New Appointments to AVA Board

Six new members have been appointed to the AVA Board with effect from
1 April 2015. Chairman of the Board, Mr Koh Soo Keong is re-appointed,
along with seven other Board members.

The six new AVA Board members come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing with them extensive knowledge and expertise in various areas.

Mr Lim Neo Chian, former Director, Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd, is appointed as the Board’s Deputy Chairman. He joins the other five new Board members, appointed on a three-year term.

Mr Koh Soo Keong, Managing Director of EcoSave Pte Ltd, is re-appointed as Chairman, for a further one-year term. Seven existing Board members are re-appointed for three years.

AVA Board (from 1 April 2015)
Mr Koh Soo KeongManaging Director of EcoSave Pte LtdChairman(re-appointed)
Mr Lim Neo ChianFormer Director, Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte LtdDeputy Chairman(newly appointed)
COL (Dr) Tang Kong ChoongChief Naval Medical Officer, Singapore Armed ForcesMember(newly appointed)
Ms Chua Mui HoongOpinion Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings LimitedMember(newly appointed)
Professor David ChanDirector, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management UniversityMember(newly appointed)
Mr Lau Teck SienPartner and Chief Investment Officer, HOPU Investments Co. LimitedMember(newly appointed)
Ms Harasha binte Khalid BafanaDirector, Adam & Hawa NetworkMember(newly appointed)
Ms Tan Poh HongChief Executive Officer, AVAMember(re-appointed)
Mr Peter Chia Leong BinChief Operating Officer, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory LimitedMember(re-appointed)
Mrs Lee Ai MingSenior Consultant, Rodyk & DavidsonMember(re-appointed)
Mr Yeo Guat KwangAssistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress & Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRCMember(re-appointed)
Mr Tan Kok YamHead, Smart Nation Programme Office, Prime Minister’s OfficeMember(re-appointed)
Mr Eugene WongFounder and Managing Director, Sirius Venture Capital Pte LtdMember(re-appointed)
Mr Dileep NairSingapore’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ministry of Foreign AffairsMember(re-appointed)

Appreciation for Members who stepped down

The Ministry of Development and AVA also wish to thank the five Board members who have stepped down, for their invaluable service, guidance and contributions during their tenure:

  • Professor Zhou Weibiao, Professor and Director, Food Science & Technology Programme, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Azlinda Anwar, Assistant Director (Research & Enterprise Development), Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited
  • RADM (Dr) Kang Wee Lee, Chief of Medical Corps, Singapore Armed Forces
  • Mr Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, International Enterprise Singapore
  • Mr Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor, Singapore Press Holdings