Mr Simon Israel, 66, is the Chairman of Singapore Telecommunications Limited as well as a Director of Stewardship Asia Centre CLG Limited. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Westpac's Asia Advisory Board and the Global Leadership Council of Leapfrog Investments. Mr Israel is a former Chairman of Asia Pacific Breweries Limited and has previously served as a Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, CapitaLand Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre Pte Ltd.
Mr Israel was an Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited before retiring on 1 July 2011. Prior to that, he was Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group. Mr Israel also held various positions in Sara Lee Corporation before becoming President (Household & Personal Care), Asia Pacific.
Mr Israel was conferred Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2007 and awarded the Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2011.
Mr Israel holds a Diploma in Business Studies from The University of the South Pacific.