Former insurance exec to head Singapore Environment Council

New executive director named after several senior officials were fired from their posts last year

Former insurance exec to head Singapore Environment Council

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Jen Teo Pui Heng, former senior vice-president of Great Eastern Insurance, has been named the new executive director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), effective March 27, 2017.
Edwin Seah, Teo’s predecessor, was suspended in October 2016, before he was terminated in November. Seah told Channel NewsAsia that the organisation terminated him because they did not see him as a good fit for the post.
Shortly after, assistant executive director Gerard Christopher and director of communications Shirley Chua were also sacked.

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When Teo was still with Great Eastern, she was in charge of a team focused on business transformation and improvement. Previously, she had worked for American Express, handling responsibilities across the Asia-Pacific region.
SEC chairman Isabella Loh commented: “As the executive director of SEC, Jen will lead our drive to encourage green consumerism as well as our efforts to promote sustainability to communities, governments and industries.”

The SEC was established in 1995 as an independently managed, non-profit, non-government organisation. It deals with various environmental causes in Singapore and is also an approved charity.

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