Board of Trustees

The SBF Act states that the Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the Federation fulfils its intended objectives, and that its funds and assets are safe and well-accounted for. It also ensures that council members are fit for office.

Mrs Fang Ai Lian was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2012 by the Minister of Trade and Industry. The Board consists of two other members Ms Kay Kuok Oon Kwong and Prof Tan Cheng Han.

Fang Ai Lian

Mrs Fang Ai Lian was an Advisor to the Far East Organization Group and sits on the Board of Directors of several companies, including Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Metro Holdings Ltd and MediaCorp Pte Ltd. She was formerly the Chairman of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, and the former Chairman of Ernst & Young Singapore.

Mrs Fang is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore and a Member of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Kay Kuok Oon Kwong

Mdm Kay Kuok Oon Kwong, is the Executive Chairman of Allgreen Properties Limited, a Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited (Singapore), Managing Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Bhd and a Director of Shangri-La Hotels Public Company Limited (Thailand). She sits on the Boards of Venture Corporation Limited, Kuok (Singapore) Limited (and its various subsidiaries) and Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd as well.

Mdm Kuok is currently the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and the Yale-NUS College Governing Board. She has made notable contributions to education, tourism, healthcare, the arts and the environment, having also served on several other educational and community service organisations, industry groups and government bodies, including MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, The Courage Fund Limited, Singapore Hotels Association, Singapore Tourism Board, NUS Board of Trustees, National Arts Council, South West CDC, Singapore Environment Council, National Environmental Agency, VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer and Northlight School.

Mdm Kuok has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PSM) from the President of Singapore in 2015, 2005 and 1998 respectively. The Singapore Tourism Board honoured her with its inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in 2009 and its Special Recognition Award in 2004.

Mdm Kuok is an Advocate and Solicitor (Barrister-at-Law) from Gray’s Inn, London. 

Tan Cheng Han

Professor Tan Cheng Han S.C. is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS). From July 2019 to August 2022, he was Chair Professor of Commercial Law at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Law, where he also served as Dean and Co-Director of the Centre for Public Affairs and Law while on leave from NUS. Until July 2019, he was the Chairman of the NUS E W Barker Centre for Law and Business and was Dean of the NUS law school from 1 May 2001 – 31 December 2011. Professor Tan is also Chairman of Singapore Exchange Regulation Ltd, Caritas Singapore, President of the Asian Law Schools Association, and he practices as an advocate and arbitrator. Some of his previous appointments include being a Director of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, and Commissioner of the Competition Commission of Singapore. He has represented the Competition Commission of Singapore in several appeals against decisions of the Commission.


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160 Robinson Rd #06-01
SBF Center, Singapore 068914
+65 6827 6828
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Mondays to Thursdays: 8.45 am to 6.00 pm

Fridays: 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: Closed