Meet the Members

Mr. Richard Quek, PBM MBA

Chairman

Richard has been associated with ITFS since its inception as a promoter. He is responsible for the overall working of the organization and is instrumental in making strategic decisions for the organization.

With 30 years experience in Info-communication Industry, presently with ACN Communications Pte Ltd Director, Sales & Marketing.

With 25 years volunteered in various Grassroot Organisations:

  • Member, Sengkang South CCC & SKSBFC
  • Vice Chairman, Sengkang Central CCMC
  • Vice Chairman, Sengkang Central CBFMC
  • Chairman, Palmview RC @ Sengkang South
  • Member, NACLI Adjunct Faculty
  • Member, Sengkang Town Development Committee
  • Member, AMK GRC Mobility & Public Transport ImprovementSub-Committee

Mr. Manikandan Chockalingam

Founder & Secretary

Positions:

  • CEO & Founder of Cal4Care Group.
  • Secretary & Founder of ITFS (Information Technology Foundation Singapore).
  • Advisor at MCST.

Qualifications:

  • Holds a graduation degree in Engineering.
  • Post-Graduate in MBA.

Persona:

  • Manikandan enjoys the harmony of his family and long walks. A devoted and loving father, he believes in exemplifying the true values of life to his kid. He is an extensive traveller, who discovers new dimensions and deeply appreciates different cultures and faiths.

Recognition:

  • Recipient of SME Award for fast growing companies.

Background and Business Career:

  • Manikandan, CEO and Founder of Cal4Care Group is a dynamic entrepreneur turned philanthropist. He is knowleged in distinct and diverse fields including engineering and business administration and possesses the skills of a leader. With a strong experience of 20 years in the IT realm, his business expertise combined with organizational behaviour has taken the company forward towards success and he is the recent recipient of SME award for fast moving companies. He is also a reputed Advisor at MCST where he provides valuable counsels and embarks leadership roles.
  • Manikandan started his career as a distributor of IT products and services to corporate companies. In 2006, he decided to establish Cal4Care Group to provide VoIP solutions and gradually expanded the company’s products to include revolutionary software solutions. The company Manufactures products like IP Phones, Intercom, PBX , Communication Headsets, POE Switches, Conferencing phones Webcam , Which are completely designed in Singapore.
  • As a self-motivated businessman with more than 2 decades of wisdom and experience in the area of Information Technology and Telecommunication, he has steered his company to design, develop and implement next generation software products like MR.VoIP and Omnichannel.

Philanthropy:

  • Manikandan launched ITFS, with the dedication to uplift the economically underprivileged community and is the Secretary of ITFS presently. His ardent flair for technology and its impact on the society guided his passion to elevate the financially challenged young generation through imparting free IT-related education and training programmes. He supports the cause by providing free IT-education, relevant equipment and scholarships and helping the deserving youth to find a prosperous career. He also encourages the youth to commence their own start-ups. He tirelessly works towards achieving the goal of uplifting the deprived section of people.

Mrs. Dipaah Chidambaram

Treasurer

Qualifications:

  • Member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI)
  • Post Graduate Degree holder in Computer Science. (M.Sc Software)

Background:

  • Dipaah, CFO and MD of Cal4care Pte Ltd, with proven 18 years of progressive and diverse skills and accomplishments,, has more than eighteen years of experience in the audit and financial industry, of which she has experience with Public Interest Entities, statutory boards and MNC, working in auditing, accounting, and finance. She holds membership as a Chartered Accountant of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants, ensure that all of the company's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Dipaah started her career in 2002 with Deloitte India followed by Deloitte Singapore and Mazars Singapore.. Apart from Cal4care, she is also presently an Associate Director of Wellton & Trent PAC and is also the treasurer of the non profit society run by the board, IT Foundation Singapore.

Relevant Experience:

  • Extensive audit and assurance experience spanning a range of industries including public companies, SMEs, statutory boards, multinationals and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Industry experience covers advertising, automotive, financial services (including banking), investment companies, town councils, non profit organisations, internal audits, manufacturing and distribution, shipping and software development.
  • Familiar with Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Outside of work, Dipaah loves to spend time with kid, gardening and to travel around the world to experience different culture.