COMBINING ONE'S PASSION FOR PRESERVING SINGAPORE'S RICH HERITAGE AND VOLUNTEERISM
“If all the community organisations do their parts and put together a collage of interesting unique stories, the heritage scene in Singapore will be enriched and become very interesting indeed.” - Gan Ee Bee -
With a dynamic career spanning academic research and social entrepreneurship, the Founder of Neumind, Ee Bee is responsible for building capacity on heritage preservation and education initiatives since 2003. Neumind consultancy experiences include appointment as service provider for design and research by National Heritage Board for five national museums and appointment as education service provider by People’s Association and Chinese Development Assistance Council.
A Chartered Accountant previously, Ee Bee has illustrious auditing experience for her leadership in corporate governance. She transcends her professional knowledge to interdisciplinary work in heritage management. Ee Bee completed the Mind, Brain and Education programme at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She continues her pursuits in Chinese culture and modern history of China-Southeast Asia and obtained a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies from National University of Singapore under supervision by Professor Kenneth Dean.
Her current volunteer appointments are as a member of Board of Governors in Nanyang Technological University-Chinese Heritage Centre since 2014, as well as as the Centre Director and Curator of Gan Heritage Centre since 2013.
Ee Bee has initiated the Grow Heritage Fund for Chinese Heritage Centre to encourage Chinese heritage awareness. A recipient of Patron of Heritage Awards 2016 by National Heritage Board.
Participated in Gan Clan Singapore’s transformation plan as well as spearheaded the setting up of Gan Heritage Centre in 2011-2013, she drives the organisation’s key heritage initiatives and outreach strategy focused on activating youths and seniors. Gan Heritage Centre is approved to Museum Roundtable by National Heritage Board in 2015. The Centre has won President’s Charity Cup 2016 nominated by National Heritage Board for its contribution to cultural heritage landscape in Singapore. Her works at Gan Heritage Centre had contributed to the attaining of Clan of the Year 2013 and 2015 for Gan Clan Singapore awarded by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations.
Along with a group of passionate people, Ee Bee is currently building Neumind to help positively impact the heritage development of community organisations landscape in Singapore and Southeast Asia.