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President – Dr Gerard Nah

Gerard Nah is a third generation Josephian who counts his years in SJI as amongst the best and most meaningful of his life. His favourite memories would be his times as legionary of Mary, his baptism in the school chapel in Bras Basah Road, representing his class in Debates, playing soccer in the mud with his class and the founding of his secondary 4 class band, Destination Unknown. His son, Gabriel is the 4th generation in his family to be a Josephian.

He had served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and government restructured hospitals for over 20 years before moving into private practice as a Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology and Aviation Medicine. He is active in the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry, as well as the Genesis Family Choir & Infant Baptism Ministry at the Church of St Francis Xavier. He hopes to bring a spirit of revival and renewal to the OBA as it supports SJI’s La Sallian mission.

He is joyfully married with three wonderful children and 2 spritely dogs. He enjoys cooking his mother’s recipes for them in his free time and tries to walk a little closer with his creator daily.

Vice-President – Simon Seow

Simon was blessed with a Lasallian education at SJI.  The Military Band cultivated his love and appreciation of music.  His years at SJI helped to shape his identity with a principled foundation.

Simon enjoys being a business development manager with a local manufacturer of personal care products.

From the class of 2000, he hopes to realize the aspirations of the Alumni together with the Executive Committee.  To paraphrase a poem by W.B.Yeats, “Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths, I would spread the cloths under your feet.  But I, being poor, have only our dreams.  Tread softly because we are treading through our dreams.”

Honorary Secretary – Benedict Chang

Benedict Chang attended De La Salle Primary School and graduated from SJI in 1984. During his time at SJI, he was a member of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Interact Club and several other societies. He was also a rebel that broke most of the school’s rules. The 4 years at SJI was indeed memorable, fun and exciting. He hopes to contribute towards building a vibrant SJIOBA community.

He is currently managing his humble family business while pursuing his Advanced Diploma in Theology (Morals) at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. He is happily married to a wonderful SAC girl with 2 fantastic teenage children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and baking with his wife.

Honorary Treasurer – Eugene Penefort 

Ordinary Member – Lionel Tan

Lionel was from De La Salle Primary School and happily moved on to SJI, where he graduated in 1984.  The 4 years spent at SJI were the most memorable and impactful time of his life.  He was the Head Prefect and a Staff Sergeant in the NPCC. He began his career as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and in 1998 joined the law firm of Rajah & Tann and is presently a partner there.  He volunteers with the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office where he regularly gives talks at schools on various legal topics, such as CyberBullying and respecting Intellectual Property rights.

In the tradition of many SJI boys, he married a girl from CHIJ and has 2 daughters and a son.   He hopes to contribute in a meaningful way to the SJI OBA so as to ensure that it remains a vibrant, relevant and exciting community.

Ordinary Member – Cary Chan

Most of his Josephian buddies would know Cary as one of a pair, two of a kind. He attended St. Anthony’s Boys’ School and SJI with his identical twin brother. Cary is from the graduating class of 1987, the last batch to do so at the Bras Basah campus. During his SJI days, Cary held key appointments in NPCC and Interact Club. Cary’s affinity with SJI remained strong after he left school as he organised his batch’s 10th (1997), 20th (2007) and the soon-to-be their 30th Anniversary (2017). He was also actively involved in the 1987 Homecoming Dinner in 2009 and the 160th Anniversary Dinner in 2012.

Cary is currently a Client Director at the Singapore Management University. He has been in the field of executive education for the last 20 years with leading institutions such as the Helsinki School of Economics, INSEAD, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and Nanyang Business School at NTU.  In his spare time, Cary is involved in motorsports and tracks on the F1 circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. He is married with 3 children. His son is currently schooling in SJIJ.

Ordinary Member – Anthony Lim

Anthony, who hails from the class of 1977 is a pioneer and veteran cyber-security consultant, advocate, auditor, instructor and business leader in the Asia Pacific region, with over 20 years’ professional experience.  Anthony is a Fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences (formerly UniSIM), a life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is a guest and adjunct instructor at several universities in Singapore and the region.

A devout cradle catholic, he has been active since Sec 1 in parish and school liturgical and community activities.  He has been playing for Suntec weekday lunchtime Masses since 2003, and at ad hoc events, such as caroling, prayer and music sessions at hospitals, hospices, and old folks homes.  He is married, with two girls and is a Eucharistic minister at his parish.

During his SJI days, Anthony was a prefect for all 4 years, a member of the St John Ambulance Brigade, and also a “kaypo” with the Safety First Club, flag-selling, inter-school Science & Industry Quiz series and inter-school debating team. 

Ordinary Member – Jason Lee

Jason is from the graduating class of 2003. In the absence of basketball as a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) in St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI), he actively participated in the Air Rifle Club where he clinched several School Colours for flying the SJI flag high at Inter-School competitions.

After being qualified as a Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) referee in 2003, Jason moved on to get certified as a National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) basketball coach in 2004. He is a member of the BAS Technical Committee (2017-2019) and is now heading the BAS Technical Development team, taking charge of the Basketball Officials’ development pathway.

Off the court, Jason lives and breathes aviation as soared into a career maintaining Rolls Royce Trent engines and approving/ certifying Galley Inserts. Currently, Jason is assisting another Josephian in Quality Compliance as well as Continuous Improvement to Satair’s Material & Supply Chain Services.

Jason feels that he owes much to SJI, as our alma mater shaped him to be the person he is today, and would like to give back to Josephians (young and old alike)
especially in his area of passion, the game of Basketball.

Ordinary Member – Ian Monteiro

Ian has straddled the technology and events / marketing spheres in his academic past and employment present. With graduate qualifications in the Arts and Systems Analysis, he has helped craft development and positioning platforms for tech companies and in tech oriented events in Asia and the USA.

Holding managerial positions in Reed Elsevier and IBC Technical services among others, his last port of call as an employee was as Asia Managing Director of International Data Group IDG world expo. He then set up Image Engine Pte Ltd and remains a partner and executive director presently. Image Engine is the event partner that helps deliver the annual Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) in partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, acknowledged as the regional leader for all things cyber related. He is married with three children, all of whom collectively are a testimony to his ability to stay sane in stressful situations. Ian is from class of 1984.

Ordinary Member – Nicholas Fang