Yeo Chet Tern has worked in the Singapore Ministry of
Education as educator, in a US multi-national, National Semiconductor
(SEA) in the production training department covering South East Asia
plants and about 30 years in senior management positions in a Japanese
multi-national Canon Singapore Pte Ltd. His last executive appointment
in Canon Singapore Pte Ltd was as Vice President for the South and South
East Asia Region, in charge of Human Resources, General Affairs,
Shipping and Logistics.
At National Semiconductor (SEA) he was Training Manager of a production
training team that increased productivity from 60% to 80% in Singapore
and also helped to establish training departments in the company’s new
plants in Malacca, Penang, Bandoeng and Bangkok.
In Canon Singapore Pte Ltd, he has gained a wide repertoire of skills
and experience in Human Resource Management and Office Administration.
He has effectively strategized, conceptualized and implemented
region-wide initiatives in HR and other organizational culture-building
activities. To his credit, are the successful implementation of a
Results-based Management System, wage structure and reward system,
talent management and succession planning based on a competency centric
He has gained tremendous respect in the Canon companies in the region
for being able to implement company-wide quality and environmental
systems, work improvement consciousness and a customer delighting
culture. As a testimony to his valuable contribution and capability, Yeo
has been retained as a Regional Management Advisor by Canon upon his
retirement from service.