Advisory Committee of the PPP

Key Appointment Holders of the Advisory Committee

 

Mr Matt Kovac (Chairman)

Mr Matt Kovac is the Executive Director at FIA, the food industry’s first regional industry platform that works with 50 multinational, regional and local brands, ingredients and packaging companies as part of its membership. He reports to a board of regional CEOs, presidents and other senior executives that represent a diverse range of food, beverage and ingredients companies.

Matt manages a team of 15 full-time secretariat staff at the non-profit association based in Singapore. He is responsible for delivering policy and regulatory outcomes across sustainability, food safety, trade and health & nutrition on behalf of industry and in collaboration with governments and other critical stakeholders and has full management of the association’s P&L.

Matt sits on a number of voluntary and unpaid committees providing strategic and operational advice such as the Asia Pacific Economic Partnership (APEC) steering committee of the Food Safety Cooperation Forum’s Partnership Training Institute Network; The Singapore Government’s Food Standards Committee that sets standards ranging from e-commerce rules to new plant based products; and an exco member of Singapore’s Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) that drives food safety research and helps build food safety science capabilities in support of local food innovation.

 

Ms Lee Gee Chyn (Deputy Chairperson)

Ms Lee Gee Chyn is the Regulatory & Scientific Affairs and Nutrition manager at Nestlè Singapore Pte Ltd since 2014.

She sits as the Vice-Chair in various different workgroups under the Food & Beverage Industry Group in the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) such as the War on Diabetes Workgroup as well as the Waste Management Workgroup. She was elected as the SMF Health & Nutrition Co-Chair and has set the framework for Marketing to Children Interpretative Guidelines, which was achieved by strategizing and aligning with industry members. The guideline was adopted and enforced by Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) in 2015. She is also in the Advertisement to Children Workgroup and Testing Methods Harmonization Workgroup (2017).

Some of her achievements include working with authorities on food-related topics like, extending the list of permitted ingredients, additives and nutritional profiling.

Advisory Committee Members

 

Companies

No Organisation's Name Advisory Representatives Designation
1 Borouge Pte Ltd Mr Pratyush Bandyopadhyay Head, Circular Economy Solutions Business Builder
2 Coca Cola Singapore Beverage Mr Khairul Anwar Ab. Gahani Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director
  Coca Cola Singapore Beverage Ms Kimberly Lai (Alternate) Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability Manager 
3 Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Mr Andrew Spain Senior Manager - Sustainability
4 Procter & Gamble (P&G) Mr John Mulcahy Principal Scientist
5 Tetra Pak South East Asia Pte Ltd Ms Terrynz Tan Sustainability Director

 

Government Agencies

No Organisation's Name Advisory Representatives Designation
6 Enterprise Singapore (ESG) Ms Yeo Meow Ling Director, New Industries
  Enterprise Singapore (ESG) Mr Ng Junrong (Alternate) Senior Development Partner, Circular Economy & Sustainability
7 National Environment Agency (NEA) Mr Cheang Kok Chung Group Director (Resource and Sustainability Group)
  National Environment Agency (NEA) Mr Christopher Tan (Alternate) Director (Sustainability Division)

 

Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs)

No Organisation's Name Advisory Representatives Designation
8 Global Compact Network Singapore Ms Kimberley Kok (Alternate) Assistant Manager (Communications)
9 Lifestyle Industry Group (LIG), SMF Mr Kimming Yap Chairman
10 Medical Technology Industry Group (MTIG), SMF Ms Chia Boon Theng  Co-lead for Workstream (Inter Government Agency engagements)
11 Packaging Council of Singapore (PCS), SMF Ms May Yap Chairperson
12 Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) Mr Casey Chew SFMA EXCO (Director of IT)
13 Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Ms Jen Teo Executive Director
14 Singapore Retail Liquor Shop Association (SRLSA) Mr Rodney Goh President
15 Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) Mr Michael Ho Emeritus Senior Member

 

Research Institutes

No Organisation's Name Advisory Representatives Designation
16 Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC) Mr David Chai Centre Director

 

Co-opted Members

No Name
17 Mr Albert Lim
18 Mr Ong Lye Huat
19 Ms Betty Tan, PBM