Alan Tan

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Ninestone Holdings Pte Ltd

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Chief Executive Officer

A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Alan Tan has constantly re-invented himself to make progress in his professional life.


He has made several switches in his career, demonstrating an entrepreneur’s nous for
sensing opportunities, taking risks and staying the course with resilience when faced with tough times.


A multi-faceted personality with diverse interests apart from business, Mr. Tan is passionate about music, plays the piano at home and engages himself in origami.

He is a strong believer in having the right attitude to achieve success in any sphere of life. His mantra for success is: “It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude”.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw is a cook, writer, cook book author and television presenter based in Sydney, Australia.


His television series, Destination Flavour, has travelled through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Scandinavia and Singapore, and won the 2016 AACTA award for Best Lifestyle Television Program.


With more than 300K followers, Adam’s social media presence is ranked by Klout as the most influential in the Australian food industry.

Shivendu Nadkarni

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Kellogg’s AMEA (Asia-Middle East-Africa)

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Shivendu served as the Vice-President of Kellogg’s Snacks business across the Asia-Africa region. 


His span of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry covered a multitude of markets, food & household goods categories, retail channels & route-to-market models, supply-chain models and international business eco-systems just to name a few.


He brings decades of experience and a successful track record of both business leadership & organisational development to the panel of advisers.

Ted Tan

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Enterprise Singapore

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ted Tan is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, the government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for championing enterprise growth.


Mr Tan plays an important role in industry and enterprise development, and establishing
strategic partnerships to help start-ups and enterprises grow into globally competitive companies.


Mr Tan was the Deputy CEO of SPRING and IE Singapore. He is currently the Chairman of SEEDS Capital and Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI), Board Member of Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre (ARTC), Singapore Management University Academy, Singapore Academy
of Law (SAL) Ventures Ltd and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).


Mr Tan spent 18 years in the private sector and held senior positions including CEO and Managing Director of U.S. and UK companies. Before joining the public sector, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and was instrumental in the public listing of a Fintech company.

Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Wenie Chin

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Food Innovation & Resource Centre

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Food Technologist

Wenie Chin's joined FIRC since 2013 as a Food Technologist.

She has an academic background in Food Science & Technology from National University of Singapore.


Her Projects mainly focus on product development for ready-to-eat meals and snacks.


She is also a trainer for WSQ Apply Food Safety Management Systems for Food Service Establishments.

Casey Chew

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Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association

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Director of IT

Casey is the Managing Director of Khong Guan Biscuit Factory (S) Pte Ltd.

He has been a council member of SFMA for 7 years, and is currently the
Director of IT.


His oversees the adaptation and implementation of
information technology that would aid member organisations to further
improve productivity and efficiency.

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