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The current HDB Board Chairman and Members.
Mr Bobby Chin Yoke Choong
Chairman, Housing & Development Board
Mr Bobby Chin assumed the position of Chairman on 1 October 2016 after serving as the Deputy Chairman from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.
Mr Chin is the Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd and the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Cooperative Limited. He holds directorships in Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd, Frasers Logistics & Commercial Asset Management Pte Ltd and the Singapore Labour Foundation.
Mr Chin was the Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. He was the Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that, served as its board member from 1997 to 2001. He also served as the Chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board from 2006 to 2012. Mr Chin chaired the MediShield Life Review Committee in 2013.
Mr Chin is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was awarded the Public Service Star in 2011, the Friend of Labour Award in 2013, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017.
Professor Lily Kong
Deputy Chairman, Housing & Development Board
Professor Lily Kong assumed the position of Deputy Chairman on 1 October 2020 after serving as a member of the HDB Board from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020.
Professor Kong is SMU’s fifth President, and the first Singaporean to lead the 21-year old university. She is also the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. She was previously Provost of SMU, Vice Provost and Vice President at the National University of Singapore (in various portfolios), and Executive Vice President (Academic) of Yale-NUS College.
Professor Kong is internationally known for her research on social and cultural change in Asian cities, focusing on a range of issues ranging from religion, cultural policy and creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, to smart cities. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor Kong has received five international fellowship awards and has also won the Association of American Geographers Robert Stoddard Award for Distinguished Service (Geography of Religion and Belief Systems).
Prof Kong was conferred the Public Service Star in 2020 and Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006. In a global study by Stanford University (2020), Prof Kong was identified as among the world’s top 1% of scientists in the field of Geography. She was recognised in Kompasiana Online (2021) as one of the 10 most influential women in Asia, and in Forbes Asia’s Power Businesswomen list (2020).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Housing & Development Board
Mr Tan Meng Dui was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Housing & Development Board (HDB) on 26 February 2021. Before HDB, Mr Tan was the CEO of National Environment Agency (NEA), the leading public organisation responsible for ensuring a clean and green environment, and the sustainable development of Singapore. The two positions in HDB and NEA complement each other well, with both belonging to the Infrastructure and Environment cluster within Government. They play key roles in making Singapore a more liveable and sustainable city, contributing to a quality living environment for present and future generations of Singaporeans.
Mr Tan was previously the Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Ministry of National Development (MND). In this capacity, he was responsible for the development of Singapore’s public housing policies, as well as the research, corporate and communications strategies of the MND family. Before assuming his appointment in MND, Mr Tan was the Deputy Secretary (Technology) in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), and had served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) where he started his career.
Mr Tan graduated from the Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1989. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Editor, Berita Harian/Berita Minggu, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Mr Mohd Sa’at Bin Abdul Rahman was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in June 2014. He is the Editor of Berita Harian/Berita Minggu of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH).
He is also President of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis). Mr Sa'at, who has been in journalism with SPH for more than 30 years, has covered various issues and developments.
He serves on several national and community committees, including the National Translation Committee, and the Malay Language Council. He is also a board member of the Land Transport Authority and KidSTART.
Executive Director, PAVE
Dr Sudha Nair was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2015. She is the Executive Director of PAVE, the first family violence specialist centre. Dr Sudha Nair is a practising social worker. She is also a member of the Public Service Commission. Dr Sudha Nair also serves on the Board of Term Trustee for SINDA.
She was a faculty member at the National University of Singapore for 10 years, teaching social work. Her research interests include community-based family services, community development issues and social policies related to low-income families.
She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University, St Louis, USA, and a PhD in Social Work from the National University of Singapore.
Dr Sudha Nair was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2017. She was also awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award in 1998 by the National Council of Social Service. Dr Sudha Nair was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore in 2010.
CEO, SQL View Pte Ltd
Mr Stephen Lim was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. He is the CEO and Managing Director of SQL View Pte Ltd. He founded SQL View Pte Ltd in 1992 and today it is recognized as the pioneer and leading provider of Knowledge and Record Management Solutions.
Mr Stephen Lim is the Chairman of NTUC Link Private Limited and Board Director of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd.
Mr Stephen Lim was the Chairman of the Technology Committee of SCCCI. He had served as a board member of several organisations such as IDA, SPRING, ST Electronics for Info-Software Systems, E-Services and Enterprise 1. He had served as a member of Finance and Information Technology (FIT) Committee for Sentosa Development. He was also a member of several other committees and organisations, including the National Internet Advisory Committee (NIAC) and Temasek Polytechnic Information Technology School Advisory Committee, Republic Polytechnic ICT School Advisory Committee and National Trust Council (NTC).
He is the main founder of Singapore Enterprise Chapter (SEC) in Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and served as Chairman from 2001 - 2003. He served as SiTF Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2004 and Chairman from 2004 to 2006.
Mr Stephen Lim graduated with a Master in Management Science from Imperial College, London University and a Bsc in Electronic Engineering from Birmingham University, UK.
He was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) in 1993 for his entrepreneurial achievements. He was also named the “Person of the Year” in the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) IT Leader Awards 2007, an award to honour individual who has made outstanding contributions to IT industry in Singapore.
Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Development, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
Ms Jacqueline Loh was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. She is currently the Deputy Managing Director for Corporate Development in MAS. She oversees the Finance, Risk & Currency, Technology, as well as the Organisation & People Development Groups.
Ms Jacqueline Loh joined the MAS in 1987. Prior to this appointment, she served as Deputy Managing Director for Markets & Development from 1 September 2013 to 31 January 2021. She was the Assistant Managing Director overseeing the Finance, Information Technology and Risk Group from 1 April 2010 to 31 January 2012 and in charge of the Prudential Policy, Macroprudential Surveillance and Specialist Risk Supervision Group from 1 February 2012 to 31 August 2013. She has also had experience working in MAS New York Office between 1990 and 1994.
She graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1986. She serves on the Board of Trustee at the Wealth Management Institute. Jacqueline is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of pension savings schemes in a couple of Ministries and the Chairman of Singapore Clearing House Association.
Ms Jacqueline Loh was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) Medal in August 2010 and Public Administration (Gold) Medal in 2018.
Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Mr Patrick Tay was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. He is currently Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). He is Director of NTUC’s Legal Services Department and Strategy Department. Mr Tay is the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union (SMMWU) and the Banking & Financial Services Union, and also serves as Adviser and Trustee to numerous unions.
Graduating from NUS with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1995 and Master of Laws in 1999, he is an Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore), an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2005 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2010.
Mr Patrick Tay is the elected Member of Parliament for Pioneer SMC. He is Chairman of the GPC for Education and Member of the GPC for Home Affairs and Law. He is Chairman of West Coast Town Council and Vice-Chairman of SouthWest CDC. He also serves as a Board Member in the Economic Development Board and Workforce Singapore.
BG Lee Yi-Jin was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2020. He assumed his current position as MINDEF’s Group Chief of Policy & Strategy and Group Chief of MINDEF Transformation in August 2021. His previous appointments in the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces include the Commander of the 6th Division, Assistant Chief of General Staff (Plans), Commander of the 3rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, Commanding Officer of the 21st Battalion Singapore Artillery, and Singapore’s Army Attaché to Jakarta, Indonesia.
BG Lee is currently serving as a Board Member of STELOP Pte Ltd, a position he has held since 2019. He was also previously on the Board of ST Electronics Pte Ltd from 2017 to 2018.
BG Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago, a Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, as well as a Master of Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal – Bronze (Military) in 2016.
Managing Director, RDC Architects Pte Ltd
Ms Soh is currently a member of the Appeals Board (Land Acquisition), Board Member of Sentosa Development Corporation, member of Mandai Development Committee and Chairman of Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Design & Engineering Safety Award Assessment Committee.