Singapore has enjoyed a special relationship with India both in terms of business and culture.
Approximately 9% of the population of Singapore is of Indian origin and our city offers many attractive employment opportunities for Indian professionals and business entrepreneurs. In fact, leading Indian names can be found in such diverse fields as finance & banking, IT and law.
Singapore is the second most popular destination for overseas investments from India, with over 4,000 Indian corporate and individual investors setting up companies in Singapore. These include world-renowned business houses like the Tata Group, leading technologies companies like Infosys and a large number of small and medium enterprise owners who utilise Singapore as a springboard to enter new markets in the rest of Asia. With the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in 2005, Singapore and India have grown ever closer culturally and commercially.
For Indian professionals, Singapore offers many unique advantages, starting with the presence of many multi-national companies drawn by our strategic location in the heart of Asia and our innate commercial strengths. Professionals who yearn for international exposure will find opportunities in the many international and regional headquarters based here.
On the family front, excellent education systems and healthcare facilities, as well as a low crime rate, make Singapore a safe and family-friendly environment. Other advantages include an English-speaking population, close proximity to India, similar cultural values, as well as a wide and growing range of Indian cuisines available.
We welcome you to contact our Area Director on any enquiries!
Brian Tan, Area Director
Based in India, Brian is the Area Director for Contact Singapore's India Team. Prior to joining Contact Singapore, Brian was with the Ministry of Manpower's Foreign Workforce Policy Department, a role where he worked closely with stakeholders and contributed to the development of progressive manpower policies in Singapore. He has a Master of Social Science (Geography) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Gabriel Lim, Area Director
Gabriel Lim is the Area Director for Contact Singapore’s India team, where he charts strategies to engage foreign professionals in India. Prior to assuming the role of Area Director at Contact Singapore, Gabriel was in charge of the engineering and electronics industries for Contact Singapore’s Industry Workforce team.
Gabriel was a Senior Officer at the Economic Development Board (EDB), where he regularly engaged with MNCs for EDB’s investment promotion efforts in the electronics industry and was actively involved in outreach to schools and Institutes of Higher Learning.
Earlier in Gabriel’s career, he joined Chartered Semiconductor in 2009 on a Specialist Manpower Programme (SMP) Scholarship, and held the position of Product Engineer. Following Chartered’s transition to GlobalFoundries in 2010, Gabriel continued in his capacity as a Product Engineer, and in 2011, was posted to GlobalFoundries’ Dresden fab where he was responsible for the ramp up of the 45nm technology node processes.
Gabriel graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) degree from the National University of Singapore in 2009.