Wee Seng counts over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, across fab start up, process integration, technology development, yield improvement, manufacturing, equipment engineering, cost management and program management.
Helming the SSIA Secretariat team since 2018, Wee Seng has redefined the association’s strategic directions and operations, to better deliver its mission and vision. Embracing a holistic approach to driving business transformation in Singapore and the region, he concurrently sits on several Advisory Committees, such as in Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SEEE), the government and industry-backed Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) platform, as well as ESG’s Smart Manufacturing Technical Committee (SMTC) and Environment and Resources Standards Technical Committee for Energy.
Wee Seng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Masters (MSc) in Management of Technology from National University of Singapore.
Amy Ang – Director for Business Development and Partnerships
Amy brings more than 20 years of experience primarily in the semiconductor industry, both in front and backend fabs. She has extensive experience in the area of planning, procurement and supply chain. She has also worked on new Fab startup, new system implementation, warehouse operations, cost and program management. Amy is passionate about using the experiences she has gained over the years to help SSIA members improve the industry’s supply chain resiliency and improve the partnerships and collaborations between government and industry partners.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Julie Koh – Strategic Programs Director
Close to 30 years in the semiconductor industry, Julie is still charting new grounds beyond her expertise in fab process and equipment, manufacturing, foundry customer engineering, program management, customer engagement, backend subcons supplier management and quality management.
She steers SSIA’s strategic stakeholder programs, working in synergy with government and industry partners, for the organization to undertake an even more dynamic role for industry growth. To be at the forefront of talent development and give back to the industry close to her heart, she is also a Volunteer Careers Advisor with Workforce Singapore (WSG), sharing firsthand insights from her experience.
Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Velinda Wee – Human Capital Development Director
Velinda is an experienced and hands-on human resources manager with more than 35 years of experience in the multinational manufacturing industries of consumer products, disk drives, and semiconductors. She is an effective HR senior leader with proven track records of working in a highly successful semiconductor company, covering areas such as talent acquisition, compensation and benefits administration, regulatory compliance, employee retention and welfare administration. Velinda is now leading SSIA’s Human Capital development initiatives, and her vast experience in this field will greatly help address one of SSIA’s major work streams in growing and developing our industry’s talent pool.
Velinda holds a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in Human Resource Management from University of Tasmania, Australia.
Yvonne Perpetua Ng – Head of Marketing and Communications
After many years of successful brand building and developing award-winning marketing campaigns, Yvonne joins SSIA with the same zeal and passion. Equipped with a strong background in Communications, Digital and Brand Marketing, she has spearheaded brand transformation in various sectors that saw a significant buzz and increase in brand voice. Having a passion for marketing and technology, Yvonne strives to bring innovation into the workplace constantly.
Her vision is to be able to work with the key stakeholders to drive a transformational change of our industry where this sector will become a much coveted one to join; for both students and job seekers alike.
Yvonne is also no stranger to policy and governance matters having worked at Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a decade. She has also part of the women’s wing in the Singapore political party and she was actively involved in driving the recent policy on D&I for women in our society. Yvonne also volunteers and co-founded a not-for-profit group that is part of the Royal Commonwealth Society to raise awareness on cervical cancer in the region.
Rebecca Foo – Head of Projects
Prior to joining SSIA, Rebecca was immersed in a vastly different environment, having spent five years working in the legal industry, organizing events and business networking activities for law firms and trade associations.
Being new to the semiconductor industry has not impeded her from growing her event management expertise at SSIA, while representing the association in supporting Workforce Singapore (WSG)’s Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Electronics, helping companies seek wage support for local hires.
Patsy Tan – HR Manager
25 years in human resource management and still passionate about her field, Patsy has worked with start-ups, SMEs and MNCs in Singapore and Asia. Well versed in hiring needs and employee engagement, her wealth of experience spans generalist HR management, administration, industrial relations, as well as employee change management in mergers, acquisitions, and business restructures. Her exposure covers industries such as real estate, hotel, trading, packaging and electronics.
In addition to her HR role, Patsy value adds to other activities of the association with her keen and broad perspective of businesses.
Teresa Chong – Human Capital Development Senior Specialist
A well-versed HR practitioner with over 20 years of regional and local experience in MNCs across industries ranging from Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Telecommunications, Internet Search and Marketing/Advertising agencies, Teresa possesses a wealth of knowledge on local and regional labour laws and regulations.
Returning to the semiconductor industry after more than 10 years of internet search and advertising agencies, Teresa is excited to contribute her experience towards the 3 focus areas of SSIA including growing and developing of the semiconductor workforce, strengthening and growing the local ecosystem and sustainability.
One of Teresa’s main roles will be to support the Career Conversion Program in Electronics for mid-career individuals to transition into new roles in the semiconductor industry.
Jasmine Tai – Senior Business Development Executive
Choosing accountancy as her post-graduate career, Jasmine dedicated seven years to offering accounting solutions for non-profit organizations and SMEs in various industries. Concurrently to expand her skillsets, she undertook HR advisory work to help companies nurture a healthy work environment and better achieve their corporate goals.
Onboard SSIA, she puts her flair for ideation and solutions to good use, enhancing the association’s efficiency with business tools and backend platforms; and contributes to public communication and outreach.
Cindy Chong – Executive Assistant
With more than ten years of experience in secretarial, marketing and administrative roles, in both MNCs and SMEs, Cindy is a vital member of the team and aide to Wee Seng, ensuring optimal day to day running of the association.
Additionally, she provides valuable support in membership relations and sponsorship management, as part of the organisation’s priorities. She also participates in members’ outreach and content production.
Chan Xing Yun – Communications Executive
Having worked in exclusively graphic designer roles at her previous workplaces in diverse industries, Xing Yun has a knack for beautiful visuals and creative ideas. Wanting to build and expand on her capabilities, she explores new grounds with SSIA by delivering key messages through visual communications in her new role. She hopes to be able to build more presence and impact on the industry in the areas of social media and website development to create a more vibrant ecosystem.