Board of Directors

The Board of Governance of DAS Academy refers to the Executive Committee / Board of Directors of its parent company, Dyslexia Association of Singapore Limited.

For the DAS Group Corporate Governance Policies, please click here.

Eric Lee

Kaka Singh

Cynthia Tan

Kevin Kwek

Lee Siang

Our Board of Directors are also the Academy’s PEI Managers

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Director, DAS Academy
Mr Lee Siew Pin Eric
Date of Appointment: 1 February 2013

Mr. Eric Lee is the President, Dyslexia Association of Singapore’s Executive Committee. He is also on the Board of DAS Academy and DAS International. Mr. Lee is the Executive Coach of Career Transitions. He has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate world, mainly holding Human Resource leadership roles in major multinational corporations and established public companies. Exxon (previously Esso), Union Carbide, Cummins Engine Company, Cold Storage Group (now the Dairy Farm Group), the OCBC Bank Group, and Compaq Computer (before the integration with Hewlett-Packard) are among the companies Mr. Lee has worked in.

Mr. Eric Lee has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Political Science from the University of Singapore, a Bachelor’s degree in Holistic Nutritional Studies from Clayton College in the US, and is a Certified Columbia Coach from Columbia University, New York.

Outside of coaching and besides his work for the DAS family, Eric continues to be involved with the community and voluntary organisations. Mr. Eric enjoys seeing and helping people fulfil their full potential in life.

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Director, DAS Academy
Mr Kaka Singh s/o Dalip Singh
Date of Appointment: 18 May 2013

Mr Kaka Singh is the Assistant Honorary Treasurer of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore for FY2021-2022 and was part of the Executive Committee when DAS was first launched in 1991.

He is the Senior Partner and Chairman of RSM Chio Lim LLP. Having been in international accounting, Mr Singh has a wealth of experience and his work includes consultancy relating to accounting and auditing matters including those for the charity sector. He has extensive experience in IPO assignments, company secretarial matters, corporate governance issues, training and staff development. Prior to joining RSM Chi Lim LLP in 200, Mr Singh was a senior partner at a Big 4 firm.

He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and has held many key positions in various accounting bodies. In 2010, Kaka was awarded the inaugural ACCA Award in recognition of his tireless dedication and contribution to the accounting profession; he was awarded the Silver Medal of the ISCA.

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Director, DAS Academy
Mrs Cynthia Tan Guan Hiang
Date of Appointment: 23 July 2016
Mrs Cynthia Tan Guan Hiang, is a key Executive Committee Member of Dyslexia Association of Singapore. She is the chairperson of the Exco’s Fund Raising Committee and took the lead in organising the very successful Charity Gala Dinner at the Singapore Island Country Club in September 2012 which raised $1.3 million for the DAS.
Mrs Cynthia is a member of the OCBC Group Management Team. She was appointed as Executive Vice President in April 2005. Being the Head of Group for Human Resources, she is responsible for the management as well as training and development of OCBC’s human capital. Mrs Cynthia has over 29 years of experience and has held senior-level positions with DFS Ventures, Mentor Graphics, Apple Computer and National Semiconductor.
Mrs Cynthia was also a former lecturer in Business Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK.
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Director, DAS Academy
Mr Kevin Kwek
Date of Appointment: 1 February 2013

Mr Kevin Kwek joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) as an Executive Committee Member in January 2013. He is the founding director of Legal Solutions LLC, a local law firm. He graduated from the University of Keele, England, in 1993 with a Second Class (Upper) Honours Degree in Law and Economics.

Kevin was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995. He was previously working with Drew & Napier, Shook Lin & Bok and Kenneth Tan Partnership (where he was made partner in 1999) prior to setting up Legal Solutions LLC in 2005 where he is currently a Director.

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Director, DAS Academy
Mr Lee Siang
Date of Appointment: 19 February 2010

Siang joined DAS on 15 December 2001 and assumed the post of CEO on 1 September 2014. He also sits on the Board of DAS subsidiaries, DAS Academy and DAS International.  Siang was a member of the US-based International Dyslexia Association from 2016 to 2018 and Chair of their Global Partners Committee from 2016 to 2018, he still remains a member of the Global Partners Committee representing Singapore.  He has played a key role in the rapid growth of DAS into a thriving social enterprise with a multi-disciplinary professional workforce that provides a continuum of services.  He emphasises that DAS “must strive to fulfil our social mission by combining entrepreneurial and business skills with the philanthropic characteristics of non-profits”.

Siang obtained his BA from the National University of Singapore via the sponsorship of the Singapore Armed Forces. He also has a Certificate in Dyslexia Studies, a PGC in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a PGC in Specific Learning Differences from London Metropolitan University, a PGDip in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and an MBA from the University of Western Australia. It is this unique balance of experiences and qualifications that have allowed Siang to oversee the diverse services and functions of the DAS family.