Michael Tay

Executive Director, Russia-Singapore Business Forum

Michael Tay initiated the Russia Singapore Business Forum (RSBF) in 2006, and today it is the only international B2B platform engaging Russian business, and he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In 2009, Mr Tay became the 17th Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat.

From 2003 to 2008, he served as Singapore’s Ambassador to Russia. Prior to this, Mr. Tay was the Director-General of ASEAN-Singapore, which placed him at the center of the ASEAN policy-implementation and budgetary management. During Singapore’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 1998-99, he led the taskforce that organized the ASEAN Ministerial Meetings and the Summit.

In 2006, Mr. Tay was awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver) and bestowed with the honor of Patron of Art of the Century by the International Welfare Fund of Russia.