Board of Directors
Dr. Richard Lim
Dr Lim started Majulah Connection in November 2002 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is based in San Francisco, California.
Dr Lim spent over 16 years in the US where he attended business school and founded several technology companies funded by top US venture firms. He was Chairman and CEO of iMarket, a software company funded by Sierra Ventures, Oak Technology Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. iMarket was later acquired by Dun and Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB). Richard was also Chairman and CEO of Co-nect, an education technology company that was supported by GE Capital, ICG, and David Mixer, a founder of Columbia Capital. He seed-funded and served as a director of Quickdot Corporation, an internet startup that was financed by Charles River Ventures. Prior to starting his companies, Dr Lim was an executive at Lotus Development Corporation in Boston. He was also a key member of the founding management team for National University Hospital in Singapore before he went to the US in 1986.
As Chairman of the Singapore Overseas Network (SON) (US), he was actively involved in the Economic Review Committee (ERC). He received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was designated as an Arjay Miller Scholar (top 10% of graduating class) and acquired an MBBS from the National University of Singapore on a PSC scholarship.
Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow
Ngiam Tong Dow has a long and distinguished career in public service in Singapore before his retirement. Mr Ngiam was previously the Chairman of Surbana Corporation Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Housing Development Board (“HDB”). He was the Chairman of the HDB from October 1998 to June 2003.
Mr Ngiam is also concurrently a director at Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, United Overseas Bank Ltd and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Prior to his present appointments, Mr Ngiam had numerous appointments in the public and private sector. These included being the chairman of various statutory boards and companies, including the Economic Development Board (1975 to 1981), the Singapore Technologies Holdings Pte Ltd (formerly known as Sheng-Li Holding Co Pte Ltd) (1981 to 1991), Development Bank of Singapore Ltd (1990 to 1998) and the Central Provident Fund Board (1998 to 2001).
Mr Ngiam also held the post of Permanent Secretary in several key government ministries, including the Ministry of Finance (1986 to 1999), the Prime Minister’s Office (1979 to 1994) and the Ministry of National Development (1987 to 1989). He had been appointed as director of numerous public and private companies. These companies included Overseas Union Bank Ltd (2000 to 2002), Temasek Holdings Limited (1990 to 2000), Health Corporation of Singapore Pte Ltd (1990 to 1996) and Singapore Airlines Ltd (1972 to 1996).
Mr Ngiam obtained a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics from University of Malaya (in Singapore) in 1959, where he was also awarded the Departmental Book Prize in Economics (1958 to 1959). He also holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1964, where he also obtained a Public Service Fellowship. Mr Ngiam has been awarded numerous public service awards from the Government of Singapore, including the Distinguished Service Order (1999) and the Long Service Medal (1995).
Mr. Anthony Ang
Mr Ang is the Chief Executive Officer of ARA Managers (Asia Dragon) Pte Ltd. He has previously served as the Executive Director of Majulah Connection, based in Singapore, from 2003 to 2006 and is now volunteering his time to keep the Majulah spirit alive. He spent over 10 years overseas where he completed his education in the UK and France, and worked for six years in the USA.
Mr Ang has over 20 years of experience in economic development, general and operational management, and investment. He started his career at the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB), where he served for 14 years, and was based in the US for six years as Regional Director for the SEDB North American Operations. He joined Armstrong Industrial Corporation, a leading precision engineering specialist in 1993 as an Executive Director and Group General Manager. Mr Ang played a key role listing the Armstrong group in 1995. He was later Senior Vice President for Vertex Management, and Executive Vice President and Global Head for Administration and Corporate Affairs for GIC Real Estate.
Mr Ang served as a council member of the Singapore Manufacturer Association (now Singapore Manufacturers Federation) and the French Singapore Business Association. With a scholarship from the Singapore and French governments, he graduated with an MBA from the European Institution of Business Administration (INSEAD). He completed his B. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) with First Class Honour from the Imperial College, London.