Accountancy body names Gerard Ee as president

SINGAPORE - The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has elected a new president and three new council members.

Mr Gerard Ee has replaced Dr Ernest Kan as president of the national accountancy body from April 19, the ISCA said in a statement on Tuesday.

It said Dr Kan is stepping down "in accordance with the Institute's revised constitution, which seeks to regularly refresh the leadership team, inject new perspectives and involve more members of the profession in spearheading the Institute".

Mr Ee is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore with ISCA and was the Institute's vice-president and chairman of its investigation committee from 2009 to 2011. He started his career as an accountant in 1974 and retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 2005.

Mr Ee is currently also chairman of Changi General Hospital, the Council for Third Age, the Public Transport Council and Singapore Institute of Management. He was awarded the Public Service Medal, Public Service Star and Meritorious Service Medal in 1993, 2003 and 2007 respectively.

Three other newly elected members will join Mr Ee alongside four re-elected members on the ISCA's council.

The new members are Mr Anthony Mallek, Singapore Press Holdings' chief financial officer; Mr Sim Hwee Cher, PricewaterhouseCoopers' assurance leader for Singapore assurance and vice chairman of operations; and Mr Tam Chee Chong, Deloitte & Touche's regional managing partner for financial advisory services in South-east Asia.

The four re-elected council members are Mr Ramasamy Dhinakaran, managing director of the Jay Gee Group of Companies; Mr Frankie Chia Soo Hien, BDO's managing partner; Mr Michael Chin Sek Peng, PKF-CAP's deputy managing partner; and Mr Vincent Lim Boon Seng, Motorola Solutions' finance director for Asia countries.