Ms Yu-Foo Yee Shoon

Independent Director


Yu-Foo Yee Shoon is an Independent Director of the Company.

Yu-Foo Yee Shoon was Minister of State for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (“MCYS”) from August 2004 to May 2011. From November 2001 to July 2004, she was Mayor of the Bukit Timah Community Development Council (“CDC”) which subsequently expanded to become the South West CDC.

From June 1999 to October 2001, Yu-Foo Yee Shoon was the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the then Ministry of Community Development and Sports. She was an Elected Member of Parliament from 1984 to May 2011, before she retired from politics. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon is the longest serving woman politician in Singapore.

From 1971 to 1999, she held various appointments in the Civil Service. She was a board member of statutory boards, government linked companies and NTUC co-operatives. Over the years, she had been Vice Chairman of NTUC Insurance Co-operative (INCOME), Vice President, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of NTUC. She was the first woman to chair the NTUC Central Co-operative Fund Committee and was a founder of NTUC Childcare. She was Founder Chairman of ComCare and NTUC Foodfare. Her other appointments include Member of the Professional Advisory Council of NTUC Childcare Co-operative Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore National Co-operative Federation and Chairman of the MCYS Central Co-operative Fund Committee. She was also Independent Director of the listed companies, Kian Ann Engineering Ltd, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (now known as SingTel) and Singapore Bus Service (now known as ComfortDelgro Corporation).

Yu-Foo Yee Shoon chairs the Publicity and Outreach Committee for the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. Her other directorship includes Independent Non-Executive Director of Singapura Finance Ltd, Director of ARA Trust Management (Dynasty) Pte Ltd, and Honorary Chairman of Silkrouteasia Capital Partners Pte Ltd.

Currently, Yu-Foo Yee Shoon is Advisor to Hyflux Ltd, Nuri Holdings (S) Pte Ltd, Global Yellow Pages Ltd, and Dimensions International College Pte Ltd. She graduated from Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters Degree in Business from Nanyang Technology University. She was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Education by Wheelock College of Boston, United States in 2008.

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