Programme Plenary Discussion
What Success Means in the Future World of Work

The definition of workplace success has changed dramatically over the years. How has it evolved and what will it mean in the new economy? Discuss and discover the economic challenges of the future, and the key knowledge, values, skills and competencies our youth need to possess in order to navigate the future spaces, and how different stakeholders can all play a part in empowering our youth to inspire the future.


Frank Koo

Mr Frank Koo
Head, LinkedIn (Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan)

Responsible for LinkedIn’s talent and learning solutions business, Mr Koo supports companies in optimising talent acquisition, development and retention strategies through the use of technology and best practices on LinkedIn’s platform. He has been in the technology and education industry for more than 25 years. Prior to LinkedIn, he was the COO at BE Education. He had also held leadership roles in Pearson Education as President of Learning Solutions in Asia Pacific, and Oracle as Managing Director for Singapore and South Asia Growth Economies.

Wong Su Yen

Ms Wong Su-Yen
CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)

As the CEO of The Human Capital Leadership Institute, Ms Wong oversees the development of global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage. She brings over 20 years’ experience in business strategy and organisation transformation, and has worked with leading organisations in North America and Asia across a broad range of industries. Previously based in the United States, Thailand, Korea, and Hong Kong, she is considered a thought leader on leadership and human capital related issues, and is a regular speaker, facilitator, and guest lecturer at universities in Singapore and the US.

Mrs Tan-Kek Lee Yong

Mrs Tan-Kek Lee Yong
Principal, Pioneer Junior College
Committee Member, Executive Board of Academy of Principal

Mrs Tan has held a variety of leadership positions in her career as an educator. In the Ministry of Education, she was Deputy Director at the Psychological and Guidance Branch. In schools, she has served previously as Principal of Crescent Girls’ School and is the current Principal of Pioneer Junior College. She is a strong advocate for the holistic development of students and has led the schools in developing programmes focusing on academic excellence and character development. Mrs Tan was also a member of MOE’s Committee to Review University Education Pathways Beyond 2015, chaired by then Minister of State for Education, Mr Lawrence Wong.


Tan Chen Kee

Moderator: Mrs Tan Chen Kee
Divisional Director, Student Development Curriculum Division (SDCD), Ministry of Education, Singapore

A passionate educator, Mrs Tan began her career as a Biology teacher in Temasek Junior College. Thereafter, she assumed many leadership positions in the MOE divisions and schools. In her five years as Principal, she was keenly involved in driving the school’s efforts in quality teaching and learning, character and citizenship education and the development of 21st century competencies in her students. Currently the Divisional Director of the SDCD in the MOE, she leads the division in the areas of Arts Education, Physical Education, Sports, Outdoor Education, Character and Citizenship Education, CCA Policy and student well-being. She considers her greatest privilege to be that she has touched and impacted young lives in her journey as an educator. This remains her persistent pursuit.