Singapore NOC co-opts Forrest Li to Ex-Co

Singapore NOC co-opts Forrest Li to Ex-Co

Singapore, May 27, 2021: The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has co-opted Forrest Li as a member to its Executive Committee.

Li is the founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Sea Limited, a leading global consumer internet company founded and based in Singapore.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Singapore Economic Development Board and serves as an independent non-executive director of Shangri-La Asia Limited. He also serves on the board of trustees for the National University of Singapore and on the advisory council of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

As a fervent supporter of football, Li is Chairman of the Singapore Premier League football club Lion City Sailors FC.

Tan Chuan-Jin, President of the SNOC, said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Forrest onboard to the SNOC Executive Committee. His expertise, passion for sports and willingness to support Singapore athletes will certainly bring a valuable perspective to Singapore sport. 

“We look forward to working with him to continue the efforts to put Singapore sport on the forefront.”

IOC Vice President, OCA Executive Board member and Singapore NOC Executive Committee member Ng Ser Miang added: “I believe that Forrest, with his experience in entrepreneurship and expertise in the technology industry, will complement and add to the myriad of skills and experience of the SNOC Executive Committee members. 

“His love of sports and penchant for giving back to the community are traits which I believe will make him a positive contributor to the Olympic Movement.”

Li commented: “I believe that sports are a powerful force for good that bring communities together and enhance lives, and I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the development of the Olympic Movement in Singapore. 

“I am honoured to join the SNOC Executive Committee and look forward to working with my fellow committee members to continue their good work in support of our nation’s athletes and our entire community.”