THE BOARD

Dr Lim Zi Yi

BMDP President &
Senior Consultant Haematologist,
Centre for Clinical Haematology

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

My journey with BMDP started in 2014 when I joined the executive committee, providing professional advice and assistance. I was then elected as Vice-President in 2016 and President during the AGM in May 2018.

Being a specialist in haemato-oncology and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, much of my professional life has revolved around treating patients with advanced forms of blood cancers. Over the years I have been able to see the significant advances in the field of stem cell transplantation, and how recipients of a transplant benefit from the amazing gift of stem cells (be it from a family member or from a complete stranger) to save their lives.

The cause of BMDP resonates deeply with me. It is so important that we have a strong and diverse national registry of bone marrow donors so that we can ensure that all who need a bone marrow transplant will have a suitable donor. I strongly encourage all of you to help us at the BMDP, by signing up as a donor if you can, and also encourage your friends and family to do so too.

Our focus and foremost mission is to deliver our promise to save lives – by finding a matching donor for every patient. With your help, I’m sure we will be able to achieve this.

THE BOARD ORGANISATION CHART

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr Lim Zi-Yi

President, Appointed May 2018

Chair, Medical and Nomination Sub-Committee,

Member, Donor Recruitment & Public Education and Finance Sub-Committee

Joined June 2014

Dr Lim Zi-Yi is a senior consultant haematologist in private practice. Drawing on his experience working with donor registers in the UK and Europe, Dr Lim is passionate about promoting the education of blood disorders and supporting the needs of patients and families affected by blood cancer.

Abhijit Raha

Vice President, Appointed May 2018

Member, Audit & Governance, Finance and Nomination Sub-Committee

Joined April 2016

Abhijit Raha has been a career banker with over 35 years of experience in South and South East Asia having worked for globally renowned institutions such as ANZ, Bank of America, CLSA and BNP Paribas. Until recently he was the CEO for BNP Paribas Securities Pte Ltd in Singapore responsible for the ASEAN region. Abhijit’s areas of expertise span Investment Banking, Equities and Foreign Exchange trading. He brings his managerial experience and financial background to help oversee the affairs of the charity in his capacity as Vice President, and formerly the Honorary Treasurer.

Steven Yeo

Vice President, Appointed May 2018

Chair, Human Resource Sub-Committee

Member, Audit & Governance and Nomination Sub-Committee

Joined Aug 2017

Steven has significant international business and management experience at both large multinational corporations as well as global non-profit organizations. Steven was previously the Vice President and Executive Director at HIMSS, Asia Pacific and Middle East and regional Director for Intel Corporation in Asia. He is also the Vice President at the National University Business School Alumni Board of Directors.

Peh Wee Leng

Honorary Secretary, Appointed April 2017

Chair, Donor Recruitment & Public Education Sub-Committee

Joined May 2016

Wee Leng is currently the Director for the School of Electronics and Info-Comm Technology with ITE College East.   Having been an educator for more than two decades, Wee Leng has been in service with ITE since 2005 prior to which he was with Temasek Polytechnic back in 1999.  Passionate about volleyball and sports, Wee Leng served as the Assistant Secretary General for VAS - Volleyball Association of Singapore, a local NSA (National Sports Council).

David Wong

Honorary Treasurer, Appointed May 2020

Chair, Finance Sub-Committee

Joined August 2017

David, a chartered accountant, is the Chairman of Republic Polytechnic and is also a member of the Charity Council. He is an independent director of the PNG Sustainable Development Programme, PEC Ltd, and BCS PL.  He was previously the Chairman of the Methodist Welfare Services and the President of the YMCA of Singapore.

Tham Chee Soon

Chair, Audit and Governance Sub-Committee

Joined May 2018

Chee Soon founded iCFO Advisors after retiring in June 2018 from a Big 4 accounting firm. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of CPA Australia and a CFA charterholder. He is an independent director for a listed company and chairs its Audit Committee. Chee Soon is a member of ISCA’s Investigation & Disciplinary Panel and a director at two other not-for-profit organisations.

Dr Grace Benjamin Moshi

Member, Donor Recruitment & Public Education and Medical Sub-Committee

Joined May 2018

Dr Grace Moshi MD FRCPA is a Senior Consultant Haematologist Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Haematology and Blood Banking, at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Singapore. Contemporaneously, she is a Visiting Senior Consultant Haematologist in the division of Clinical Services and Transplant Support Services at the Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore and also holds the academic position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. Dr Moshi is also sought on many local and international committees, and is currently serving on the RCPA Advisory Committee as a Board member in Haematology, with the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists (RCPA), on matters of haematology post graduate training and professional standards for fellows.

Stuart Mclelland

Member, Donor Recruitment & Public Education and Human Resource Sub Committee

Joined June 2013

Stuart spent over 15 years working in engineering, energy and property related businesses. Driven by a desire to do something more meaningful, he set up Rapzo Capital as a family-funded investment company with one goal – to identify and curate new ideas that can deliver positive change and social impact. A committed volunteer, Stuart actively supports several local non-profit organisations using his network to help raise funds and his professional background to support business development and operations. Stuart holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Michelle Poon

Member, Donor Recruitment & Public Education & Medical Sub-Committee

Joined May 2018

A senior consultant at the NUH Department of Haematology Oncology and assistant professor with the Department of Medicine at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Dr Poon has a special interest in lymphoproliferative disorders and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Heinrich Schindele

Member, Finance Sub-Committee

Joined June 2013

Having retired from a career in banking, Henry is drawing on his experience in financial services to guide BMDP. He first volunteered as an international courier for BMDP, securely transporting donor stem cells to/fro Singapore to patients in need.

Joon Tan

Member, Human Resource Sub-Committee

Joined May 2020

Joon is the VP of Talent and Learning for the International Territories at Schneider Electric. She leads the talent & learning agenda for 5 geographies spanning across South America, Middle East & Africa, India, East Asia, Japan and Pacific and has more than 25 years of HR experience across diverse industries in high tech, manufacturing, services and consulting. Prior to Schneider Electric, Joon was a partner at the Global High Tech Industry Lead at Mercer. Joon started her career in social services but soon found her calling in HR management working with United Airlines, Intel and Dell prior to Mercer. 

Kristy Tan

Member, Audit & Governance Sub-Committee

Joined May 2018

Kristy is a qualified lawyer. She was in private practice as a Partner in a leading Singapore law firm and is now with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

 

A DONOR FOR EVERY PATIENT