• Leadership
  • Careers


We are a diverse team from different faiths, backgrounds and cultures, united by our common goal to build a better world – one that is peaceful, inclusive and offers opportunities for all.



President Halimah Yacob

President Halimah Yacob

President of the Republic of Singapore


Board Members from Our Founding Organisations

Assoc Prof Peter Pang

Assoc Prof Reuben YP Wong

Associate Vice-President,
Global Relations
National University of Singapore
Shee Tse Koon

Shee Tse Koon

Group Executive and Country Head,
DBS Singapore

Yeoh Phee Teik

Yeoh Phee Teik

Senior Vice President,
Customer Experience
Singapore Airlines

Other Members of the Board

David Chong

David Chong

Shook Lin & Bok LLP
Hidayah Ong Hee Yah

Hidayah Ong Hee Yah

Senior Executive Producer, Sodrama! Entertainment
Juthika Ramanathan

Juthika Ramanathan

Chief Executive,
Office of Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Singapore
Lee Huay Leng

Lee Huay Leng

Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Lian Wee Cheow

Lian Wee Cheow

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Singapore
Ng Shin Ein

Ng Shin Ein

Managing Partner,
Gryphus Capital

Executive Committee

  • Ambassador Ong Keng Yong (Chairman)

  • David Chong

  • Associate Professor Reuben YP Wong

  • Shee Tse Koon

  • Jean Tan (ex-officio)

Audit Committee

  • Lian Wee Cheow (Chairman)

  • David Chong

  • Lee Huay Leng 

  • Jean Tan (ex-officio)

Investment Committee

  • Ng Shin Ein (Chairman)

  • Juthika Ramanathan

  • Yeoh Phee Teik 

  • Reuben Kwan (ex-officio)


Elim Chew

Special Advisor, Young Social Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Lewis

Chairman, Arts for Good Advisory Panel

Rajan Raju

Special Advisor, Programmes

Senior Management Team

Jean Tan

Jean Tan

Executive Director
Jaryll Chan

Jaryll Chan

Division Director
Peter Tan

Peter Tan

Senior Division Director
Communications & Engagement
Reuben Kwan

Reuben Kwan

Division Director
Strategic Management

A Career with SIF

Share our vision in making friends for a better world?

Then join us at the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) where we offer you a unique opportunity to develop your skills in international cooperation and relations!

You will be part of a dynamic organisation whose work is anchored in programmes and initiatives to bring Singaporeans and world communities together to uplift lives and strengthen mutual understanding, ties and trust.

Careers at SIF offer you the opportunity to get involved in real-world projects, and a scope for critical-thinking, inventiveness, strategic planning and adaptability in a collaborative and collegial environment.

Be part of a team that helps to raise healthcare and education standards regionally; enable and equip youths to start or scale up social enterprises worldwide; leverage the arts for positive change; and unearth stories of people doing good to inspire greater good.

Find out what a career at SIF is like from our people!

A Great Place to Work

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Employee Value Proposition

  • Innovation @ SIF

Recognised as a “Progressive Employer” by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices, we value diversity in our workforce. Diversity at our organisation includes fostering a workplace where individual differences and abilities are recognised, appreciated, respected and treated in ways that fully develop and utilise each person's talents and strengths. We are therefore committed to offering career opportunities to all candidates regardless of age, gender, religion, marital status, disability and socio-economic background.

For instance, we work closely with relevant partners to support our journey in becoming an enabling employer for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). In doing so, we also help our employees gain the necessary knowledge and competencies to work with differently abled people. If you would like to be part of our journey in harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion, please connect with us at [email protected].

So what makes SIF a great place to work?  We do this through an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that balances both corporate and personal goals: “Organisational Culture”, “Rewards & Recognition”, “Career & Personal Growth” and “Work-Life Integration”.  Through our EVP, we aim to differentiate SIF as an employer of choice in the non-profit and international organisation space – offering not only meaningful work resulting in a greater good, but also a positive work culture and experience, and personalised professional growth for our employees.

A key operating outcome for SIF is to become an effective and innovative organisation. Innovation at SIF is defined as the successful implementation of appropriate ideas which add value to our vision and mission. As a lean non-profit organisation, innovation is central in helping us optimise resources and do more with what we have. With SIF’s Innovation Framework in place, we adopt a structured approach to generate, upvote, evaluate, implement, recognise and reward ideas from our employees to improve process or programme.

In recognition of SIF’s commitment and efforts as an organisation to cultivate and champion innovation, we were awarded the “Best Innovation in HR” at the HR Festival Asia 2019.

Our People

The Strategic Management Division is responsible for corporate planning, business and partnership development and budget management.
The Programmes Division designs and implements programmes that bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change.
The Communications & Engagement Division provides specialist services including corporate communications, marketing and stewardship of stakeholders.

Join Us

  • Career Opportunities

  • Internship Opportunities

Our people are key to our success. As a lean organisation, we seek to optimise each employee’s potential and to build a high-performance culture. We will provide opportunities for you to work in different functional areas. If you are nimble, adaptable, resilient and willing to work on projects across business units to challenge yourself, join us.

Keen to make a difference in the community? Join us as an intern and work on projects that bring about real change in regional communities and contribute to international relations.

For more details on our internship programme, write to us at [email protected].