Mr Ramasamy Dhinakaran

Date first appointed: 10/7/2019

Date of last election: 30/5/2019

Attendance at board meetings in FY20/21: 3/4

Key directorships and appointments in other charities / organisations: 

• Managing Director, Jay Gee Group of Companies
• President, Singapore Retailers Association
• Vice Chairman, Hindu Endowment Board
• Board of Trustees, Singapore University of Social Science
• Council Member, Singapore Business Federation, and The Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD)


R. Dhinakaran, Managing Director of Jay Gee Group of Companies (Singapore), is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore, is also a holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). The Jay Gee Group retails several leading international fashion and lifestyle brands.

Dhinakaran also known as Dhina and he is currently the President of the Singapore Retailers Association. He is also the Vice Chairman of Hindu Endowments Board (MCCY). He is currently serving in many other Committees/Councils viz., Payment Council of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Member of Board of Trustees of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Member of the Digitalisation Issues Committee (SBF) and the President’s Challenge Steering Committee, Member of National Heritage Board – The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) Advisory Board, Council Member of Singapore Business Federation, Council Member of Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (MINDEF), Foundation Member of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Ltd. He has also been appointed as Justice of Peace by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He was the Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and he has also served as a Trustee of SIM University Education Fund, member of the SIM Governing Council, Charity Council of Singapore (MCCY) and Vice President of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Vice Chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Chairman of Workforce Development Agency and Deputy Chairman of Skills Future Singapore (SSG), Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, SSG (MOE).

Dhina has shown interest over the years to leverage his skills and experience gained in leading businesses effectively in managing non-profit organisations for social causes as well.