Mak Yuen Teen was the founding director of the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre (CGFRC) and Associate Professor of Accounting at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds First Class Honours, Masters and PhD degrees in accounting and finance, and is a fellow of CPA Australia. From 2007 to 2009, he was on leave from NUS, and held the position of regional research director (Asia-Pacific) at Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Towers Watson), a global consulting firm. From June 2011, he took a part-time role as Head of Research at KPMG Singapore, whilst retaining a part-time appointment at NUS. Prior to becoming an academic, he has also worked at the Securities Commission of New Zealand. Prof. Mak is a core member of the OECD Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable. Prof Mak was also a member of the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance (CCDG) from 2002-2005 and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee which released Singapore’s first Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies.
Prof. Mak teaches corporate governance and ethics to senior undergraduates and executives at NUS and conducts training for regulators, directors and other professsionals in corporate governance. He teaches the FIDE program for directors in Malaysia organised by ICLIF and also a program for nominating committee members organised by Bursa and ICLIF. He has also served a reviewer and developed materials for CPA Australia qualifications programme.
He has consulted for local and international companies, regulators and international inter-governmental organisations. He speaks regularly in conferences in Singapore and in the region, and is a regular commentator on corporate governance issues in the local and regional media. He has given talks to directors, management, internal auditors and ethics and compliance officers of Singapore, regional and multinational companies.
Prof. Mak developed the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) covering all listed companies in Singapore, which is published by the Business Times, sponsored by CPA Australia and supported by the Investment Management Association of Singapore. He was the Singapore expert on the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard and Ranking project, an initiative of the ASEAN regulators to raise corporate governance amongst large ASEAN companies.
Prof. Mak is also involved in a number of local and international not-for-profit organisations.