About

Over the years, I have met many people who have told me that they read my articles, commentaries and letters published in the major newspapers. While most of these articles deal with my major area of interest – corporate governance and ethics – I have also written articles and letters dealing with social issues. Often, I am surprised by the people who have told me that they read my work. They could be strangers I meet in the lift who recognize me, and even doctors who I visit. I also regularly receive emails from people whom I have not met, who have somehow being touched by something I had written. Some have told me that they do not read all the newspapers and may have missed something I wrote, while others told me that wished they had read some of earlier work. I feel very humbled and privileged to be able to do what I love, and to be able to touch people at the same time.

There are also many talks I give every year, both in Singapore and internationally. Most of them are organized by regulators, policymakers and professional bodies. From time to time, I also write for professional journals and international periodicals, and papers for conferences organized by intergovernmental bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Up to now, this part of my work is not available to the public at large. While such work may be less reader-friendly than my pieces in the news media, they may nevertheless be of interest to some.

Much of what I have learnt about corporate governance and other issues were learnt through interactions with others who have generously shared their views with me. It is only right that I freely share what I know. The main purpose of this website is to share what I do professionally as much as possible.

I also hope that this website can be a vehicle for me to share other interesting news, especially about corporate governance and ethics, to interact with you and to seek your opinion on certain hot issues of the day. I plan to blog about issues from time to time. There will also be occasions where I may put something on this website which I do not plan to publish in the media.

I hope you find this website useful.