Men of SAFRA: LTC (NS) Terence Quek PBM

He shares with us on the importance of volunteering at SAFRA.

By Edmund Wee      2 May 2020

In our Men of SAFRA series, we shine the spotlight on the leaders of SAFRA who have also made outstanding contributions to the community. One such leader is LTC (NS) Terence Quek PBM, member of SAFRA Management Committee. We chat with him to find out more about his extensive career of volunteer public service.

Share with us what you are currently doing.

As Chairman of the 18th Executive Committee of SAFRA Toa Payoh, I lead a team of volunteers and staff in managing the club, ensuring that it’s well run to fulfil SAFRA’s mission of appreciating NSmen for their contributions to National Service and building cohesion among these men and their families.

In my role as the Chairman of the Working Group for SAFRA Strategic Review 2019, I head a team of volunteers and ex-officio members from SAFRA and MINDEF to review the efforts of SAFRA since the last Strategic Review in 2011, where I was a member of the Working Group.

I’m also APAC CEO of Emergenetics International, a global people and organisation development company. My team and I manage a network of about 2,000 associates throughout Asia-Pacific.

What are some of the biggest challenges you faced being part of Men of SAFRA?

For SAFRA to stay relevant and be of value to NSmen and their families, it has continuously reviewed and refined its offerings. While SAFRA has its heart set on serving all NSmen and cares for its members, I’ve learnt how hard it is to cater to all interests and needs of the men. The question we often ask is: How best do we maximise what we have to continue to meet the needs of NSmen, so that they feel appreciated and recognised for their contribution to National Service?


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