Speaker of Parliament, Republic of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob

Madam Halimah Yacob was elected Member of Parliament for Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001. She had previously served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Social and Family Development.. She was elected as Speaker of Parliament in January 2013.

Mdm Halimah graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). She was called to the Singapore Bar in 1981. In 2001, she attained a Master of Laws from NUS.

In 1978, Madam Halimah started her career with the National Trades Union Congress and held various positions, such as Deputy Secretary General, Director of the Women’s Development Secretariat, Director of the Legal Services Department and Executive Secretary of the United Workers of Electronics and Electrical Industries. More …

Annie Koh

Annie Koh is Associate Professor of Finance and Dean of Office of Executive and Professional Education at the Singapore Management University. She also holds the position Academic Director, International Trading Institute@SMU. She received her PhD in International Finance from New York University (Stern School of Business) in 1988 where she was a Fulbright scholar. A frequently sought after conference speaker, panel moderator and expert commentator, Annie’s research interests are in Family Office and Family Business Research, REITS, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments, and Enterprise Risk Management. She has extensive experience in consulting and executive education for the corporate and public sectors, training professionals in leadership, management, directorship and private banking. More …

Dr. Marleen DielemanDr. Marleen Dieleman

Dr. Marleen Dieleman is associate professor and associate director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) at NUS Business School in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University and a master degree in business administration from Rotterdam School of Management, both in The Netherlands.

Marleen teaches corporate strategy and her research interests are in Asian family businesses -in particular in Indonesia- and in the governance of Asian firms. She has published widely on these topics, including articles in academic journals, books, book chapters, cases and reports. Her work is featured regularly in international media such as the Financial Times and she is a frequent invited speaker on governance in Asia. Marleen also teaches in various executive education programs and has extensive consulting experience.