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Jose Raymond is a Master of Public Administration graduate from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
A multiple award-winning former journalist with the Straits Times and Mediacorp, he is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of strategy, communications and content marketing agencies SW Singapore | Malaysia.
A Seasoned Servant
Prior to setting up SW Singapore and Malaysia, he also spent two years in total at global pulp and paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper in a regional role and at the Singapore Sports Hub in a senior role.
His previous appointments include helming the Singapore Environment Council as its Chief Executive Officer and Press Secretary to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.
Jose was also the Deputy Director of Media Relations and Social Media at the Singapore Sports Council (now Sport Singapore) from 2007 to 2011. During his time at SSC, he was appointed the Head of Communications and IT of the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009. He was credited for formulating the media and broadcast strategy for the inaugural Games, and also co-wrote the theme song for the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009.
Other roles he undertook while at the SSC was Press Secretary to Youth Olympic Games Village Mayor Teo Ser Luck during the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, and was Media Attache to Singapore National Olympic Council President Teo Chee Hean at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Prior to public service, Jose was a senior correspondent with the Straits Times and Mediacorp. He was honoured as Mediacorp’s Journalist of the Year in 2006 and also picked up the TODAY Story of the Year in 2007. In 2005, he was the Singapore S-League’s Story of the Year winner.
Biography of Jose Raymond
Master in Public Administration
Master in Business Administration
Sep 2016 to Present
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, SW Singapore & Malaysia
Jan 2016 to Sep 2016
Vice-President, Asia Pulp and Paper
Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
Senior Director (Communications and Stakeholder Engagement), Singapore Sports Hub
Sep 2011 to Dec 2014
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Environment Council
June 2011 to Sep 2011
Press Secretary to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Sep 2007 to May 2011
Deputy Director (Media Relations and Social Media, Sport Singapore
Head of Communications and IT, 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009
Media Attache, Team Singapore (Commonwealth Games 2010)
Media Attache, Team Singapore (Asian Games 2010)
Press Secretary to 2010 Youth Olympic Games Village Mayor Teo Ser Luck
Jan 2001 to Sep 2007
Senior Correspondent, Mediacorp
Sep 1997 to Dec 2000
Photo-Journalist, Straits Times
Jan 2018 to Present
Vice-President, Flash Athletics Club
Mar 2017 to Present
Founding Vice-Chairman, Chiam See Tong Sports Fund
June 2014 to June 2018
Vice-President, Singapore Swimming Association
Jan 2012 to Jan 2016
Member, Cashew Citizens Consultative Committee
Sep 2011 to Sep 2014
Chairman, Environment Committee, Northeast Community Development Council
Jan 2010 to Jan 2011
Panel Resource Member, Government Parliamentary Committee (Ministry of the Information, Communication and the Arts)
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