Chief Executive Officer, The Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)
Doris Sohmen-Pao is Chief Executive Officer at the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI). Her career spans across education, human capital and media. Before HCLI, Doris worked as an advisor to the Singapore Public Service Division, helping develop relationships and synergies between the public and private sector. Doris has worked in a number of educational institutions and was part of the inaugural leadership team at Yale-NUS College where she was responsible for all non-academic matters. She also helmed the MBA programmes at Singapore Management University and INSEAD and has been deeply involved with Princeton University where she has served on the Board of Trustees.
Previously, Doris led recruiting and HR at Bain & Co.’s Southeast Asia practice as Director of Human Capital. Her media experience stems from her work at Time Inc. where she was based in their London and Hong Kong offices and led their international new media practice.
In addition to HCLI, Doris currently serves on the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore National Gallery, IHRP boards and is a member of the EXCO of the Singapore chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
Ong Whee Teck
Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Management Services, Trusted Services and Deep Identity
Ong Whee Teck is the CEO of Temasek Management Services, Trusted Services and Deep Identity. He is responsible for the design, sales and delivery of the full spectrum of technology-enabled services across Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Secretariat and Corporate Events Management to institutions in Singapore and beyond.
Prior to joining TMS, Whee Teck was the Partner in Technology Consulting responsible for the South-East Asia business at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a global consulting firm.
In that capacity, he led his team in fulfilling both the sales and delivery of technology projects across multiple countries and various industries, but primarily in the Financial Services sector. Before that, Whee Teck held various strategic leadership roles at United Overseas Bank and Accenture, where he managed teams of IT professionals in Wholesale Banking, Global Treasury, Risk Management, Trade & Remittance and Payment while overseeing deployment of group technology solutions throughout Asia Pacific. In his early career, Whee Teck was a programmer who was involved in creating large core systems and solutions in transaction management, security authorisation and applications architecture.
Whee Teck has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore's School of Computing since 2013 where he teaches IT Leadership and Software and Enterprise Architecture. He subsequently held senior executive positions with Hill and Knowlton and Whirlpool Corporation in Europe and Asia respectively.
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Storage and Warehouse Pte Ltd (SSW)
Ong Swee Keong
Swee Keong is the CEO of SSW. He leads the Company and its subsidiary (SSW Logistics Pte Ltd) in the performance and delivering of logistics solutions to its group of stakeholders, including customers in the private sector as well as government agencies in Singapore.
Before joining SSW in 2017, Swee Keong spent 16 years in various multinational and local logistics companies, including Exel Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, DHL-Exel Supply Chain, CEVA Logistics and Yang Kee Logistics. His responsibilities covered product and strategy formulation, business development, contract negotiation, project implementation, operations management, P&L and general management. Swee Keong started his supply chain career in Shanghai with Exel-Sinotrans Pte Ltd as a project manager to start up new logistics operations in China. He then went on to lead regional level projects with Exel in its Asia Pacific office, implementing key customer projects across various business verticals, while leading cross functional and cross-cultural teams. As part of the senior management teams during his time in DHL, CEVA and Yang Kee Logistics, he spearheaded development of new contract logistics business and capabilities in sectors such as FMCG, healthcare, food, industrial, chemicals and aerospace.
Swee Keong was as an Administrative Officer with Singapore Airlines in his early career and had also spent a short time with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore). He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 with an Honours degree in Business Administration.