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Director of Legal, SEA | Millennium Hotels and Resorts,Singapore
ADRIAN OOI currently provides legal services, consultation, and operations management for all 6 Millennium & Copthorne Singapore hotels, as well as the other hotels located in the South-East Asia region. He handles the dispute resolution process, the data protection compliance as well as corporate financing support for the M&C group treasury. Providing support to the other various functions such as global marketing, loyalty programmes, hospitality systems and global IT services, Adrian works closely with the business leaders in promulgating Blue Ocean value.
Just prior to this, he was Senior Director, Legal at MindChamps PreSchool Limited, a premier provider of early education, childcare and preschools in APAC; Head of Legal for Next Story Group, a hospitality group having hotels in Australia, Singapore and India; and Deputy Director, Legal for Oakwood in its Asia Pacific headquarters. Oakwood has a global worldwide presence, and is a market leader for Serviced Apartments.
He has had overseas posting experience with Peacock Pavilion Restaurant Management (Chengdu) Pte Ltd, as General Manager/Counsel since November 2011, of which he oversaw the company’s operations and finances. He also had the opportunity to draft protocol and procedures, and ensured their smooth implementation both for front line service staff and back-end kitchen crew. Thereafter he worked with ST Electronics (Info-Comm) Pte Ltd, a company under the Singapore Technologies Limited, a Singapore Government Linked Company, where he headed the Legal Unit.
Having governmental and public office exposure, he served as Senior Legal Counsel in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (“CAAS”) for close to a year, and served about 4 years as Deputy Public Prosecutor, assisting the Attorney General and senior prosecutors in enforcing Singapore’s rule of law. He handled theft and property related offences,including financial fraud, complicated Ponzi scams and money laundering matters. He further dealt with bribery, corruption, capital siphoning and other corruption cases in a senior role.
He holds an Masters in Accountancy and Finance, and 2 bachelor’s degrees, the first being an L.L.B. (2nd Class Upper Honours), and the other being B.Sc in Applied Accountancy (1st Class Honours). He is a fellow of both ACCA and CIArb. He also completed recently the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration at the prestigious NUS.