Turning crisis
into opportunity

The Singapore story has been about our ability as a nation to turn challenges into opportunities. Today, we are facing an unprecedented crisis of a generation that is changing the way we live and work.

The Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST) was formed:

  1. To examine the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our economy, businesses and workers.
  2. To provide recommendations to the Future Economy Council (FEC) on how Singapore can stay resilient and create new sources of growth moving forward.
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Why is
this important?

The pandemic has resulted in new shifts and accelerated existing trends. It is important that we identify these issues and adapt to stay ahead.

Sharing the spirit of
Singapore Together

The EST is part of Singapore Together – sharing the vision for Singaporeans to partner with the Government, and with one another, to own, shape and act on our shared future together.

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Launched in 2019, Singapore Together aims to open up more partnership opportunities for Singaporeans, and support more citizen-led initiatives too. Whatever our background or interests, we can each step forward to contribute in areas that we care about. By working together, we can turn diversity into strength and transform challenges into opportunities, to build a Singapore that present and future generations of Singaporeans will be proud of.

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Meet our
EST members

Addressing the structural shifts in the global economy requires a holistic and diverse approach.

That is why our taskforce reaches across both public and private sectors – bringing together knowledge and skills from varied disciplines to address the structural shifts in the post-COVID-19 economy.

  1. Desmond Lee (Co-Chair) Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration

    In such a crisis, we must be prepared to re-examine the status quo. We need to re-think, re-imagine, and seize new economic opportunities in a post-COVID world.

    Desmond Lee
  2. Tan Chong Meng (Co-Chair) Group CEO, PSA International

    I see this crisis as an opportunity to create new economic horizons for Singapore.

    Tan Chong Meng
  3. Amos Leong President and CEO, Univac Group

    I hope to inspire colleagues and local industry partners in the pursuit for excellence and better healthcare.

    Amos Leong
  4. Andrew Kwan Founder & Group Managing Director, Commonwealth Capital

    Making a difference starts with intention, invention, and intervention.

    Andrew Kwan
  5. Azlinda Anwar Director, Grants & IP Administration and Coordinating Director, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

    It's important that our research institutions continue to work closely with industries to co-create solutions.

    Azlinda Anwar
  6. Caesar Sengupta VP, Payments and Next Billion Users, Google

    We need to come up with new ideas, create new products and grow new tech businesses. And take them to the rest of the world.

    Caesar Sengupta
  7. Dilys Boey Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore (Formerly Partner, ASEAN People Advisory Services Leader, EY)

    I hope to make a difference by fostering collaboration between enterprises, big and small, as we unlock both domestic and international opportunities.

    Dilys Boey
  8. Edmund Koh President, UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group and UBS AG and Member of the UBS Group Executive Board

    By integrating financial resources, I want to make a difference for economic and social developments all across Asia.

    Edmund Koh
  9. Fidah Alsagoff Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group and Head, Life Sciences, Temasek International

    I'm inspired by those who have the drive, courage and passion to make positive change happen.

    Fidah Alsagoff
  10. Gan Seow Kee Chairman and MD,
    ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

    The outcome of EST’s work will sustain Singapore’s hub status and grow new job opportunities for our people.

    Gan Seow Kee
  11. Jessie Yeo Executive Secretary, Singapore Port Workers Union and Human Resource Director, NTUC

    Getting our existing workforce to reskill and embrace these new jobs will be challenging, but certainly necessary.

    Jessie Yeo
  12. Koh Lian Pin Professor of Conservation Science, Technology and Policy and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

    I'm passionate about building capacity and resilience in Singapore to meet future challenges and opportunities in a post-COVID world.

    Koh Lian Pin
  13. Kwee Wei-Lin President, Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and Head of Hotels, Pontiac Land Group

    As the industry’s collective voice, I strive to pilot new travel experiences and initiate prototypes that will ensure Singapore’s hospitality excellence beyond COVID-19.

    Kwee Wei-Lin
  14. Lee Chee Koon Group CEO, CapitaLand

    I'm all about making the impossible, possible. And I'd like to grow another globally competitive enterprise for Singapore.

    Lee Chee Koon
  15. Lee Seow Hiang CEO, Changi Airport Group

    We must work together to help open our air corridors safely and sustainably, reconnecting lives and businesses.

    Lee Seow Hiang
  16. Lim Ming Yan Chairman, Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

    Powering collaborations through EST can serve as a model for future co-operation in other areas of our economy.

    Lim Ming Yan
  17. Loo Choon Yong Executive Chairman and Co-Founder,
    Raffles Medical Group

    When both public and private sectors collaborate strategically, we'll unleash a great force, emerging stronger together as a nation.

    Loo Choon Yong
  18. Peter Ho CEO, HOPE Technik

    When we collaborate and 'hunt in packs,' we will come out stronger together as an entire sector.

    Loo Choon Yong
  19. Piyush Gupta CEO, DBS Group

    Sustainability is not only critical for the future of our planet, it also creates unparalleled new economic opportunities.

    Piyush Gupta
  20. Sunny Verghese Co-Founder and Group CEO,
    Olam International Limited

    Co-Founder and Group CEO,
    Olam International Limited

    Sunny Verghese
  21. Tan Chin Hwee CEO-Asia Pacific, Trafigura

    Singapore is all about anticipating the future and adapting to change. We need to seize the opportunities now as an ecosystem to maintain our lead globally.

    Tan Chin Hwee
  22. Vincent Chong President and CEO, ST Engineering

    By leveraging on technology and innovation, we can grow the economy, raise productivity and create good jobs, while developing and upskilling our people.

    Vincent Chong
  23. Ye Gang Co-Founder and Group COO, Seagroup

    We are committed in empowering our communities to take full advantage of the growth of the digital economy, especially in this current climate.

    Ye Gang