Our Executive Committee

OFFICE - BEARERS

  • 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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  • Dharmendra P. Yadav

    Dharmendra P. Yadav Vice President

    Dharmendra Yadav is Vice-President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, where he also chairs its Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and coordinates the activities of its Banking and Financial Services Chapter.

    Dharmendra joined Maybank Kim Eng Singapore as its Head of Legal in March 2014 to support Maybank's regional investment banking and capital markets franchise, including asset management and private equity. Before that, Dharmendra was a corporate counsel in CIMB Group's investment banking and capital markets team. He brings with him over ten years of experience as a corporate counsel, most of which were gained in financial institutions. His past legal work experience include stints at WongPartnership, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and NTUC Income.

    Dharmendra graduated with an LLB degree in law from the University of Leicester and holds a Master of Laws (Islamic Law & Finance) from the Singapore Management University. He also studied briefly at the National University of Singapore to meet the then qualification requirements for the Singapore Bar, after which he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. In December 2016, he was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, after completing some study with Australia's University of New England.

    Dharmendra is an honorary patron, and holds a non-executive position as an advisor for corporate development and business strategies, of professional services firm, Lex Advocatus. He also sits on the Editorial Board of the Asia Business Law Journal.

    Dharmendra enjoys helping with legal work pro-bono during his personal time.

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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 Group General Counsel of YuuZoo Networks Group Corporation, a foreign TECH public listed company in Singapore and she heads the Group’s Legal, Contract, Compliance and Corporate Secretary functions across the Group with its headquarter in Singapore and subsidiaries in France, China, Thailand and Nigeria. Rebecca graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the UK and started her career practising as a litigation and corporate lawyer with the international law networks, Ernst & Young Law and thereafter set out to become a corporate in-house lawyer in the Energy and Shipping Industry and then now in the Technology Industry, holding senior positions. Rebecca had since been the Head of Legal in various public corporations listed in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia and she has also acquired experience working for United States listed company.  

    Rebecca is a Fellow with Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). She is also a member with Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). 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 a Committee member in the Continuing Professional Development Committee of SIArb, promoting training in the arbitration space. She has been re-appointed by the Honourable Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy to sit as a committee member in the Promotion of Singapore Law Committee, promoting the use of Singapore law internationally. The Honourable Justice Chua Lee Ming has also re-appointed her to sit as a committee member in the Commercial Precedent Committee to, amongst others, deliver a repository and commercial precedents to be offered on the Singapore Academy of Law’s LawNet Portal.

     

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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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 OTHER MANAGEMENT

  • Andrew Ong

    Andrew Ong

    Andrew Ong is currently holding the position of Head of Legal, South East Asia & India in KONE and is a member of the Asia Pacific Middle East Leadership Team in KONE. In his current role he is responsible for KONE’s regional legal and compliance matters.

    He was previously heading the global legal function in a unit of a leading European telecommunication company and used to live in Finland. Prior to that Andrew worked in a French consumer electronics multinational company. He obtained his LLB from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). Andrew is passionate about technology and his children.

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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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  • Josephine Wan-Wen Hadikusumo

    Josephine Wan-Wen Hadikusumo

    Josephine Wan-Wen Hadikusumo currently serves as Senior Counsel supporting Asia at Texas Instruments (TI). Based out of the Singapore office, she provides legal support to the manufacturing operations in TI’s Malaysian entities, in addition to the sales and distribution functions located in Singapore, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam in addition to other locations in Southeast Asia.

    Josephine is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Australia) and the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. She is a Fellow of the Academy at the Centre of American and International Law in Texas, and an accredited Mediator and adjunct faculty for the Singapore Mediation Centre. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Melbourne University and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Bond University, both in Australia. Josephine currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), a non-profit organization supported by the Ministry of Law. Josephine enjoys music and the arts. As an animal-lover, she is a faithful supporter of charities which offer the option of sanctuary and rehabilitation to animals.

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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 Head, Group Corporate Services 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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  • Neoh Sue Lynn

    Neoh Sue Lynn

    Neoh Sue Lynn - LL.B. (LSE, University of London), LL.M. (King’s College, University of London), non-practising Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore - is the Legal Director of Xilinx’s regional headquarters in Singapore.

    After practising for 5 years in the litigation department of Helen Yeo & Partners, which has since merged with Rodyk & Davidson, Sue Lynn went in-house in 1998 and worked in a GLC and a couple of MNCs before Xilinx. Sue Lynn is regularly invited to chair, moderate, speak or be part of panels at various legal-related events. She is an Associate Mediator accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and volunteers as a mediator in the Subordinate courts and also helps out in SMC’s training events.

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  • Cameron Ford

    Cameron Ford

    Cameron is corporate counsel with Rio Tinto in Singapore practising in disputes and commercial law. He is FCIArb, FSIArb, FACICA and FFAVE(Master). He is on the arbitration panels of the SIAC, SIArb, KLRCA, HKIAC and the Beijing Arbitration Commission and has conducted a number of arbitrations.

    He has a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from NUS, a Master of Arts in Contemporary China from NTU and is a PhD candidate at Monash University on security of costs in international arbitration. He is Chair of the SIAC Users Council Committee for Australia and New Zealand , a Member of the SIAC Users Council Executive Committee, Corporate Counsel Liaison for the IBA Pacific Forum, Chair of the Singapore chapter of the Australian Law Council, a mediator and a security of payment adjudicator.

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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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