Jack Sim

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

Jack Sim is a leading social entrepreneur and sanitation advocate who broke the taboo around toilets by bringing the sanitation crisis to the global media spotlight. Known for his unique efforts in combining humour and serious facts to advocate for improved sanitation conditions globally, Sim has mobilized a global movement involving governments, policy makers, UN agencies, international civil society, thought leaders and activists to work together in addressing the sanitation crisis.

A highly successful businessman with over 20 years experience in entrepreneurship, Sim, at the age of 40, decided to devote the rest of his life to social work. In 1998, he established the Restroom Association of Singapore (RAS). This was soon followed with a global body on sanitation – the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001. Today, WTO is a growing network of 235 organizations in 58 countries. Sim pioneered the creation of a game- changing social enterprise – SaniShop in 2008, a year designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Sanitation.

In 2011, Sim created another milestone for WTO and Singapore by being the first Singapore-based non-profit organization to create and implement a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment. In 2013, Sim worked with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs to table a resolution titled ‘Sanitation for All’ at the United Nations General Assembly to designate 19 November as an official UN World Toilet Day. On July 24 2013, the resolution was adopted by consensus and was co- sponsored to more than 100 countries. Sim has received worldwide recognition for his contributions to the field of social entrepreneurship and sanitation.


Board of Directors

Chua Hung Meng

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hung Meng has over 30 years’ experience in banking industry. He has worked in both domestic and international banks. He is also an Independent Director of two companies listed in Singapore.

Hung Meng obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and received a Masters in Professional Accounting degree from The University of Southern Queensland in 2003.



Chan Chee Kong

Director

Chee Kong Chan has more than 37 years of professional experience across two large government organisations: the Ministry of Defence (Singapore Armed Forces) and Ministry of Education.

He was commissioned as an officer with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1976. He has held a multitude of roles within the SAF, starting from being an Officer Commanding of a Basic Military Training Company. He later took on a trainer role at the prestigious Officer Cadet School, grooming young aspiring officer cadets for officership.

His final stint was a Branch Head in the Public Affairs Department where he handled publicity related issues for the Ministry of Defence. He was also a member of the Publicity sub-committee for the 1998 and 1999 National Day Parades. He was awarded the Efficiency Medal (Military) in 1991 and the Letter of Commendation in 1992 for his contribution to the SAF. After retiring from the SAF in 2000 with the military rank of Major, he served the Singapore Education Service as an education officer in Yishun Secondary School. He left teaching in 2013 after 13 years of fulfilling and enriching service.

He joined WTO as a volunteer in 2014 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015.

Advisory Committee


Dave Mccaughan

Marketing Thought Leader

Now based in Bangkok, marketing thought leader and storyteller Dave McCaughan has spent more twenty years living and working across Asia, including what he calls the best ten years in Tokyo. Having joined McCann in 1986 in his native Sydney and helping to build the strategy planning role there, from 1995 he undertook regional roles for the global advertising leader in developing the region’s longest running monitor of its people and building strategy departments in more than a dozen countries. Over that time he worked with clients like Coca-Cola, MasterCard, L'Oreal, Nestle, Johnson&Johnson, Darlie, and Cathay Pacific. In early 2015 Dave established Bibliosexual, a strategy consultancy that looks hard at what matters to people, and this year he co-founded the AI Agency, a virtual agency that uses AI platforms to investigate and build narratives for brands. Dave is also been working with subject of toilets for a number of years, running workshops and giving corporate speeches on the connections between toilets and social media. He joined World Toilet Organization’s Advisory Committee in early 2016, and provides guidance on marketing and research to the team.