Please join us for the Singapore branch's inaugural Thought Leadership Event. It will comprise an in-person evening keynote address by the Honourable Minister Indranee Rajah SC, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development.
A panel discussion will also be conducted. The panellists are leaders in different spheres in the renewables space, namely Mr Nitin Apte (CEO, Vena Energy), Mr Luca Tonello (Managing Director, SMBC), Ms Shamila Neelakandan (Partner, HKA), and Mr Kevin Slater (Technical Director, HKA). They will seek to add their perspectives and further the exchange of ideas during the panel discussion, which will be moderated by Mr Paul Sandosham (Partner, Clifford Chance) who is himself no stranger to complex issues in emerging areas.
The Keynote address will focus on policy and regulatory responses to the threat of climate change, and the changes and opportunities that will likely come about as a result. The Minister's experience as a leading private practitioner before joining the Government makes her insights of particular value to members.
The in-person event is open to CIArb members and non-members. A simultaneous web-cast will be made available to members of the Chartered Institute and its branches upon registration. The event will be held under Chatham House Rules. Please refer here for full details.
Please note times are listed in Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8).
Ms Indranee Rajahis the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. She is also Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development.
Ms Rajah has been the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001.
She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining the Government.
Under her law portfolio from 2012 - 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also co-chaired the Penal Code Review Committee whose recommendations led to major amendments to the Penal Code, including greater protections of women and the vulnerable.
In her first tour of the Education Ministry from 2012-2015, she led the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) Committee resulting in SkillsFuture, a national movement to align education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning. In the second stint from 2018-2020, Ms Rajah chaired UPLIFT - the "Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce", an inter-agency team convened in 2018 to strengthen support for students from disadvantaged families.
In the Prime Minister's Office, Ms Rajah oversees the National Population and Talent Division and assists Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean on population matters.