ISCA is headed by the Council, which approves major policy decisions and oversees matters relating to the governance and membership of the Institute.
The composition of the Council reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the Institute’s members. The Council comprises leaders from the corporate and public sectors as well as the public accounting profession. They bring with them unique insights, wide-ranging experiences and extensive industry networks to support ISCA in reaching greater heights in a rapidly changing business landscape.
ISCA Council 2023/2024
The Office Bearers:
Mr Teo Ser Luck, FCA (Singapore)
Company Board Chairman
Mr Teo Ser Luck was Advisor to ISCA from 2009 to March 2022 and championed the formation of the ISCA Young Finance Leaders Network in 2018. He also facilitated members’ engagement through dialogue sessions with government leaders to share challenges faced by the accountancy industry and profession in 2019 and 2020.
Mr Teo is an entrepreneur, investor and started his own companies in different sectors. He started his career as an auditor and spent 15 years in the private sector managing multi-national companies in the Asia-Pacific region before being elected as a Member of the Parliament of Singapore and appointed as a full-time political office holder in the Singapore government cabinet for 11 years in 4 ministries. He returned to the private sector in July 2017 and remained as a Member of Parliament till June 2020.
Apart from having his own companies, Mr Teo is also the Chairman of two public-listed companies and board member of a few other companies listed on the main board of SGX. He is Advisor to the Singapore Fintech Association.
Mr Mohammad Shariq Sayeed Barmaky, FCA (Singapore)
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mr Mohammad Shariq Sayeed Barmaky has served on the ISCA Council since 2018 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2019. He is currently the Chairman of the IS Chartered Accountant Journal Editorial Advisory Panel. Prior to his current service, he served on the Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee and Financial Reporting Committee and was the member of the Audit Committee from 2018 to 2022, chairing the committee from 2019 to 2022.
Mr Barmaky has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting in the United Kingdom and Singapore. He has extensive experience in the audits of multinationals and local companies in various industries, as well as due diligence and public listings of equities and commercial paper. Mr Barmaky acts as audit partner for entities in the pharmaceutical, trading and distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas, shipping, postal and e-commerce/logistics and telecommunications sectors.
Mr Barmaky is currently the Chairman of the Professional Education Council of the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification. He also serves on the Boards of ACRA, Civil Service College and Shared Services for Charities Limited, as well as various committees in these organisations.
Ms Yiong Yim Ming, FCA (Singapore)
Group Chief Financial Officer
City Developments Limited
Ms Yiong Yim Ming was first elected to the ISCA Council in 2018 and was appointed on the Investment Committee in 2022. Previously, she was a member of the Continuing Professional Education Committee from 2017 to 2022 and was also a mentor of the ISCA Mentoring Programme for Aspiring CFOs in 2017. Ms Yiong is a member of the United Nations Global Compact’s CFO Taskforce for Sustainable Development Goals, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Ms Yiong joined City Developments Limited (CDL) in 2007 as an executive and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. She was re-designated as Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2018. She has extensive knowledge of the Group's financial and operation matters, both domestically and overseas, covering the Group's operations in property development, investment properties and hotels. Ms Yiong has strong technical competencies, specialising in the real estate sector, harnessed through 12 years of audit experience. Prior to joining CDL, she served a 10-year stint in KPMG Singapore and was with Ernst & Young Singapore for 2 years.
Ms Jocelyn Goh Chern Ni, FCA (Singapore)
Audit & Assurance Partner
Ms Jocelyn Goh served as a mentor to beneficiaries of the ISCA Cares bursary from 2017 to 2019. She was also a member of ISCA’s Accounting Technicians Learning and Development Board from 2016 to 2020 and member of the ISCA Young Professionals Group from 2009 to 2011. Ms Goh currently serves as a member of ACRA’s Disciplinary Committee.
Ms Goh has 27 years of experience in public accounting and commercial, including over 20 years with BDO LLP. As an audit partner, she is involved in the firm’s talent acquisition and development, quality management, and learning and development. Her client portfolio ranges from private to public companies across various industries. As part of the leadership team in BDO, she is involved in the strategic development of the firm. She is also involved in policy development, monitoring and evaluation of quality management in her position as the Head of the Practice’s Quality Management which includes quality reviews of audit engagements. As a talent partner, she facilitates the training and development of emerging leaders of the firm and constantly engages accountancy undergraduates to share her experience about the profession.
Ms Judy Ng, FCA (Singapore)
Chief Financial Officer, Institutional Banking Group
Ms Judy Ng was elected to the ISCA Council in 2021 and is currently the Chairperson of the Investment Committee as well as the ISCA Research Fund Evaluation Committee.
Ms Ng is the CFO for the Institutional Banking Business Group (IBG) at DBS Bank and has more than 30 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services. As part of the core management team, she works closely with the IBG Group Business Head in providing strategic recommendations, leadership, direction and management of the financial goals, objectives and planning. The role requires being at the forefront of managing the implications of changes arising from macro-economic, geopolitical, regulatory, business & human resource changes; and recommending re-pivots to the business. Prior to joining DBS Bank, she worked in a foreign bank and started her career at KPMG. Her experience spans coverage for banking, securities and insurance.
The Council Members:
Mr Choo Eng Beng, FCA (Singapore)
Mr Choo Eng Beng is currently a member of the Investment Committee. He was previously a member of the Membership Growth and Engagement Committee since his election to Council until April 2023 and was a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel from 2020 to April 2022.
Mr Choo has over 29 years of experience in public accounting. Prior to serving as the Head of Assurance, he was the Risk and Quality Leader in PwC Singapore and part of the leadership team. Mr Choo spent two years in London in PwC Global Accounting Consulting Services, which supports PwC Global on various matters concerning International Financial Reporting Standards, which includes quality of application, training, marketing and communications with the International Accounting Standards Board.
He is also a director of Shared Services for Charities, director and audit committee member of St Luke’s Elder Care, member of Strategic Planning Taskforce of St Luke’s Hospital, audit committee chairman of the Church of Singapore, and audit committee member of the National Research Foundation.
Mr Koh Wee Kwang, FCA (Singapore)
Nexia Singapore PAC
Mr Koh Wee Kwang is a member of the Sustainability and Climate Change Committee.
Mr Koh has more than 20 years of experience in assurance and non-assurance work. He was involved with the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley framework for American-related corporations during his 3-year secondment in London with a Big-4 accounting firm. Additionally, he has undertaken and led engagements in internal audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Reporting works for companies listed on the SGX and GEMS HKEx as well as charitable organisations. Mr Koh has also spoken on various platforms on the topic of sustainability and climate change.
Mr Koh was Treasurer of Yuhua Citizen’s Consultative Committee from 2013 to 2019.
Ms Lai Chin Yee, FCA (Singapore)
Qian Hu Corporation Limited
Ms Lai Chin Yee has been a Council member since 2018. She is the Chairperson of the Continuing Professional Education Committee as well as a member of the Membership Committee. She also served previously on the CFO Committee and the Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee.
Ms Lai has been the Finance Director of Qian Hu Corporation Limited since 2004. She was an auditor with international accounting firms prior to joining Qian Hu as its Group Financial Controller in 2000. She has more than 30 years of experience in areas including auditing, finance and accounting, taxation and treasury.
Ms Lai is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. She is the Non-Executive Chairman of Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited and an independent director of Micro Mechanics (Holdings) Ltd. She was appointed by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) as a member of the Tax Advisory Committee from 2004 to 2006 and served as a council member of the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance from 2006 to 2007. She has been a Board Member of ACRA since being appointed by MOF in 2019.
Mr Lim Yeong Seng, FCA (Singapore) (Singapore)
Mr Lim Yeong Seng is a member of the Public Accounting Practice Committee, which he had also served on from 2009 to 2015. He was also a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel from 2013 to April 2022.
Mr Lim has more than 35 years of experience in audit, corporate recovery, tax, secretarial, finance and administration. He is the founder and Managing Partner of KLP LLP, which he started in 1999. Mr Lim has cross-functional skills which enables him to assist clients in various ways, and these include consultancy relating to financial management and enterprise risk management. Mr Lim is an ACRA approved liquidator, with experience in judicial management, liquidation and litigation support.
Mr Lim is currently chairman of TASK International and Millet Holdings Pte Ltd and sits on the boards of Abacus Worldwide Advisory and The Rice Company Limited.
Ms Lo Mun Wai, FCA (Singapore)
Audit Partner and Head of Real Estate (Audit)
Ms Lo Mun Wai is a member of the Nominations Committee and was a member of the Financial Statements Review Committee from 2015 to 2017.
Ms Lo has over 25 years of working experience in Singapore and London. She audits listed companies in a wide range of industries, particularly real estate, hospitality and retail, and has been involved in due diligence and internal audit work. In addition, she is also actively involved in IPOs of REITs and business trusts in Singapore, as well as in follow-on offerings and placements. Ms Lo is also the quality review partner for various listed entities and has carried out pre-issuance reviews in the firm and peer reviews within the KPMG network.
Mr Ow Fook Chuen, FCA (Singapore)
Mr Ow Fook Chuen is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Mr Ow has over 27 years of experience in public finance and accounting. Prior to his appointment as the Accountant-General, Mr Ow has held various key appointments in the Public Service including Director (Industry Division) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Director (Governance & Investment), and Director (Accounting Standards Council) at Ministry of Finance, and Deputy Chief Executive (Operations & Policy) at the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. Mr Ow was part of the Committee to Develop the Singapore Accountancy Sector in 2008 that reviewed the development of Singapore's accountancy profession and sector. He was also appointed to the Singapore Accounting Standards Council between 2009 and 2011 and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council between 2015 and 2019.
Mr Ow is currently the Chairman of Singapore Management University’s School of Accountancy Advisory Board, a board member of the Accounting Corporate Regulatory Authority, and a Trustee of the Singapore Universities Trust. He is also appointed to the Singapore Accounting Standards Committee, the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, and the Accountancy Workforce Review Committee taskforce.
Ms Cyndi Pei, FCA (Singapore)
Chief Financial Officer, Digital InfraCo
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)
Ms Cyndi Pei is a member of the Audit Committee. She was also a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel from 2020 to April 2023.
Ms Pei is a finance leader with more than 20 years of experience. Currently, as the CFO for the Digital InfraCo (including Regional Data Centre) in Singtel, Ms Pei helms the finance and business partnering in the Digital InfraCo business unit which seeks to develop, grow, illuminate and unlock value from Singtel's portfolio of digital infrastructure assets - Regional Data Centre, Satellite, Connectivity and Enterprise Platform. Prior to this, Ms Pei garnered her experience from a SGX-listed F&B group covering a full spectrum of finance and corporate responsibilities as well as from her formative years with a Big Four accounting firm auditing and advising global companies across diverse industries. Her experience includes strategic planning, performance and change management, merger and acquisition, treasury and investments, real estate, tax planning and transfer pricing, enterprise risk management, sustainability management and reporting, investor relations, business development, and people development.
Ms Pei serves as an Audit & Risk Committee member of SATA CommHealth.
Mr Song Yeow Chung, FCA (Singapore)
Chief Financial Officer
Old Chang Kee Ltd
Mr Song Yeow Chung is a member of the CFO Committee. In addition, he has also been a member of the ISCA Young Finance Leaders Network since 2020.
Mr Song has more than 20 years of experience in financial auditing and accounting, which includes working in a Big 4 firm, US-listed multi-national corporation, and Singapore-based Small and Medium Enterprise. As CFO of Old Chang Kee Ltd, Mr Song is responsible for the full spectrum of financial functions, including financial and management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, as well as internal controls and compliance with corporate, legal, tax, and accounting requirements.
Mr Tan Kuang Hui, FCA (Singapore)
Chief Executive and Managing Partner
Mr Tan Kuang Hui was first elected as Council member in 2019 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He was also a member of the Ethics Committee from 2019 to 2022.
Mr Tan has over 27 years of experience in the audit and financial consulting services, providing audit and financial consulting services to a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, technology, manufacturing, trading, publishing and agricultural companies. As Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Crowe Singapore, Mr Tan leads the company, which comprises 11 partners and approximately 200 professionals. He is particularly well-versed in business in the People’s Republic of China, accounting and tax matters. Mr Tan is a member of the Board of Directors of Crowe Global.
Ms Belinda Teo Hui, CA (Singapore)
Ernst & Young LLP
Ms Belinda Teo has been a Council member since 2018 and was the Chairperson of the ISCA Young Professionals Advisory Committee from 2016 to 2022. She was a member of the Membership Growth and Engagement Committee since its inception in 2021 to 2023, and is currently a member of the Membership Committee.
Prior to being admitted as a partner, Ms Teo was an assurance senior manager with EY Singapore, focusing on the audit of healthcare and public sector clients. Over her years at EY, she has gained experience in providing audit services to government-linked organisations, multinational corporation groups and public listed companies. She has also been involved in several international assignments and initial public offering projects.
As part of her other volunteerism work in the community, Ms Teo serves as a member of the Singapore Management University School of Accountancy Advisory Board as well as the Honorary Treasurer of the Methodist Girls’ School's alumnae association.
Ms Maria Teo Yen Shan, CA (Singapore)
Associate Director, Sustainability and Climate Change Lead
CLA Global TS Risk Advisory Pte Ltd
Ms Maria Teo Yen Shan is the Chairperson of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee and is a member of the Sustainability and Climate Change Committee. She has also participated in mentoring programmes under ISCA Cares and the Young Professionals Advisory Committee, and advocates the improvement of professional development programmes such as the Financial Forensic Accounting qualification.
Ms Teo leads the Sustainability and Climate Change team in CLA Global TS Risk Advisory Pte Ltd, and also specialises in areas such as risk management and data governance. During her career, she has been deployed to various departments including Assurance and Advisory services and spent several months on secondment to the UK.
Ms Teo has also been appointed the Treasurer of Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre Foundation (Management Committee) since 2018, and has been involved on projects involving community outreach and cultural promotion.
Mr Don Wee Boon Hong, FCA (Singapore)
Member of Parliament
Senior Vice President
Mr Don Wee Boon Hong was elected as Council member in 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Advisor of the ISCA Young Professionals Advisory Committee. He also represents ISCA on the Accountancy Workforce Review Committee set up by the Ministry of Finance.
Mr Wee has over 22 years of banking experience and is the Senior Vice President of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB). Prior to UOB, Mr Wee held the position of Senior Vice President of HSBC.
He is a Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC. He also serves as Court-appointed Deputy, Office of the Public Guardian, and the Institute of Mental Health Visitors’ Board Member. He is in the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence, under the Ministry of Defence as well as Advisor to the Union of Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Training Staff.
Mr Christopher Wong Mun Yick, FCA (Singapore)
Head and Partner, Assurance
Ernst & Young LLP
Mr Christopher Wong Mun Yick is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and has served on the Nominations Committee since his election to Council in 2019. He was also a member of the Membership Committee from 2019 to 2023.
Mr Wong has extensive experience in serving public listed, private and multinational companies from a range of industry sectors, some of these in a senior capacity as the Global Client service partner. He previously held the role of the firm’s Staff partner.
Mr Wong is a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for Accountancy at the Singapore Institute of Technology and serves on the Accounting Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore Business School. He is the Board Director of Tripartite Alliance Limited and the Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee. He is also on the Board and Audit Committee Member of the Trailblazer Foundation and is a Trustee of the St Joseph’s Institution Philanthropic Fund.