The pandemic has resulted in new shifts and accelerated existing trends. It is important that we identify these issues and adapt to stay ahead.
- A Changing Global Order will create new trade flows, with greater focus on R&D, services and data.
- The Rebalance in Supply Chains and Production between efficiency and resilience.
- An accelerating shift towards Digital Transformation and Innovation, and the emergence of new growth areas.
- A Bigger Focus on Sustainability inspires business opportunities in the expansion of environmental, social and corporate agendas.
- Changes in Consumer Preferences with greater demand for e-commerce, e-services and digital channels.
- Accelerating Industry Consolidation and Churn, especially with the restructuring of large tech firms.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Andrew Kwan Founder & Group Managing Director, Commonwealth Capital
Making a difference starts with intention, invention, and intervention.Andrew Kwan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sunny Verghese Co-Founder and Group CEO,
Olam International Limited
Co-Founder and Group CEO,Sunny Verghese
Olam International Limited
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
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
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