Clarence Yeo Gek Leong

Non-Executive and Independent Director

First appointment as Director
1 January 2022

Last election as Director
29 April 2022

Board committees

  • Executive Committee (Member)
  • Audit Committee (Member)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
  • Hong Leong Finance Share Option Scheme 2001 Committee (Member)
  • Board Sustainability Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies and principal commitments

  • Ministry of Home Affairs - Senior Advisor (Special Duties)

Other appointments

  • Biometrics Institute (Member of Advisory Council)
  • D.S. Lee Foundation (Member, Board of Directors)
  • International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) (Member of Advisory Board)
  • Neon Group Limited (Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council (Member of Governing Council)
  • Tote Board Grant Committee (Member)
  • Violet Capital Development Pte Ltd (Senior Advisor)

Past directorships in other listed companies and principal commitments held in the preceding three years

  • Home Team Academy (Chief Executive)

Clarence Yeo Gek Leong

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Yeo is currently a Senior Advisor (Special Duties) in the Ministry of Home Affairs. In the last ten years, he held senior public sector leadership appointments as the Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (“ICA”) (September 2010 to September 2018), and the Chief Executive of Home Team Academy (“HTA”) (September 2018 to July 2021). Besides domain experience relating to his tenures with ICA and HTA, he also has experience in leading and driving governance, organisational excellence, enterprise risk management, information technology and digitalisation and organisational transformation.

Mr Yeo received several individual awards, including the National Day Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) in 2021, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2013 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006. He was also awarded the Medal of Commendation by the Singapore National Trade Union Congress in May 2017 in recognition of his significant contributions towards good labour-management relations.

Mr Yeo holds a Master in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore (now offered under Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), and a BSc (Hons) 2nd Class Upper in Economics from the University of London. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD, having attended a Senior Executive Development Programme at Fontainebleau.

Information as at 4 March 2024