WHO WE ARE

Canadian Alumni Network Singapore (CANsg) was formed by a volunteer group of Colombo Plan scholars in 1979. It is managed by an elected Executive Committee with guidance from a Board of Advisors. The High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore was invited to serve as Vice-Chair in the founding Board of Advisors, a tradition which continues today.

OUR VISION

To ensure that every alumni currently residing in Singapore is well-connected with their peers, as well as with the network globally.

WHAT WE DO

CANsg aims to help Canadian alumni in Singapore stay connected and make connections, promote the excellence of Canadian higher education, and contribute to further strengthening relations between Singapore and Canada. 

OUR COMMUNITY

Today there are over 16,000 Canadian graduates in Singapore. From our senior alumni who have contributed immeasurably to the pioneering years of Singapore’s socio-economic development and growth to our most recent graduates, we share the common bond of an enriching experience studying and living in Canada. 

The CANsg Executive Committee

Nine years at Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) culminated as Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Asset Servicing. Michael has also been on the OMGEO APAC Advisory Board, member of various industry and banking associations in Hong Kong and Korea.

 

Michael serves on the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) finance sub-committee and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Ontario, Canada.

McGill University

B. Com MIS & Marketing, 1986

Western University

EMBA, 2003

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

President

Michael Chan

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Nadeem Ashraf is a ’97 graduate of McGill University. He is currently a Business HR lead in a local media company and has over 20 years of work experience in Oil Marketing and Commodities industries.

 

He has had the privilege to work on both sides i.e. leading HR with local, regional & global responsibilities and as a business manager (leading trading operations).

McGill University

BA, 1997

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1st Vice President

Nadeem Ashraf

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Hsien Loong Wong started his career in investor relations in technology, biotechnology, mining, oil and gas. He was also CEO of Nexgen Petroleum Corp, an oil and gas drilling in Tennessee USA. Since 2008, Mr Wong established a career in Singapore primarily in Real Estate and logistics.

 

He also currently serves as director to Food Bank Singapore. Mr Wong received his BA in Communications from SFU and his MSc in Real Estate from the NUS.

Simon Fraser University

BA Communications

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

2nd Vice President

Hsien Loong Wong

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Kevin Leung is partner of Moneta Capital Partners, a Singapore-based firm in investments, renewable energy and sustainability projects.  With over 20 years of experience in software product development spanning across different industries and founders of multiple startups, Kevin was previously Co-Founder/ CEO of Drawcrowd, Co-Founder and President of gaming start-up Smartron 5 which was later acquired by 6waves Hong Kong.

 

President of PC online game start-up Possibility Space, and Associate Director of Enorbus, a mobile game company acquired by Disney. Kevin began his career in IBM Canada, in compiler development as well as e-commerce consulting. 

University of Toronto

B.A.Sc Computer Engineering, 1998

York University, Schulich

MBA, 2002

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Honorary Secretary

Kevin Leung

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After working in Vancity as a Marketing Specialist for BCAA, Joy moved to Singapore to embark on a new chapter of her life - working in a Media Agency (Mindshare) as the Regional New Business & Marketing Manager.

She is now working in a fashion e-commerce start-up, Style Theory, as their Product Marketing Manager. Joy also co-founded a carpooling start-up, with 3 others from winning a Hackathon, does freelance web and UX/UI design and online marketing consultation, and enjoys teaching kids how to code.

In her spare time, Joy enjoys photography, traveling the world, and harnessing her artistic abilities in the theatre production world. Don't be shy and follow her on her Instagram @theshbang where she documents her travels.. 

McGill University

BSc. Anatomy & Cell Biology, 2014

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Hon. Assistant Secretary

Joy Wang

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As Wanin Industries Pte Ltd's Special Projects Manager, Eugene is responsible for overall factory operations and it's development. Besides work, Eugene is active in CA-S and the Junior Chamber International.

 

He is the elected JCI City Chapter President, an international youth non-profit Organisation that is affiliated with the United Nations and International Chamber of Commerce. He believes in giving back to society and social entrepreneurship in in work and social life.

Simon Fraser University BA Economics, 2000

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Honorary Treasurer

Eugene Tan

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Lee Say Seng is an alumnus from York University and University of Windsor. His stint in corporate banking lasted seven years from 1990 to 1997.

 

He spent five years in Indonesia which broaden his exposure to economic theories in the developing world. He is currently director at Karel Enterprise Pte Ltd.

York University

BA Economics, 1986 University of Windsor

MA Economics, 1988

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Assistant Hon. Treasurer

Lee Say Seng

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Caroline Berube is the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law (with offices in China and Singapore). She is admitted to practice law in New York and Singapore. Caroline is also a serial entrepreneur with 4 successful start-ups with her brother in China and Singapore in technology/engineering, service and manufacturing fields.

 

Caroline was elected Secretary General of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in April 2017. She is also the Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association ("IBA") and is an officer of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IBA. Caroline was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum which recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40.

McGill University

LL.B.and BC.L, 1998

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Committee Member

Caroline Berube

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Committee Member

Alexandra Huebner

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University of Waterloo

BA, 2011

Alex is the Sales Director for CCI APAC, supplying professional chef tools to F&B outlets, bakers and distributors in South East Asia.   Following her family's entrepreneurial traditions, she is developing an ESL camp for international students.

She previously lived in Toronto, Bangkok & Hanoi before settling in Singapore. She enjoys cycling to explore new cities. Alex studied Political Science & Psychology, with a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies.

Committee Member

Daniel Lo

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Daniel is a private equity lawyer and is triple-qualified in Canada (Alberta and Ontario), England & Wales and the BVI. He was born in Hong Kong, raised in Mississauga, Ontario, and proudly calls Canada his home. He is currently a legal counsel at UBS in Singapore, focusing on investment funds and asset management. Prior to Singapore, Daniel had lived in Hong Kong, Calgary, Birmingham and London UK. He is also a passionate career coach and community creator.  

 

Daniel is a University of Toronto alumni (HBA ‘07, LLM ‘12) and also attended the University of Birmingham (LLB ‘09) and City, University of London (LPC ‘10).

University of Toronto 

HBA ‘07, LLM ‘12

Committee Member

Mickey Kasemphaibulsuk 

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Mickey Kasemphaibulsuk is a business development and technical manager best known for her expertise in technical consultancy and project management in pipeline integrity protection. Having been in the industry for almost a decade, Mickey enjoys the action and challenges that this profession throws at her.  

 

After spending more than 12 years in Canada, Mickey made the eventual move from Toronto to Singapore 5 years ago, a life changing decision that brought her closer to her family in her hometown of Bangkok. In her spare time, Mickey enjoys giving back to society by devoting herself to volunteer work at local charitable organisations, as well as being part of alumni network to cultivate and foster relationships, and meet new friends.

Western University

B Eng, 2009

University of Toronto

M Eng, 2011

Your CANsg Board of Advisors

Mr. Tan has held various senior positions in the civil service such as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary of the Ministries of Environment, Home Affairs and Communications and Information.

McMaster University

B.Sc Chemical Engg, 1970

M Engg, 1972

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Chair

Dr. Tan Guong Ching​​

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Mr. Er served 27 years in the Singapore Civil Service, in various ministries, public and community organisations.  He held Permanent Secretary positions with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Community Development from 1987 till his retirement in 1998.  He is currently Executive Director of the East Asia Institute of Management.

University of Toronto

B.A.Sc EE, 1970

Er Kwong Wah

Er Kwong Wah

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Mr. Lim served the Singapore public sector for 37 years.  He began his career in 1975 as an engineer with the Public Works Department and moved on to serve in 5 ministries before he was appointed as Auditor-General in 2007.  He is currently Professor of Accounting (Practice) in Singapore Management University.

University of Alberta

B.Sc Mech Engg, 1974

Lim Soo Ping

Lim Soo Ping 

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Wah Geok Sum has overall responsibility for Legal & Compliance, Risk Management & Performance Measurement, Operations, Finance & Information Technology (IT). Prior to joining Fullerton, he was the Executive Director and Head of Internal Audit at Schroders Asia Pacific. He was formerly with Morgan Grenfell Investment Management (Asia) as its Head of Finance, Operations, and Compliance & IT.

Concordia University

B.Commerce, Public Accountancy

McGill University

MBA

Wah Geok Sum

Wah Geok Sum

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High Commission Representative

Caroline Mourand

Honorary Auditors

Woon Chet Chooon

Ruixin Ma