CRIB Board of Advisors

About CRIB

CRIB Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based social enterprise which aims to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking, matchmaking and business incubation. As a social impact business, we endeavor to reinvest all returns towards CRIB operations, with a portion of finances channeled towards complementary social causes that benefit women entrepreneurs.

CRIB advisor - GraceMinister Grace Fu

Minister,
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and later obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank and later with the Haw Par Group in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development.

Ms Fu joined the PSA Corporation in 1995 and took on different responsibilities in finance and marketing. She held the position of Chief Executive Officer, PSA South EastAsia and Japan, where she was responsible for the business performance of PSA’s flagship terminals in Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Japan, before she joined politics.

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and later obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank and later with the Haw Par Group in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development.

CRIB entrepreneur - ElimMs Elim Chew, PBM

Founder & President,
77th Street (S) Pte Ltd
Kingdom Investment Consultant

Ms Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street, the leading youth and young adults streetwear fashion and accessories retailer in Singapore and Beijing. She also sits on over 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organizations such as *SCAPE, School of The Arts, and Action Community for Entrepreneurship.

Ms Chew is humbled to be recognized with awards such as the Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur in 2001, Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year 2002, Young Woman Achiever 2003, Singapore Promising Brand Award 2004, Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy, Responsible Leadership Award and Community Engagement Award in 2010, Outstanding Young Singaporean Award – Commendation, and the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2011.

CRIB advisor - ClaireMs Claire Chiang, BBM

Senior Vice President,
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited

Ms Claire Chiang co-founded the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and pioneered the group’s retail business in 1996, which has since grown to over 60 outlets worldwide. She currently serves as the Chairperson for China Business Development, Advisor on Human Capital Development, and the Chairperson of Banyan Tree Global Foundation, the sustainability arm of Banyan Tree Holdings.

Ms Chiang jointly received the 2009 Hospitality Lifetime Achievement Award at the China Hotel Investment Summit, honouring a lifetime of extraordinary leadership, accomplishments and contributions to the hospitality industry.

CRIB advisor - JennyMs Jennie Chua, PJG

Ms Jenny Chua is a Board Director of GuocoLand Limited, GuocoLeisure Limited and Far East Orchard Limited, as well as ISS A/S, a company listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. She is the Chairman of Alexandra Health System and Singapore Film Commission, the Deputy Chairman of Temasek Foundation, Member of CapitaLand Hope Foundation Board and Singapore’s Pro-Enterprise Panel. She is also a Board Director of Ministry of Health Holdings and sits on MOH Holdings Healthcare Infrastructure and Planning Committee.

Ms Chua is a Justice of the Peace and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to The United Mexican States. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and has been closely associated with the hospitality, tourism and property industry for over three decades, serving as Director of the Singapore Convention Bureau, General Manager and Chairman of Raffles Hotel and Raffles International, President and CEO of Raffles Holdings and The Ascott Group, and COO of CapitaLand Limited. She also previously chaired Community Chest, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (the first and only woman to-date in its 177 years history), Sentosa Cove, and The Arts House.

CRIB advisor - LauraMs Laura Hwang, PBM

Ms Laura Hwang is the first Singaporean and woman to head an international financial company in Singapore, making her a role model for many younger women to enter the industry. She has been recognised for her leadership in both the financial and community service sectors for her strong strategic, business and leadership abilities. Her 17-year banking career involved responsibilities such as Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange, Asset Management and Private Banking in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. She was appointed to the boards of the Bank’s financial arms in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Ms Hwang was the President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations from 2010-2014, leading the Co-ordinating Council for 57 organisations with a combined outreach of over 700,000. She is also co-chair of BoardAgender and served as the Director of the ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations till July 2014.

CRIB advisor - LilyDr Lily Neo, MBBChBAO

Member of Parliament,
Tanjong Pagar GRC

Dr Lily Neo, a medical practitioner, was first elected in 1997 as Member of Parliament for Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC and has been re-elected in the next three General Elections for Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar GRCs. She has served as Chairman of GPCs as well as Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar Town Councils.

Dr Neo, always mindful of the needs of her residents, reaches out and assists them through her regular house-visits and weekly “meet-the-people” sessions. She shows concern for the women, children, elderly and needy and has spoken out in Parliament on matters of government that affect their well-being. Of the many topics that included Adjournment and Private Member’s Motions she raised in Parliament, the most significant are those that pertain to concerns of women, welfare of the young and elderly, plight of the needy and the direction for our education and healthcare systems.

Dr Neo is a medical doctor who graduated from Dublin, Ireland. She still runs her own medical clinics. She is married to a doctor and they have a daughter and a son. Both her children are doctors with the Ministry of Health Holdings.

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