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The Management
 
Tan Wearn Haw,
CEO


Wearn Haw, 32, is a product of one of Singapore’s earliest junior sailing programmes under the then Optimist Dinghy Association of Singapore (ODAS). The first Singaporean to win the Optimist Asian Championships and multiple Asean titles, he subsequently progressed through the various youth classes to the Olympic 470 class. The Sydney 2000 Olympian garnered several Asian titles during the Olympic campaign, as well as an assortment of Asian and SEA Games medals. His pursuit of sailing excellence saw him crossing over to windsurfing and subsequently returning to compete in one of sailing’s premier events, as a navigator and strategist onboard the Sino-French America’s Cup Challenger for the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007, being based in Valencia for over 2 years during the leadup. His wide repertoire of sailing expertise ranges from Optimist dinghies to double-handed 470, to adrenaline filled windsurfing, to match racing on 17-man crew 85 feet America’s Cup (version 5) yachts and even high speed Extreme 40 catamarans.

Awarded a Public Service Commission Scholarship by the Singapore government to pursue his undergraduate studies in France and United Kingdom in 1997, Wearn Haw graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. His diverse education and career background has provided him with opportunity of living in different Asian, European and Oceania countries over the past 12 years and has seen him involved in sports policy development with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), compete as a professional athlete with an America’s Cup Challenger team as well as sports and education development with the Singapore Sports School. In his previous appointment with MCYS prior to joining the Federation, Wearn Haw was working closely with various stakeholders in Singapore sport to materialise and manage several key projects such as Olympic Pathway Programme 2012, development of Singapore Sports Institute, sports development funding as well as elite and youth athlete management programmes.

Fluent in English, Chinese and French and conversant in several other languages and dialects, Wearn Haw has also been involved with several volunteer projects. He was elected to the Federation’s first High Performance Sailing Committee in 2002 as the sailors’ representative and is currently an elected Executive Committee member of Olympians Singapore.
 
Chung Pei Ming ,
General Manager


Chung Pei Ming, General Manager

Chung Pei Ming started his career with the Federation in 2008, upon returning from his degree studies in Australia. Having previously campaigned for the 2008 Olympics alongside his studies, the multiple SEA Games gold medalist and Asian Games medalist was subsequently involved in a wide range of positions from mass participation initiatives under the SailSmart programme to coaching at the junior and youth levels. He subsequently headed the High Performance Department and continued to lead Singapore’s sailors to new milestones at major Games.

“Pei Ming has innate knowledge across the various functional areas of the Federation and National Sailing Centre’s operations. As a High Performance Manager, he has been instrumental in developing sound and robust programmes to develop Singapore’s sailors for the immediate to long term. His exposure as Singapore Sailing Team Manager at the 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 and 2013 SEA Games have also seen him grow his network and establish his leadership qualities. He is well placed to take on a wider role and contribute further to the development of sailing in Singapore.” Said Dr Ben Tan, President of SSF.

 
Soh Se Yen,
Head of Finance, Administration and Human Resources


Se-Yen joined Singapore Sailing on 15 May 2011 as Head of Finance and Human Resource.

She has obtained professional Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological University and Master of Business Administration from University of Adelaide.

She is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Singapore and has accounting and tax experience in Deloitte & Touch and industries such as petroleum, gas and IT.
 
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