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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

Education

Master in Public Administration

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Master in Business Administration

Murdoch University

Career

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

Volunteer Roles

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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News & Mentions

Ex-PSP member apologises to Singapore People’s Party chairman – The Straits Times

The former Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member who made allegations that the party had been infiltrated by foreign proxies has made a written apology to Singapore People’s Party chairman Jose Raymond. Mr Daniel Teo, 36, who works in a marine infrastructure firm, had claimed in an anonymous video last month that 10 members of the PSP were working with Mr Raymond and historian Thum Ping Tjin, while “funded by Western liberal sources”.

Save lives and not save costs, says SPP Chairman Jose Raymond – The Online Citizen

In response to a series of photos which have been posted online showing the packed cabins in trains after the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) announcement on 14 April that it was adjusting bus and train schedules, the Chairman of the Singapore People’s Party Jose Raymond has made an online plea asking that the authorities “help save lives” and not save costs.

SportSG will review Hall of Fame induction process after debate of Joscelin Yeo’s omission – The Online Citizen

In response to the debate on the omission of former national swimmer Joscelin Yeo’s name in the Singapore’s Sport Hall of Fame (HOF) recently, Sport Singapore (SportSG) said it will improve its nomination and selection process for a place in the HOF, indicating Yeo’s swimming and service record as “noteworthy”.

‘The paper had to be attractive to advertisers’ – extract from the book ‘Reluctant Editor’ by Today boss PN Balji

Launch editor of Singaporean national newspaper Today, one PN Balji, maps out how his former title’s unique mix attracted top advertisers including Great Eastern, Hewlett Packard, Carrefour, Revlon and HSBC despite printing press problems and a battle with the dominant player Singapore Press Holdings – in this extract from his new best-seller book.

Jose Raymond: Government can do more to support caregivers of the elderly

Jose Raymond of the Singapore People’s Party took to Facebook to suggest ways for the government to provide better support to Singaporeans in taking care of their elders.

How a new governance model can help Singapore football clubs

Singapore club football is in need of a new governance model. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) needs to consider having all current Singapore Premier League (SPL) clubs registered as societies to be registered as charities with Institutions of Public...

Jose Raymond: “Lack of consultation over sea burial site is disturbing”

On his Facebook page this morning, Jose Raymond, politician of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP), posted about a proposed sea burial site.

Jose Raymond calls for civil action taken on instructor and Sport Singapore for causing the death of a six-year-old due to negligence

In December 2017, six-year-old Sherlyn Ler, who did not know how to float or swim independently without support, died after a near-drowning at Kallang Basin Swimming Complex.

Back in pool after 5 years, wheelchair-bound former swim coach trains with Ang Peng Siong

SINGAPORE — Pushing off his wheelchair, Mr Eugene Png cautiously made his way into the children’s pool at Farrer Park Swimming Complex under the watchful eyes of coach Ang Peng Siong.

MSF defends itself in response to viral post about rejecting financial assistance to handicapped man

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) had to defend themselves after a post about its alleged cold-heartedness went viral on Facebook.

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