Advisory Board
Our Advisors bring expertise and experience from across the public, private and civil society sectors to guide our research and programmes. They combine a deep understanding of emerging technology and new business models with an appreciation of the diversity of Southeast Asia and a passion for enabling the social impact of technology.

Dr Bambang Susantono

Chairman and Head of the National Capital Authority, Government of Indonesia

Dr Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman & CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Lim Siong Guan

Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy & Advisor at GIC

Pandu Sjahrir

Chief Financial Officer of Toba Bara Sejahtera & Chairman of Sea Indonesia

Sati Rasuanto

Co-Founder & CEO, VIDA

Timothy Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer, Mastercard

Dr Veerathai Santiprabhob

Chairman of the Executive Committee, Mae Fah Luang Foundation

Dr Vu Tien Loc

President of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre & Chairman of the Research Council of Enterprise Development Foundation

Antonio Jose U. Periquet

Chairman & CEO, AB Capital & Investment Corporation
Dr Ming Tan
Executive Director,
Tech For Good Institute

Dr Ming Tan is Executive Director for the Tech for Good Institute, a non-profit founded by Grab, to encourage and enrich dialogue on social, economic, and policy trends accelerated by the digital economy.

Management Team
The Management Team executes the strategy and operations of the Institute, working closely with the Advisory Board and Board of Directors to enrich understanding and co-create recommendations through research, conversations and collaboration on Southeast Asia.

Ming Tan

Founding Executive Director

Mohammad Matin Mohdari

Strategy Director

Mellyana Frederika

Senior Manager

Melissa Tan

Research Fellow

Keith Detros​

Programme Manager

Dr Jung Kim

Institute Fellow
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors governs the Institute, and is responsible for general and financial supervision. It oversees and provides stewardship, accountability and leadership for the Institute, providing direction and advising on strategic and operational issues affecting performance and long-term health and success of the Institute.

Keith Magnus

Chairman, Asia, Global Partner and Member of the Global Management Committee, Evercore

Ilaria Chan

Chairperson, Tech For Good Institute & Group Advisor for Tech and Social Impact, Grab

Dr Bambang Susantono

Chairman and Head of the National Capital Authority, Government of Indonesia

Dr Bambang Susantono is the Chairman and Head of the National Capital Authority, Government of Indonesia. Prior to this role, he was the Vice-President of Asian Development Bank’s Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. He is a distinguished thought leader on sustainable development, published author and active researcher.

He has also taught at several universities and leading research institutes. He holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning and Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley.


Prior to this, Dr Bambang was a former Vice-Minister of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Dr Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman & CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Dr Lee is currently the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures–a leading venture capital firm focusing on developing Chinese high-tech companies. 

 

Prior to this, he was the former President of Google China and Senior Executive of Microsoft and Apple; and was named one of the most influential people of the year in 2013 by TIME Magazine. 

 

A fascinating feature about Dr Lee is that he is an author of the New York Times bestseller A.I. Superpowers. He has recently published a ground-breaking scientific fiction titled A.I. 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future.

Lim Siong Guan

Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy & Advisor at GIC

Professor Lim is a professor of practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, specializing in leadership and change management. 

 

He holds several board memberships and Advisory positions, including Wilmar International, Swiss Re Asia, Honour (Singapore), Insignia Ventures and Razer. 

 

Professor Lim was former Group President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board. 

 

A fascinating feature about Professor Lim is that he has co-authored an award-winning publication titled The Leader, The Teacher & You – Leadership Through the Third Generation.

Pandu Sjahrir

Chief Financial Officer of Toba Bara Sejahtera & Chairman of Sea Indonesia

Mr Pandu is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Toba Bara Sejahtera, one of Indonesia’s leading coal mining companies, and concurrently Chairman of Sea Indonesia. 

 

Prior to this, Mr Pandu was a Senior Analyst at the New York City-based MatlinPatterson Global Advisers. 

 

A fascinating feature about Mr Pandu is that he is an active investor with extensive experience enhancing capital structures–hence holding a board membership with the Indonesian Stock Exchange.

Sati Rasuanto

Co-Founder & CEO, VIDA

Ms Sati Rasuanto is the Co-Founder and CEO of VIDA, a technology company providing secure and frictionless digital identity systems. VIDA enables secure and seamless customer onboarding, user authentication, digital signature, protects users’ identity account and provides a legal guarantee. 

 

Ms Sati additionally serves as the Deputy Secretary General IV (Wakil Sekretaris Jenderal IV) and Head of The Personal Data Protection Task Force at the Indonesian Fintech Association (AFTECH). Most recently, she led and launched Endeavor in Indonesia, an organization that supports a global network of high-impact entrepreneurs. 

 

Prior to that, her career took her from a financial consulting firm, to the World Bank as an Operations Officer before joining the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) as the Special Staff to the Chairman/Minister. 

 

Ms Sati is an Atlantic Fellow and is part of the equity initiative, a program dedicated to leadership in health equity in Southeast Asia. She is also a Yale World Fellow, a network of select young global leaders, and a Kauffman Fellow, a Silicon Valley-based network dedicated to building high growth and innovative companies.

Timothy Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer, Mastercard

Mr Tim Murphy is Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing Mastercard’s Law, Franchise and Integrity activities, and its People and Capabilities function. He is also a member of the company’s Management Committee.

 

Prior to this role, Mr Murphy served as the company’s general counsel for seven years, helping advance Mastercard’s legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate governance, and compliance, while also bringing a business mindset to further evolve the legal function.

 

Throughout his 20-plus year tenure at Mastercard, Mr Murphy has also held other senior roles, including Chief Product Officer and President of the company’s U.S. region.

 

Mr Murphy is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Urban League and a member of the Economic Club of New York and Council on Foreign Relations, among other organizations. 

 

He received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree in political science from Amherst College.

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob

Chairman of the Executive Committee, Mae Fah Luang Foundation

Dr Santiprabhob currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Mae Fah Luang Foundation—a foundation that promotes sustainable development in Thailand and abroad. 

 

He also serves as a board member of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, PTT Exploration and Production, and Univanich Palm Oil. 

 

Prior to this, he was the governor of the Bank of Thailand and had steered rapid digital transformation of the Thai payment system. 

 

A fascinating feature of Dr Santiprabhob is that apart from having expertise in macroeconomic policy and extensive financial sector experience, he has been very active in civil society work to promote sustainability.

Dr Vu Tien Loc

President of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre & Chairman of the Research Council of Enterprise Development Foundation

Dr Vu Tien Loc currently serves as Deputy and Member of the Economic Committee of the 15th National Assembly of Vietnam. 

 

He is also the President of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and Honorary Chairman of the Vietnam National Entrepreneurs Association (VINEN), and several other presidential positions in Councils and Committee on promoting sustainable growth in Southeast Asia such as the ASEAN CCI and ABAC. 

 

In addition, Dr Loc is a visiting lecturer who speaks at several universities and research institutes both in Vietnam and abroad. 

 

A fascinating feature about Dr Loc is that he has made a tremendous impact on the development of Vietnam’s business community as the Head of the Steering Committee of the Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) Program and Vice Chairman of the National Council for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement. 

 

He has been Chairperson and President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) for 18 years.

Antonio Jose U. Periquet

Chairman & CEO, AB Capital & Investment Corporation

Mr Periquet currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of AB Capital & Investment Corporation—one of Philippine’s leading financial services institutions that is focused on the capital markets. He is concurrently serving as the Chairman of Campden Hill Group Inc.

He also serves as a board advisor of ABS-CBN Corporation and Bank of the Philippine Islands.

Prior to this, he was chairman of BPI Asset Management & Trust Corporation and an Independent Director of BPI Capital Corporation.

Dr Ming Tan

Founding Executive Director

Dr Ming Tan is founding Executive Director for the Tech for Good Institute. She is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology, business and society, including sustainability and innovation.

 

Ming was previously Managing Director of IPOS International, part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, which supports Singapore’s future growth as a global innovation hub for intellectual property creation, commercialisation and management.

 

Prior to joining the public sector, she was Head of Stewardship of the COMO Group, a Singaporean portfolio of lifestyle companies operating in 14 countries worldwide. Her portfolio covered sustainability, brand and data privacy. She was concurrently the founding Executive Director of COMO Foundation, the private philanthropy of the owner of the COMO Group.

 

As a company director, she lends brand and strategic guidance to SuperNature Pte Ltd, COMO Hotels and Resorts (Asia) Pte Ltd, COMO Club Pte Ltd, and Mogems Pte Ltd. In the not-for-profit space, Ming is an Advisor to Singapore Totalisator Board and serves on the boards of Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, St. Joseph’s Institution International and COMO Foundation.

 

As part of her commitment to holistic education and the arts, she also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Centre for the Arts of the National University of Singapore.

 

Ming was educated in Singapore, the United States, and England. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and her doctorate from Oxford.

Mohammad Matin Mohdari

Strategy Director

Mohammad Matin Mohdari is a member of the executive leadership team at the Tech For Good Institute. He drives the Institute’s strategic development, as well as execution for thought leadership and policy engagements with stakeholders who are involved in matters at the intersection of public policy and technology.

 

He has over a decade long of experience in the public and private sector. Following graduation, he served in the Singapore civil service under a Management Associate Programme at the Singapore Tourism Board, a leading economic agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was involved in several portfolios that included policy planning and strategy, investment promotion, and international marketing.

 

Matin subsequently moved to Grab to lead strategy execution for public policy and thought leadership engagements across Southeast Asia. At Grab, he co-developed the concept of a regional think tank, secured related base funding, and steward resourcing to bring it to launch in 2021.

 

He holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communications from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mellyana Frederika

Senior Manager

Mellyana Frederika is a Senior Manager for the Tech for Good Institute. She is a public policy specialist with more than 15 years of experience with United Nations organisations.

 

She was previously Urban Regional Dynamics Lead and of Pulse Lab Jakarta, a joint data innovation facility of the United Nations (Global Pulse) and Government of Indonesia functioning as an analytics partnerships accelerator in Asia Pacific. In this capacity, she worked in the intersection of technology and social issues, working to close the information gap in the development and humanitarian sectors through the adoption of big data and application of service design with emphasis on gender equality, disability and social inclusion.

 

Prior to that, she led a project management unit in the United Nations Development Programme that worked on revising Indonesia’s decentralization policies and public sector innovations to improve the quality of public service. Mellyana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Bandung Institute Technology, Indonesia and Urban Management from Erasmus University, The Netherlands. She led a data programme workstream at the Institute.

Melissa Tan

Research Fellow

Melissa Tan is a Research Fellow at the Tech for Good Institute (TFGI). She conducts research for the Institute to deliver on TFGI’s mission of raising understanding of issues and informing policy with the goal of leveraging the promise of technology and digital economy to advance inclusive and sustainable growth in Southeast Asia.

 

In her most recent role, prior to joining the Institute, she was Technical Program Officer for USAID Clean Power Asia, a program that focused on encouraging power sector investments in environmentally friendly, grid-connected renewable energy sources. Her passion for food and entrepreneurship have also led to her involvement in Homiah, a New York based start-up showcasing Southeast Asian cuisines and cultures through traditional, small batch spices.

 

Melissa is interested in the role of the private sector in sustainable development and has experience working in both the public and private sectors. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Connecticut College and a Master of International Affairs concentrating on Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.

Keith Detros

Programme Manager

Keith Detros is a Programme Manager at the Tech for Good Institute. He leverages almost a decade of experience in government affairs, evidence-based policy research, and stakeholder engagement to work on areas at the nexus of technology and public policy. 

 

He previously served as the digital economy specialist at the U.S. Department of State’s Embassy in Manila, where he covered entrepreneurship, innovation, technology policy, and cybersecurity. Earlier in his career, he was a Research Specialist at the Philippine Institute of Development Studies.  

 

Keith holds a Master in International Affairs degree from National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from University of the Philippines Manila.  

 

On his off days, Keith enjoys leisurely biking around Singapore and doing theater improvisation.

Dr Jung Kim

Institute Fellow

Jung is an Institute Fellow at the Tech For Good Institute. Jung also serves as Senior Vice President of Behavioural Science at DBS. He was previously Lead Behavioural Scientist at Grab, driving impact in product, communications, and design strategy across the fintech, transport, and food deliveries verticals within the company.

 

Prior to joining the private sector, Jung was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Singapore Management University, where he taught consumer psychology at undergraduate and Ph.D. levels for five years.

 

A native of South Korea, Jung obtained a B.S. (summa cum laude) in marketing from the University of Arizona and M.S. & Ph.D. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Keith Magnus

Chairman, Asia, Global Partner and Member of the Global Management Committee, Evercore

Mr Keith Magnus is Chairman, Asia, Global Partner and Member of the Global Management Committee at Evercore, the world’s largest independent investment bank. 

 

Mr Magnus founded Evercore’s business in Singapore in 2013 and quickly grew Evercore’s presence in the region, securing the prestigious title of “Best M&A Adviser” in Singapore for four out of five consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019) at the Asset Triple A Awards. 

 

To date, at Evercore, he has personally originated and advised on approximately S$200 billion worth of transactions across over 50 deals, with 20 of them over S$1 billion each in deal value.

Mr Magnus was previously Chairman and regional Head of Investment Banking for UBS and Merrill Lynch, and at age 30, had been appointed as Country Head of Banking for a major international bank.

 

Mr Magnus is Board Director of Sports Singapore, NTU Business School Council, the Anglo-Chinese Schools Foundation, Chairman of Centre for Fathering and was previously Board Director of Sentosa Development Corporation.

Ilaria Chan

Chairperson, Tech For Good Institute & Group Advisor for Tech and Social Impact, Grab

Ms Ilaria Chan is the Group Advisor on Tech and Social Impact for Grab. She served previously on Grab’s Corporate Finance team and helped drive the Series H fundraiser, the largest in Southeast Asia’s history. 

 

Ms Chan was formerly an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs New York. She is currently a global keynote speaker, private investor, serves on the Board of Trustees for humanitarian organizations CareForChildren and Emancipaction, an operating advisor to Owl Ventures (the world’s largest Education Tech venture capital fund), and an advisory board member to GlobalSF’s Women Empowerment Initiative and British real estate development firm Kinrise.

Philip Lee

Lead Independent Director, City Developments Limited

Mr Philip Lee has 35 years of experience in accounting and finance. He was admitted into the partnership of KPMG Singapore in 1995, where he served until his retirement in September 2018. 

 

During his time at KPMG, Mr Lee had served on the leadership team in KPMG Singapore and on the executive team at KPMG Asia Pacific. In addition, he was the Head of Real Estate and the Head of an Audit Business Unit. He was also the Head of People and led KPMG to various H.R. Awards.