Mr Ronald Ong was co-opted to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 23 August 2018 and formally elected as a non-independent non-executive director on 24 May 2019. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. He is the Chairman of the Board.
Mr Ong is the Chairman and CEO, SE Asia, at Morgan Stanley. He has been with Morgan Stanley for over 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience as a banker with substantial experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Financing as well as extensive client relationships in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Mr Ong is a Board Member of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Limited and a Member of the Listings Advisory Committee, Singapore Stock Exchange.
Mr Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Singapore in 1980 and was a Naval Officer with the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Ms Adeline Sum was appointed as a non-independent non-executive director to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 3 November 2023. She is the Deputy Chairman and a member of the Nominating and Human Resource & Remuneration Committee.
Ms Sum is CEO of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited.
Since 1993, Ms Sum has served within the NTUC network of organisations. Up to 2001, she worked on key employment and employability issues to represent workers, including serving on the National Wages Council. She has gone on to helm several NTUC social enterprises, including chief executive positions at NTUC Childcare (now NTUC First Campus), NTUC Choice Homes and Mercatus.
Ms Sum was NTUC Enterprise' Deputy CEO between 2017 - 2023. Between 2016 to 2019, she was concurrently Managing Director of NTUC FairPrice, overseeing business strategy and talent development. In 2022, she led the set-up of Tangram Asia Capital, NE’s corporate venture arm, and currently serves as its Executive Director.
Ms Sum was a board member of ComfortDelgro Corporation between 2007 to 2023.
Ms Sum holds a BA (Honours) in History from the National University of Singapore, and started her career in the Singapore Government’s Administrative Service. She also holds an MBA from the Nanyang Technological University, and Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She was conferred the Public Service Medal at the 2014 National Day Award.
Ms Joy Tan was elected to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited as an independent non-executive director on 26 May 2017. She was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. She is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Human Resource & Remuneration Committee. Ms Tan is also the lead independent director on the Board.
At WongPartnership LLP, Ms Tan is the Joint Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice, the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and sits on the panels of various professional tribunals, including the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Law Society Disciplinary Tribunal appointed by the Honourable Chief Justice under the Legal Profession Act, and the Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal of the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). She also sits on the Executive Board of the Singapore Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Ms Tan is a director and a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, as well as an independent director of PEC Limited. Ms Tan also sits on the first Audit and Risk Management Committee of Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), the tripartite body established by the Government, unions and employers to promote the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices in Singapore.
In the not-for-profit sector, Ms Tan is the Chair of the Board of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, and is a director of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
Ms Tan graduated with First Class Honours from Cambridge University. In 1992, she was awarded the UK Council of Legal Education Prize at the Non-Vocational Bar Exam.
Sim Hwee Hoon
Ms Sim Hwee Hoon was elected to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited as an independent non-executive director on 26 May 2017. She was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. She is the Chairperson of the Nominating and Human Resource & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee.
Ms Sim was the Regional Chief Operating Officer of Private Wealth Management Asia in Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2016. She was also the CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia International Limited, Singapore Branch, and sat on the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley Asia International Limited.
Before Morgan Stanley, Ms Sim spent 12 years with JPMorgan Private Bank Asia. Her appointments included being the Asia Regional CFO from 2006 to 2010 and Asia Head of Risk Management from 1998 to 2006. She also sat on the Board of Directors of JPMorgan International Bank Limited (UK incorporated) and JPMorgan Securities Asia Private Limited.
Ms Sim currently serves on the Board of the YWCA of Singapore as 2nd Vice President, and as an independent non-executive director on the Board of Stashaway.
Ms Sim holds a Master of Finance degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and an Honors degree in Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Neo Chin was co-opted to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 15 April 2019 and formally elected as an independent non-executive director on 24 May 2019. She was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. She is the Chairperson of the Investment Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee.
Ms Neo is currently the Chief Investment Officer at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has 30 years of investment experience accumulated over multiple market cycles. Prior to joining the Singapore University of Technology and Design, she was with the GIC for more than 20 years in various senior direct investment and portfolio management roles. Her investment expertise spans across endowment investing, asset allocation, global fixed income, global treasury management, alternative investments and fund-of-funds management.
Ms Neo graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. She is a CFA charter holder.
Mr Vincent Lien was co-opted to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 3 October 2019 and formally elected as an independent non-executive director on 26 June 2020. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 13 October 2021. He is a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr Lien is currently Managing Director of Lien Properties Private Limited, and a director of Lien Ying Chow Private Limited, Wah Hin & Company and the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, among others. He has over 20 years’ experience in banking, specializing in corporate finance and capital management in Hong Kong, the PRC, Singapore and South-east Asia. Prior to his retirement, he held various senior positions at major multinational banking institutions including Swiss Bank Corporation, Bankers Trust and ABN AMRO. He is a Council Member of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship. He is also Income’s nominee director on the boards of FFMC Holdings Pte Ltd and Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd.
Mr Lien graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick in 1986. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration in 2018 by HyupSung University.
Mr Robert Charles was elected as an independent non-executive director of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 26 June 2020. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Digital & Technology Committee.
Mr Charles is currently a Managing Director at Coherent, a Hong Kong headquartered insurance technology company that provides digital solutions to insurers. He is an actuary with a background in health, retirement and investment. Mr Charles spent most of his career in consulting. He served as the Asia Pacific CEO of Towers Watson, a leading global risk and human capital management firm. He then built the Hong Kong business of CXA Group, a Singapore startup that provides insurance technology to employers and financial institutions.
Mr Charles obtained a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1987. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, UK.
Mak Keat Meng
Mr Mak Keat Meng was elected as an independent non-executive director of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 26 June 2020. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Mr Mak has over 37 years of experience in auditing and advisory with Ernst & Young LLP. During this period, he has held various leadership positions such as Head of Audit for Singapore & ASEAN, Quality Enablement Leader, and Head of Japanese Business Services. As Head of Audit, he had regular communications with regulators/authorities such as the MAS, SGX, and ACRA. In his capacity as Quality Enablement Leader, he was tasked to run the firm's various quality initiatives and standards, including looking into inspection findings by regulators and the firm’s in-house peer reviews. Mr Mak has deep domain knowledge of the insurance business in Singapore, and was previously the Chairman of the Insurance Committee of ISCA. Mr Mak is also an independent director of Mapletree Commercial Trust, as well as a member of its Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Mak graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 1982. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from International Management Centre (UK). He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and a Fellow of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He was a recipient of the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) in 2015 for his contribution to the public service in Singapore.
Dr Chen Peng was co-opted to the Board of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 21 September 2020 and was formally elected as an independent non-executive director on 28 May 2021. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. He is a member of the Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee.
Dr Chen was the Chief Executive Officer, Asia ex-Japan, of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) from July 2012 to Nov 2019. He was responsible for all aspects of DFA’s Asia business, overseeing business strategy and development, client servicing and portfolio management. Prior to joining DFA, he was with Morningstar where he held various roles over 15 years, including President of Morningstar Investment Management Division, Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Research and Consulting. His clients included insurance companies and pension funds (including manager selection for CPF).
Dr Chen’s other appointments include Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments, National University of Singapore. He is also Income’s nominee director on the boards of FFMC Holdings Pte Ltd and Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd.
Dr Chen graduated with a Master of Science in Consumer Economics from the Ohio State University in 1995 and holds a PhD from the same university which he obtained in 1997.
Mr Richard Koh was elected as an independent non-executive director of NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited on 28 May 2021. He was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited on 1 August 2022. He is the Chairman of the Digital & Technology Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Mr Koh is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd where he is responsible for engaging with key executive leaders across government, industry and academia and helping customers leverage technology innovations for their digital transformation. His focus areas include guiding technology policies, standards, legal and regulatory matters, as well as security, privacy and compliance decisions.
Mr Koh’s career was built largely with HP and Microsoft, with a short stint with Singtel. His professional experience spans Asia and the North America regions. The key highlights include leading teams that built Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft’s cloud global expansion. He has multiple functional experience in IT, R&D, product management, marketing, business development and sales operations.
Mr Koh also serves as a board director on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Home Team Science & Technology Agency (HTX), Chairman of SGTech’s AI & HPC Chapter, a member of Sentosa Development Corporation’s Digital Transformation Advisory Panel, as well as an advisory member of Institute of Technical Education’s Electronics and Info-Comm Technology Academic Advisory Committee.
Mr Koh graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems.
Mr Craig Ellis was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited as an independent non-executive director on 12 October 2022. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Human Resource & Remuneration Committee.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Ellis has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, mainly in insurance covering general, life, and health, but also in banking. He brings substantial and broad international experience having worked in Australia, Europe, and Asia. He retired in December 2021 as the Chief Executive Officer of MSIG Insurance where he was responsible for driving the profitable growth and success of MSIG’s business in Singapore. From March 2020 to December 2021 Mr. Ellis served as President of the General Insurance Association(GIA) of Singapore.
Mr Chew Sutat was appointed to the Board of Income Insurance Limited as an independent non-executive director on 21 October 2022. He is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr Chew retired from Singapore Exchange (SGX) in July 2022. He was senior managing director and a member of SGX’s executive management team for 14 years. On his watch the exchange transformed from an Asian Gateway to a global multi asset exchange. As Head of Global Sales and Origination, he led SGX’s equity and debt capital market teams in developing private-to-public capital raising solutions for companies.
Prior to SGX, Mr Chew had senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC Securities and DBS Bank, where he held varying portfolios in strategic planning and business development for institutional banking and private clients. He founded Shan De Advisors in September 2021 and serves as a non-exec board member of ADDX, a Fintech startup backed by Temasek and SGX, and NTUitive, the Innovation and Enterprise Company of Nanyang Technological University. He is also lead independent director of Singapore listed YZJ Financial Holdings, and Senior Advisor to Teneo, for ASEAN. He is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors and the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) and was awarded Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.
In the social arena, he serves on the Board of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Chairman of Community Chest. Mr Chew also chairs Caregivers Alliance Limited which was awarded MCCY 2019 top Corporate Governance and Transparency awards for mid-size charities and is Patron of Kaki Bukit Citizens’ Consultative Committee with initial grassroots experience in 1996.
Mr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University and holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford.