About Us

Executive Committee
Title Name
Non-executive Chairman Mr. Surya Subramanian
President Mr. Derick Ting
Vice President Mr. Wilson Chan
Director of Finance Mr. Adrian Kwan
Director of Events Ms. Alexis Tianxi
Director of Events Ms. Lynn Hasim
Director of Membership Ms. Tiruselvi Krishnan
Director of Strategic Relations Ms. Joyce Lau
Director of Communications Mr. Andrew Xiao
Manager of Corporate Affairs Ms. Carol Cordova

President - Derick Ting

Derick has “risen through the ranks”, having served on the Executive Committee in various capacities since 2011. He joined the SBC when he first moved to the UAE (mainly because the AGM dinner that year had chili crabs on the menu). He found the friends and network made via the SBC had really helped him settle into life in this small piece of the desert – so he would like to pay it forward by serving on the SBC.

Derick is a partner with the Middle East Practice of Wong Partnership LLP (in association with Al Aidarous International Legal Practice), a leading Singapore law firm with a footprint in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. Derick’s expertise is in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial advisory. His clientele base is primarily Asian and Chinese. He has been in the Middle East for 5 years and graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Derick enjoys food (all the time), football (sometimes) and reading (when he has the time).

Vice President - Wilson Chan

Wilson is passionate in interacting with like-minded professionals, hence his aspiration to connect with the Singaporean and business community through his work with the SBC. He has been elected into the Executive Committee for a forth term.

Wilson plies his trade with ST Logistics in the Dubai regional office as Director, Business Development. His frequent travels brought him intimate knowledge of the region and over time, this evolved into his love for the UAE.

He has resided in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and more recently Dubai, together with his family since 2008. An obsessive ambition of his is to visit (a lot) more countries – currently 43 – than his age in years. Like many Singaporeans, he is effectively trilingual in English, Mandarin and Hokkien.

Wilson holds an MBA from the University of Cumbria and a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Director of Finance - Adrian Kwan

Adrian is the General Manager at Kwick Space LLC. Kwick Space specializes in temporary structures for events such as exhibitions and trades shows.

Adrian’s expertise is in Finance, and as a CFO. He has lived and worked in Singapore, China, Thailand, India, Belgium. He has been in the UAE for 3 years, primarily in Ajman and Dubai.

Adrian has a keen interest in sports and food.

Director of Events – Alexis Tianxi

Alexis is the Events Director of the Singapore Business Council. She appreciates connecting businesses and professionals together. Hence, her motivation in being part of the Singapore Business Council.

Alexis is a Strategic Procurement professional working with Unilever, a global giant in the fast moving consumer goods industry. She specializes in Petrochemicals. She has 7 years of working experience across both Purchasing and Sales in various fields, based out of Dubai, Singapore and New Jersey.

She enjoys water sports, learning new languages and travelling in her spare time

Director of Events – Lynn Hasim

Lynn started her hospitality career in Raffles Hotel Singapore as the Catering Sales Coordinator. Realizing her passion for events, she pursued a Bachelor degree from University of Queensland, Australia with Double Major in Events and Hospitality Management.

Being a service oriented person, Lynn combined her service skills and passion focusing on conferences, seminars, and workshops back in Singapore working for government bodies and corporate companies.

As sunny Singapore island was not hot enough for her as she packed her bags and head over to Bahrain in 2011. Thirsty for more action, she moved to the uprising Dubai in Jun 2013 and has been here since. Being a part of SBC is her way of contributing back to the committee and staying close to her roots​.

A foodie in her heart and soul, spare time is spent dining out in alleyway cafes as well as posh restaurants. She loves experimenting on recipes though it is recommended that you have insurance before eating her food. Her new found interest is travelling so if you need a travelling buddy, do buzz her.

Director of Membership – Tiruselvi Krishnan

Selvi aims at fostering business relationships with fellow Singaporean professionals in Dubai through the Singapore Business Council, to give back to the society in every way she can.

Selvi is an audit and compliance specialist who is currently working for the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park destination; Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Selvi moved to Dubai together with her husband. She soon found that Dubai was an emergent city that held opportunities for those who had an appetite for success, where she is now carving her own career path.  She holds and BA (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Selvi loves to read autobiographies and experiment in the kitchen but, it’s her passion for travel and food that takes her around the world where she indulges in the local culture and cuisine.

Director of Corporate Strategy – Joyce Lau

Joyce is determined to share the values of a sustainable life. Her active engagement with the Singapore Business Council facilitates this, through the interaction with like minded professionals and businesses who aspire to shape the world.

Joyce is a professional architect with 18 years of practice. She had been associated with a number of leading infrastructure and building development organizations such as: Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, the Public Works Department and the CPG Group.

Joyce has been in the UAE for 10 years. In 2011, she founded Apprize.
It is a multi-disciplinary setup with businesses in the Arts, Science and Management.

A music and art aficionado, Joyce teaches piano, and represents outstanding musicians/artists to effect concerts and exhibitions.

Director of Communications – Andrew Xiao

Andrew moved to Dubai since September 2014 as the Head of Sustainability Services at Meinhardt Façade Technology, subsidiary of multi-disciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Singapore. Prior to Dubai, Andrew had the experience in business development and execution of Green Building projects in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

A “Foodie” himself, he is also known as the “Off-line Singaporean Directory” at times and a fervent follower of YouTube sensation “The MeatMen”. He facilitates social and business networking over a wholesome home-cooked meal (#AndrewcooksSingaporeanseat).

If you are an early riser and wish to be enchanted by the glorious sunrise over the Dubai’s skyline, you are welcome to kayak with Andrew at 5.30am, on the Kite Beach. P.S. Andrew was a member of National Flat Watar Kayaking Team, 2003 – 2005.

Manager of Corporate Affairs – Carol Cordova

Carol has been in the UAE for over a decade and has resided in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and now, Dubai. Over half of that time, she hass been working with SMRT Singapore’s subsidiary in the UAE.

Cooking is her first love, followed by her passion for travel. She spends her free time either experimenting in the kitchen or globetrotting and expanding her culinary-gastronomic experience.

Carol has visited Singapore to attend a colleague’s wedding, and has since then, fallen in love with the Singaporean cuisine.

She has been volunteering with the SBC since 2014.  She is very much a Singaporean at heart (in both attitude and appetite) even if not by birth!