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Our mission & vision
Our services
Our history
Our council
  Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission
We are dedicated:

1. To help employers achieve excellence in employment practices in order to enhance their productivity and competitiveness as well as the quality of their employees’ worklife;

2. Strengthen the employers’ role in the tripartite partnership (government, employer and union) to enhance industrial harmony in Singapore.

Our Vision
The vision of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) is to be the employers’ vanguard in enhancing harmonious industrial relations and responsible employment practices thereby enabling companies to stay competitive.

 Our Services

SNEF provides services to employers in these key areas:

  1. Industrial Relations (IR) consultancy on employer-employee relations, union management negotiations and employment issues such as labour legislation, wage systems, medical and social benefits.
  1. Human Resource Management (HRM) consultancy on compensation scheme designing, cost-effective benefits programmes development, performance appraisal system and talent management.
  1. Benchmarking of occupational wages, service increments, bonuses, employee benefits, and other employment terms and conditions.
  1. Providing executive development programmes, in-center and in-company training programmes on human resource development, industrial relations, safety & health, quality management, and Critical Enabling Skills Training Programme (CREST).
  1. Funding of SMEs for HRM Consultancy under the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING)/ SNEF Approved-In-Principal (AIP) Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme (LETAS).

Our core services help both unionised and non-unionised companies to enhance harmony in union-management relations, employer-employee relations, productivity and competitiveness at the enterprise level.

 Our History

In July 1948, 23 employers in Singapore formed a trade union of employers known as "The Federation of Industrialists and Traders in Singapore". The primary objective was to promote and protect the general interest of employers. With the growth in its membership and the rapid expansion of industries, the name of the Federation was changed to the "Singapore Employers Federation (SEF)" in August 1953.

The National Employers Council (NEC) was also formed by a group of employers. It was founded in 1965. The objective of the NEC was also to serve employers.

On 1 July 1980, the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) was established through the amalgamation of the SEF and the NEC. Before the amalgamation, SEF had 591 members and NEC had 226 members. To date, membership figure totalled more than three thousands.

SNEF is registered as a trade union under the Trade Unions Act. It is the national trade union of employers, representing the interests of all sectors of the economy. (It is thus the counterpart of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)). It is an independent, autonomous not-for-profit organization funded by membership fees and revenue from consultancy, training, research and other activities.
 Our Council

The Council

The Council is the policy-making body of the Federation. Council Members are elected biennially
by members.

Dr Robert Yap Chin Kok
Chairman & CEO
YCH Group Pte Ltd

Mr Alexander C. Melchers, BBM, PBM
Director & General Manager
C. Melchers GmbH & Co., Singapore Branch

Mr John Ng Peng Wah
Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd.

Dr Lim Suet Wun, BBM
CEO, Parkway Operations Division
Parkway Group Healthcare Pte Ltd

Mr Tan Hee Teck
Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd

Mr Robert Yap Min Choy
DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Limited

Ms Tan Hwee Bin
Executive Director
Wing Tai Holdings Ltd

Mr Han Kwee Juan
Citibank Singapore Ltd

Mr Victor Chia Eng Hong
Cold Storage (1983) Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr Bennett Neo Gim Siong
EMAS Offshore Pte Ltd

Mr Andrew Chong Yang Hsueh
President & Managing Director
Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Mr Junichi Sasaki
President & CEO
Itochu Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr Heinrich Jessen
Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd

Mr Jonathan Asherson
Regional Director, ASEAN & Pacific
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr Douglas Foo Peow Yong, BBM, PBM
Sakae Holdings Ltd

Mr Roland Ng San Tiong, BBM, PBM
Managing Director & Group CEO
Tat Hong Holdings Ltd

Mr Laurence Chin Chien Chwin
Country Manager Singapore & Offline Sales
United Airlines Inc (Singapore Branch)


Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, DUBC, BBM
Managing Director
Great Malaysia Textile Investments Pte Ltd

Mr Bob Tan Beng Hai, BBM
Jurong Engineering Limited

Mr Steven Goh Hock Li, PBM
Executive Chairman
Retail Asia Publishing Pte Ltd

Mr James Lee Kim Wah, PBM
Senior Advisor, Director
Wing Tai Holdings Ltd

 Our IRP
The Industrial Relations Panel (IRP) assists the Council to formulate SNEF's policies on industrial relations and labour-management issues. The IRP is made up of senior personnel or human resource practitioners of member companies. The Chairman of each of SNEF's 15 industry groups constitute the members of the IRP. In addition, the Council appoints a number of personnel and human resource practitioners to the IRP. The IRP is chaired by a Council member.

Mr John Ng
Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd.

Mr Heinrich Jessen
Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd

Mr Laurence Chin Chien Chwin
Country Manager Singapore & Offline Sales
United Airlines Inc (Singapore Branch)

GROUP A-Shipping & Transport
Mr Kevin Lim
Head of Human Resource,
Singapore Terminals
PSA Corporation Limited

GROUP B-Trading (Technical)
Ms Jasmine Tan
Senior Human Resources Manager
Borneo Motors (S) Pte Ltd

GROUP C-Trading (General)
Mr Raymond Yip
Senior Manager, Group HR
Qian Hu Corporation Ltd

Mr Chan Jin Kiat
Head, Human Resource
Singapore Petroleum Company Limited

GROUP E-Industrial (Jurong)
Mr Paul Chung
Vice President, Human Resources
Oiltanking Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

GROUP F-Industrial (Other Areas)
Ms Mable Chan
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

GROUP G-Insurance
Mr Jonas Ang
Chief Human Resource Officer
AIA Singapore Private Limited

GROUP H-Banking & Finance
Mr Wong Keng Fye
Head, Human Capital Singapore
Malayan Banking Berhad

GROUP I-Retail
Ms Carol Yong
Human Resource Director
Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd

GROUP J-Hotel & Entertainment
Mr Francis Tan Pee Kwang
Director of Human Resources
Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel

GROUP L-Air Transport
Mr Christopher Cheng Kian Hai
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Singapore Airlines Ltd

GROUP M-Electrical & Electronics
Ms Jessica Leong
Group HR Director
STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd

GROUP N-Property & Architecture
Ms Lorraine Ng
Head, Group Human Resources & Admin
Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd

GROUP P-Business & Health Services
Ms Anna Fok
Chief Human Resource Officer
Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd

Appointed IRP Member
Ms Daisy Chan
Senior Vice President & Group Human Resource Officer
ComfortDelgro Corporation Limited

Ms Cheong Meng Foong
Managing Director, Group HR - Rewards
DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Sebastian Tan Soo Chye
Head Human Resources, South East Asia
DHL Global Forwarding (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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