Jobs and Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Elim Chew

Founder & President

77th Street (S) Pte Ltd

Co‐Founder

FastFast.Delivery

Kingdom Investment Consultant (Singapore / China)

Family owns 3 restaurants (Singapore)

Youth & Social Entrepreneurship Champion

YouTube Channel: elimchewtv

Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd, a streetwear fashion and accessories retail brand in Singapore. She also co‐founded a social impact business – FastFast, an app providing fast, on demand delivery services to consumers within 90 minutes, while giving a source of income for people who need it.

With passion in the entertainment industry, she joined as a shareholder of BMBX, a company amplifying Southeast Asia’s music and culture. She sits on more than 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organisations such as MINDEF (ACCORD), Kaplan Advisory Board and Social Lab Ltd.

Elim recently launched her new Youtube Channel, which features changemakers around the world who are making a positive impact to society and have an inspiring story to share. As a mentor and friend to many youths and aspiring entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, Elim inspires and encourages all to be ‘changemakers’ in their own fields.

Elim is humbled by awards for both her entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts, such as Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur in 2001 by the Singapore Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year 2002, Young Woman Achiever 2003 by Singapore Press Holdings and Singapore Promising Brand Award 2004. She is honoured as a Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy 2010 and early 2011, she received the Responsible Leadership Award and the Community Engagement Award from the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 and the Outstanding Young Singaporean Award 2011 – Commendation.

In the same year, she also became the recipient of the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) 2011. Elim is also an advocate for social entrepreneurship in Singapore ‐ a movement of using business models to solve social issues to bring about sustainability to the marginalized. She believes that businesses can do well and do good at the same time to create a more sustainable, inclusive and a better world.

Social Inclusion


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Josephus Tan

Managing Director

Invictus Law Corporation

Josephus Tan is the Managing Director of Invictus Law Corporation which he founded last year. After obtaining his LL.B. (Hons) at the University of Southampton, he completed his pupillage under renowned criminal lawyer, the late Mr Subhas Anandan.

Josephus specialises in criminal defence work, and has experience representing clients in all levels of the Singapore courts, including the Military Courts. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Law Awareness Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and was recently appointed by the President of Singapore to serve as a Panel Advisor to the Youth Court. Outside of law, he is serving as the Chairman on the Board of Directors for Give Asia Kindness, a local crowdfunding charity.

Josephus is heavily involved in pro bono work and his prolific contributions are widely recognised; he was conferred the Junior Chamber International’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Merit Award in 2013, the Pro Bono Ambassador of the Year Award by the Law Society in 2013, and the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) by the National Youth Council in 2015. The SYA is the highest national accolade for young Singaporeans who have made significant contributions to society.

Josephus appears frequently in mass and print media. He has also inspired a local television series based loosely on his life and a few documentaries featuring his pro bono work.

Security and Stability


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Eric Chua

Director of SGSecure

Ministry of Home Affairs

Eric is currently Director, SGSecure Programme Office (SSPO), Joint Operations Group (JOG), Ministry of Home Affairs. Previous portfolios Eric has held include:

  • Commander, 3rd SCDF Division
  • Head Operations Branch, 1st SCDF Division
  • Assistant Director (Operations Plans and Projects), Operations Department/HQ SCDF)
  • Senior Assistant Director (Operations Management and Readiness), (then) Homefront Readiness and Evaluation Directorate (HRED)/Homefront Security Division (HSD)
  • Commander, Jurong Fire Station, 4th SCDF Division
  • Media Relations Officer, Public Affairs Department/HQ SCDF
  • Rota Commander, Woodlands Fire Station, 1st SCDF Division

Since graduating from the Wee Kim Wee School for Communication and Information (WKWSCI)/Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2003 on a Local Merit Scholarship (LMS), Eric responded to his calling to “protect and save lives and properties” with the Life Saving Force. Since then, he has never looked back as a career in the SCDF has been anything but mundane. A deployment to Khao Lak/Thailand in the wake of the 2005 Indian Ocean Tsunami, a grilling hour-long “live” interview on a local Mandarin radio station on the topic of “Emergency Preparedness”, and the attempt to make sense of the fast-unfolding events in the only riot that Singapore has experienced in 40 years… These are but a few episodes that has kept Eric pumped and passionate at work.

In 2013, Eric graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism/University of Southern California (USC) with a Masters in Communication Management. The remarkable yearlong stint at Los Angeles under the auspices of the US Embassy’s Fulbright Programme has connected Eric with bright minds from the world over and he feels truly privileged to continue to be a part of the global Fulbright network.

When not at work, Eric is an avid traveller. Together with his wife (read: best travel buddy), the duo has travelled such territories as Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, Bhutan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Myanmar, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Turkey and more. Outside office hours, Eric volunteers with various grassroots organisations (namely, the Cairnhill Community Club Management Committee, and the Henderson-Dawson Community Sports Club). Eric enjoys interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, as great ideas often emerge from dialogues between seemingly disparate individuals.

Sustainable Development


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin

Deputy Chairman

Mandai Park Holdings

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was appointed Deputy Chairman of Mandai Park Holdings on 8 Nov 2017. He is the 10th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore. Mr Tan concurrently heads SGCares, a national movement that works to build a more caring society. He is also an adviser to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Prior to this, he was Minister for Social and Family Development from April 2015 to September 2017. Mr Tan’s priorities included going upstream to pre-empt developing issues, improving the coordination of aid for the vulnerable, strengthening support for families amidst evolving trends, and galvanising the larger community to care for the less fortunate around them.

Mr Tan served as Minister for Manpower from 1 May 2014 to 8 April 2015 where he introduced the Silver Support scheme, increased older workers’ CPF contribution rates to better support the elderly, and worked with tripartite partners to review re-employment age.

Prior to that, in his capacity as Minister of State for National Development, Mr Tan led the Bukit Brown engagement effort, reaching out to interest groups on various policies including road developments affecting the Bukit Brown cemetery. He is known for his personal commitment to public engagement, having led discussions on policies such as turning disused railway land into the Rail Corridor.

Mr Tan was elected Member of Parliament for Kembangan-Chai Chee, Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency in May 2011. Before that, Mr Tan served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for nearly 24 years. In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, he led the SAF’s relief efforts to Meulaboh, Aceh in Indonesia. This remains the SAF’s largest military operation to date.

An avid sportsman, Mr Tan serves as the President of the Singapore National Olympic Council. He is married with two children and enjoys running and photography. In 2014, he published a book on the photographs captured during his travels and has auctioned his prints in support of charitable causes.