Alphonsus joined as the Chief Operating Officer for RHT Holdings in August 2018. He is responsible for improving the Group’s operations as well as business development, including strategic partnerships.
Alphonsus has held senior management positions in both the public and private sectors. His stint in the public sector lasted from 2003 to 2012. He was the Senior Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), promoting the cooperation between Singapore and China in the Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park. Concurrently, he held the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore (IE) and was in charge of its overseas network as well as Finance and IT. In 2006, Alphonsus helped form the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), an agency under MTI and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to promote the sharing of Singapore’s developmental experience with other countries. He was SCE’s Chief Executive Officer from then till 2012 when he returned to the private sector. Alphonsus’s jobs in the private sector before joining government included Vice President Market Planning for Singapore Airlines, General Manager for SilkAir and Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific/President China for Reed Exhibitions. After 2012, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for XMH Holdings (an SGX mainboard listed company), Advisor for Temasek International and General Manager for Dongda Group Ltd (based in Dalian). He has also sat on the Boards of various listed and non-listed companies.
In his spare time, Alphonsus reads widely, plays football and many forms of chess. In international chess, Alphonsus has played for Singapore on many occasions and has long been a FIDE Master. Finally, he was the gold medal winner in the inaugural NUS APEX MBA program in 1998.