Robert is a Singaporean business leader involved in Renewable Energy, Information Technology and Private Equity. He is presently the Chairman of Sunseap Group, a renewable energy company with operations across 11 countries and ranked by Financial Times amongst top 50 Asia-Pacific High-Growth companies in 2020. Notably, Sunseap’s major investors include Banpu Group, Bangkok Bank, Shell Investments and Temasek Holdings.
Concurrently, Robert is Chairman of Skylab Holding and Independent Director with NTUC FairPrice Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore, Council for Board Diversity, Jurong Port (JTC subsidiary) and senior advisor to Jubilee Partners. In January 2020, Robert was conferred Singapore Management University (SMU) Distinguished Fellow and the inaugural Dean’s Fellow of Information Systems for his contribution as eminent leader of industry. He currently presides as Advisory Board Co-Chairman of SMU Institute of Service Excellence and Singapore Council member for the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.
Robert held a distinguished global career before retiring in December of 2014. He joined DFS Group senior global leadership in 2004 and was President of DFS Venture Singapore until his retirement. During this period, he was concurrently the Group EVP for Global Business Services and a senior member of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) global CIO council. Prior to joining DFS, Robert was CEO for East Asia at PSA INTERNATIONAL.
Between 2006 till 2014, Robert was a member of IBM CORPORATION Global Advisory Board in New York, US. His past board directorships of SGX listed companies included supply chain and technology companies. During the period from 2014 till 2018, Robert represented Singapore as council member for the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and served as Deputy Secretary for Singapore National Employers Federation.
Robert was conferred a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours and Masters of Engineering Science from UNSW in Sydney.