Colin Goh, CEO, The RICE Company Limited
Colin Goh is the CEO of The RICE Company Limited, a non-profit formed in 2014. The company currently manages a 10,000 sq ft arts space, The Little Arts Academy – providing free arts training for underprivileged children.
It also raised SGD$3.5 million and converted a 15,000 sq ft car park space into an arts and creative space for youths. The goal ultimately being to facilitate the development of human lives, and connecting communities both locally and globally.
Colin’s focus on social entrepreneurship previously led him to design a financial model to conserve The Old Parliament House, winning the 2004 “Best Conservation Award” from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Mr Colin Goh embarked on his journey of promoting and raising funds for the Arts and its communities since 1991, starting as Associate Producer of various musicals and arts festivals in Singapore.
He believes that arts must be shared with the other communities around the world. With the inspiring pilot of Spotlight Singapore in Hong Kong, where over 5000 artists benefited from the international exchange.
To develop the giving culture, Colin has also initiated 3 community funds to support the endeavors of young and aspiring artists from and into Singapore: The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, The International Young Artists Exchange Fund and The SING50 Fund.
Colin currently serves on several arts boards and committees as well as school advisory panels.