ASEAN Business Youth Association
Advisory Board

Tan Wu Meng

Doctor | Scientist | Policymaker

Wu Meng previously served as Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). He spoke up for Singapore’s interests internationally while building stronger bilateral relationships, helping open doors for Singaporean businesses. At home he strengthened the competition regime, while creating an environment more friendly to local SMEs and start-ups. Wu Meng also sought to deter unfair business practices and improve consumer protection. He also encouraged the development of commercially viable clean energy solutions, as part of a more sustainable Singapore.

 

Wu Meng has been a medical doctor for many years, specializing in the care of cancer patients. He has served in clinical, research, and administrative capacities, across public and private sector healthcare. When he’s not in the clinic, you can often spot him having kopi o kosong in Clementi.

Wendy Tan Mei Feng

Head (Covering Director),
Youth Development National Trades Union Congress

Despite NTUC being her first job, Wendy’s had a fulfilling career with the Labour Movement. She started as an Industrial Relations Officer advocating for industrial peace and fair employment terms for workers, and was exposed to public transport, broadcasting and built environment industries.

 

Wendy currently leads the Youth Development Unit at the National Trades Union Congress, or more commonly known as Young NTUC. She and her team work tirelessly to provide avenues for youths to achieve their goals through platforms such as career-based and cause-based programmes. As part of her job, she often works alongside young workers, gaining a better understanding of the needs and aspirations of youths.

 

As an SG Youth Action Plan panellist, Wendy aspires to help youths navigate the different phases of their working lives, from discovering their career paths to securing better career prospects as young working adults.

Malminderjit Singh

Editor | Published Author | Youth Leader

Malminder is a published writer and poet as well as active in public service. He is the Director of The Birthday Collective, where he edited the first two editions of The Birthday Book and was until recently on the Board of Directors of *SCAPE.

 

Before this, he was the Head of Editorial and New Media at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore and the Head of Publications and New Media at the Institute of Societal Leadership at the Singapore Management University. He was also an Adjunct Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

 

Prior to academia, Malminder has been a Correspondent with The Business Times, Executive Director of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a trade negotiator for Singapore at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He has also been a speech writer to several prominent political and industry leaders in Singapore.

He has been the President of the Young Sikh Association (Singapore) and a government representative to the Sikh Advisory Board. On the national level, Malminder has served on several committees. These include the Working Group on Racial and Religious Harmony, the Strengthening National Service task force and the Ministry of Defence’s ACCORD committee.

Andrew Pang

Volunteer | Entrepreneur | Coach | Speaker | Mixologist

Andrew sits on the Youth Action Plan panel under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and serves on the management committee of the Eurasian Association. These committees work to tackle matters pertaining to the environment, mental health and inclusivity for all in Singapore. Andrew wants to build a community that strives to serve all and create efficient solutions and improve systems through collaborations and partnerships.

 

For two years Andrew owned and managed The Belljar, Singapore’s first dedicated whisky restaurant where food was paired to the tipple. 

 

Andrew is a coach with Fleek and helps individuals with their professional, social skills and image. He combines a hybrid of principles from sports psychology, NLP and other social techniques to accelerate learning and application. Andrew hopes that our youth will develop stronger soft skills in this ever-growing digital age. 

Chris CG Tan

Marketer | Business Developer | Mentor | Consultant

Chris has three decades of experience in the information technology and financial services industry with IBM. He has held leadership roles spanning marketing, strategy, business development, sales, operations and even coding. His experience includes leading teams at the country, regional and global level spanning ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

 

Notable highlights include overseeing the rapid expansion of IBM’s business partner network across ASEAN and South Asia and developing IBM’s Global Financing’s marketing capabilities across 8 regions in the Growth Markets Unit.

 

Chris is a certified associate in Hofstede’s Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire, helping individuals and organizations increase cultural sensitivity, improve collaboration, business performance and personal effectiveness.

 

Passionate about giving back, Chris volunteers with the National University of Singapore Society and Advisory.sg mentorship programs, working with young students and professionals to navigate career and life choices.

Edmund Twohill

Digital-Agile Native | Leadership Advocate | ASEAN Youth Fellow

Edmund Twohill has been racially categorised as a Caucasian and European (“Others”) but prefers to be identified as a Singaporean first. He cares deeply for Singapore’s future, especially its relevance in a world being changed by the fourth industrial revolution and Covid-19.

 

Edmund is currently working as a Vice-President in DBS Bank, delivering Digital Products within the Consumer Banking Group’s Regional Product Delivery Team. He currently focuses on digital products in the Singapore Retail Investment space across the digibank and iWealth Apps. Apart from this, he also looks at improving the Agile Maturity of teams in both Singapore and Hong Kong. He also gets his hands dirty in other activities across the Bank, in the Sustainability and Coaching spaces.

 

Outside DBS, he volunteers with numerous groups, serving in different capacities. Organizations include the National Youth Council (with the ASEAN Youth Fellows and Inspirit), with the Halogen Foundation, Better.SG’s Tech for Good Consultancy and the Couple Empowerment Programme (CEP).

 

He was formerly a full-time Army Officer and spent many memorable times leading missions in the field and writing papers within the Ministry of Defense. He still serves as an operationally ready NSman as an Operations Officer/Battalion 2IC of a Guards Reservists Unit. Despite these commitments, he derives his greatest satisfaction and pride by being a father to three energetic and cheeky children and a dutiful husband to his wife.

Priscilla Koh

Anthropologist | Historian | Researcher

Priscilla Koh is an anthropologist and historian who has lived and worked in Vietnam, Thailand, Holland and Canada. She is a lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, where she teaches an interdisciplinary course on “Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World”.

 

Prior to that, Priscilla was a researcher at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), where she conducted qualitative studies on youth offenders in Singapore, and on the burn-out and stress factors of front-line officers at MSF.

 

Priscilla is deeply passionate about social, cultural and historical issues in the Southeast Asia region, particularly those related to ethnic identity and belonging, social memory and identity, transnational migration and ties, and unravelling the narratives of marginalised communities. Apart from her research work, Priscilla has also been involved in volunteer projects for orphaned and street children in Vietnam, Karenni youth refugees in Northern Thailand and trafficked Southeast Asian women in Thailand. She recently co-founded a social outfit that provides life-skills training and emotional resilience-building programmes for vulnerable and/or at-risk youths in Singapore.

 

When not working, Priscilla loves to read, hike, garden, swim and is an avid foodie who loves to discover new recipes or places that serve great grub.

Joel Shen

Lawyer | Venture Principal | Law Lecturer

Joel is a partner in the corporate department of the global law firm Withers.

 

He has particular experience in the Indonesian market where his clients include major technology companies, financial institutions, retailers, payment companies, and venture capital fund managers. He is also a member of Withers Tech, which comprises a team of highly experienced lawyers with expertise in investment funds, tax structuring, investments in tech companies, mergers and acquisitions of technology businesses and assets, and commercialisation of digital assets. Joel is recommended by Chambers for his M&A work in Singapore and is listed by Chambers in its inaugural Fintech Guide as one of only seven Notable Fintech Practitioners in Indonesia.

 

Outside of legal practice, Joel is the vice-chairman of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, a faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and tutor for the Advanced Corporate module of the Singapore bar course, as well as a non-faculty lecturer at the Law and Business Faculties of the University of Indonesia, and Universitas Pelita Harapan.