Prof Sum Yee Loong
Professor of Accounting (Practice)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Yee Loong is currently Professor of Accounting (Practice) at the Singapore Management University. He was formerly Tax Partner in Deloitte & Touche Singapore (1987- 2011). Yee Loong has specialised in taxation since qualifying as an accountant in the UK and has over 25 years of experience in Singapore Taxation and International Tax Planning.
Yee Loong had been nominated on several occasions as one of the top 10 leading Tax Advisers in Singapore by International Tax Review. He was also featured as one of the World’s Leading Tax Advisers in the Legal Media Group 2011 Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers.
He holds a Master degree in Taxation and Public Finance, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK, a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the UK, a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and an Accredited Tax Advisor.
Yee Loong is the Honorary Technical Advisor (Tax) to the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Chairman of the Curriculum and Examination Development Board of Tax Academy, Council Member of the Professional Education Council of Singapore Accountancy Commission, Board Member of SIATP, Board Member of the IRAS and Council Member of the National Arts Council.
Group Research, DBS Bank
Irvin Seah is the Executive Director for Economics and Currency Research at DBS Bank in Singapore. He joined DBS in 2006 and he is currently in charge of the macroeconomic coverage of Singapore and ASEAN economies. Apart from supporting the bank’s investment strategies and advising DBS clients on macroeconomic issues, his opinions are often featured in the media. Irvin is also the Chairman for the Research Sub-Committee within the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), as well as a committee member for the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI).
Mr Seah began his career in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, as a government economist under the Economist Service Scheme. In his career with the Ministry, Mr Seah was deeply involved in a wide range of government policies, including the restructuring of the Singapore economy under the Economic Review Committee (ERC), 2001-3003. Irvin was also a trade economist as well as a trade negotiator for the Singapore government. Beside economics and trade policy research, he was also involved in the WTO and several FTA negotiations.
Fluent in Mandarin, Irvin holds a Master of Business (Applied Economics) degree from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Chung-Sim Siew Moon
Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals
Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax & GST)
EY Asia-Pacific Tax Policy and Controversy (TPC) Leader and Partner
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Chung-Sim Siew Moon is a Board Member of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP). With over 35 years of experience and as Asia-Pacific Tax Policy and Controversy (TPC) Leader, and Partner in Ernst & Young Solutions LLP (EY), Siew Moon serves multinationals and local clients and works with various government authorities and regulators on tax matters.
As EY TPC Leader, Siew Moon works across all tax services, particularly with the EY specialist network of TPC professionals across the Asia-Pacific and globally. In working with the global tax controversy network, she helps clients to prevent, manage and resolve their tax controversies. She also works with the EY global tax policy network to help develop and implement policy initiatives – both as external and internal advisors to governments and companies.
Siew Moon is a frequent speaker at seminars and contributes articles to EY and external publications regularly. Besides possessing a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, Siew Moon also holds professional designations as a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and a Fellow CPA of CPA Australia.
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Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME)
Kurt has a career spanning 20 years in the investment and private equity industry. He is invested in medical and biotechnology fields of stem cells and small cells research. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Celligenics Pte Ltd, a biotech spin-off from A*STAR. He also serves as a director for a number of private and public companies.
Kurt is the President of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) and a council member of the Singapore Business Federation where he chairs the SBF SME Committee. Kurt also serves on the executive council of Singapore Children’s Society, where he has chaired the Fundraising Committee since 2008.
He also serves in a number of committees in various government ministries and academic institutions.
Kurt was appointed as a Justice of The Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore in April 2018.
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
Mr Satvinder Singh is Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing Trade & Connectivity and Business Services.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The Agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.
The Trade team fosters the growth of Singapore’s wholesale distribution sector firms and strengthens the competitiveness of Singapore’s trade eco-system. The wholesale trade sector, made up of 34,000 firms, is the third largest contributor to Singapore’s economy and is one of the largest employers of PMETs. The Connectivity division drives the growth and capability of Singapore’s transport and logistics companies; partnering them in their business transformation, capabilities building and international growth. The Business Services group oversees the growth internationally and capabilities of Singapore companies in professional services.
Besides Enterprise Singapore, Mr Singh is a Director to the Board of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd. He is also Director of SEL Holdings Incorporation Ltd of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is an alternate member to the Air Traffic Rights Committee since December 2018. He also sits on the
International Chamber Commerce (ICC) Academy Board of Directors and is a member of the National Trade and Logistics Inter-Agency Steering Committee.
Mr Singh attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2017.