Director, Business Development (APAC), BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
Mr Ishak Ismail has been the Regional Director for Asia at the global defence and security company, BAE Systems Hägglunds since February 2017. He also has prior private sector experience as CEO, Defence Services with CWT Limited and as Senior Vice-President/General Manager at ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd.
Mr Ismail also sits in various councils and panels, holding posts such as Chairman, Families for Life Council, Chairman of the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council, member of the MINDEF Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) Main Council and ACCORD Council for Family & Community Engagement.
After serving more than 29 years in the SAF, Mr Ismail retired at the rank of Brigadier-General. He had held various senior appointments and contributed significantly to training transformation for the SAF and in the development of leaders.
In support of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 held in Singapore, Mr Ismail led the SAF Task Force as Executive Producer/Chairman EXCO for the opening and closing ceremony. He also supervised arrival and departure operations at the port of entries and oversaw all transportation requirements for athletes, delegates and invited dignitaries.
Mr Ismail holds an MBA and a Bachelors of Arts (Economics & Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. He also attained a Graduate Diploma in Leadership & Organisational Development in conjunction with MIT. In 2008, he received the Public Administration Medal Silver (Military) for his significant contributions to SAF.