About the Speaker
Elaine Yew is a member of Egon Zehnders Global Executive Committee. Her work is focused on senior level executive search and leadership development, specifically the succession planning for CEO and other C-level positions. She also leads the firms advisory work on board effectiveness and Non-Executive Director searches in the region.
Elaine joined Egon Zehnder in 2000 in London and spent her first nine years with the firm there, developing the private equity practice in Europe. She started her career with the Singapore Economic Development Board where she was at the centre of early regionalization work, helping Singapore companies develop their presence in Indochina and Myanmar in the early 1990s.
Education is a big area of interest for Elaine and where she focuses a large part of her community work. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and chairs the Industry Advisory Board of NUS Centre for Future ready Graduates. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus group of schools in Singapore, and is a member of the College Advisory Committee of the Eunoia Junior College Board, Singapore.
Elaine's other focus in her community work is in the area of leadership and workforce development in Singapore. She sits on the Board of Workforce Singapore and serves on the Lifelong Learning Council. She was on the Subcommittee of Future Jobs and Skills, supporting the Committee for the Future Economy under Skillsfuture Singapore.