MOM Roundtable on Recent Regulatory and Procedural Changes

Christopher Koh, Director, Foreign Workforce Policy Department, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore and Tan Pei-En, Director, Workforce Planning Department, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - VISA Boardroom

Date : March 23, 2017

Time : 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Price : $0.00

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AmCham will host a roundtable session with senior officials from the Ministry of Manpower on recent manpower regulatory and procedural changes.  The briefing will be led by Chris Koh, Director, Foreign Workforce Policy, Manpower Planning and Policy Department. 

We hope to see you there. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and continue the important manpower dialogue with MOM.

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About the Speakers:

Christopher Koh
Director, Foreign Workforce Policy Department
Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Christopher is the Director of the Foreign Workforce Policy Department of Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.
  His role is to foster a carefully balanced foreign workforce policy to support economic growth, by having foreign manpower supplement the local workforce, while contributing to better job opportunities and higher wages for local workers. 

Before joining the Manpower Ministry in 2012, Christopher has worked in four other Ministries, taking on a diverse range of economic and social policy topics that include international healthcare diplomacy, industrial land pricing and planning, encouraging parenthood, and improving public housing for the poor.

Christopher was trained as a chemical engineer at Johns Hopkins University and has a Master’s degree in management from Stanford University.

Christopher is married and has three daughters.

Tan Pei-En
Director, Workforce Planning Department
Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Pei-En is currently the Director of Workforce Planning at the Ministry of Manpower, where he oversees policies affecting the local workforce, covering the areas of local manpower planning, employment outcomes, and careers for various segments of the workforce.

He was previously involved in the setting up of the SkillsFuture Council and the suite of SkillsFuture initiatives rolled out in 2015 such as the SkillsFuture Credit, as well as key measures to strengthen the Singaporean core in the workforce and initiatives to improve age management for older workers.

Prior to his current role, Pei-En headed the Strategic Planning team in the Ministry of Finance, where he was closely involved in preparations for the annual government Budget and Budget speeches delivered in Parliament. He also led internal reviews to refresh strategic outcomes at the Whole-of-Government level and revamped internal frameworks for better optimisation of fiscal and manpower resources across government ministries and agencies. Earlier in his career, he saw through a review of the Women’s Charter at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (now the Ministry of Social and Family Development) which culminated in enhancements to the law involving marriages, divorce, and the maintenance of children/spouses.

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