Milestones and achievements

The Singapore-Australia Young Business Ambassadors (YBA) Programme was inaugurated in March 2000 with Australian partner Asialink Centre.

As SIF’s first YBA programme, the new initiative was endorsed by 10 private and public sectors in Singapore and Australia. During its four-year run, 16 Singaporeans and 14 Australians had the opportunity to spend eight to 10 weeks in the host country on a work attachment.

The Singapore-China YBA programme was inaugurated in 2004, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between SIF, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Foreign Experts and the Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

The first batch of eight Singapore-China YBAs started their 10-week stint in both countries in June 2004.

The MOU was extended in 2008, 2010 and more recently in 2013 for another three years. To date, 43 Singaporeans and 47 Chinese have gone through the programme while 27 Singapore companies have been host companies.

          Singapore Host Companies                 Partner Host Companies
                             
2014         Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd                
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          DBS Bank Limited                
 
          UOB Asset Management                 Shanghai Electric Group Finance Company Ltd
          M1 Ltd                 China Telecome Group Shanghai Company Ltd
                            Shanghai Culture Square
          SATS Ltd                 Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Company Ltd
         
Sentosa Leisure Management Pte Ltd
                Shanghai Jinjiang International Travel Company Ltd
                             
2013         DBS Bank Limited                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          The Esplanade Co Ltd                 Shanghai Culture Square
          M1 Ltd                 Shanghai China Telecom
          Resorts World Sentosa                  
          SATS Ltd                 SIAS
          Sentosa Leisure Management Pte Ltd                 Fengxian District Development and Reform Commission
                             
2012         DBS Bank Limited                 Shanghai Electric Group Finance Company Ltd
          M1 Ltd                 Shanghai China Telecom
          Media Development Authority of Singapore                 Shanghai Wings Media Co. Ltd
          SATS Ltd                 Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          The Old Parliament House                 Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture Radio Film & TV Administrative Affairs Center
                             
2011         DBS Bank Limited                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          Land Transport Authority                 Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute
          The Old Parliament House                 Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute
          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd                 Shanghai Electric Group Finance Company Ltd
                             
2010         DBS Bank Limited                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          The Esplanade Co Ltd                 Shanghai China Telecom
          MobilOne Limited                 Llinks Law LLP
          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd                 Shanghai Grand Theatre
                             
2009         CapitaLand Ltd                 Shanghai Electric Group Finance Company Ltd
          Land Transport Authority                 Shanghai Municipal Planning and Design Research Institute
          Starhub Ltd                 Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute
          Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd                  
          United Overseas Bank                  
                             
2008         DBS Bank Ltd                 Shanghai Electric Group Finance Company Ltd
          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd                 Hua An Fund Management Co Ltd
          Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          Centre for Liveable Cities                 Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute
                             
2007         Citibank Singapore Ltd                 Shanghai Harbour Fuxing Shipping Services Company
          Neptune Orient Lines Ltd                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
          SIM University                 Shanghai Sugar Cigarette & Wine (Group) Co Ltd
          Singapore Airlines Ltd                  
                             
2006         Riverbank Chemicals Pte Ltd                 Hunan Community, Xuhui District, Shanghai
          Sin Hwa Dee Foodstuff Industries                 Shanghai Electric International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd
          South East Community Development Council                 Shanghai Liangyou Group Co., Ltd
          Standard Chartered Bank                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
                             
2004         Housing and Development Board                 Galaxy Hotel
          Shook Lin & Bok Advocates and Solicitors                 Jun He Law Office
          The Fullerton Hotel                 Shanghai Municipal Construction and Management Commission
          United Overseas Bank                 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
                             
2003         Shaksfin Asia Pte Ltd                 City of Melbourne
          Shook Lin & Bok                 MinterEllison Lawyers
                            National Australia Bank
                            Furnishing Industry Training Board
                             
2002         DBM Career Management Pte Ltd                 Department of Human Services
          Mercer Human Resource Consulting                 Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
          Shook Lin & Bok LLP                 Intrepid Travel
          SPRING Singapore                 National Australia Bank
                             

2001
 

        Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore                 Australia Sport International
          National University of Singapore                 Australia Stock Exchange
          Shook Lin & Bok LLP                 Minter Ellison Lawyers and Consulting
          SPRING Singapore                  
                             
2000         DBS Bank Ltd                 AXA Australia
          National Council of Social Service                 Multimedia Victoria
          Singapore Airlines Ltd                 National Asset Management
          SPRING Singapore                 ZIVO Private Limited

Official Airline Sponsor: Singapore Airlines

2014

Singapore China
ANG Eng Siong BAO Jianhua
LOH Guo Wei, Stamford SHEN Jinglei
GAN Zheren, David CHEN Qi
KEE Yi Lynn MENG Jun
  SHI Xinyuan
KENG Ting Li WANG Yan
LEE Huifen HU Qianli

2013

Singapore China
YANG Xiangjing TIAN Liang
CHEW Kok Hong, Desmond KE Fei
LI Liying ZHANG Fan
  SHAO Xudong
PANG Wei Ngee   XU Yanqing
KOH Rui Shan, Rebecca FENG Yun


2012

Singapore China
SEOW Jian Wee BIAN Yiqun
CHUA Su Yeng, May CHEN Wen Yan
NG Pei Min CHEN Wei
LOK Sok Ming LI Lei
KHOO Woon Hui, Grace SHEN Qiang
HOA Kai Ee ZHU Yemei

 

2011

Singapore China
ANG Wee Khoon ZHANG Cheng
HAH Pui Ling LI Shi Wen
Dawn LIM LANG Yishun
Kenny QUEK FU Jun

 

2010

Singapore China
Keith CHEW SHEN Gang
HO Chee Tiong ZHOU Ji
Gordon SNG MI Yan
HU Peiyi QUAN Yi

 

2009

Singapore China
CHEN May CHENG Anzhi
NG Wan Kee, Joey JI Lihu
YEUNG Po Ki, Polly WANG Xinxin
  XIAO Hui
  YANG Fuqiang

 

2008

Singapore China
CHIM Chai Yong, Claudia FENG Chunlin
LEONG Kin Hua, Roy LIU Tielei
TAN Siang Hsiang, Tammy Tracy LU Ke
YEO Kok Siew  

 

2007

Singapore China
LAU Chun Hau DING Jingyu, Richard
TAN Leng Hwee, Phyllis FENG Liang
TAN Song Huat, Tony FENG Zhi, Clement
  ZHUANG Xiaoqing, Carol

 

2006

Singapore China
CHUA Sze Teng Grace CAI Xin
KO Ee Hong Katelyne LU Na
TAN Kai Yeow NI Qiang
TAN Ming Guat Jan XU Wang

 

2004

Singapore China
LING Poh Foong GAO Xia
NG May Ying TANG Zhong Hui
NGIAN Kai LI Hong
SAM Kok Yin SHEN Shao Jun

 

2003

Singapore Australia
Andrew PANG Siew Kwan Andria HUTCHINS
Jun LAU Chii Koon Albert YUEN Pak Keung
Michael Alexander PNG Tee Koon  
Stacie SEETHO  

 

2002

Singapore Australia
Carol LUM Kirsten GREEN
Clinton ANG Melanie O'TOOLE
Jason CHAN Michelle STAGGS
Joanna WONG Stewart O'BRIEN

 

2001

Singapore Australia
Minna HII Georgina HARLEY
Caroline LIOW Paul MANKS
Linda LIM Benjamin Paul HORNER
Zann KWAN Vyette SANOUBANE

 

2000

Singapore Australia
Daniel CHEW David CAVANOUGH
Debbie HAN Justine COLEMAN
Simon LIM Russell THOM
Janet ONG Angela Carolyn YOUNG

 

Through the years, we have gained the support of established organisations who have offered placements to the YBAs.

If your organisation would like to support the YBA Programme by offering work attachment positions, please contact us at connect@sif.org.sg for more information.



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