Dileep Nair has more than 30 years of experience in governance and public service in the Singapore Civil Service and the United Nations.
He was with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs serving as the High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, Dileep was the Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic from 2011 to 2013 and the Consul-General to the Emirate of Dubai from 2006 to 2010. He was the Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services at the United Nations from 2000 to 2005.
Dileep is now an Independent Director of Keppel DC REIT, Thakral Corporation Limited, and Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Limited, as well as a Board Member of Health Sciences Authority of Singapore. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Civil Service College of Singapore.
Dileep has been awarded the Public Service Medal (Silver) and the 25-year Grand Award for Community Service by the Singapore Government.
Dr Asha Karunakaran
Dr. Asha was previously managing her own dental clinic for over two decades and has since sold her clinic. She continues to practise at Novena Medical Centre and has been an active member of the Singapore Dental Association for close to four decades.
She was a member of the Association’s Audit Committee and chaired several other committees most notably, the Ethics and Practice Management Committee.
She held the position of President of the Singapore Dental Health Foundation, a voluntary organisation focused on public health education.
Mr Dinesh Vasu Dash
Dinesh was appointed as Group Director, Operations Group at the Ministry of Health (MOH) with effect from 20 July 2020.
In his new role, he oversees the translation of the Ministry’s mission and intent into operational strategy, plans, and ensures that they are supported with robust systems, processes and resources for the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases in Singapore, as well as medical preparedness and response to civil disasters and national emergencies, in order to achieve optimal health outcomes for Singaporeans.
Prior to his role in MOH, Dinesh was the Commander of the 2nd People’s Defence Force in MINDEF.
He spent 27 years in the SAF and assumed key leadership positions, including Director (Information Directorate) between 2014 and 2016, when he drove MINDEF’s communication policy and strategy across the domains of public communications, internal communications and community engagement.
At SNM (Singapore), Dinesh served as Trustee from 2016 to 2020.
Mr Manu Bhaskaran
Mr Manu is a Partner of the Centennial Group, a strategic advisory firm headquartered in Washington DC and Founding CEO of its Singapore subsidiary Centennial Asia Advisors. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies in Singapore while also serving on various advisory and corporate boards such as the Advisory Board of the International Monetary Fund in Asia.
As a director of companies including Japfa Limited which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, he has also been on board committees such as the audit committee and nomination committee. He has also served in the past as a Trustee of international institutions such as The Asia Foundation in Asia and the CFA Institute Research Foundation.
Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan
Rajesh heads the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice at Rajah & Tann, and is the co-founder & Director of 2 legal tech entities, Rajah & Tann Technologies and Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity. He has been advising clients on matters relating to technology, cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications, electronic commerce, distributed ledger technology implementations, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital forensics and social media for over twenty years.
Rajesh is unanimously ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer for TMT in publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2008. He was also recognised as Lawyer of the Year in Media Law by Best Lawyers 2021, and an Elite Practitioner in Technology and Telecommunications by Asialaw Profiles 2021.
As Rajah & Tann Asia’s Technology Advisor, Rajesh played a major role in moving the network forward in digitalisation, and as a result, garnering the accolade of being the winner of “Law Firm Strategy” at the Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards 2020
Ms Sunu Sivadasan
Ms Sunu was an Education Officer (LEAD Teacher) with MOE. She was a professional and pedagogical leader who guided teachers (School, Cluster and Zone) in quality teaching and learning. After retiring this year, Sunu continues to be a flexi-adjunct Education Officer.
She was also a Mentor Coach at MOE HQ (AST) and trained MOE teacher-mentors in Instructional Mentoring and Coaching, for effective teaching and learning.
She currently serves as theVice- President of Singapore Malayalee Association and is a Director with SMA Care Limited – CareLight Wellness Centre for Seniors.
Dr Thara Ravindran
Dr Thara is currently a Research Fellow inEntrepreneurship & Innovation, Division of Information Technology and Operations Management, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.
She was involved in a successful grant application of The CityPulse Project for the Ministry of National Development, which is the highest grant secured by Nanyang Business School and was part of the management of a National Research Foundation (NRF) funded project on entrepreneurship and innovation.
She served as a consultant for Continental Singapore, developing a global business strategy for their global robotics division and worked on a project to ensure commercialization and usability of robotic prototypes developed by Continental Singapore.
Mr Viswa Sadasivan
Viswa Sadasivan is CEO of Strategic Moves – a corporate strategy consultancy and training practice. Over the past 35 years, he has held various public sector leadership positions that require a deep appreciation for governance. Viswa served on several public sector boards including the Media Development Authority, and SPRING Singapore where he was co-chairman of the Audit Committee. He served on the Executive Committee of Sinda as Vice President for a decade, and subsequently on its Board of Trustees.
Viswa is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee of the National Youth Achievement Award Council and was on the board of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He served on the national Economic Review Committee and the Singapore 21 Committee.
For 41 years Viswa was a National Service Army officer holding the rank of Colonel in the last 9 years as Deputy Director of Joint Operations in the SAF. He was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2011.
At the age of 32, Viswa served as President of then-Singapore Kerala Association (now Singapore Malayalee Association) for one term.