About the speaker

About The Speaker [Professor Mak Yuen Teen]


Professor Mak Yuen Teen
National University of Singapore



Mak Yuen Teen is Professor (Practice) of Accounting at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was a former Vice Dean of the School and the founder of the first corporate governance centre in Singapore at NUS. He holds first class honours, master and PhD degrees in accounting and finance, and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

Prof Mak has served on three of the four corporate governance committees set up by the Singapore authorities to develop and revise the code of corporate governance for listed companies, including the first committee in 2000 and the most recent committee under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) which released the 2018 Singapore Code. He currently serves on the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee under MAS aimed at continually raising corporate governance standards for listed companies in Singapore.

Each year, he edits a collection of Asia-Pacific and global case studies which are published by CPA Australia and so far, ten volumes and a financial services edition have been produced, containing more than 220 cases.

Prof Mak developed the first corporate governance rating for Singapore companies and the first Singapore governance rating for REITs and business trusts. He was nominated by MAS as the Singapore representative in the development of the ASEAN CG Scorecard.

Prof Mak is one of only two individuals in Singapore to have received the Corporate Governance Excellence Award from the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) for his contributions to improving corporate governance in Singapore. The Singapore Institute of Directors has also recognised him as a CG Pioneer. He also received the corporate governance excellence award from the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group in Malaysia for his contributions to corporate governance in the region.

SIDC – Delivering Professional Excellence