'Andi' wants to help vulnerable families

'Andi' wants to help vulnerable families
PHOTO: Berita Harian

Name: Saktiandi Supaat
Age: 41
Ward contesting: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

He is a strong believer in the Singapore system.

"You work hard and study hard. There may be sidetracks, you may face difficulties, but at the end of it all, us Singaporeans will actually still do very well," he said.

He grew up in a kampung near Sixth Avenue, Bukit Timah, and now lives in a Housing Board flat at Pasir Ris with his wife and three kids.

An ex-Rafflesian, he went on to study in Catholic Junior College and got a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. He started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Today, Mr Saktiandi - "Call me Andi," he says - is a head honcho at Maybank, where he helms the foreign exchange unit.

On par with his work commitments is his community involvement, which started a decade ago.

He first joined the youth wing of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) when it was formed in 2004. He was the president of the Young AMP from 2010 to 2013.

He is the chairman of the Malay/Muslim Community Leaders' Forum Labs Steering Committee, which focuses on providing seed funding for youth-driven community social enterprise activities.

He also has some grassroots credentials, helping out at the Kolam Ayer branch in 2009 before moving to Bishan North, then Toa Payoh East, where he has been a vice-chairman for a Citizens' Consultative Committee.



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