Singapore District Cooling (SDC) operates the world’s largest underground district cooling network and has been providing reliable, round-the-clock cooling services to developments within the premium Marina Bay financial district. Visit the SDC, who currently comprises 3 interconnected plants and are controlled by a highly sophisticated in-house developed control logic system.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education
Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education.
She co-chairs the Modern Services Workstream under the Future Economy Council and provides Ministerial oversight of Infrastructure Asia.
She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining Government. Under her law portfolio from 2012 – 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.
Under her MOF portfolio, Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services.
Minister, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Mr. Anisul Huq, MP was born on 30 March 1956 to Advocate Serajul Huq, a renowned lawyer, freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament, and Mrs. Jahanara Huq.
Mr. Huq, one of the most prominent lawyers of the country, completed his LL.B from Dhaka University and LL.M from King’s College, University of London.
Mr. Huq was the Chief Special Prosecutor for both the Bangabandhu Murder Case and the Jail Killing case. He was the Chief Counsel and Special Prosecutor for the Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh.
Mr. Anisul Huq was elected the Member of the Parliament in 2014 and 2018 consecutively. He took oath as the Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in 2014 and again on 2019. He is the first person to be the Law Minister for two terms consecutively in the history of Bangladesh.
Deputy Minister of Transport
Mr. Michael Keenan was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport on March 14, 2016.
Michael has extensive experience in management, engagement, economic analysis and policy development in the Government of Canada.
Before joining Transport Canada (TC), he served as Associate Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
Before that, at Environment Canada he was responsible for strategic policy development, economic analysis of environmental policy and regulatory initiatives, coordination of federal/provincial relations, and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. He also served as the Vice-President (VP) of Organizational Leadership at the Canada School of Public Service and as the Director General (DG) of Economic Analysis at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), where he also chaired of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee of Agriculture.
Earlier in his public service career, Mr. Keenan worked in central agencies, in the Priorities and Planning Secretariat at the Privy Council Office (PCO), in various positions at Finance Canada and at the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Keenan holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honours from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in economics from Queen's University.
Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Kwakwa is leading the World Bank’s engagement in 23-member countries in the East Asia and Pacific region, focusing on private sector led growth, human capital development and inclusion, and sustainable and resilient development. Under her leadership, the World Bank’s EAP region has given strategic priority to childhood stunting, climate actions including transitions to cleaner energy paths and more effective use of public resources to leverage private financing particularly for infrastructure development. She also focuses on deepening partnership with regional bodies such as ASEAN and development actors in the region.
Since joining the World Bank, Ms. Kwawka has had several successful assignments as economist, country manager and country director in East Asia and Africa. She has extensive field experience in Nigeria, Rwanda and Vietnam. Ms. Kwakwa has led work on a range of economic policy issues such as economic competitiveness, fiscal management notably in resource rich economies and fiscal decentralization.
Governor & Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
PNG Cheong Boon
Chief Executive Officer
Png Cheong Boon is the Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.
Prior to that, Cheong Boon was the Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry from June 2017 to May 2018. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore from 2008 to 2013. He began his career with the Economic Development Board in 1993 and held various portfolios in Singapore and the US before joining SPRING Singapore as its Deputy Chief Executive in 2003. Cheong Boon serves on the boards of the Economic Development Board, Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd, Raffles Medical Group, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd. He has also served on the boards of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.
Cheong Boon was a recipient of the EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.
Cheong Boon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.
Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance)
His Excellency Vongsey Vissoth joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1995, and currently serves there as Permanent Secretary of State overseeing and leading works that covers: macroeconomic and fiscal policies, budget, international cooperation, and public-private partnership (PPP). His Excellency spearheaded the formulation of many major policy papers such as Budget System Reform Strategy Revenue Mobilization Strategy, PPP Policy, and Public Debt Management Policy, among others. Currently, he is leading the preparation of Public Investment Management Framework.
His Excellency also holds the Vice Chairman position at the Supreme National Economic Council, where he was involved extensively in the development of the Rectangle Strategies of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Cambodia’s Vision 2050, and Industrial Development Policy. His other portfolios include overseeing the Skill Development Fund and Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund and serving as the Chairman of Cambodia’s Digital Economy Policy Working Group.
His Excellency obtained his Master’s degree in economics and was a PhD candidate at the Moscow Institute for International Relations.