Board & Committee Members
Boo Junfeng’s debut film, Sandcastle (2010) was the first Singapore film invited to Cannes Critics’ Week. His second feature, Apprentice (2016) premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard and was shown at more than 80 festivals around the world. It was also Singapore’s 2017 official entry for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. He credits the Singapore International Film Festival for kickstarting his filmmaking career when it discovered his early short films such as A Family Portrait (2004), Katong Fugue (2007) and Keluar Baris (2008).
Han Min LiTreasurer, SGIFF
Minli runs the independent chain of cinemas, Filmgarde, which was the first multiplex in Southeast Asia to be entirely fitted with the immersive 3D sound technology AuroMax by Barco and the first cinema chain in Singapore to make all its communication platforms including its website, ticketing portal, self-automated kiosks and APP available in dual languages – English and Chinese.
She has a deep interest in the arts and culture, supporting and engaging in various intercultural initiatives and programmes around the region. She holds a M.Sc. in Political Science and is at present pursuing a doctorate in Cultural Studies in her personal time. She is currently a board member of the Singapore International Film Festival and the Asian Film Archive.
Loh Ji Kin
Ji Kin has over 25 years of audit experience, and currently heads the Assurance department in CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation), one of the top 10 public accounting firms in Singapore. Prior to joining CLA Global TS, he spent almost 15 years with one of the big four international accounting firms in Singapore.
In his current role, Ji Kin assists the Group CEO of CLA Global TS in managing at both the firm and department operations level, overseeing over 100 professional staff. He also serves as engagement partner for the audit clients of CLA Global TS, which includes a spectrum of publicly listed and private clients spanning various industries, as well as some not-for-profit organisations. He previously served as a member of the ISCA Financial Reporting Committee.
Winifred held senior leadership positions in business partner, HR generalist, and learning & organization development functions across a 25-year career in publicly listed companies globally and regionally. In the non-profit arena, she helmed the Centre of Non-Profit Leadership for 3.5 years, the consulting arm of National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre that works with Boards on leadership and governance matters. She was also AWARE President from 2012 – 2016.
She has served on ecumenical juries for film festivals in Hong Kong, Iran, Bangladesh, Berlin, and Argentina, and founded the community-led Cana Film Festival, Singapore.
Haresh Sharma has written more than 100 plays, some of which have been adapted into feature films and telemovies, such as Fundamentally Happy and Off Centre, which is currently a Literature text for ‘N’ and ‘O’ Levels.
Haresh is the first non-American to be awarded the prestigious Goldberg Master Playwright by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2011.
In 2014, he was conferred the Southeast Asian Writers (S.E.A. Write) Award (Singapore), which recognises and honours literary excellence in the ASEAN region. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2015.
Jacqueline Tan is the Chief Executive Office of Singapore Cruise Centre. She was most recently the Assistant Chief Executive of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC). Prior to that she was Chief Operating Officer of the Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS) and the Deputy General Manager of Lucasfilm Singapore. She started her career with EDB and her last appointment with them was Director, Infocomms & Media division.
Jacqueline also sits on the Advisory Committee of World Vision Singapore since 2019. World Vision Singapore She is also in the Management Committee and currently the Honorary Secretary of Good News Community Services which has a Family Service Centre as well as homeless shelters under its oversight. She has been in GNCS since 2009.
Yvonne is the Chief Executive Officer of The Esplanade Company Ltd where she is responsible for the overall management and programming direction of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Yvonne was the Assistant CEO of Esplanade from 2014 – 2018. Prior to joining the Esplanade in June 2014, Yvonne was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the National Arts Council (2010 – 2014). Yvonne had also worked at the Ministry of Manpower as the Assistant Director for Labour Relations and Welfare and had taught literature at the Raffles Junior College.
Yvonne serves on the Board of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and SISTIC.com Pte Ltd. She is a member of the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres’ Council, Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Heritage and Identity Partnership (HIP) and Info-comm Media Development Authority’s Singapore Film Commission (SFC) Advisory Committee.
- Alan Seah | Chair
- Simmran Bedi
- Boo Junfeng
- Bina Rampuria
- Jacqueline Tan
- Alex Tham
Fundraising & Sponsorship Committee
- Winifred Loh | Chair
- Loh Ji Kin
Leadership & Governance Committee
- Haresh Sharma | Chair
- Boo Junfeng
- Jasmine Ng
Programmes & Services Committee
- Yvonne Tham | Chair
- Eugene Chang
- Richard Harding
- Kenneth Kwok
Human Resources Committee
- Boo Junfeng | Chair
- Linda Locke
- Eugenia Tan
PR & Marketing Committee
- Loh Ji Kin | Chair
- Bryan Ghows
- Adrian Tan (TSMP Law Corporation)