Our Executive Committee


  • Wong Taur Jiun

    Wong Taur Jiun President

    Taur-Jiun is the Head of Legal at Rabobank Singapore. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with both a law degree and an MBA. Taur-Jiun started his career in litigation and corporate commercial before moving in-house into international trade and technology. Taur-Jiun is one of the founding members of the SCCA.

  • Angeline Joyce Lee

    Angeline Joyce Lee President Emeritus

    Angeline is Head of Risk Management & Compliance of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, the leading media platform in Asia. She was an in-house counsel for more than 20 years before she moved on to assume her role in risk management and compliance. She has rich experience in corporate and media laws and regulations.

    Angeline was a founding member of the SCCA and was appointed president from 2006 to 2013. During her tenure, she set up the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance linking up corporate counsel associations in Asia to create a corridor for all corporate counsel in the region. She stepped down as their Secretary-General in June 2013 but continue to serve as a member of its Executive Committee that spearheads new initiatives to elevate the standard of professionalism of corporate counsel in Asia.

    In 2014, she secured the rights to host the very first In-House Counsel World Summit 2014 in Singapore. Angeline remains on the Board of the In-house Counsel Worldwide, the international body that creates affiliation of and promotes cooperation among corporate counsel associations around the globe.

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  • Dessi Silassie

    Dessi Silassie Vice President

    Dessi Berhane Silassie is General Counsel for APAC and Global Head of IP at IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).  She is currently based in Singapore as country Site Lead to the 250+ employee office. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.

    Dessi has extensive experience in advising on technology projects, regtech R&D, JVs and tech M&A. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2010, Dessi worked within the corporate department of BLP, an international law firm based in London, advising Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies on M&A and ECM transactions. She earned a B.A. in Law from the University of Sheffield graduating with honors and currently serves as co-convener of SCCA Innovate, the Technology Chapter of the SCCA.

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  • Rebecca Tai

    Rebecca Tai Andersen FSIArb, FMIArb, FAIADR Secretary

    Rebecca is the Head of Legal of Hengyi Industries International Pte. Ltd., an oil and gas trading, refinery and petrochemical company based in Singapore. Its holding company owns a world class Refinery and Petrochemical plant in Brunei. Rebecca advises on all legal issues in oil & gas trading transactions involving all oil refined and petrochemical products, shipping, treasury functions and derivatives including ISDA master agreement. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution, particularly in the areas of arbitration and litigation. Rebecca plays a significant role in the Group, offering counsel in matters relating to Risks, Sanctions, Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption.

    Rebecca graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the UK and started her career practising as a litigation and corporate lawyer with the Global Ernst & Young Law and thereafter became a corporate in-house lawyer in the Energy and Shipping Industry for many years till present. Rebecca has since been a General Counsel in a United States listed company and various public listed companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

    Rebecca is the Honorary Secretary of Singapore Corporate Counsel Association. She is a Fellow and Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and a Fellow with the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). She is on the arbitration panels of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel of SIAC), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) as well as AIADR. Rebecca currently serves as the Co Vice-Chair in the Continuing Professional Development Committee of SIArb and Vice-Chair of the Activities Committee of SIArb. In August 2019, Rebecca was appointed to sit in the Committee of Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre, the first ever international arbitration centre, established by China in Singapore to serve the region for disputes arising from the Belt and Road Initiative and ASEAN trade.

    Rebecca has been re-appointed by the Honourable Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy and the Honourable Justice Kannan Ramesh to continue serving as a committee member in the Promotion of Singapore Law Committee (PSL), which promotes the use of Singapore law internationally. The Honourable Justice Chua Lee Ming also re-appointed her in the committee of Commercial Precedents Committee to, amongst others, deliver a repository and commercial precedents to be offered on the Singapore Academy of Law’s LawNet Portal. Rebecca is part of the Working Group of the PSL which established the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA), launched by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon in October 2018.

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  •  Michelle Thiew

    Michelle Thiew

    Assistant Secretary

    Michelle Thiew is currently Vice President, Legal and Compliance of OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited. She is based in Singapore and responsible for all legal and compliance matters across the region.

    OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited is listed on the Catalist Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, and primarily engaged in the development and management of healthcare facilities in Japan and China.

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  • Yeo Shi Yuan

    Yeo Shi Yuan Treasurer

    Shi Yuan, ACIS, is the Vice President (Legal) of BCS Information Systems Pte. Ltd., a systems integrator which possesses its own in-house suite of high speed, high volume precision clearing and payment systems for central and commercial banks, clearing houses, regulators, businesses and consumers in Singapore and across the globe.

    He was previously the General Counsel of Global Engineering Technology Pte. Ltd., an engineering company providing consultancy services in the oil and gas industry. He managed the legal team which was responsible for all legal matters of the Company in the Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and CIS Regions.

    Before this, Shi Yuan was the Contract Specialist in the Subsea Division of FMC Technologies where he was instrumental in the execution and success of some of the biggest EPC projects in the APME region. Prior to being headhunted by FMC Technologies, he pioneered and led the legal and contracts department of Dril-Quip Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. in the oil and gas (upstream) industry.

    Shi Yuan has worked in various capacities in different industries ranging from information technology to construction and to professional consultancy services. He has also worked in the litigation departments of various law firms before commencing his in-house career in 2005. Shi Yuan attended the University of London External Programme in 1997 and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2000 and a Master of Laws degree in 2004. He was formerly a police officer with Ang Mo Kio Police Division performing policing duties and carried out operations management and operations planning work. He was awarded the Commissioner of Police Commendation Award in 1997

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  • Daniel Choo

    Daniel Choo Assistant Treasurer

    Daniel is currently Legal Counsel of Solvay Specialty Chemicals Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., handling the legal matters of Solvay in ASEAN (excluding Thailand) countries, Australia and New Zealand. Solvay is a chemical MNC headquartered in Belgium, founded in 1863.

    Daniel graduated with a degree in law from University of Leeds in 2008. He was in private practice before moving to in-house legal position.

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  • Stanley Park

    Stanley Park

    Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region.

    Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore/Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014. Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.

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  • Thng Shin Min

    Thng Shin Min

    Shin Min is currently Regional Counsel, Asia of Fairchild Semiconductor Pte Ltd, handling legal and ethics compliance, litigation and contracts management for the region.

    Shin Min holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore. She started her career in litigation with Rodyk & Davidson LLP, before moving to in-house legal positions with StarHub Ltd and Swarovski Management Pte Ltd. Outside of work, Shin Min is also actively involved in social outreach activities and raising funds for the needy.

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  • Wan Kwong Weng

    Wan Kwong Weng

    Mr Wan Kwong Weng is Group Chief Group Corporate Officer and Group General Counsel of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, a real estate development and capital manager headquartered in Singapore. He takes charge of all legal, compliance and corporate secretarial matters as well as oversees all of administration, corporate communications and human resource functions.

    Prior to Mapletree, Mr Wan was Group General Counsel - Asia at Infineon Technologies. He started his career as a litigation lawyer with one of the oldest law firms in Singapore, Wee Swee Teow & Co., and was subsequently with the Corporate & Commercial/Private Equity practice group of Baker & Mackenzie in Singapore and Sydney.

    Mr Wan has an LL.B. (Honours) (Newcastle upon Tyne), where he was conferred the Wise Speke Prize, as well as an LL.M. (Merit) (London). He also attended the London Business School Senior Executive Programme and is called to the Singapore Bar, where he was conferred the Justice FA Chua Memorial Prize. Mr Wan is on the Rolls of Solicitors (England & Wales) and was conferred a Public Service Medal (P.B.M.) in 2012 for his contributions to community service.

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  • Renita Crasta

    Renita Crasta

    Renita is currently a Group Legal Counsel at Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, a leading landlord-developer that provides sustainable real estate and business space across Asia-Pacific, and more.

    Formerly with Allen & Gledhill, she has since completed stints with Changi Airport,  Singapore Airlines and Sentosa on some of their ongoing projects. She also manages the transactional and day to day operations in Singapore, across the commercial, retail, industrial and hospitality sectors. 

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