PMI Singapore Chapter

Announcement of Successful Candidates (2021-05-25)

Announcement of Successful Candidates (2021-05-25)

We are happy to announce the successful candidates and celebrate those who were elected for the 2021-22 term. We have seen a very big interest in serving our PM community and are grateful for everyone's contributions. Please refer to the table below for the outcome.


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Candidate Name

Candidate profile summary

Description of intended contribution to the Chapter and PMI  



Up for election

 John Lee

John Lee

Welcome John!


John has more than 20 years of experiences in Information Security, Risk and Project Management. He is the Managing Director of a Cyber Threat Intelligence sharing centre supporting public and private sector organizations operating critical assets. The centre facilitates sharing of cyber physical threat information relating to the sectors of the organizations.

He was the past Regional CIO of a MNC covering the Asia Pacific and Middle East region. He was leading the IT team for the business areas and managing Global Services with responsibility for Information Security, Infrastructure and Communication. He led a global transformation project covering the country organizations in the Region. It leverages technology to standardize the operations using global templates.

He was on the GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) committee for another organization. His other role in that organization was overseeing a security incident response centre. In the GRC role he aligned the ISO 27001 and IEC 62443 standards for the organization providing the mappings and the reference to the internal information security policies.

He had volunteered for SPMI for the years 2014 to 2016 and in 2020/2021. In 2013 he was the Vice Chair of the Constitution Revision Committee. He was the past president of ISACA Singapore chapter. During his tenure, the Chapter was recognized in the May Day awards for their contribution to the industry in Information Security, Risk and Governance. He is a certified APMG trainer for certain Information Security certifications.



I will continue building on the past success of the Singapore Chapter. As with Corporate Boards, stakeholder requirements are of importance to ensure its sustainability. I will align the objectives of the Chapter with its stakeholders (chapter members, PMI APAC and PMI Global). Working with these groups of stakeholders to improve the members services and Board Governance. The two are related as the ability to provide good and efficient member services can only happen when the internal house is in order.

As Vice President this term overseeing the Outreach, Membership, Data Privacy, Comms and Marketing portfolios, I have oversight of these Portfolios. I have also provided feedback to the Constitution revision that is being performed currently. I will work together with all the Portfolio Directors to improve the services of the portfolios.

As part of Outreach, it is important to form partnerships with other entities and associations with the benefits of the Chapter in mind. I will sign MoUs and partner with other organizations to promote PMI Body of Knowledge as well as to learn from these organizations.

The Voice of the Members is important. The Membership Director this term has done an excellent job in organising the members’ meetings, mentorship program, etc. I plan to have more engagement with the members to gather feedback to tailor the services for the members.

Succession planning is key to the Chapter. I will build the volunteer pipeline and work with the Board to identify future leaders.


Frankie Shuai Frankie Shuai 

Not elected


Frankie is a full time Director, Country head of Cyber & Technology Risk in one of largest global bank in Singapore. He also worked in Citibank & Microsoft before with several regional leadership roles. He is active in PMI Singapore chapter Executive Committee that currently he's Vice President (Ops & Governance) of chapter (2020-2021) to assist the chapter President to make sure the chapter is operating well & delivering the best values for the members. He has also been Secretary (2019-2020) and board member cum annual symposium (Mar 2019) chair (2018-2019) in the chapter. Prior to that, he’s active member / volunteer of chapter. He received Extra Mile award for the excellent voluntary contribution in the chapter before. Frankie has contributed and would like to continuously promote the PM network building, knowledge sharing and competitive advantage development for the chapter members.

Frankie is also a new technology innovation advocator & practitioner with patent filed at U.S.A patent office as the sole inventor when working in HP lab. The patent has also been cited by Intel in their separate patent. Frankie has the Master degree from NTU with book prize awarded and Bachelor degree from NUS with scholarship awarded. He's fan of outdoor spots as full marathon (42.195km) and Asia highest bungee jump finisher.



Promotion, Promotion and Promotion!

1st promotion: Promote project management professional knowledge and best practice in the evolving industry in
Singapore. Frankie would like to be the catalyst of project management and evolving technology combination in the
workshops, panel discussion or industry engagement organized by the chapter to deliver the best value for members.

2nd promotion: Promote the network building among the project management professionals. As the Chapter VP,
Secretary and 2019 Mar’s chapter symposium chair in the past few terms, happy to see hundreds of chapter
members have participated all kinds of successful events. Will continuously to promote the project management network building, knowledge sharing and competitive advantage development.

3rd promotion: Promote the Singapore chapter continuously to be the leading chapter in the region and globally.
Numbers tell the story. 20 years + chapter history and 2000 + chapter members have demonstrated the successful milestones. Wish to have the chance to continue to be part of this exciting journey.

Vice President


Both declared unopposed 


Suria Raghavan


Welcome Suria!


I am currently working as Senior Director, Project Management in Emerson Automation Solutions, Asia Pacific,
leading a team of Project Managers, Project Analysts, controllers & Administrators. Also leading the Operations
Digital Transformation for Asia Pacific in my organization.

Having graduated in Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.,) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.,), I have
35 Years of working experience in Project Management, Service Management & Operations Management.

Since graduation, have worked in various multinational companies such as Engineers India Limited,
Yokogawa Engineering Asia, Emerson Process Management etc., managing projects and programs in
Industries such as Oil and Gas, Chemicals, marine, Mining, Pharmaceutical, Power, Water treatment,
Pulp & Paper etc., The value of projects and programs range from 1 MUSD to 100 MUSD.

Had been a Toastmaster with Competent Communicator and Competent Leader credentials and have a
passion for Public speaking, conducting seminars, workshops & Training.



I am privileged to be part of SPMI from 2015 to 2017 as Board member and from 2017-2019 and from 2019 to 2020 as Honorary Secretary.
• As Board member (2015 ~ 2017), I conducted Programs such as Focus Group, Boot Camps and workshops and was the Co-Chair for Symposium 2016. During the term 2016 ~ 2017, I was Chair for Symposium 2017. All the events and the Symposium had been conducted successfully, drawing much satisfaction from the chapter members.
• As Honorary Secretary (2017~2019 and again from 2020 ~ 2021), I discharged my responsibilities with focus and commitment, conducting business as per the SPMI constitution

My goal for this term will be “To add value to our chapter members, PMI and to the Profession”

If I am elected as Vice President, I will focus and deliver on the following:

• Discharge the responsibilities of the Vice President as per the PMI / SPMI guidelines
• Ensure the SPMI chapter business are conducted in compliance to the SPMI constitution
• Work closely with all SPMI and PMI stakeholders to achieve the KPIs such as Membership Growth, Membership Retention, Conduct Professional Development Events, Workshops, Seminars, Symposium and reach out to corporates and academic institution to further the Project Management Profession
• Communicate closely with SPMI members to address to their aspiration, expectation and concerns
• Closely collaborate with PMI Parent chapter, Other chapters in the region and Professional experts and bring value added programs / initiatives to our members’ professional growth


Alicja Kocanda

Alicja Kocańda

Welcome Alicja!


I am a culturally astute PMP with multifaceted, cross-functional international experience, who made Singapore her home in 2013.

As a natural organiser - attentive to detail and acutely aware of cause and effect - being the bridge between subject matter experts and business development or sales has been a constant throughout my career. Open and effective communication granted me access to influence C-suite decision makers and engage stakeholders throughout organisations. Breadth of international experience and exposure to multiple industries lets me empathise with different individuals and appreciate their viewpoints. People feel at ease working with me and entrust with sensitive activities.

After being re-elected with flying colours for the second 2020-21 term, I continued to successfully run communications & marketing, which is a two person job. I also took over the reins for Chapter’s 15th Symposium that everyone was anticipating and expecting to earn PDUs from. People know me for turning challenges into opportunities and converting this mega-event to a virtual experience was the most thrilling accomplishment of my 2020. I am pleased we received very positive feedback even though such setup was a first for the Chapter. This also won us the “Fearless Outcomes” Award in our PMI Region. What is more, my main goal was preserving socially responsible notification and focus on the big picture to avoid random messaging. I hope you welcomed the change. Lastly, I led the introduction of e-voting so all of our Members can finally have an equal say in matters that are relevant.



Thank you for the opportunity to apply for re-election. I gladly commit much of my time to this Chapter. As Communications & Marketing Director, I was fortunate to be involved in every portfolio for the past two years. I’m genuinely ready to build on the effort from previous terms and I have plenty to give to our community if elected Vice President. Contribution will revolve around the following:

  • Evolve best practices, especially in communication, outreach and events.
  • Facilitate events management - I enjoy supporting people organise and have been doing this in various countries I lived in. I find regular meeting opportunities enable networking and creating a feeling of community and belonging. Members want to keep learning, so we connected online. Produced over 30 virtual events for Members, including webinars, Symposium.
  • Maintain structured omni-channel presence. As sole lead on comms, drove engagement with our originally fledgeling LinkedIn page to 5100+ followers, actively reached out to connect PMs with our networking profile to boost your network and search quality. Many are looking for employment and this is one way of supporting. Our LinkedIn group is growing, created smaller targeted groups for customised conversations. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Google are up to speed. Looking forward to exploring further development.
  • I guarantee maintaining a socially responsible notification strategy and keeping Members informed in a coordinated, planned manner, which requires forethought and effort.
  • Converted Symposium 2020 to virtual, Chairing Symposium 2021 as hybrid due to in-person capacity. Members will get priority booking and volunteering opportunities.


Honorary Secretary  (1)

Declared unopposed 

Sarbojit Bose

Sarbojit Madhab Bose

Welcome Sarbojit! 


Experience and Qualification:
Sarbojit M. Bose is an experienced and qualified Trainer/Facilitator/Mentor and a Cybersecurity Evangelist with specialized in the areas of Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Data Privacy and Protection, plus Program and Project Management. During his 30 over years in the ICT Industry, he has about 25 years of working experience with MNC ICT Service Providers like HCL, HP, Tech. Mahindra, EDS, Dimension Data, T-Systems, etc. in India, USA, UK, South Africa, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and more nations in APAC region. Presently he is the proprietor and Managing Director of Cyberservices.

Core Competency:
His core competency is training prime Cybersecurity / Information Security courses from Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), ISC2 and ISACA. He is an authorized trainer from CSA, APMG and DOI.

Contribution of SPMI:
He served two consecutive terms as a Committee Member for SPMI between 2013 and 2015. During this time, he held multiple responsibilities under the Directorship for Membership, Communication, Information Technology and more. He was the Co-Chair of the SPMI Regional Symposium at MBS along with the Chair, Mr. Richard Xu, during his tenure and got appreciated by the then President Mr. Umesh Ursekar, who was instrumental in encouraging him as a volunteer for SPMI.

Other Contributions:
He currently serves as the Director Training for Clous Security Alliance, Singapore Chapter. He was in the honorary treasurer of the protem committee that geared towards the inception of the CSA SG Chapter. He has served in the Executive Committee of ITSMF Singapore Chapter till 2019.




Have been serving the memberships in various positions based on my availability through the years. 

This year would like to take up the position of Honorary Treasurer to continue my support to the SPMI Board and Membership.

As in-charge for the finances, would ensure the detailed planning of Revenues and Expenses to be prudent in our spending. Work with the Board members to create innovative ways to reduce costs and drive healthy finance situation for the SPMI.

Align with global PMI initiatives and tap on to the available budgets for the Local chapter. Ensure membership are kept informed as needed throughout the year.

Honorary Treasurer  (1)
Declared unopposed

Kiran Kumar

Kiran Kumar Appana

Welcome Kiran!


Kiran is An Executive MBA graduate and PMP certified professional with over 28+ years of rich experience including 21+ years in providing SAP IT solutions which includes 15+ years of delivering large scale complex ERP implementations including SAP S4 HANA, business integration, green field, rollout & upgrade projects across various industries (Financial self-service, security and services, Insurance, Investment Banking, Manufacturing, FMCG, Fragrance and Flavours, Airlines and Logistics) with extreme focus on business alignment, defining strategic goals, change management, risk management, vendor management, people management, client relationship management and business continuity management.
Kiran is a proactive seasoned delivery manager with abilities in devising effective strategies geared towards enhancing business, evaluating client’s requirements & custom designing solutions. Good experience and exposure towards IT projects related to Merger & Acquisitions (Statutory and Asset transfer deals).
Kiran has served as Board member/Programs director (professional development) for Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter (SPMI) for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Recently Kiran has delivered a complex SAP Consolidation and upgrade project as senior project manager for a reputed Telecom Leader




As a volunteer leader, I would like to inspire and motivate my fellow project management fraternity, colleagues and the larger PMI global community. By utilizing the free time available and by putting the efforts where is required and by giving back to PMI Singapore chapter and the project management profession, I would like to do my best to set an enviable leadership example. 

During my first-year board term (03-2017) I had an opportunity to attend the leadership institute meeting @HongKong and which has given me an immense pleasure and opportunity to interacts with many chapter leaders in Region 15. Going forward by leveraging the regional and global connections, I am confident that I can contribute more to the Singapore chapter and PMI global organization.  

Thanks to executive committee for presenting me the extra mile award during the membership night in Feb-2017. Given an opportunity I hope I can add few more extra miles during upcoming year too. 

Honorary Assistant Secretary   (1)

Declared unopposed

Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma Mahalingam

Welcome Rakesh!


Completed B.Tech (EEE) from SASTRA University, India & Master’s degree from NTU, Singapore. I am working on Software & Systems verification and validation. PMP helps me to implement practices faster than other as a 

practitioner with good hands-on practice in implementing of Agile-Scrum project management practices in my workplace. I completed my PMP certification on 2017 and served board as Director of PMIEF and co-director of 

Membership in SPMI chapter and by volunteering, I am trying to give back to the society. 




I completed PMP in October 2017 and I am a member of the Singapore Chapter for more than 2 years, which include 1 year as Executive Committee Board member. As a board member, I hold the responsibility as Director for PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and Co-Director of Membership together with Ms. Watana Chong. During last
board term, we have done one PMIEF event in one of the polytechnic colleges. PMIEF is about reaching youths and create awareness about Project Management through Seminars, Events and Workshops. Last time the event happened in ITE West and the seminar created a good impact among students. There was a lot of positive feedback about that seminar. As an assistant secretary, I would like to maintain protocols and clauses of PMI to successfully conduct the Executive committee meetings and to run the EC board in alignment with PMI’s code of conduct and with local laws.


Assistant Treasurer  (1)

Declared unopposed 

Annie Chong

Annie Chong

Welcome Annie!


I have close to 3 decades of project management experience in the IT industry. I am currently the Asia Pacific Change Management lead for MSD International, a global leading pharmaceutical, supporting the company’s IT transformation priorities. In my last 20 years with MSD, my role has ranged from being the regional Account Manager for corporate applications, to being the regional change lead for a major enterprise ERP deployment, and my last role was being the Asia Pacific IT portfolio and PMO lead. Additionally, I lead the global PM Community of Practice, which focuses on the growth and engagement of project managers. This is a testament of her passion for Project Management.
With my extensive global and regional experience, I am passionate on advocating for diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and cultural intelligence. I am adept at bridging global and Asian cultures to forge strong collaboration and establish high performance matrix teams. My working principles is in Conscious and Servant Leadership. I am a strong advocate for network leadership as well as creating an organization culture on value creation.
I strongly believe in giving back to society by sharing with others my experience and knowledge she has gained from her career so far. I have done this so far through lecturing at academia, speaking at external events, supporting volunteer organizations as well as setting up employee resource groups in my company.


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If elected as Asst Treasurer, I will support the Treasurer in managing the financials of SPMI and work closely with the Executive Committee members to safeguard the finances. Activities include providing financial oversight, financial planning and budgeting, financial reporting, and record keeping.

The competencies I have which would contribute to this role are I am trustworthy, impartial, very methodical and I have an eye for detail. I had managed IT Finance teams before and thus, I am fully aware of financial compliance, responsibilities and ethics.



With my strong PM experience in the pharmaceutical, statutory board, media, consulting and banking industry, coupled with my strong belief in network leadership, I will be able to share and contribute my experience to SPMI in many ways. My forte is in portfolio management, project management, change management as well as managing PM professionals. In addition, I have experience in establishing interest groups/ communities of practice that advocate for enterprise leadership, corporate social responsibility, diversity & inclusion, with a focus on Women in IT. My strong knowledge in the Asia Pacific region coupled with working with US and Europe, will bring value to the PMI Singapore Chapter.  

Previously, I served in SPMI as a Committee Member from 2018 to 2019. 

Committee Members


Up for election

Balaji Sridharan

Balaji Sridharan

Welcome Balaji!


Senior Vice President, Citibank N.A. Singapore.
Global Program Management & Service Delivery Professional with extensive experience in leading and managing global teams and complex programs in the fintech, banking, and payments industry.

Responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining global information systems strategies to support the company’s strategy and vision.

Received numerous achievement awards and recognition in Citi for Service and Program delivery excellence to the clients.

Core Competencies: Global Infrastructure Service Delivery Management |Governance and Risk Management| Multi site Program and Portfolio Management |Strategic & Operational Management of Technology| Consulting |Product Management |Client Management |Business Analytics |Cyber Security|




I have been an active member of PMI Singapore Chapter and served as a Volunteer for number of years in promoting Project Management practices to the Singapore PM community, Focus groups, Networking events and assisting in Regional Symposium.

Given an opportunity, I would like to continue and contribute to the development and growth of Singapore PMI chapter in the region by bringing in new talents, ideas, promote diversity and inclusion agenda and also continue to promote Project Management practices to the Singapore PM community that can benefit members and beyond.

Thank you.

Ding Zheng CaiDing Zheng Cai 

Not elected



Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Beijing University, China

MBA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Master of International Logistics Management from Georgia Institute of Technology

PMP since 2002, CSCP from APICS since 2011

PMI and PMI Singapore Chapter member since 2003

Working Experience

  • Software Engineer in SIA (1992-1994)
  • Logistics Analyst in Emery Worldwide (1994-1996)
  • BA in Compaq Asia (1996-1997)
  • Joined Intel in Dec. 1997, current position is Program Manager for Strategic Planning Capabilities
  • Other positions held in Intel includes Industrial Engineer
    • Program Manager for Logistics start-up
    • Logistics outsourcing program manager
    • Supply chain customer solution manager
    • Certified instructor to teach Program Management in Intel
    • Taught PM BOK courses in Intel to help people go through PMP certification
    • Acted as coach to help peers and co-workers to sharpen their project management skills




I am the real case study how PMI and the standard project management knowledge and skills PMI is promoting can help each and every one of us advance our profession directly, So I have a passion and motivation to act as “Ambassador” to help Singapore and the region’s younger generation to acquire and/or sharpen their project/program management skills. I think joining SPMI as a volunteer is the best approach for me to fulfil my mission

More than 20 years ago when I started to do project work in my business domain, I had the false perception that project manager is pretty much a co-ordinator to schedule meetings and write meeting minutes. It was through my first PMI conference in US in 2000 that I realized project management is a professional skill that can serve you and equip you regardless which business domain areas you are in, and project management skills can be learnt through training and practice. So I studied PM BOK and got my PMP certification in 2002. Project work performance and output quality improvement was so obvious since then that my manager then asked me to help my co-workers to go for PMP certification

If I get elected to be PMI Singapore Chapter EC member, I will help promote PMI values and project management awareness and skills learning to younger generations via PMI channels like education foundation, academic outreach initiatives, coaching and mentoring, and any other potential volunteering activities that can help/contribute to PMI vision and goal

Chandra MuruganChandralatha Murugan


Welcome Chandra!


18 years of experience in Healthcare Informatics. As a Client Accountable Executive, proficient in selling values to healthcare institutions to achieve triple aim of increased access to care, improved quality and affordable care. Responsibilities include Sales of Healthcare Software solution, project management, end-to-end client satisfaction and expand business prospects in Asia region excluding Middle East. Expert in leading client conversations to create unquestionable business opportunities.

As the key business driver of Asia organization, adept leader in setting overall goals of the organization, provide leadership and coordinate annual planning process for the region. Closely monitor that organization is fulfilling its commitments around personnel growth and career progression. Dedicated in developing common policies and practices for the organization which creates consistency in business operations. Loyally committed to the health of business and people with candour and courage.

Professional in conducting roadshows, exhibitions and healthcare conferences for the organization. Specialized in personalizing client success stories for sustained business growth.

Diversified experience in healthcare information technology ranging from designing business solutions, user friendly interface, software development, leading offshore development teams, managing remote client support, medical device interface implementations, solution sales, business development and client marketing.



As an experienced candidate in organizing participation for my employer in external event like exhibitions, executive dialog sessions, education sessions I would be valuable contributor as a board member for volunteering. I am an active volunteer for organizing Diversity and Inclusion, sustainability, and Women of Asia Pacific events for my employer Cerner Asia Pacific.
I also participate in volunteering activities for gardening, Lion’s befrienders association, and Singapore Indian Development Association. Always cherish volunteering as every opportunity teaches a new skill, new walks of life and stay aligned with community.

How do I get the time??? Both my children are in University and they are independent needing less of my attention; we have a wonderful bonding and support each other. Used to travel regularly for work. Since pandemic, made a huge leap and learnt to maneuver all engagements into virtual collaboration via video conferencing, conference calls. For the next 1-year new norm would be virtual events. Have full confidence to organize and deliver events virtually as well in person if the universe permits.

I have a reasonable work life balance and always wanted to contribute for PMI. All VRMS opportunities were challenging with time zone, so had to let go many of them. Opportunity to contribute for Singapore PMI board would fulfil my long-time dream. Recently volunteered to organize “Agile at me”, an enthralled experience and this kindled my thirst to become a PMI Board member, as have a lot more to contribute.


Geoffrey BrownGeoffrey Brown


Welcome Geoffrey!


Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College, USA

Master of Science in Operations Management from University of Arkansas, USA

PMP since 2020

Volunteer Member of other professional societies: Singapore Quality Institute, Institute of Engineers Singapore, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (Singapore Affiliate).

Working Experience

  • US Navy
    • Submarine Nuclear Machinist’s Mate (2000-2009)
  • Commissioning Agents, Inc.
    • Commissioning and Qualification Manager (2009 - 2015)
  • No Deviation (2016-2017)
    • Project Manager for Pharmaceutical Construction Projects (Commissioning & Qualification scope)
  • Exyte (2018-2019)
    • QA/QC Manager for semiconductor construction projects
  • Schneider Electric (2019 – onwards)
    • QA/QC Manager, International operations



I have been volunteering with PMI Singapore Chapter since 2019 without being on the Executive Committee. My first role was with the social media director to assist in Chapter communications.  I want to continue this contribution by coming up with innovative ways to reach members.  We have also started to connect with other APAC executive committees to increase cross-advertising of regional events. As a member of the PMI Singapore Chapter board, I want to expand this communication with a consistent call schedule. I will leverage the unique advantages of Singapore — i.e., country location to neighbours, ability for members to reach events easily—to the social committee.

My second role has been managing Chapter Volunteer inbox and the VRMS profile (Volunteer Relationship Management System) – PMI online system used to create and sign up for volunteering opportunities. I already cleaned up non-existent roles and developed a template that makes it easy to collect all necessary data required to create new openings in the system. I also send applicant profiles to the appropriate stakeholders to select volunteers.

There are many Chapter Members who would like to volunteer, but there is simply not enough availability. As a member of the Chapter ExCo, I would like to co-operate with all portfolio leaders to encourage them to create volunteering opportunities to help bridge the gap. I would also like to revive the “Bring Your Idea To Life” project. Also, I will educate Chapter Members on how to use VRMS if they need help with it.


In Chong LimIn Chong Lim


Welcome In Chong! 


Hello there! My name is Lim In Chong or better known as Jeff to my friends. I have learned from and worked with some of the best people in the Information and Communications Technology Industry in Australia and Singapore for more than 15 years working on projects that delivers value for the business.
Before returning to my native Singapore in September 2017, I have worked in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia for 12 years with Optus and nbn. In that time, I have been applying Waterfall delivery skills for multiple projects in the State of Queensland, Australia.
I am very passionate about volunteering with PMI Singapore and to be able to contribute my experience and expertise from Australia and Singapore to the PM community here. I have completed my Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), in Electrical & Electronics, with The University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. I am a PMI Certified Project Management Professional, PMI Agile Certified Professional and Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master.




I am pretty new to volunteering with the PMI Singapore Chapter and have been a member of the PMI Singapore Chapter since Feb 2018. I am looking at opportunities to help and give back to the community and work with my peers to help the PMI Singapore Chapter achieve new heights and explore new “Way of Working” (or WoW as we call it in Disciplined Agile) in the current environment.


Kevin ChuaKai Ping Kevin Chua


Not elected



No. of years in Project Management: 7

  • 2018 - Present: Senior Project Engineer, Telecommunications infrastructure installations implementation
  • 2013 - 2017: Project Manager, HVAC Project Sales, Product Management, System Design and Technical Presenter

Professional Qualifications

  • 2021: ICP-ATF, AH-MC (Agile Hybrid Project Pro), A-CSM, A-CSPO
  • 2020: CSM, CSPO, DASSM, PMI-ACP, ACLP (Institute of Adult Learning)
  • 2017: CAPM, PMP

PMI Volunteering Experience

  • Lead organizer, co-host and facilitator for "You Had Me at Agile" in conjunction with Agile20Reflect Festival, 16 Feb 2021.
  • 6 weeks of planning, event design, coordination works 4 weekly planning meetings, 2 dry runs
  • 109 attendees including 15 members of working committee and volunteers
  • Very positive feedback on the use of Open Space during the event
  • 94% interest in suggested "Community of Practice" for Disciplined Agile




Despite my relatively short number of years in project management, I have demonstrated the will and drive to learn and expand my knowledge across methodologies from PMP to aspects of Agile and also Disciplined Agile.

I intend to continue my current work with PMI Singapore Chapter promote and expand Disciplined Agile firstly in Singapore, and gradually to the APAC region in phases.

I would also like to contribute to the Agile and PMP communities in the areas of professional development content, coaching and helping fellow professionals, students and anyone who is interested in attaining professional certifications from PMI.


Jian Yuan LeeJian-Yuan Lee


Welcome Jian-Yuan!


JY is currently working as Head of Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC) at A*STAR with close to 5 years of project management experience. JY holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Earth from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential in 2019 and actively involved in the events and workshops organized by the Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter (PMI-SC). JY was elected as the Director of Outreach (Academic) & PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Liaison in 2020 and the first Student Project Management Interest Group @ Republic Poly was successfully initiated to enhance the student interest in the field of project management and the possibility of students to network with Project Management Professionals. JY started his career in the research and development domain and has exceptional problem-solving skills with strong industrial & academic credentials. JY demonstrated his project management skills and capabilities within different industries and universities. In-depth knowledge of advanced manufacturing technologies and tools in terms of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 such as Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI). Good understanding of skills indemand from various industries as well as the training course and curriculum development with Institute of Higher Learnings (IHLs). Strong business development with capability in technology and market intelligence analysis. Proficient in leading and supporting cross-functional and diverse project teams.




PMI-SC – Student Project Management Interest Group @ Institute of Higher Learnings a. This initiative is to continue the new student project management interest group at Republic Polys and promote the awareness of PMI-SC at other Institute of Higher Learnings as well. b. This initiative can be further extended to other universities, such as Temasek Poly, Nanyang Poly, Ngee Ann Poly, and Singapore Poly.

Maud HaellstenMaud Palanysamy Haellsten


Not elected



Maud Haellsten has extensive experience in delivering project and operational change initiatives. She is above all keen to develop positive influencing skills for her team members and stakeholders, and in facilitating relationships between business groups to ensure successful project delivery.

Maud has delivered many cross-functional and multi-cultural projects across corporate functions, and has worked with compliance and software development at Ericsson, Telia, and ABB. She is excellent at interacting with the different layers of stakeholders that come into a change project and at finding common ground. Maud is passionate about navigating all interests effectively, and believes strongly in ensuring that deliverables meet all necessary requirements and are absolutely crystal clear.

As a permanent resident in Singapore, she is firmly anchored in Asia, volunteers for the Swedish Supplementary School, and is a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs Haellsten is PMP certified since 2014 and joined PMI Singapore Chapter in 2016. She completed her MBA in 2000, and holds a BSc.



I will contribute to Governance and Policy development. Thus far, I have been part of the volunteer work group identifying gaps in our chapter constitution. The project is taking a long time and I believe it is because the focus of the group is almost entirely on the technical deliverable (writing a draft document). Not enough time has been spent on communication and change management. Provided I could have a formal role on the ExCo, and gain document version control, I could assist to address governance and policy issues, and bring the constitutional updates to a close. In short, I propose that you place me in the role of (1) finishing of the technical phase and (2) proceed into the change management phase, ending with (3) acceptance from PMI and ROS. I will help the ExCo to ensure the chapter and/or bylaws are upheld and enforced.

In my profile, you can see that I have experience with developing roles & responsibilities, with local regulations, and policy development experience. Plus, of course, conflict resolution skills, the necessary excellent writing skills, facilitation and stakeholder management skills, etc. I make good friends with people, make effective decisions, and know how to execute and bring a project to a close.


Kong Phui NgKong Phui Ng


Welcome Kong Phui!


Kong Phui is a versatile IT professional who is conversant in technical, people, and process management. With background in software development, software testing, IT project management, and cloud platform architectures, he has performed roles as DevOps Expert, Software Test Manager, Solutions Quality Program Lead, and Software Validation Test Lead. He holds the following certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, PMP, Certified ScrumMaster, and ITIL V3 Expert Level.




I would like to volunteer in the ExCo’s technology role, leveraging my experience in IT technologies and operations to help the chapter maintain reliable IT operations, as well as assisting in the continual improvement of the chapter’s IT capabilities for better support to the chapter’s objectives.

Nick HutchinsNicholas Hutchins


Welcome Nicholas!


• Lived in Singapore for over 8 years and married a Singaporean in May 2020.

• PR Pending, however, currently PEP Holder.
• British and USA Citizenship
• Over 20 years experience working in the Project/Programme Delivery field.
• An experienced Global Programme Manager who has secured a wide variety of key roles Global Regulated organisations.
• Successfully led and delivered valued results on all assignments, regularly achieving contract extensions to deal with new challenges.
• Builds strong and effective relationships across all levels of the company from C-suite to front line staff, internal/external audit, and outsourced 3rd party suppliers.
• Passionate about change leadership roles that collaboratively drive teams to deliver quality effective change in the Cyber Security and Financial Crime areas.



• I’m keen to use my SG PMI EC Member role to help to influence the way Project/Programme delivery is seen as a profession in Singapore.
• It is important for Singapore as a country and an economy to have a strong pipeline of experts in change delivery.
• I will need to understand in more depth what initiatives the SG PMI has already and look to support and enhance these endeavours.
• It is always a challenge recruiting what can potentially be a high performing project team, however, I believe there are ways to improve this by reinforcing professionalism, skills maturity assessments, and clear role definitions.
• I’m keen to give back to not only Singapore, but also the profession that has been so good to me over the years.

Cheng-Boon PohPoh Cheng-Boon


Welcome Poh Cheng


Currently working in Public Service, in Workforce Singapore (Statutory Board in the Singapore Government),
as Senior Consultant in Career Services Division.
Focused on helping Singaporeans with their career needs,
Meeting employers on their recruitment needs
Matching Job Seekers with Employers.
Creating a Positive impact on citizens of Singapore.

Private Sector Project Management / Career Accomplishments
• Project Manager for System Integration of Facilities Management Software Implementation for JTC Singapore.
• Project Manager for Contract Equipment Manufacturing / Precision Engineering in a Singapore publicly listed company working with 30+ Managers in a cross functional matrix organization, providing contract build services for an American conglomerate specializing in bio-medical analytical equipment.
• Operations Manager for High Mix | Low Volume manufacturing of Specialist Raw Materials for Semiconductor / Electronics Manufacturing Industries.
• Project Manager for a 1 year MYR 1.5M Factory Build Project for our Malaysian facility over 20,000 square feet of space to house the entire manufacturing processes consisting of materials processing and production, laboratory and material storage facilities, within budget and schedule.
• Project Manager - RMB 10 Million Project in China with full autonomy over 15 months, from Business License to Manufacturing Permit, across two cities.
• Successful Factory Relocation across different states / counties in Singapore, Malaysia, China & England.
• Successfully hired, groomed, trained and mentored managers in different countries
(Philippines / China / Malaysia / Singapore).
• Working experience in USA, England, China, Philippines, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore.




To serve the members of the Singapore Chapter of PMI, to the best of my abilities,
With integrity and uphold the interest of the Chapter and PMI at all times.
To bring greater awareness of the Chapter and its works to Singapore.
To help the board in whatever capacity is required of me, to the best of my abilities.
To leverage on my contacts and networks from my current role in publics service, in the service of the Singapore Chapter, in accordance with its constitution

Ramanatha Siva

Ramanatha Siva C V


Not elected



Provide Top Level Leadership for delivering IT Strategies, Initiatives and Digital Transformation with emphasis on Client Focused Continuous Improvements by constantly adopting new ways of working & Agile methodologies.

A management Graduate with 25+ years of versatile Global Delivery, Architecture & Infrastructure, Digitization experience in the Information Technology Services Industry and a majority of it in Banking & Financial Services verticals.
• I continue to demonstrate the ability to manage Multiple Projects / Programs concurrently with knowledge and experience of diverse technologies, software development methodologies and standards. Successful track record in managing program activities, assessment and reviews for the management.
• An ambassador of change with the distinction of successful implementation of business process driven development, Enterprise Agility, Systems Integration, Project guidelines & governance solutions.
• Leadership experience in directing Project Managers and Software development team, with primary focus on Delivery of Quality, Scalable & Long term solutions well within the triple constraints.
• As a Mentor I have helped several colleagues to gain leadership skills and knowledge on building teams for long term success.
• Regarded & Rated as an HIPO (High Potential) performer consecutively for 3+ years.

• PMP in good standing since 2007 - from Project Management Institute (PMI)
• DALSM – Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (on the verge of migration to DASSM) from Project Management Institute(PMI)
• CSM in good standing since 2016 - Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance
• Enterprise Architecture by Open Architecture Group -“Enterprise Architects.Com”
• IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Essentials Foundation Certificate from EXIN, Netherlands




I strongly believe volunteering as a great way of giving back to the community and that’s the primary motive with which I would like to nominate myself to be an EC Member. Being a Board member would give me great reach , insights, opportunities to volunteer and support the development of the Chapter and the PMI community in various ways. I am confident that I will be able to find one or more ways that I can contribute, be it facilitating PD events , symposium , conferences, knowledge sharing sessions or administrative work behind the scenes that is key to deliver service to the community. I am an Agile enthusiast, evangelist, practitioner for over 5 years now and my natural inclination would be to contribute on this front through Communities of Practices to share and learn from the community. With PMI’s focus and emphasis on Agile in the new PMBOK edition, Disciplined Agile certifications and new ways of working I trust there will be more opportunities to volunteer and support the chapter in this area. Being a Technologist I will be happy to contribute in the area of technology as well.

My Volunteering experience with PMI Chennai Chapter:
• Part of Core Committee that managed and delivered the PMI India National conference 2012. I led the Registration Track.
• Contributed to the Chennai Chapter for PMI Global Component Award Nomination in 2013 and the Chapter won the runner up for Region 11.
• Part of Technical Paper Review committee for PMI India Regional conference Feb 2016.

I regularly participate in PD events, knowledge sharing events of SG chapter to Learn, Share & Network with people. It will be a great honor and privilege to be elected as an EC member of this elite community. I will be dedicated, ardent and diligent in my effort and will work with integrity throughout.

Srinivasa Rao Ravipudi

Srinivasa Rao Ravipudi


Not elected



Ravipudi Srinivasa Rao has over 30 years of experience working in the manufacturing, banking, largest engineering construction, trading & services companies of varying sizes including large corporates. Currently I am working in STMicroelectronics as Site Information Security Officer [SISO] – Singapore Mfg. Fab’s. Served in Yew Tee CC IAEC (01-Apr-2016 to 30-Sep-2020) for Engaging in strategic community development and leadership, empowering communities, helping those in need, strengthening racial harmony and social cohesion in the community. Also completed Certified in Community Development (CCD) and Certified in Community Leadership (CCL) from National Community Leadership Institute (NACLI) of Singapore. I am a strong advocate of collaboration and have practiced it throughout my various roles. I have worked on building bridges across people and organizations throughout my career and it has reflected in the success of the organizations I have represented. People have always been the focal point of my professional energy, and as a passionate & successful developer of individuals & leader of high-performing teams, I am committed to creating purpose, trust & diversity to build people & businesses for the future.

I have completed my Advanced PG Diploma in Information Systems Management and Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain (APFFB) - IIMC, along with Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Manager (CM) and recently became a Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI), Chartered Management Institute, UK.



I am inspired to take Committee Member responsibility for promoting our institute and working towards the execution of our strategic plan. I am convinced PMI has key importance on promoting the role of Project Managers and leaders across Singapore, and likewise around the world through global partnerships. More than ever, we need to stay connected with the consequences that this real change will generate to adapt and fit the role of Project Managers. Developing innovative methodologies, approaches and connections for our members will be paramount to strengthen the project management profession. It is an honour to be a member of PMI Singapore Chapter. Over the years I developed abilities I believe I can contribute to our institution. I gained experience in Program & risk management, Information Security and business analysis. Furthermore, I led teams in IT projects and program management. I am confident that my experience in dynamic environments gives me a unique perspective to support PMI Singapore Chapter in this new world we are going to. These have provided me with unique insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by the ecosystem participants across the spectrum. I have a strong spark of activism in me which has always kept me motivated to step up and take the initiative when I see I can add value. It is the same spark, backed by my experience in leadership and the will to lead PMI Singapore Chapter to even greater heights which has encouraged me to run for the role of EC member now. I bring with myself the team spirit and energy to drive new initiatives and have a track record of seeing things through. The focus on project management interests me, as I am a creative person who constantly tries to think outside of the box. My goal in life is to be useful to others, for me that is the ultimate success.
If elected, I will be a highly motivated, dedicated, reliable and effective EC member. I will carry out the duties of an EC member with diligence and integrity and contribute fully to the delivery of PMI Singapore Chapter current and future strategic imperatives.


Sanjay RawatSanjay Singh Rawat


Not elected



Sanjay is Management Consultant and Coach with 14 years of IT management experience.

His experience is spread across various domains such as EPC, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and BFSI with current focus on leading and delivering complex business transformations program resulting in significant and sustainable results.

He is a seasoned PMO Professional with multi-industry experience in IT Governance, Business and Strategy Planning and Project-Portfolio Management.

He is currently working with one of the leading Pharmaceutical companies and managing a multi-million dollars and multi-year program that is making the organisation more resilient and modernised using GRC and cyber security technologies.

Sanjay is certified PMP, PgMP and PfMP. He is also PMO-Certified Professional from PMO Global Alliance.

He has a broad and in-depth knowledge of project, program and portfolio management.

As a continuous learner, he keeps abreast of both project management and agile related governance bodies such as PMI, Axelos, Scrum Alliance and SAFe.



Sanjay has been serving PMI Singapore chapter for the past 2 years as Director of Professional Development.

During his current tenure 2020-2021 he has planned and delivered 14 events. These include 10 webinar, 1 panel meet, 3 Agile events.

Overall throughout 2020-21 board term professional development portfolio has created opportunities for members to earn up to 50 PDU’s (per member) worth of events.

This is the record and one of the highest of all times.

During current tenure, Over approx. 1091~ members in total have registered their interest to participate in events and approx. 600~ registrants actually attended events that were organized under professional development portfolio.

During his past tenure 2019-2020 – In addition to organizing webinars he has organized 2 times PMP coaching sessions and there has been approx. 8~ participants who passed their PMP exam with great scores.

Sanjay is aspiring to build strong project management leadership community for chapter members.

Upon being elected again, will continue scheduling at least 1 PD event each month to compliment members’ diversified professional development.

He is very passionate about promoting project management concepts and always looks for opportunities to give back to community.
He is strong advocate of volunteerism for development of vibrant PM community & Networking in Singapore.

Sanjay has been awarded by “Volunteer Award” for his outstanding contributions to PMI Singapore Chapter for year 2018-19 during Project of Year event that was held in April 2019


Subhendra TripathySubhendra Tripathy


Not elected



Subhendra Tripathy brings along 23 Plus Years of Information Technology Leadership experiences across Banking, Technology Consulting and Manufacturing industries with successful track record of managing complex strategic business & technology transformation programs across APAC region while influencing Senior Business/Technology Executives, leading cross-cultural & multi-functional teams and managing sizeable Budgets/P&Ls. Currently, he works in United Overseas Bank (UOB) as Technology Business Partner managing Business Technology & Operations Transformation programs for Business Banking.

Subhendra is an active member of PMI since 2004. He volunteered as PM Mentor from Oct ’20 – Mar ’21 during which he mentored a Senior PM to lead PMO setup and drive PM culture change in her organization. Subhendra also volunteered in the “You had me” event on 16 Feb ’21 - part of Agile Reflect Festival where he co-managed the “Open Space session” for Disciplined Agile Veterans. He is amongst first few to achieve Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certification from the first batch of Disciplined Agile training organized by PMI Singapore.

Subhendra is passionate about Program & Project Management and Organizational Change Management. He earned his PMP in 2014. He is also a Program Management Professional (PgMP).

Subhendra is a member of Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and volunteers in ACMP Speaker Committee as well as manages ACMP Online Virtual Change Management discussion forum. He is a Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP). Lastly, he is a Computer Science Engineer and an MBA (Strategy & Marketing) from Indian School of Business.



I wish to stand as an Executive Committee Member in PMI Singapore chapter. Over the years I have managed several business/technology transformation programmes and realized that Senior Program/Project Managers challenged to lead such programs could immensely benefit from awareness and training on Organizational Change Management required to drive culture and behavioural change which is often a pre-requisite for successful business/technology/digital transformation initiatives.

I have a vision to explore integration opportunities and potential synergies in the discipline of Program/Project Management and Organizational Change Management. By being an active Committee member of both PMI and ACMP, I wish to explore through my network with support from other senior PMI board members, opportunities for the 2 Organizations to work collaboratively and support each other’s events/forums in interest of building on the synergies of the 2 professions and bringing greater benefits and value to members of both organizations.

Additionally, I can continue to contribute in either in a leadership or supportive role to both PMI Mentorship program as well as growing the PMI Disciplined Agile practice in the region give my knowledge and experience volunteering for PMI Singapore. I can also contribute to PMI Professional Development practice by facilitating valuable training and knowledge webinars through my own and PMI network of contacts.

I wish to leverage my rich network of contacts to expand PMI Singapore chapter’s influence and reach and make subsequent symposiums and events even more successful and valuable to PMI members which will also contribute to increased local chapter membership and participation.


Anna CaberAnna Marie Caber


Welcome Anna! 


Resilient Banker passionate towards the integrated capabilities of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) and service quality. Parallel to my progressive career in banking industry, I became a dedicated volunteer and servant leader of PMI SG Chapter with 100% attendance in all Executive Committee Meetings.

Since you elected me in May 2019 as Internal Auditor, I have been the Chapter Members’ conscience and accomplished the following:

• Identification of gaps in operational risk management
• Raise awareness of the 3-lines of defence
• Value-add perspectives in building the right culture

In April 2020, you voted for me as Executive Committee member and I revitalized the role of Governance and Policy through the following:
• Authored the first “Governance Risk Management and Policy”
• Mediate on behavioural concerns
• Initiated the Financial Reporting template to track budget, actual and variance
• Spearheaded the review of PMI SG Chapter Constitution and Bylaws by collaborating with 3 members who served as independent advisors in proposing the amendments in order to comply with governmental regulations and PMI Global standards.

Despite the demands of full-time job and pandemic constraints, I provided leadership insights drawn from my multi-disciplinary education:
• B.Sc. Psychology
• Law
• Post Graduate Specialist in Operational Risk Management

In parallel, I capitalized on my technical competencies shaped by the following certifications:
• PMP®
• Certified Scrum Master CSM®
• Certified Product Owner CSPO®

From mix-racial background, I am a natural advocate of diversity and inclusion and I would like us to connect towards the advancement of proper governance in #project economy.

LinkedIn: Anna Marie Caber



If I will have the opportunity to serve as Executive Committee Member for Governance and Policy for 2021-2022, I plan to achieve the following goals:

1. To continue with the review, amendment and ratification process of the “PMI Singapore Chapter Constitution and Bylaws” as measured by:

• A data-driven members’ opinion on the proposed amendments. This means conducting an information awareness session that will facilitate the members’ comprehension of the rationale of proposed changes with due regard to majority’s intellectual and emotional preference.

• Projectized approach linked to Legislative Process. This means the project stages (i.e. initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closing) will be embedded in the legislative process to ensure objectivity in the opinion poll, referendum, ratification, and adoption.

2. To conduct a “Quality Assurance Check.” It is critical to administer the risk control assessment to determine our Chapter’s compliance level with applicable Singapore governmental laws, regulations and adherence to PMI Global Guidelines and how we benchmark ourselves vs. best-in-class practices.

3. To lead the periodic “Disclosure” to members, being the supreme authority. Disclosure should encapsulate the Chapter’s operational activities, leadership performance, achievements, breaches and lessons learned.

4. To host the “Members’ Pulse Check” via townhall or focus group discussion. The outcome must be used as metrics and Chapter maturity indicators in order to maintain transparency.

5. To increase “Engagement through Volunteerism” by discovering the needs and aspirations of members who could be in the pipeline of Chapter leaders

Honorary Auditor (1) 

Declared unopposed

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Welcome Jonathan! 


Consultant in a Fintech focusing on digital transformation strategies for financial institutions (mainly banks and asset managers) in the areas of financial markets and operations. Had prior stints in a Big 4 accounting firm, in banking and an asset management firm.

Graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours), majoring in Economics and Political Science.

Currently holding PMP, PMI-ACP and CAPM certifications.


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Internal Audit Internship experiences in 2015 and 2016 in a local bank. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I Candidate for July 2021.



To bring a fresh pair of eyes to the committee, helping provide an independent and objective assessment to internal processes at the high-level.

Honorary Trustee

Declared unopposed

Sachin Ganjapurkar

Sachin Ganjapurkar


Welcome Sachin! 


HIGHLY DRIVEN, RESULTS & PEOPLE FOCUSED SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT LEADER with nearly 18 years of diversified experience delivering on challenging and innovating initiatives, process improvements, and implementing engineering best practices. Focused on ensuring technology solutions rise up to meet business objectives and adhere to defined long range plans with strategic project management. Exceptional background defining and managing enterprise priorities under the Supply Chain to advance corporate and customer goals while optimizing productivity. Leading logistic initiatives to deliver industry leading order fulfilment & last mile delivery experiences.
Responsible for global initiatives with capital investments across (APAC/ India/ Greater China region). Lead continuous improvement projects in a team environment, with emphasis on design, project specification and oversight of construction, sourcing and installations for the global distribution of a self-sustaining organization with $8.8B in revenue and 16K employees worldwide. Champion lean thinking throughout the operation, continuously applying lean methodologies and approaches to refinement and standardization of distribution, order fulfilment operation, warehouse automation across Amway’s global supply chain footprint.



In ever changing environment; the way projects are getting traction from business organizations, societies as well as managements worldwide is evolving faster, there is need for cross functional collaboration. PMI can add value with its wealth of experience and experts across globe in general and Singapore in Particular. I wish to be associated with PMI Singapore chapter and learn more as well as contribute with my experience to build a strong project management community. Based on my short association with this chapter I always found information shared as well as initiatives by team are very conducive for business excellence. By being an active member, I might be able add value as project management professional and share my global project management experiences as well as get associated with highly motivated professionals. 


Tiem Yew Yap

Tiem Yew Yap

Welcome Tiem Yew!


I am on the Centre of Liveable Cities (CLC) Panel of Experts. I am also member of School of Engineering Advisory Committee of Republic Polytechnic.

Currently, I am an Associate Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Science and Technology. I am teaching three modules – Principles of Project Management, Construction Project Management and Materials Technology. Construction Technology, Interdisciplinary Study of Construction Industry

Core Competencies

  • Project, Program & Portfolio Management
  • Construction Technology for new buildings
  • Smart technology for new and existing building
  • Operational Management Development
  • Project Engineering
  • Structural design and construction
  • Infrastructure planning and implementation
  • Ground improvement and instrumentation
  • Building repairs, rehabilitation, and life span
  • Reclamation planning and implementation
  • Construction resources planning and sourcing
  • Leadership Skillset
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Strategic planning of National Infrastructure
  • Multi-agencies stakeholder/interface management
  • Interpersonal & communication skills


  • National Day Honours 1992 : Public Administration Medal (Bronze)
  • National Day Honours 2009 : Public Administration Medal (Silver)
  • Outstanding Project Manager Award 2005 : Society of Project Managers Singapore
  • IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2007 for Transforming Rooftops to Sky-Rise Greenery Instantly – the Modular Way
  • IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2008 for Enhancing Sustainable construction through Innovative Prefabrication Solution - The Spiral Connector System
  • IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2009 for Enhancing sustainability of Singapore Burial Ground through Innovative Application of Prefabrication Technology – The Precast New Burial System (PNBS)
    2018 Minister’s Award (Team) – Design of Polder Development at Pulau Tekong




I would like to render service by sharing my experience and knowledge in project management.  Increasing the visibility awareness of PMI Singapore Chapter to the Building and construction Industry 


Awanish Kumar

Awanish Kumar

Welcome Awanish!


I am currently working as Senior Manager, Project Management in Emerson Automation Solution, Singapore managing Project and Program across USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.
In addition to the Program and Project Management Role at Emerson, I have also Conceptualized the Industry vertical and now managing the Sales and operations integration and Project Governance for Life Sciences Projects for Asia Pacific Countries in my organization.
Having an MBA (Nanyang fellows) from NTU (Singapore) in 2006, Post Graduate in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur (India), International Advanced Management Program from MIT, Boston (USA) and Engineering degree from NIT (Surat), I have 26 years’ of experience across geography – 12 Years in Singapore / 11 years in India / 2 years in Nordics (Europe) / 1 year in South Korea - in various roles ranging from Operations Management and Project Management.
Since graduation, have worked in companies like Reliance Industries in India and Emerson Automation Solution in Singapore and Nordics, managing projects in industries like Life Sciences, Refinery, Petrochemical, Power generation, Upstream Oil & Gas, Telecom, Automation etc.
Have led as overall Program Manager for many strategic multi-million Doller Programs for my organization’s clients with team spread across USA, Europe, Asia Pacific, and focus on Governance, stakeholder management and Risk Management and overall Financial Management and Controls.



I will discharge my responsibilities as detailed in the SPMI Constitution, be supportive of the ExCo in discharging their responsibilities and will help coordinate between PMI Global team and PMI Asia Pacific Team to support the PMI chapter function

With my Varied Management Experience across geography and industries and extensive experience of Budget Management for Programs, Financial Controls and monitoring for the department, I would be able to Review quarterly reports from Treasurer, be responsible for the control and administration of the Financial Reserve and also uphold the mission and vision of PMI Singapore chapter as a Trustee.



Sankar Palani

Sankar Palani

Welcome Sankar!


I am currently working as Director, Projects in Emerson Automation Solutions, Singapore. Managing Mega Projects across AP, Cross continental projects. Responsible for successful delivery of projects and PMO functions.

Studied B.Sc., Physics, Madras University B.Tech., Electronics, MIT Anna University and having 28 + years of experience in various industries, Including India’s Largest Private Sector company, Reliance Industries Ltd., India and Aditya Birla group in their Malaysia and Philippines production facilities.

Working in Emerson for last 13 years and handling automation projects across globe and in all process industries ranging from Oil & Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Life Sciences



 Member in PMI Since 25th March 2009.

- Will discharge my responsibilities as detailed in the SPMI Constitution
- Will be supportive to the EXCO to discharge their responsibilities in line with constitution
- Will collaborate with PMI Global team and PMI Asia Pacific team as necessary to support the
PMI SG chapter function

With my Various Management experience role, I would be able to contribute towards Singapore chapter’s mission in a significant experience. My unique experience across geography, industries and roles will help me bring new ideas in the board and give new perspective on PMI Singapore chapter.


Braj Bhusan Kumar

Braj Bhusan Kumar

Welcome Braj Bhusan!


I am a seasoned Delivery Leader, passionate in the execution of digital transformations and technology automation initiatives that helps Financial organizations improves operational effectiveness, customer experience, sales, profitability and revenue growth.

I have over 16 years of experience in implementing large scale digital initiatives for multiple fortune 500 companies across the globe. I carry significant industry experience in conceptualising, planning and implementing end to end digital transformations for Insurance and Banking organisations. I have led delivery of various IP Solutions / Products with niche business value proposition and high ROI.
I am currently working as Head of Global Delivery for AWPL (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. I am responsible for customers and projects across the Globe. I manage P & L, ensure customer success, profitability and revenue growth for world-wide technology operations. I champion the technology implementations world-wide as a Project Director and drive large scale complex FINTECH and INSURTECH programmes on latest technologies such as Digital Transformations, Business Process Automation, RPA and AI. I steer and mentor a specialist teams of 150+ members, stationed world-wide with a focus on creating real business value for the client.
I am also a Member of Executive Committee of my organization, responsible for developing, prioritising and executing firm’s future development plans, building operational strategies and policies, controlling operational risks and uphold integrity and brand reputation.





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