Joint Chair: Dr. Bill Foo, Chairman Tung Lok Group
Dr. Bill Foo has over 30 years’ experience in financial services in Asia (1983-2015). He was CEO, ANZ Singapore for 12 years, running the bank with about 2,100 staff as one of the largest banks based in Singapore. He was Vice Chairman ANZ South Asia for 4 years, Southeast Asia Head of Investment Banking and President of Schroders Indonesia for 7 years and was with Citibank/Citicorp (Director) & Bank of America (AVP) for 10 years.
Bill is currently Chairman of Tung Lok Group, with about 30 restaurants in Singapore and the region. He is a Senior Advisor, Lazard Asia (NYSE listed Lazard Ltd) and Bank of Singapore (one of Asia’s largest private banks with over US$100 billion in assets under management). He is a Director of Kenon Holdings (NYSE listed) with interests in power and shipping in Israel and autos in China. He is Lead Director and Chair of Audit Committee of CDL Hospitality (c19 hotels with US$2 billion in assets) and Mewah Intl (US$ 3.0 billion Agri Turnover company). He is Director of Tower Capital PE (where Tower owns c72% of Eu Yan Sang Chinese – one of regions largest Chinese medical chains and 50% of PTC Logistics.
He is Chairman of the Singapore Israel Business Circle. In March 2015 Bill and his wife Sarah Jane were honored to host a Friendship Dinner at their home for Israel President Reuven Rivlin together with the Israel Embassy for about 100 Friends of Israel, and host about 20-30 Israeli startup companies annually in Singapore. Bill was also Co-Chair of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra visit with Zubin Mehta in 2017 and 2015.
Bill is Director, International Institute of Strategic Studies Asia, organiser of the annual Singapore Shangrila Defence Ministers Dialogue, with attendees including US Secretary of Defence, Canadian Defence Minister et al. He is a Member of McGill University’s Asia Board and a Special Adviser to the Chancellor, James Cook University, Australia.
Bill is presently Chairman Salvation Army Singapore/South Asia (one of the largest charities in Singapore/South Asia), Chairman, Heartware Network (one of the largest youth charity organisations in Singapore), Chairman, CEO Forum Fellowship and Co-Chairman Prayer@marketplace, a prayer ministry of the National Council of Churches Singapore.
He is a member of the Advisory Board for ELO in Singapore and he has been an instructor in the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme” offered by ELO in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford (www.ELOOxford.com).
His education includes: B. Admin (Concordia University), MBA (McGill University) and an Honorary Doctor of Commerce (James Cook University).