• Leadership
  • Careers


We are a diverse team from different faiths, backgrounds and cultures, united by our common goal to build a better world – one that is peaceful, inclusive and offers opportunities for all.



Tharman Shanmugaratnam

President of the Republic of Singapore

Board of Governors

Jean Tan

Vice Chair
Lian Wee Cheow

Lian Wee Cheow

Vice Chair
Audit Committee Chair
Jimmy Toh - Portrait

Jimmy Toh

Ng Shin Ein

Ng Shin Ein

Investment Committee Chair

Executive Committee

  • Janadas Devan (Chair)

  • David Chong 

  • Juthika Ramanathan

  • Reuben YP Wong

  • Shee Tse Koon

  • Corinna Chan (ex-officio)

Audit Committee

  • Lian Wee Cheow (Chair)

  • Ang Mui Kim 

  • David Chong 

  • Corinna Chan (ex-officio)

Investment Committee

  • Ng Shin Ein (Chair)

  • Jessica Cheam

  • Yeoh Phee Teik

  • Joanne Guo (ex-officio) 


Elim Chew

Special Advisor, Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme
Chairman, I'm Kim Korean BBQ and Kingdom Food Group

Rajan Raju

Special Advisor, Programmes
Director, Invespar Pte Ltd

Rebecca Chew

Special Advisor, Arts for Good Programme
Principal, Holy Innocents' High School

Professor Steve Dixon

Special Advisor, Arts for Good Programme
President, LASALLE College of the Arts

Senior Management Team


Corinna Chan

Chief Executive Officer
Peter Tan

Jaryll Chan

Executive Director
Programmes Division
Reuben Kwan

Peter Tan

Senior Director
Strategic Operations Division

A Career with SIF

Share our vision in making friends for a better world?

Then join us at the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) where we offer you a unique opportunity to develop your skills in international cooperation and relations!

You will be part of a dynamic organisation whose work is anchored in programmes and initiatives to bring Singaporeans and world communities together to uplift lives and strengthen mutual understanding, ties and trust.

Careers at SIF offer you the opportunity to get involved in real-world projects, and a scope for critical-thinking, inventiveness, strategic planning and adaptability in a collaborative and collegial environment.

Be part of a team that helps to raise healthcare and education standards regionally; enable and equip youths to start or scale up social enterprises worldwide; leverage the arts for positive change; and unearth stories of people doing good to inspire greater good.

Find out what a career at SIF is like from our people!

A Great Place to Work

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Employee Value Proposition

  • Innovation @ SIF

Recognised as a “Progressive Employer” by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices, we value diversity in our workforce. Diversity at our organisation includes fostering a workplace where individual differences and abilities are recognised, appreciated, respected and treated in ways that fully develop and utilise each person's talents and strengths. We are therefore committed to offering career opportunities to all candidates regardless of age, gender, religion, marital status, disability and socio-economic background.

We are also delighted to be conferred the Enabling Mark (Silver) award by the SG Enable -- which benchmarks and recognises organisations for their best practices and outcomes in disability-inclusive hiring. We were assessed on six factors, namely Leadership, Culture and Climate; Recruitment Practices; Workplace Accessibility and Accommodations; Employment Practices; Community Engagement and Promotion; and Extent of Inclusive Hiring. This award is an encouragement to our journey in building disability inclusiveness at our workplace -- reflecting SIF’s core value of people-centredness.

So what makes SIF a great place to work?  We do this through an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that balances both corporate and personal goals: “Organisational Culture”, “Rewards & Recognition”, “Career & Personal Growth” and “Work-Life Integration”.  Through our EVP, we aim to differentiate SIF as an employer of choice in the non-profit and international organisation space – offering not only meaningful work resulting in a greater good, but also a positive work culture and experience, and personalised professional growth for our employees.

A key operating outcome for SIF is to become an effective and innovative organisation. Innovation at SIF is defined as the successful implementation of appropriate ideas which add value to our vision and mission. As a lean non-profit organisation, innovation is central in helping us optimise resources and do more with what we have. With SIF’s Innovation Framework in place, we adopt a structured approach to generate, upvote, evaluate, implement, recognise and reward ideas from our employees to improve process or programme.

In recognition of SIF’s commitment and efforts as an organisation to cultivate and champion innovation, we were awarded the “Best Innovation in HR” at the HR Festival Asia 2019.

Our People

The Strategic Management Division is responsible for corporate planning, business and partnership development and budget management.
The Programmes Division designs and implements programmes that bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change.
The Communications & Engagement Division provides specialist services including corporate communications, marketing and stewardship of stakeholders.

Join Us

  • Career Opportunities

  • Internship Opportunities

Our people are key to our success. As a lean organisation, we seek to optimise each employee’s potential and to build a high-performance culture. We will provide opportunities for you to work in different functional areas. If you are nimble, adaptable, resilient and willing to work on projects across business units to challenge yourself, click below to join us.


Keen to make a difference in the community? Join us as an intern and work on projects that bring about real change in regional communities and contribute to international relations.

For more details on our internship programme, write to us at [email protected].