Prof. Mak Yuen Teen is an associate professor at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, where he specialises in corporate governance. He was a former Vice Dean responsible for finance and administration at the school. He has also held Singapore and regional heads of research positions at major international consulting firms.
Prof. Mak has served on key corporate governance committees in Singapore and is a member of the Corporate Governance Council set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reviewing the Code in 2017 and the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee that was formed following the release of the new Code. He has also been involved in developing several corporate governance ratings and scorecards in Singapore and the region.
Prof. Mak has published reports on topics such as corporate governance of banks and insurance companies, board diversity, governance of company groups, annual general meetings, and executive and director remuneration. He is regularly engaged to teach or facilitate workshops for directors, regulators and other industry professionals. He has also led governance reviews of listed companies, private companies and charities; and also a review of banks’ compliance with a consumer banking code.
Prof. Mak has served on boards of several large not-for-profit organisations in Singapore, including as Chairman and Deputy Chairman, and served consecutive six-year terms on the audit advisory committees of two UN agencies in New York. He was an independent director of the financial industry dispute resolution company set up by the financial industry and supported by MAS, and currently serves on the oversight committee of the benchmarks administration company set up by The Association of Banks in Singapore. Prof. Mak was a member of the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Directors from 2000-2005.