Dr Tan Kheng Lian 陈琼莲医生 Chairman

Dr Tan Kheng Lian, daughter of the late banker and philanthropist Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan, is the Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She was one of two Singaporeans lauded in Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy List in 2016.

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. Active in community and public service, she also sits on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, and Board of Governors of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. 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 Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the Boards of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and 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, , and the Supernova Award at the Women Entrepreneur Awards in 2019.  Ms Chew was also conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the Nanyang Technological University in September 2021.

Chew Gek Hiang 周玉香 Council Member

Ms Chew Gek Hiang is a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation since 1991.

She serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore, and is also President of Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society), a non-profit animal welfare society which champions responsible pet ownership and active sterilisation and micro chipping of stray dogs and cats in Singapore.

As Executive Director and Head of Finance, Ms Chew is actively involved in the investment activities of the Tecity Group and is responsible for its securities trading portfolio.  She also oversees the human resource and administrative functions in the Tecity Group.

An accountant by training, Ms Chew graduated from National University of Singapore in 1986, and joined Ernst and Whinney in Singapore. She joined Ernst & Young (London) in 1987 to pursue her chartered accountancy and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in October 1990.  She has been with the Tecity Group since 1991.

Chew Kwee San 周贵山 Council Member

Mr Chew Kwee San is a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation since 1998. He also serves on the Boards of Community Foundation of Singapore and The Community Justice Centre.

As Executive Director of the Tecity Group, he is responsible for the Treasury functions and oversees all investment operations of the Group. The Tecity Group 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 and has substantial shareholdings in The Straits Trading Company (STC).

Mr Chew Kwee San received the Individual Silver Award from the Community Chest in 2015 and received The Public Service Medal (PBM) in the 2018 National Day Awards for his contributions to community service.

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 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.

Eric Teng 丁行洲 Advisor

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 past President from 2005–2009 & 2016–2017. He has also been a Board Member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) from 1998–2006 & 2018–Present 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 and Public Service Star (BBM) in 2010 by the Singapore Government.