Board of Directors / Executive Committee

  • Dessi Silassie

    Dessi Silassie 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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  • Wan Kwong Weng

    Wan Kwong Weng Vice President

    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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  • Wong Taur Jiun

    Wong Taur JiunImmediate Past 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 Limited.

  • 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 Limited 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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  • Greg Tanner First President

    Greg Tanner is the Group General Counsel of International SOS, the world’s leading medical & security services company, which operates in over 100 countries with 11,000 employees, led by over 5,000 medical practitioners and security specialists. International SOS’s global service offerings include medical and travel risk and security planning, health assurance and preventative care programs, in-country medical expertise and emergency response services for mobile workers, travelers, expatriates and their dependents.  International SOS also undertakes the staffing and operation of over 800 sites remote and industrial medical sites. And International SOS is the largest global concierge service provider.

    Greg is a lawyer admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, to the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales and to the Ordre des Avocats de Paris. Greg has practiced at Clifford Chance and White & Case, two of the world’s leading law firms, in, variously, London, New York, Singapore, Luxembourg, Jakarta and Paris.

    Greg headed the Legal Department in Asia Pacific for Informix Software, and was the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs for DHL and a Member of the DHL Asia Pacific Management Board. Greg also worked with DHL in Brussels as Senior Vice President in charge of Global Organizational Effectiveness, which position he held prior to joining International SOS. His responsibilities at International SOS include handling all legal matters, including an active M&A agenda, data protection, internal audit, internal security, group insurance, regulatory affairs and corporate secretarial services.

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  • Yeo Shi Yuan

    Yeo Shi Yuan Honorary Secretary

    Shi Yuan serves as Counsel for APAC and EMEA regions for Kellogg Brown & Root  Inc., an international energy and technology solutions company. He advises on complex commercial transactions, functions as the chartered secretary for the organization's corporate secretarial work and he is a certified compliance professional in covering the compliance work for the company. Shi Yuan sits on the senior leadership team of KBR's Asia Pacific office and is a member of KBR's global legal team. 

    Shi Yuan graduated with a LLB and a LLM from the University of London. He further possessed a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University. Finally he attended executive education with Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.  

    Shi Yuan's first career was with the Singapore Police Force. He was a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Police Force (SPF) Commissioner of Police Commendation Award in 1998 and Commander's Award in 2001.

  • Rebecca Tai Andersen

    Rebecca Andersen Director

    Rebecca is the Head of Legal of Hengyi Industries International Pte. Ltd., a Singapore oil and gas commodity trading company with a world class refinery plant in Brunei. She advises on complex issues in the business of commodities trading and she is known to be able to provide legal and business solutions. Her focus areas include international trade, cross-border disputes, sanctions, shipping, trade financing and derivatives. She has extensive experience in contentious dispute issues.

    Rebecca started her career practising as a litigation and corporate lawyer with the Global Ernst & Young Law and thereafter became a corporate lawyer in the Energy, Maritime and International Commodity Trading Industry for many years till present. Rebecca has since been the General Counsel in United States listed company and various public listed companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

    Rebecca sits as a Director in the board of one of the companies under the Hengyi Group. She is also a Director in the board of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited. She is a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and she is on the arbitration panels of SIAC (Reserve Panel), AIAC and AIADR. In 2019, the Benchmark Chambers International (“BCI”) which is the base of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China (“SPC”), appointed her as a legal expert pool in the field of arbitrator. BCI is one of the 4 foreign law ascertainment centres designated by SPC and one of the 4 foreign law ascertainment centres of China International Commercial Court. The International Chamber of Commerce had recently in year 2020, appointed Rebecca to be in the ICC Taskforce on ADR and Arbitration.

    Rebecca has also 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 re-appointed Rebecca 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 a regular speaker at events as presenter, chair, emcee and panellist.

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  • Daniel Choo

    Daniel Choo Treasurer

    Daniel is currently Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific at Bruker.

    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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  • Renita Crasta

    Renita Crasta

    Renita is currently a Group Legal Counsel at Capitaland Pte Ltd.

    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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