The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Meritus Mandarin Singapore on 22 April 2006.
At the first Council meeting held immediately after the AGM, Mr Tan Boen Eng, Managing Director of Asia Prime Associates Pte Ltd, was re-elected as the President. Dr Ernest Kan Yaw Kiong, Partner / Head of IPO Group and Head of Learning of Deloitte & Touche, and Mr John Seow Teow Han, Sole Proprietor of John Seow & Company, were re-elected as the Vice President and Treasurer respectively.
Speaking at the AGM, Mr Tan announced the plans for the Institute in 2006. He said that the Institute will continue in its efforts to brand the “CPA Singapore” designation and to raise the profile of ICPAS. The Institute, together with its training arm, the Singapore Accountancy Academy (SAA), will be commissioning a TV program on Channel NewsAsia in October / November this year to promote accountancy as a career to students and their parents. The TV program aims to debunk the staid and boring image of the accountancy profession and show Singaporeans that accountancy is an interesting and exciting career worth embarking with the brilliant job prospects it offers. The Institute will also be producing a new CPA Singapore TV commercial.
The other Council Members of ICPAS are:
Professor Chan Yoke Kai, Deputy President of University of New South Wales Asia
Mrs Fang Ai Lian, Chairman of Ernst & Young
Mr Don Ho Mun-Tuke, Sole Proprietor of Don Ho & Associates
Mr Khoo Ho Tong, Sole Proprietor of H T Khoo & Company
Mr Kon Yin Tong, Managing Partner of Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton
Mr Lee Chee Wung, Sole Proprietor of Lee Chee Wung & Company
Mr Loh Hoon Sun, Managing Director of Phillip Securities Pte Ltd
Associate Professor Pang Yang Hoong, Dean of the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University
Mr Quek Shi Kui, Chairman of audit committees of some listed companies
Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, Partner of Nexia Tan & Sitoh
Mr Danny Teoh, Managing Partner of KPMG
Ms Wong Lai Yong, Managing Proprietress of L Y Wong Company
Mr Tom Yee Lat Shing, Company Director and Consultant
Professor Gillian Yeo Hian Heng, Executive Vice-Dean and Dean (Degree Programs) of the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
Mr Yeoh Oon Jin, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Ms Yim Kum May, Director of M’exim Singapore Pte Ltd