Norman Ng, President
Norman is currently Facebook's Regional Lead for Government, Politics and Advocacy in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, enabling partnerships and advertising solutions on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.
He was formerly in SGInnvoate, a venture capital group helping nascent pre Series-A deep technology startups in AI, future-mobility and healthcare to secure go-to-market access and grow their advisory / mentoring boards. Norman previously served as an IP Management consultant in IP ValueLab, supporting enterprises to protect and commercialise their intangible assets and served in IPOS' Communications and Engagement Department. He was also a startup founder where he built a digital communications agency, serving institutional and SMB clients in media, entertainment, government, automotive and retail.
Dr. Seah Kwang Hwee, Vice President
Dr Seah joined the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore as the pioneering batch of Patent Examiners 2012.
After the stint with the Patent Search & Examination Unit, he went on to assume other roles within IPOS, including as the Deputy Director business development, marketing IPOS’ products and services to the US market, and IP management consultancy for local startups and SMEs as part of IP ValueLab.
Dr Seah currently serves as an Acting Deputy Director at A*STAR Enterprise.
Tan Poy Boon, Secretary
Poy Boon currently serves as an Assistant Director in Temasek Polytechnic.
In his current capacity, Poy Boon manages Temasek Polytechnic’s patent portfolio. He had a stint with IPOS Singapore whereby he ran a programme designed to help local SMEs manage their intangible assets. In the early days of his career, Poy Boon was an inventor himself in the field of mobile communication and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Terence Goh, Assistant Secretary
Dr Goh works as an Innovation & Partnership Manager at Klass Engineering & Solutions. He currently manages a technology-scouting and partnership program, as well as research & development of AI machine learning solutions.
He has more than 10 years of experience in cutting-edge research, innovation and intellectual property. Dr Goh served as an IP Strategist and a Patent Examiner in IPOS, where he advised Singapore organisations on intangible asset management and commercialisation.
Ankur Gupta, Treasurer
Ankur is currently a Law Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic's School of Business.
As a Public Servant, Ankur has worked in Intellectual Property Regulation and Policy, Training Design and Delivery and People Development. His interest in Community Building brought him to IPOS Society.
Alan Ng, Assistant Treasurer
Alan is a Consultant with the Asian Development Bank, and also the Director of Abba Consulting Pte Ltd.
Before his entrepreneurial venture, Alan’s past career included being a director at IPOS; advisor to Abu Dhabi Fund for Development; founding director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, director at International Enterprise Singapore and Private-Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group.
Winston Chan (MI, CVPA, PMC-IPM), Exco Member
Winston is the Group Managing Partner of FT Consulting Pte Ltd.
Winston is passionate about helping organisations maximise the value of intangibles. Listed in IAM Strategy 300 (Yr 2018 – 2020), he was the first in Singapore’s IP sector to receive the SkillsFuture Fellowships award in 2019. He currently serves as a board member of IPOS International.
Lawrence Tan, EXCO Member
Lawrence is an Assistant Director in Louken Group
He is a senior consultant and business strategist with more than 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property, Business development, Start-up Investing and Mentoring ,Project management and Marketing strategies in both public and private sector.
He was also instrumental in helping Singapore start-ups and Mid-Cap companies to grow and expand their businesses via intellectual property (IPs) locally and oversea.