The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has named Renita Sophia Crasta and Daniel Choo as co-presidents for 2022-2024, starting from June. Both succeeded Dessi Berhane Silassie, who has held the role for the past two years.
Crasta is legal counsel and group data protection officer at Singaporean government-owned consultancy company Surbana Jurong, and Choo is associate general counsel and privacy responsible for the Asia-Pacific at American-based scientific instruments and medical devices manufacturer, Bruker. Silassie is chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Asia-Pacific and global head of IP at information and technology platform IHS Markit.
“This new chapter post-pandemic will be an exciting one as our in-house counsels continue to pivot our roles in a changing world to assist the various facets of our businesses, whether from legal, compliance, governance, data protection, and a sustainability standards standpoint or more,” the co-leads told Asia Business Law Journal.
Crasta, who is also the co-chair of the association’s sustainability chapter, real estate chapter and women’s chapter said that the association continues to focus on its mission of “better counsel, better corporations, better communities” by providing extensive learning, networking and community-giving opportunities.
“We are grateful for the support of our many senior general counsel as well as younger in-house, sponsors and as well as other supportive stakeholders as we step up to the role,” added Choo, who is also the co-chair of the data protection and cybersecurity chapter and student chapter.
“With our affiliation to both the local legal fraternity, as well as regional and international organisations such as the Asia-Pacific Corporate Counsel Association and the In-House Counsel Worldwide, the SCCA seeks to represent the interest of in-house counsel in Singapore, and currently provides an opportunity to connect to over 3,500 in-house counsel locally and at least 10,000 in the region, with such numbers growing,” the co-leads shared.