Keynote Speech: Empowered to Transform! 

What if you have the power to transform yourself and others?
How would your empowerment journey look like? 

Join Alister Ong, Youth Diversity and Inclusion Champion for persons with disabilities, as he shares on his transformative journey of personal empowerment and his aspirations for the social service sector. His story is a testament to the power of inclusivity in transforming, uplifting, and empowering individuals to be leaders of their own journey. 
Photo of Mr Alister OngAbout The Speaker: Mr Alister Ong

Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards Recipient. Vice-Chairperson of The Purple Parade. Economics Graduate from Singapore Management University. 

A champion in Diversity and Inclusion, Alister is recognised regionally and has been invited to speak in Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore at various global organisations such as J.P Morgan, Bloomberg, Boehringer Ingelheim, LinkedIn, Uber, Sleek, Lego and many more. Through these strategic and thought leadership platforms, he hopes to make a positive impact in the push for inclusivity.  

4ST Discussion & Panel

In line with the launch of the refreshed 4ST (2022-2026), this segment will discuss how different stakeholders can work towards desired sector outcomes under the updated strategic thrusts. Summit participants can look forward to discussions at their tables and with a panel of sector peers who will share their own experiences in leading the 4ST forward.

The panel consists of the following distinguished individuals:

Mr Andrew Buay
Vice President, Group Sustainability, Singtel

Andrew is Vice President for Group Sustainability at Singtel, an internal leadership coach at Optus Australia and a mentor to social impact start-up founders in the Group's regional social innovation programme Future Makers. He served on the 4ST (2017-2021) Strategic Review Panel and the 4ST (2022-2026) Steering Committee, as well as on the NCSS Volunteer Resource Committee.
Mr S Devendran
CEO, Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore)

S. Devendran is the CEO of Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) (SNM), a charity with IPC status that provides a range of services for the less privileged in the community care and social service sectors. He previously served with the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) for several years as Director of Community Engagement. He was also appointed a Justice of the Peace by the President of Singapore on 1 September 2020.
strong>Mr Seah Chin Siong
President & CEO, Singapore Institute of Management; Chairman, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)

Chin Siong is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Singapore Institute of Management. With 25 years of experience spanning across technology, business development, strategy formulation and change management, he leads the private education and lifelong learning institution in its mission to empower individuals and organisations to thrive across life stages through continuous learning.
Ms Ivy Tse
CEO, Halogen Foundation Singapore

Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of Halogen Foundation Singapore. She is also a social service sector leader under the NCSS 40-Under-40 programme (2019) and is involved in various boards and committees such as the Mentoring Alliance for Action. Ivy is a Global Merit Scholar from the National University of Singapore. She was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards, Young Alumni Award in 2016.
Mr Calvin Chu (Moderator)
Managing Partner, Eden Strategy Institue LLP

Calvin is Managing Partner at Eden Strategy Institute, an award-winning strategy practice focusing on social innovation, systems thinking, capability building, corporate social partnerships, inclusive business models, sustainable finance, and impact assessment. Calvin has been supporting NCSS as an Adult Educator helping build capacity among non-profit boards since 2015, and has served on the boards of BioFourmis, Bettr Lives, Conjunct Consulting, Rotary Club, and the World Toilet Organization.