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SDH Institute Industry Advisory Board

Mr Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President Development at Hilton

Mr Clarence has more than 22 years of management and consulting experience and has spent most of his career in the accounting and hospitality sectors. He held senior leadership roles in InterContinental Hotels Group and Millennium and Copthorne International Hotels. He currently sits on the Board of Governors of Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, and sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the SDH Institute. He graduated from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, in 1992.

Mr Tan Kim Seng

Advisor – Hospitality, OUE Limited

An experienced C-suite executive with a stellar working history in the hospitality industry regionally and locally, with all-rounded experience in both corporate and hotel operations. A graduate of world renowned Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management, Mr Tan has diverse knowledge and skills in operational management and development of hotels, resorts, and serviced apartments.

Mr Murali Nair

Dean of SDH Institute

Mr. Nair, embarked on a career in Hotel Management more than 30 years ago, armed with a Diploma from Switzerland and a Bachelor’s in Travel Industry Management (Hotel Management) from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.  His area of specialization was Food & Beverage and apart from working in senior management positions in hotels, he also acquired considerable business skills in the areas of tobacco and liquor distribution, logistics, and Club and Resort Management.

Mr Joel Tiphonnet

CEO CREAXIL, Operating Partner at C4 Ventures

A Results-oriented Global Business Leader, Mr Joel draws on over 20+ years of international P&L management experience with world-class companies. He was the Former President & CEO of Club Med Asia Pacific. He acquired a wide range of managerial skills from holding positions as strategist and operational leader in consumer and service industries around the world.

Mr Tommy Ng

Founder & Chief Guru, HR Guru Pte Ltd

Mr Tommy is Asia’s leading HR Advisor, Entrepreneur and Author. He is a seasoned HR practitioner for over thirty years. Mr Tommy has helped everyone from employees to CEOs, with deep HR experience that spans sectors, both public and private, including global finance, property development and management, public transport, worldwide hospitality and education, and airlines.

Ms Monica Alsagoff

Country Head of Singapore | Head of Marketing (Asia) at A2A Safaris®| A2A Journeys®

A visionary leader, Ms Monica has over 25 years of experience in establishing brands, developing 360° marketing and communications strategies and cultivating global networks across diverse industries in Asia Pacific and Middle East markets. Ms Monica has headed two award-winning integrated marketing, PR and events boutique consultancies, one of which she founded.

Mr Alvin Goo

Business Development Director, Biocreations Singapore Pte Ltd

Alvin is a very highly respected industry professional who has over 20 years of experience in the Food & Beverage Industry. He has been responsible for the success and growth of many big F&B brands in Singapore including Coffee Bea & Tea Leaf and Delifrance. His career journey also includes hotel operations with the Hyatt chain in Singapore that dates back to the mid 1980s.

Today Alvin is part of Bio Creations, a forward thinking company committed to safe and healthy food consumption.

Mr Justin Aow

Co-founder Island Kitchen Collective

Mr Justin is an established Food & Beverage professional with a career history that goes back more then a decade. He currently plays an important industry leadership role as the President of the Food & Beverage Management Association. Mr Justin’s experience in the F&B arena with Fairmont, Park Hotel group and the Millennia & CopthorneHotels, grounds his expertise and makes him a key industry influencer.

Mr Sylvan Braberry ​

General Manager, Singapore Polo Club

Since joining the golf and country club industry in 2006, which saw him recognized as best general manager at every golf or country club that he managed, he served two stints at the Singapore Island Country Club and was recognized as the best CEO in the club’s history.

Sylvan has spoken at regional conferences and written cover stories for international golf magazines. He is a consultant on Clubs and has been engaged by law firms as an expert witness on Club related matters.

Sylvan is a strong believer in developing human capital and continues to support the industry in many ways.

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