NCS CEO is again in the driver seat of the largest IT society in Singapore


Singapore, Fri Apr 01 06:59:00 GMT 2005


NCS CEO is again in the driver seat of the largest IT society in Singapore
Do you know that NCS has the highest number of Certified IT Project Managers (CITPM) since the inception of the programme by Singapore Computer Society?  Do you also know that for the past three years, most of the CITPM taskforce leaders are from NCS as well?

A NEW COUNCIL FOR THE NATIONAL IT PROFESSIONAL BODY

The Singapore Computer Society (SCS) announced the new line-up of its council members at the SCS Annual General Meeting.  

Mr Lee Kwok Cheong, the Chief Executive Officer of NCS Pte. Ltd., was re-appointed as the President of SCS to lead the IT professional body with 22000-strong membership. 

KC, as he is fondly known, is a well-known personality in the SCS and the IT industry. 

His contribution in shaping the directions of the nation-wide IT development in Singapore led to his conferment of Person of the Year Award by the SCS in 2000. His strong commitment to the SCS and continual contribution to SCS membership, resources and activities also saw the NCS being bestowed the inaugural SCS Distinguished Corporate Award in 2003. 

During his first year's tenure as the President with SCS, the Society crossed the 22,000 mark in its membership and introduced two new special interest groups and a new chapter. 2004 also registered a higher profile and greater visibility for the Society as SCS took leadership in important IT issues, and increased contributions to SCS members, stakeholders and the community. 

As the CEO of NCS, KC is instrumental in clinching numerous awards and accolades from the industry for his company. Under his leadership, NCS has grown to a $600 million company, with 3000 staff in over 16 locations across 8 countries and territories. 

KC serves on numerous boards and advisory committees. Internationally, he is a member of China’s Suzhou Industrial Park International Advisory Council, Singapore-India Infocomm Technology Task Force, KDU Smart School (Malaysia) Board of Advisors and The Association of Thai Computer Industry.

The SCS AGM saw the election of its new council comprising senior directors and executives from the private and public sectors as well as the academia. The office bearers for 2005/2006 are:

  • President                     Mr Lee Kwok Cheong (Chief Executive Officer, NCS Pte Ltd)
  • Vice President              Mr Andrew Sansom (Director, DP Search Pte Ltd)
  • Vice President              Mr Ee Chye Chuan (Director, Foundation Svcs, Hewlett-Packard)
  • Vice President              Mr Alphonsus Pang (Director, MINDEF Systems Organisation)
  • Honorary Secretary     Mr Chak Kong Soon (Director, Jashua Pte Ltd)
  • Honorary Treasurer     Mr Yap Chee Yuen (Group CIO, JTC Corporation)

 Council Members

  • Ms Chen Lai Kiun (Director, Technology, Prudential Assurance)
  • Prof Robert Gay (Professor, School of EEE, NTU)
  • Mr Han Chung Heng (General Manager, IBM Systems Group, S'pore)
  • Ms Celene Lim (Managing Consultant, Asia PR. Comz)
  • Ms Angie Monksfield (Vice-President, Appln Projects, Singapore Airlines)
  • A/Prof Pelly Periasamy (Assoc Professor, IT Management, NTU)
  • Mr Harish Pillay (Chief Technology Architect, Red Hat Asia Pte Ltd)
  • Dr Colin Quek (Programme Director, Snr Executive Programme, ISS)
  • Mr P Ramakrishna (Director, Enterprise Development, IDA)
  • Mr John Tan (Director, School of IT, Nanyang Polytechnic)
  • Mr Vincent Wong (Partner, Accenture Pte Ltd)
  • Ms Wu Choy Peng (Deputy Chief Executive, IDA)

 Award Presentation at the SCS AGM
Ordinary members of the SCS who have accumulated at least 15 years in IT working experience and made significant contributions to SCS and /or IT industry were invited by the SCS to receive the Senior membership at the SCS AGM. 

Also incorporated into the SCS AGM was the presentation of the Certified IT Project Managers (CITPM). Introduced by the SCS, the CITPM is the first IT Project Manager Certification in the world that aims to raise the level of professionalism in the management of IT projects. 127 candidates met the stringent assessment process last year and are awarded the coveted titles at the SCS AGM - 5 CITPM (Senior), 37 CITPM and 85 CITPM (Associate). 

In appreciation of the 2004 Exco for their dedication and contributions to the SCS, council members who have served at least 3 years and those who stepped down from their respective appointment this year were presented with the appreciation plaques. 

For more information, please visit SCS website at http://www.scs.org.sg.


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