Executive chairman of the Tung Lok Group, Andrew Tjioe is also president of the Restaurant Association of Singapore and a director of the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre. The restaurateur and businessman was awarded the Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Tourism Board in 2001 and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in 2005 among other accolades.
Lawyer and opera enthusiast Toh Weng Cheong co-founded the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO). The chairman for SLO was responsible for bringing art to a wider audience in Singapore and building an extravagant scene for the genre. He is also a practising lawyer at Low Yeap Toh & Goon, a Justice of the Peace and vice-chairman of the Media Development Authority’s Arts Consultative Panel.
Chairman of Tsao Foundation, Mary Ann Tsao is also one of the speakers for the World Cities Summit 2014. She has served on numerous boards and committees such as the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at NUS. Tsao was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2000 and Public Service Star in 2004.
Having stepped down as chairman of United Overseas Bank after almost 40 years in the post, Wee Cho Yaw is now the chairman emeritus and advisor of the company. The chairman of United International Securities, Haw Par Corporation and UOL Group was conferred the inaugural Credit Suisse-Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 and the Distinguished Service Order 2011 – Singapore’s highest National Day Award – for outstanding contributions in community work.
The managing director of UOB Kay Hian Holdings, Wee Ee Chao is also the non-executive director of Hotel Plaza and Haw Par Corporation. The former chairman of Singapore Tourism Board is a director of Wee Investments and non-executive director of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. He is also involved in real estate development and other investments in the region.