Our Expert/Speaker Board

Our Expert/Speaker Board possesses an extraordinary breadth of experience and depth of expertise. They are professors of Corporate Governance, Sustainability, Innovation and Business Leadership from a number of prestigious universities.Combining academic and practical knowledge, VSBF also brings together senior leaders who hold C-level positions such as Chairman, CEO, CFO, or COO in well-known domestic and international companies. All of the keynote speakers are those sitting on numerous boards and consulting on Strategy, Corporate Governance, Sustainability, Innovation, Policy and Board and Business Networks.


Mr. Douglas Foo is former president of Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Singapore’s Non Resident High Commissioner to Tanzania – appointed on 5 March 2019Vice Chairman, Singapore Business Federation (SBF)Vice President, Singapore National Employers’ Federation (SNEF)Chairman and Founder, Sakae Holdings Limited, a public listed companySingapore Appointed Representative ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN – BAC). Singapore Ministry of Trade and IndustryFellow, Eisenhower Fellowship


Dr Fidah Alsagoff is currently Joint Head of Enterprise Development Group and Head of Life Sciences at Temasek International Pte Ltd, where he has been since 2008.He was previously a Partner at Innosight Ventures Private Limited, and prior to that, was Chief Executive Officer of MOH Holdings.Fidah currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design and on the Governing Board of the Duke-NUS Medical School.


Dr. Vu Minh Khuong is currently an Associate Professor of National University of Singapore. Dr. Khuong was a member of the Economic Advisory Group of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for the 2016-2021 term.He was also a senior advisor to many government agencies, corporations, and major organisations in the world, such as the United Nations Development Programme, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and more.


Mr. Wong is currently the Group President & CEO of Sembcorp Industries, which is Singapore’s leading corporation in energy and urban solutions. Mr. Wong has over 20 years of leadership experience in energy and investment management.He was the Group CEO of Singapore Power Group (SP Group) where he led SP Group’s transformation towards an increasing focus on sustainability and innovation.


Mr. Wai Hoong is a Managing Director at Temasek and has roles as Deputy Head of Technology & Consumer as well as Deputy Head of Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Temasek in 2019, he was a Partner at General Atlantic leading their Southeast Asia investing programme, and was previously a Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners.Earlier in his career, Mr. Wai Hoong held a variety of investment management and investment banking roles at firms including Headlands Capital Partners, LLC, Blum Capital Partners LP, and Morgan Stanley.


Dr. Vo Tri Thanh is Chairman of Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. Also, he was Vice President of Central Institute for Economic Management. He has many researches and consulting works on trade liberalization, regional economic integration, macroeconomic policy, financial market development, institutional reform and development.


Strategic Faculty of Singapore Management University – SMU; Founder & CSO Handprint Tech; Founder & Director Global Mangrove Trust.Prior to joining SMU, Simon obtained a PhD in Management from Imperial College London, and worked in sustainable innovation consulting. Simon’s research focuses on the intersection of digitization and sustainability. Simon is the author of a book on Sustainable Business Models.