WHO ARE WE

Canadian Alumni Singapore (CA-S) 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

CA-S 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 CA-S Executive Committee (2017-2018)

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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Chet Choon is managing consultant of GroomTalent.com, a management consultancy partnering organizations in facilitated action learning in strategy, leadership competencies and organization development. His professional hobby is screenwriting and was previously the president of the Screenwriter's Association of Singapore and lecturer in screenwriting in the degree program at the Puttnam School of Film & Animation at Lasalle College of the Arts. 

University of Alberta

B.Sc EE, 1986

Western University

MBA, 1994

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

1st Vice President

Chet Woon

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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

2nd Vice President

Caroline Berube

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Chelsea is the Executive Director at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Prior to this, Chelsea was the marketing manager for L’OCCITANE en Provence Singapore Pte Ltd. In 2012, Chelsea moved to Myanmar where she was appointed Business Development Manager for Medi Myanmar Group Ltd. 

University of British Columbia

B.Sc Kinesiology, 2006

Simon Fraser University

MBA, 2011

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Honorary Secretary

Chelsea Guy

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Ler Ser Yeng is a technology commercialization professional, with four years of experience in evaluating, valuing and commercializing the intellectual properties in the fields of biotechnology and medical technology. During her free time, she volunteers actively in the grassroots organizations and her efforts were recognized in People’s Association 50th Anniversary book titled, “Growing as One- 50 years of inspiring Community Leadership”. 

University of Alberta

PhD, 2008

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Hon. Assistant Secretary

Ler Ser Yeng

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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

Honorary Treasurer

Lee Say Seng

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Ruixin spent her childhood and adolescence years in China, the Netherlands, and Singapore. She left the tropical island in 2011 to pursue a tertiary education at the University of Toronto. Since her student years, she has been actively involved in volunteering and got in contact with the alumni group in Singapore. Currently, she works at in the banking industry, focusing on corporate banking sector.

University of Toronto

Specialist in Management & Finance, 2015

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Assistant Hon. Treasurer

Ma Ruixin

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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

Dr. Tan Guong Ching

Committee Member

Nadeem Ashraf

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Committee Member

Gary Lim

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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

Committee Member

Eugene Tan

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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

Committee Member

Hsien Loong Wong

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Your CA-S 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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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

Wah Geok Sum

Wah Geok Sum

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High Commission Representative

Caroline Mourand

Honorary Auditors

Sally Ng

Kevin Leung