SIM Society Governing Council

Assuming the overall governance of the SIM Society is the Governing Council. Comprising independent elected members, the Council is responsible for the strategic direction of SIM Society, provides governance oversight on all financial, remuneration, risk and audit matters and closely monitors compliance with control measures.



Dr Rosemary Tan
CEO & Founder
Genecet Biotechnologies & Veredus Laboratories

Dr Rosemary Tan is a former elected Governing Council member from 2007 to 2015. She is the CEO & Founder of Genecet Biotechnologies (2001) and Veredus Laboratories (2004) which was awarded Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in Asia & Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold) in 2006.

She was named one of the most important developments to watch by Business Week & BioSpectrum Editor’s Choice Emerging MedTech Company of Singapore.

Dr Tan developed one of the first Avian Flu (H5N1) diagnostic kit (2005), pioneered the VereFever kit, a lab-on-a-chip that can detect seven tropical diseases (Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Zika) with just one drop of blood and recently the rapid test kits for COVID-19 used by MOH at checkpoints since March 2020.

Veredus was acquired in 2018 by Sekisui Chemical, a publicly listed diagnostics company in Japan with annual global turnover of more than ¥1,000B (S$13B).

She was awarded Spirit of Enterprise (2003), NUS Outstanding Science Alumni (2006) and is a recipient of the Naito Science Award in Japan.

Dr Tan served as a member of the National Productivity and Continuing Education Committee headed by DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and Committee of the Future Economy headed by Minister of Finance Heng Swee Kiat. She is also a member of the Biotechnology Advisory Committee, School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Stephen Yee


Mr Stephen Yee

Deputy Executive Director
Singapore National Employers Federation

Mr Stephen Yee is the Deputy Executive Director of Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). He is responsible for SNEF Corporate Learning Centre to meet the current and the future needs of its members and working very closely with tripartite partners for their support.

Mr Yee previously held management positions with several companies including One Learning Place Pte Ltd, i2 Technologies Pte Ltd, Hewlett Packard Sales (SEA) Pte Ltd and Iveson Computer Associates Pte Ltd.

He was invited to participate in international conferences including International Organisation of Employers’ (IOE) Global Summit on the Future of Work (2017 & 2020) and Asia Regional Digital Conference: COVID-19 Business Response (2020).

Mr Yee previously served as a Town Councillor for Marine Parade GRC’s Finance Committee, Member of Board of Trustee for Migrant Worker’s Centre and many other community and professional bodies since 1992.

He is currently serving on the School Advisory Council for Damai Primary School, the Citizens’ Consultative Committee (MacPherson), MOM Manpower, Skills and Training Council (HR Workforce Skills Qualifications) and Chairman & Assistant-Secretary of MacPherson Aljunied Zone 1 Recreation Club.

Mr Yee holds a Master in Project Management (Double Distinction) from University of Adelaide and is a Certified Professional Management Consultant



Mr Allen Lee

Managing Director
Genesis Networks Pte Ltd

Mr Allen Lee is the Managing Director of Genesis Networks Pte Ltd, a company that provides end-to-end IT solutions and has partnered with industry heavyweights and technology leaders such as DELL, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Proficio, VMware, Veeam, Aruba and Fortinet.

Genesis is a long time corporate sponsor of Yellow Ribbon Project, a movement which aims to give ex-prisoners and offenders a second chance in life. Other initiatives such as the creation and sponsorship of SMU’s Genesis Networks Bursary for needy students are part of the company’s social outreach initiatives building a caring, compassionate and kind corporate culture.

Mr Lee was the Founder and current Treasurer of the EXCO for Information Technology Group (ITG), an interest group of SIM Society.

He is an accomplished Information Systems Security Practitioner having achieved his CISSP in the year 2000, way before it became the de-facto standard certification for any security professional. He attained the CISA certification, as part of his journey in providing Systems Security advisory and consulting services to client from the FSI and Government sectors.

Mr Lee is a member of Deyi Secondary School Advisory Committee. He serves as a conduit between the School and the communities, industry and parents network to add value to the development of the school, and the students.



Mr Tan Swee Heng

Principal Coach
LZ Leadership International

Mr Tan Swee Heng is the Principal Coach of LZ Leadership International and Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator with EDA Asia Pacific. He is the author of Coaching In The Moment – How busy leaders can make more impact with less time.

Mr Tan was the Regional Human Resource Director (2000-2010) for Reed Business in Asia Pacific where he developed a high performance organization through HR leadership, leadership development, talent management, recruitment and performance management.

Mr Tan was the Head of HR Department for Deloitte Singapore (1997-2000). During his tenure, he improved the organisational effectiveness and talent management. He also designed and implemented mentoring and polytechnic scheme to improve the firm’s effectiveness in growing and nurturing talents.

Mr Tan was a Battalion Commander in the Republic of Singapore Air Force, responsible for the operation and combat readiness of a missile unit. He was instrumental in the design and implementation of the initiatives and programs to motivate the unit to perform at a high level. The unit was awarded the Best Unit for its category at the SAF Day parade in July 1996.

Mr Tan holds an MBA in International Management from RMIT, a Degree in Management from Murdoch University and Diploma of Psychology from the SHRI.

He is a Certified Solution-focused Coach by the University of Toronto, a Certified Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholders’ Centered Executive Coach, accredited with Life Style Inventory / Leadership Impact, a Certified Action Reflection Learning Coach, a Certified Enneagram Coach and accredited with Social Style Communication System.

GC Members


Ms Catherine Yeow

Group Business Leader
HRnet One Pte Ltd

Catherine Yeow is the Group Business Leader for HRnet One Singapore and Bangkok office. She is responsible for overseeing all operations, including business development, project delivery, leadership development, and organisational design.

With 22 years of industry experience spanning across multiple specialisations and functions, Ms Yeow’s contributions have been instrumental in moulding HRnet One brand into what it is today.

Ms Yeow has developed and implemented talent practices that included succession planning, identification and assessment of high-potential talent and leadership competencies.

Prior to HRnet One, Ms Yeow spent six years in chemicals and plastics commodities sales with local listed companies and a Canadian based MNC.

Ms Yeow graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Economics from the University of London in 1994. 

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