Health Manpower Development Programme in 1998 for Advanced Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery. A/Prof Low is the recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in the 2016 Singapore National Day Award.

Mr Lu Cheng Yang
Secretary-General, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Mr Lu Cheng Yang joined Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) in April 2018. Mr Lu's role as Secretary-General is to manage the SCCCI's secretariat and its subsidiaries to support the chamber's efforts in assisting the business community. Prior to this appointment, Mr Lu held key appointments at the Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs, Environment and Education. He is familiar with all matters of personnel/human resource and the business of government from strategic policy options to project execution. Mr Lu graduated with an Engineering Science and Economics degree from Oxford in 1984 and attended the Stanford University Sloan Masters Program in 1994.

Professor Steven Miller
Vice Provost (Research), Singapore Management University 

Professor Steven Miller is the Vice Provost (Research) of Singapore Management University since 2012 with the responsibilities for the University’s Office of Research & Tech Transfer, Institutional Review Board for Human Research Protection, Office of Post-Graduate Research Programmes, and oversight of SMU Institutes, Centres, and Labs, and Areas of Excellence. He was the Founding Dean of the SMU School of Information Systems (SIS), a position he has held from December 2002 to June 2016. As Founding Dean of SIS, he concentrated on developing all aspects of the School of information Systems, including undergraduate and post-graduate educational programmes, research strategies and capabilities, interactions with external stakeholders, and the SIS relationship with Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining SMU, Professor Miller held senior positions in technology, management and consulting with Fujitsu Ltd in both Japan and the US; RWD Technologies in the US; and IBM Global Services where he was Chief Architect Executive for Business Innovation Services, Asia Pacific. He serves on various advisory panels and committees under Singapore’s Ministry of Communication and Information, Ministry of National Development, and National Research Foundation, providing inputs on Infocomm R&D, Infocomm Manpower Development, and University – Industry collaborations.

Mr Teo Chin Hock
Deputy Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency 

Mr Teo is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) since 1 January 2016, which was set up to provide dedicated and centralised oversight of national cybersecurity’s functions. As the Deputy Chief Executive of CSA, he assists the Chief Executive in executing CSA’s mission, providing leadership, strategic direction, as well as seeing to the effective and efficient management of CSA. Within the first year in CSA, he is instrumental in the development of the first national cybersecurity strategy and the set up of the ecosystem development group in CSA. Prior to joining CSA, Chin Hock was the Deputy Chief Executive (Strategic Development) in the Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA) where he assists the Chief Executive in driving the strategic development of DSTA. Chin Hock’s experience spans several critical areas, including the acquisition management of key defence systems as well as the management of national security programmes in support of MHA and other national security agencies. He has been the key driving force behind the build-up of the critical command and control systems development capability for MINDEF and the SAF. His most recent endeavour is the significant build-up of cyber defence engineering competency and capability in DSTA.

Mr Kurt Wee
President, Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME)

Mr Wee has spent his career spanning the last 18 years in the investment, private equity and business advisory industries. He has invested in various start-ups and private equity projects. He is consulted by a number of businesses professionally and serves on a number of boards. At the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME), Mr Wee served as its Vice President since 2002 to 2013. He was elected as the President of the ASME in November 2013. Kurt also volunteers at the Singapore Children's Society as an executive committee member and chairs the Appeals (fundraising) Standing Committee. He also serves in a number of government committees and academic institutions.

Mr Wong Hong Kai
Director, Policy and Governance, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office

Mr Wong has been Director, Policy and Governance of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office since August 2017. He joined the Singapore Public Service in 2004 and is a C-130 pilot by training. He has served various stints in the Singapore Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence. He graduated with BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014, and with an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2017.

Last updated on 25 October 2018