Mr Douglas Foo, who is appointed as Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore on 26 September 2018 is the President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation as well as Vice President of Singapore National Employers’ Federation. He is also one of Singapore’s three Appointed Representatives to represent Singapore to serve on the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC). On 5 March 2019, Mr Douglas Foo was appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore HE Halimah Yacob as Singapore Non Resident High Commissioner (Designate) to the United Republic of Tanzania.
Mr Foo is also the Founder and Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd., a public listed company that he has led from a humble company to be listed on Singapore’s stock exchange and with overseas presence and business in more than 10 countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Chile. He continues to spearhead the overall strategic direction and diversification of Sakae’s global strategic plans to diversify into Fintech and Cybersecurity industries.
Mr. Foo is the recipient of numerous illustrious accolades and awards, which are testament of his outstanding management and entrepreneurial efforts. Some of his awards include JCS Top Outstanding Young Person Award 2002, Singapore Youth Award 2003, the prestigious ASEAN Youth Award 2004, Singapore Youth Award (Medal of Commendation) 2008, ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneur Award 2011, Public Service Star Award 2013 from His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore for his tireless efforts in his philanthropic and voluntary contributions to the society.