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Distinguished Alumni

SJI, as a school, has a long tradition of offering a brand of balanced and holistic education that has produced many leaders in both public and private sectors. The list below provides some examples of distinguished alumni who have done the school proud. You may also read about other Josephians in our SJI publications.


Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam (Class of 1958)
Former 7th President of Singapore (September 2011 - August 2017)
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (stepped down on September 1, 2005)

Mr Mah Bow Tan (Class of 1966)
Former Leader of the House
Former Member of Parliament, Tampines GRC

Mr Teo Chee Hean (Class of 1972)
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Chairman, National Research Foundation

Mr George Yeo (Class of 1972)
Vatican's New Council for the Economy
Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organization of the economic-administrative structure of the Holy See
Deputy Chairman, Kerry Group
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr Matthias Yao Chih (Class of 1972)
Former Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Former Mayor - South East District
Former Member of Parliament, MacPherson

Mr Chong You Fook Charles (Class of 1972)
Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Chairman, National Police Cadet Corps Council

Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai (Class of 1985)
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law (with effect from 27 July 2020)
Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (Joo Chiat Division)
Senior Counsel and Partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP

Mr Christopher De Souza (Class of 1992)
Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Partner at Lee & Lee

Public Service

Mr Tan Yam Pin (Class of 1960)
Deputy Chairman, Public Service Commission

Mr Tan Chin Tiong (Class of 1963)
Ambassador to Japan

Mr Philip Yeo (Class of 1965)
Chairman, SPRING Singapore and
Special Advisor for Economic Development, Prime Minister's Office

Mr Lim Soo Ping (Class of 1969)
Former Auditor General of Singapore (Retired)

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan (Class of 1975)
Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health (MOH) and executive director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation
Former President, National University of Singapore
Former Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MOH)

Mr Tan Tee How (Class of 1975)
Former Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Chief Executive Officer of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Mr Leo Yip Seng Cheong (Class of 1979)
Head, Civil Service
Permanent Secretary (Strategy), Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination) and
Permanent Secretary for the PMO
Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

Mr Gabriel Lim Meng Liang (Class of 1991)
Second Permanent Secretary (Communications and Information)
Former Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Former Chief Executive Officer, Media Development Authority
Former Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

Non-Profit Organisations

Mr Gerard Ee Hock Kim (Class of 1965)
Chairman, Eastern Health Alliance
President of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Arts, Entertainment and Media

Mr Chong Fah Cheong (Class of 1960s)
One of the pioneer sculptors in Singapore; Cultural Medallion winner for visual arts (2014)

Mr Dick Lee (Class of 1972)
One of Asia's most well-known musicians; Cultural Medallion winner (2004)

Mr Mark Van Cuylenberg (Class of 1972)
Also widely known as The Flying Dutchman; host compere, radio personality

Prof Jeremy Monteiro (Class of 1976)
King of Swing, virtuoso jazz pianist; Cultural Medallion winner (2002)
Board Member, National Arts Council

Mr K.F. Seetoh (Class of 1978)
Makansutra food guru

Mr Warren Fernandez (Class of 1982)
Editor, The Straits Times


Dr Ee Peng Liang (Class of 1930)
Late Businessman and philanthropist

Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat (Class of 1933)
Late Singapore tycoon, philanthropist

Mr Goh Sin Tub (Class of 1946)
The late pioneer of Singapore literature and a teacher, civil servant, banker, builder, social worker and former chairman of the SJI Board of Governors

Mr Lim Chee Onn (Class of 1960)
Chairman, SingBridge Private Limited
Former Cabinet Minister

Mr Noel Hon (Class of 1962)
Former Chairman, e-COP (retired)
Former Chairman, NEC Solutions Asia Pacific
President of the Singapore Scout Association & recipient of the Gold Lion Scouting Award

Mr Sim Giok Lak (Class of 1962)
Chairman and Managing Director
Zicom Group Ltd

Mr Ernest Wong (Class of 1963)
Chairman, Invida Pharmaceutical Holdings
Member, Temasek Advisory Board

Mr Chia Kim Piow (Class of 1964)
Chairman and MD of Rotary Engineering
Recipient of Public Service Medal at 2010 National Day Award and Businessman of the Year at the Singapore Business Awards (SBA)

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat (Class of 1964)
Chairman, DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd
Chairman, SingHealth
Member, Temasek Advisory Panel
Recipient of Distinguished Service Order at 2012 National Day Awards

Mr Tan Puay Chiang (Class of 1965)
Chairman, Exxon Mobil China

Mr Edmund Tie (Class of 1965)
Executive Chairman, Edmund Tie & Company (SEA) Pte Ltd

Mr Anthony Salim (Class of 1968)
CEO & President, The Salim Group


Mr Eugene Wijeysingha (Class of 1952)
Former Principal of Raffles Institution (1986-1994)

Mr John Yip (Class of 1956)
Former Director of Education (Retired), Ministry of Education

Prof Leo Tan Wee Hin (Class of 1963)
Professor of Biological Sciences and Director (Special Projects) for Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore
Former Director of the National Institute of Education and Professor of Natural Sciences and Science Education, Nanyang Technological University

Prof Francis Koh (Class of 1968)
Professor of Finance Practice and Associate Dean, Singapore Management University

Assoc Prof Kwok Kian Woon (Class of 1972)
Associate Chair (Academic) and Head, Division of Sociology School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Mr Winston James Hodge (Class of 1975)
Former Principal, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Former Director of Training & Development, Ministry of Education
Former Principal of Raffles Junior College (2001-2007)

Dr Derek da Cunha (Class of 1976)
Independent Scholar
Former Senior Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies

Prof Tan Cheng Han, S.C. (Class of 1980)
Professor in Law, National University of Singapore
Senior Counsel
Chairman, Public Accountants Oversight Committee
Commissioner, Competition Commission of Singapore
Council Member, Sport Singapore

Mr Chong Jack Sheng (Class of 1990)
President's Award for Teachers (2011)


Mr Tan Chin Seng (Class of 1966)
Senior Partner, Tan Rajah & Cheah and Commissioner for Oaths

Justice Tan Siong Thye (Class of 1970)
Singapore’s first Deputy Attorney-General, Attorney General's Chambers
Judge of the High Court

Justice Chan Seng Oon (Class of 1972)
Judge, Supreme Court

Mr Davinder Singh, S.C. (Class of 1973)
Senior Counsel and CEO, Drew & Napier LLC
Former Member of Parliament

Mr Charles Lim Aeng Cheng (Class of 1973)
Parliamentary Counsel and Law Commissioner
Attorney-General's Chamber of Singapore

Justice Steven Chong Horng Siong (Class of 1975)
Judge of Appeal

Mr Foo Chee Hock (Class of 1976)
Judicial Commissioner, Supreme Court

Mr Lee Kim Shin (Class of 1976)
Senior Counsel and managing partner, Allen & Gledhill LLC

Mr Lionel Yee Woon Chin (Class of 1982)
Principal Senior State Counsel, Attorney General's Chambers


Prof Philip Choo (Class of 1974)
Group Chief Executive Officer, National Healthcare Group

Clinical Associate Professor Patrick Tseng (Class of 1976)
Chief Dental Officer, Ministry of Health
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, Dental Services, National University Hospital

Dr Euan Murugasu (Class of 1978)
Head & Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon, Dept of ENT- Head & Neck Surgery, Jurong Health Services

Prof Kenneth Kwek (Class of 1981)
CEO of Singapore General Hospital
Former CEO of KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH)


Mr Rudy Mosbergen (Class of 1948)
Late Olympian, Sportsman and former Founding Principal of Raffles Junior College (1982-1987)

Mr Tan Eng Yoon (Class of 1948)
National athlete and Olympian

Mr Leong Kok Fann (Class of 1974)
Former national soccer player

Mr Goh Tat Chuan (Class of 1990)
Former national soccer player

Mr Nicholas Fang (Class of 1991)
Former national fencer
Former Nominated Member of Parliament