At the 83rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) in Singapore on 25 Nov 2016, the Brigade Council elected its new Brigade President for 2017 to 2018 – Mr Poh Leong Berg. He took over the post from Dr Ho Yew Kee, who stepped down after four years as Brigade President.
Mr Poh, who is 45 years old, worships at Pentecost Methodist Church where he serves as the Chairperson of the Local Church Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Singapore Youth Award (Community and Youth Services) selection board, and has done so since 2012.
In his address at the AGM, he shared about the concept of the BB as a family of F.A.I.T.H. elaborating that it stands for: Faithful to advance the BB Object; Attitude to serve; Intimacy with God and others; Trustworthy character; and Humility as a mark of a leader and House of Prayer. The BB will focus its growth on various membership and on providing quality programmes so that we can grow this family of F.A.I.T.H.
Mr Poh joined the 23rd Singapore Company as a BB Officer in 1988, and assumed the position of a Captain from 1992 to 1995 and 1999 to 2007. He was concurrently the Seniors Programme Chairman from 2000 to 2006. He also served as the Vice-President (Innovation and Learning) in 2016 and Vice-President (Operations) of BB Singapore from 2007 to 2015. Mr Poh has sat on various committees in the Brigade and contributes extensively to its operations.
He currently works for Singapore’s Ministry of Education, providing corporate services and organisation development. Prior to that, he was with the Ministry of Defence, championing innovation and Pride/PS21 for MINDEF/SAF. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and Master of Science from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Mr Poh is married with two children, Beatrice and Jayden. His wife, Joyce, is a music teacher.
Ang Hui Leng –
is the Deputy Director of The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore.
ABOVE PIC CAPTION:
Dr Ho Yew Kee (left), the previous Brigade President, handing over the Brigade Colours to Mr Poh Leong Berg (right), the new Brigade President, as a symbol of passing on the leadership. Witnessing the handover is the Honorary President, LG (Ret) Winston Choo Wee Leong.
Photo courtesy of The Boys’ Brigade Singapore