Soverus Pte Ltd
The Use of Technology with the Reduction in Manpower for Residential Projects
Kelvin will be sharing a success story of one of his clients who has benefitted from the adoption of the various solutions and services provided by Soverus. By engaging Soverus, Kelvin’s client has successfully reduced the manpower headcount required from a usual manpower contract through the adoption of smart technologies and changing some SOPs to maintain the same level of security outcome.
Soverus is a leading security company providing people and asset protection through innovative technological products, manpower and remote monitoring solutions, including turnkey solutions and maintenance services.
Prior to joining Secura Group Ltd, Kelvin was a veteran in the private security industry and has served senior positions in several other top security agencies including Certis Cisco and PICO Guards Pte Ltd.
In 2013, he joined Soverus Pte Ltd as a senior Business Development Manager and within 3 years, he was promoted to a General Manager. Soverus Pte Ltd expanded the business into five countries (including Laos), 16 subsidiaries and 1,000 employees, providing the complete spectrum of security products and services ranging from cyber security to manned guarding. By January 2016, the group was listed on SGX Catalist under the holding company Secura Group Ltd. Secura Group Ltd had a market capitalisation of SGD100 million at IPO.
Since 2018, Secura Group, as well as several associations recognised Mr Kelvin Goh’s extensive experience in business, as well as his global network in both the government and private sectors, and have appointed him as the Managing Director of some of the subsidiaries within the Secura Group and committee members in the association. Some of the appointments include:
– Managing Director of Soverus Pte Ltd (from 2018)
– Managing Director of Secura Training Academy Pte Ltd (from 2018)
– Managing Director of Soverus Consultancy and Services Pte Ltd (from 2018)
– Vice President (Systems) of the Security Association of Singapore (SAS) (from 2017)
– Co-Chairman of the Committee of Practice (from 2019)
Union of Security Employees (USE)
Support for Security Ops-Tech Integration at Sites
The security industry has seen perennial shortages of manpower. This shortage is expected to get worse over the next decade. There is hence an urgent need now for buyers of security services and security agencies to embark on new methods of procuring security, integrating man and machine.
The Union of Security Employees (USE) is one of 59 unions affiliated to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), representing 20,000 officers from 126 security agencies.
Since 2014, USE has been helping security agencies and service buyers relook their approach site by site, to improve security outcomes and labour productivity. We have helped them create site or need-specific programmes and tapped relevant resources and grants through our Site Training Committee Framework.
Mr Steve Tan is the Division Director for NTUC’s Membership Services Division, and concurrently the Executive Secretary of the Union of Security Employees (USE). USE is one of 59 unions in Singapore affiliated to the National Trades Union Congress.
As Executive Secretary of USE, Mr Tan was involved in the introduction of the Progressive Wage Model in 2014 for security officers, raising their basic wages from $800 to the $1,250 today. USE was also actively involved in the creation and launch of the Industry Transformation Map for the sector in 2018, including leading one of the workgroups at its launch.
Tripartite Committee for Security & Cleaning Industry;
Former Senior Managing Director (Operations),
Jeffrey has more than 3 decades of experience in property and facilities management, having worked with both asset owners like the Housing & Development Board, Ascendas Singbridge and CapitaLand as well as facilities management companies like EM Services, Keppel FMO & CPG Facilities Management. He has a wide network in the FM industry as he is the currently the co-Chairman of the Tripartite Committee for Security (STC & STIC) and Cleaning Industry (STC), Committee Member in the BCA’s Facilities Management Implementation Committee (FMIC), Chairman in the Singapore Polytechnic’s Advisory Committee for the School of Architecture and Built Environment and member of Department Consultative Committee (DCC) to the Department of Building, National University of Singapore.
Acting Head, Contracts & Procurements,
Business Park Singapore Operations,
Ascendas Pte Ltd
Magdalen Beh is heading the Contracts & Procurement team at Capitaland Singapore. With more than 16 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry, she oversees the procurement of facility services for over 100 Capitaland properties across various portfolios in Singapore. CIPS-trained, her functional accountabilities include delivery of procurements, best practices in strategic and best-value procurement, and supplier and contracts management.
Director, Security 4.0
Assistant Regional VP Region 13B, ASIS International
Dex Yuan is a security professional with than 20 years of security experience in both the public and private sectors.His career includes 5 years of law enforcement work with the Singapore Police Force, a combined 7 years of regional security responsibilities with 2 different US MNCs, 4 years as the pioneer security team with the first integrated resort in Singapore and another 5 years with one of the largest Critical Infrastructures in Singapore.
Dex is currently the director, principal trainer and consultant at Security 4.0 Pte Ltd.He is also the Assistant Regional Vice President (Region 13B) with ASIS International. Dex possesses various academic and professional certifications, including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA).
Dex has been providing Outcome-Based Security Contract (OBC) training and consultancy services since 2019.
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