School Advisory Committee
Mr Johnny Heng, PBM
Class of 1987
Mr Johnny Heng is a Managing Director and the Chief Client Officer in the Wealth Management Division of Nomura, a Japanese global financial institution. He is responsible for the firm’s wealth management solutions for clients in non-Japan Asia. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the National University of Singapore and has a Masters of Finance, from Baruch College of The City University of New York. He is married with 3 sons and his hobbies include playing football, badminton and golf. His most memorable teachers include Mr Lim Bun and Mr Wong Kwang Pin. Mr Lim was his Track and Field teacher/coach, who taught him the art of succeeding by competing in the “less crowded field”. Mr Wong was his NPCC teacher-in-charge, who instilled the importance of leadership by example. He hopes for GESS to be a prominent school that lives up to her name, including the possibility that one day, GESS will establish an international school.
Mr Kenneth Tang
Class of 1985
Mr Kenneth Tang is a lawyer in private practice. He is married with 1 child, has a Master’s degree and his hobby includes reading. Mr Tang’s most memorable teachers are Mr Lim Choon Beng and Mr Abraham Joseph. He finds Mr Lim strict but fair and remembers Mr Abraham Joseph as a teacher who could identify well with the students. Mr Tang wishes for GESS to be a premier school and to give a chance to students from all backgrounds, to be something more. Additionally, he hopes the school will instill a sense of giving back to society in her students.
Mr Lim Yick Kian (Larry)
Class of 1988
Mr Lim Yick Kian works in Credit Suisse. He is married with 2 girls, has an MBA from University of Western Australia and his hobby includes fishing. His most memorable teacher was Mrs Fernando. She was caring and passionate about her job, both as a teacher and a counsellor. Mr Lim wishes for Gessians to be the best they can be.
Mr Francis Liew
Class of 1980
Mr Francis Liew is a choral director and has a Dip LCM and ALCM. He is married with 3 daughters. Mr Liew’s most memorable teacher was Mr Derrick De Alwis as he had taught Mr Liew to think out of the box and push the boundaries. He also loves Literature. Mr Liew dreams that GESS will regain her status as a top school.
Mr Muhamad Imaduddien Bin Abd Karim
Mr Muhamad Imaduddien is a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers. He is married with 1 child and his hobbies include playing badminton and volunteering. His most memorable teachers are Ms Catherine Ng and Ms Mah Lai Heng. He recalls fondly of how Ms Ng ignited his interest in playing a number of sports at the inter-class and eventually, at the zone and national level. He will also be forever be grateful to Ms Mah as he would not have passed his ‘E’ Maths and Chemistry exams without her patience and guidance. Mr Imaduddien wishes for the students of GESS to remember that learning is not something that happens only in school but is something that can and should happen all the time. He also hopes that they continue to ask “why?”
Mr Lim Teng Chye Lawrence
Lawrence Lim is the Chief Operating Officer of CoAssets Pte Ltd, Asia’s leading financial technology and funding platform. Prior to this, he retired from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as the Chief of Artillery in May 2016. Lawrence graduated from Gan Eng Seng School in 1989, and holds five Masters degrees from the Imperial College of London, Naval Postgraduate School (USA), Royal Military College of Canada, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides winning the Leading CEO Award from the Singapore Human Resources Institute in September 2014, he also received the Singapore SOKA Association Goodwill Award (Leadership) in 2015, and won the Singapore Defence Technology Prize (Research & Development Category) in 2006. He hopes Gan Eng Seng School will continue to groom students to become leaders for Singapore and inspire them to always give off their best. He fondly remembers Mrs Cheong Peck Yoke and Mdm Foo Lee Lian who took time to mentor and guide him to become a better person.
Mr Chiu Wu Hong
Class of 1984
Mr Chiu Wu Hong is a partner and Head the tax practice in KPMG Singapore. He has a Bachelor of Business degree (major in Accounting) from the University of Tasmania. He is a Board Member of Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals and also a Board Member of Tax Academy of Singapore. He is married with 2 daughters and his hobbies include reading and listening to music. His most memorable teacher is Mr Lim Choon Beng who was very passionate in his work and always willing to go the extra mile to help the weaker students. Mr Chiu hopes GESS will be a top school and produce students who not only excel in their studies but also has a heart to give back to the society.