The key focuses of the EAC are to:
- Provide guidance and advice to SST in its efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship
- Act as icons and role models to inspire and motivate students to become interested in entrepreneurship
- Provide networks and contacts with industries so as to create mentorship and internship opportunities for our students
Mr Inderjit Singh
The EAC is chaired by Mr Inderjit Singh, who is the CEO and President of Infiniti Solutions Limited, a global semiconductor company headquartered in Singapore. He is also the Executive Chairman of Tri Star Electronics, a global distributor of consumer electronics.
Prior to starting Infiniti in 2001, he also founded and was the President and CEO of United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC). UTAC is one of the largest semiconductor assembly and test companies in the world. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked in Texas Instruments (TI), an American company where he spent 13 years and was the Director of Operations for of the global Assembly and Test Operations for the Memory Division of TI.
Inderjit is also a Member of Parliament in Singapore and is the Deputy Government Whip in Parliament. Currently the deputy chairman of the Singapore’s national committee on entrepreneurship, called Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), Inderjit has been actively driving the transformation of the financing landscape for start-ups and SMEs in Singapore.
Ms Chew Mok Lee
Ms Chew Mok Lee is the Group Director in charge of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in SPRING Singapore, a government agency spearheading enterprise development. SPRING is also the national standards body in Singapore.
Prior to SPRING, Ms Chew was with the National Productivity Board and subsequently, PSB. Ms Chew oversees the area of fostering entrepreneurship and broad-based assistance for local enterprises. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Economics and Statistics. She has a double Masters and is well versed in the area of enterprise promotion and development, having been involved in various aspects of capability development and support for local enterprises for 20 years. Ms Chew has served the Action Community for Entrepreneurship as Secretariat since its inception on 23 May 2003 and is responsible for working with the Minister in Charge of Entrepreneurship and private sector members to foster entrepreneurship in Singapore.
Ms Chew’s other appointment includes being the Director of SPRING SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd. She is also in the School Advisory Committee of Cedar Girls’ Secondary School.
Ms Elim Chew
Ms Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd. She founded 77th Street in 1988 and her first foray into the retail industry has since revolutionized the streetwear fashion and accessories scene in Singapore. In 2004, 77th Street became Singapore’s first retailer to set up a shopping mall, 77th Street Plaza in Beijing, China. 77th Street was the first fashion retailer to win the prestigious Singapore Promising Brand Award – Most Distinctive Brand awarded by ASME and Lianhe Zaobao.
Today, 77th Street is the leading youth and young adults fashion chain in Singapore with 16 outlets locally, a wholesale distribution network in Mumbai, India and a shopping mall in Xidan, Beijing called 77th Street Plaza.
Currently, Ms Chew serves in over 20 committees including several public service and community organizations such as the Programming Committee of *SCAPE, an iconic two-hectare youth community space in Orchard Road; and the Culture Action Crucible Committee for the Action Community for Entrepreneurship of Ministry of Trade and Industry. As Founding Member and Director of Social Innovation Park, Elim champions Pop and Talent Hub, PaTH – Singapore’s first social enterprise talent development arts market, taking residence at the mega-mall VivoCity.
Dr Ang Peng Huat
Dr Ang rejoined Temasek on 1 January 2009 as Managing Director, Investment. Prior to Temasek, he was a Venture Partner of Korea Technology Investment Corporation, a South Korea venture capital fund based in Menlo Park. Before that, he was a General Partner with iGlobe Partners, US for a period of 5 years and also held the position of Managing Director with Temasek Holdings in our US office from 2001 to 2003.
Dr Ang began his career at LSI Logic in 1984, and was last appointed as the General Manager of its Consumer Products Division. He was also the founder, Chairman and CEO of TeraLogic from 1996 to 2001. Peng Huat graduated from University of Singapore with a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical). He attended graduate school at Stanford University, where he received his Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering, Master in Statistics and PhD in Electrical Engineering.
Dr Antony Ng
Dr Ng is the co-founder and CEO of D’Crypt Pte Ltd, building high security as-surance technologies and products for discerning military, government, institutional, and worldwide MNC clients.
Prior to this, Dr Ng spent 9 years at DSO National Laboratories, Singapore’s Defence R&D Lab, as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Head of R&D in Advanced Electronics and Signal Processing. He is the winner of 1998′s Defence Technology Prize. Concurrently, Antony was an Adjunct Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, where he helped to start the Computational Science Programme in the Faculty of Science.
Antony obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. He received Berkeley’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award in 1988, an AT&T Postgraduate Scholarship, and a UC Regents Fellowship, as well as an NCB Undergraduate Scholarship. He has previously worked at the famed Bell Laboratories and also at Sperry Corp (currently Unisys) and has held various consulting appointments.
A member of the ACE (Action Community for Entrepreneurship) Executive-Committee and the co-chair of the Culture and Education Crucible, Antony has been active in promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship, especially amongst schools and educational institutions.