Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
Victor Mills is the Chief Executive of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC). He was appointed in June 2014 to take SICC to the next level.
SICC was founded in Singapore in 1837 making it the region’s longest serving business association. Mr Mills’ task is to sharpen the Chamber’s focus and execute its mission to represent business interests to help sustain a vibrant economy.
He is currently working on manpower and societal issues affecting business and societal sustainability. The methodology is open debate with all stakeholders and achieving practical win-win solutions.
Mr Mills brings with him 30 years of organisational and professional experience in the financial services industry. He worked for Standard Chartered Bank as an expatriate generalist for 10 years with stints in Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He then joined the former Republic National Bank of New York, Singapore Branch (RNB) on local terms. He worked for RNB for over 8 years as a specialist in institutional banking covering south and south-east Asia as well as south and east Africa from Singapore. RNB was subsequently acquired by HSBC for which Mr Mills worked for a further 12 years in Singapore as a specialist in institutional banking in cash and securities.
In his banking career Mr Mills won the respect of clients for responsive client management. He also won the respect of his colleagues for his passion for inclusiveness, people development, effective teamwork and respect for others.
Mr Mills has been associated with Singapore for over 30 years. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Mr Mills is a Singapore citizen and a grassroots leader in Opera Estate, Siglap.
He holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in History from the New University of Ulster, U.K. and an MA in Area Studies (Eastern Europe and Russia: Political Science 1941-1980) from the University of London, U.K.