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Individual Membership

The Institute has 5 categories of membership. Individuals may apply to join as either Ordinary Member, Associate Member or Global Associate Member. Fellow and Honorary Fellow membership are by invitation only. From time to time, the Governing Council may invite individuals who have met the prescribed criteria to be a Fellow or an Honorary Fellow.

No person shall be invited to be admitted as a Member and the Membership Admission Committee shall not so consider any application for membership if the applicant:

  • is prohibited under the Companies Act, Cap.50 from acting as a director; or
  • is an undischarged bankrupt whether in Singapore or elsewhere; or
  • is deemed to be insolvent within the meaning of applicable legislation in Singapore; or
  • is, in the opinion of the Governing Council, not a fit and proper person to be admitted as a Member.

Membership Fees and Application

The following are general and specific criteria of each type of membership:

Admission to the category of Ordinary Members may be made by an applicant who:-
- at the time of the application

  • is or has been a director or alternate director for at least two (2) years' standing in any corporation; or
  • is a senior executive for at least three (3) years' standing in a corporation which is listed on any stock exchange or a statutory board or a regulatory body in any part of the world with managerial responsibilities equivalent to those of an executive director; or
  • is an academic personnel of assistant professor level or equivalent or a partner or sole proprietor or senior manager or equivalent of a professional practice (e.g. accountants, advocates and solicitors) with at least three (3) years' involvement or professional practice in matters relating to corporations and corporate governance generally; or
  • is an Associate Member who has completed a Company Directors' Course organised by the Institute.

- in the opinion of the Governing Council, by virtue of his/her expertise, experience, standing or stature in the community, ought to be admitted as a Ordinary Member notwithstanding that the individual has not satisfied the prescribed conditions stated above.

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Admission to the category of Associate Members may be made by an applicant who:
- does not meet the criteria required of an Ordinary Member; or
- has enrolled in a Company Directors' Course organized by the Institute.
The Company Directors Course shall mean such a course of study or a combination of several modules or courses of studies organized or recognised by the Institute for the training of company directors.

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Admission to the category of Global Associate Members may be made by an applicant who: is not residing in Singapore and is a member of the home country GNDI member organisation may join SID as a Global Associate with the following benefits:
- waiver of membership entrance fee
- a membership fee of USD 100 per year (payable for a minimum of three years)
- will receive complimentary copies of SID's quarterly Directors' Bulletin and other reports
- will enjoy members' rates to all SID's courses, including the INSEAD-SID International Directors Programme

Please contact us at 6422 1188 or membership@sid.org.sg if you would like to apply this category.

By invitation only.
The Governing Council may invite any individual to be a Fellow of the Institute who:
- in the opinion of the Governing Council, has had such substantial experience which renders him/her a source of inspiration, guidance and leadership to the general membership and who at the time of the invitation: –

  • is a director for at least ten (10) years’ standing in any corporation which is listed on any stock exchange or any corporation or nonprofit organisation in any part of the world or a size which the Governing Council deems appropriate; or
  • is an academic personnel of associate professor level or equivalent or a partner or sole proprietor of a professional practice (e.g. accountants, advocates & solicitors) with at least ten (10) years' involvement in matters relating to corporations and corporate governance generally.

- in the opinion of the Governing Council, by virtue of his/her expertise, experience, standing or stature in the community, ought to be admitted as a Fellow notwithstanding that the applicant has not satisfied the prescribed conditions stated above.

By invitation only.
The Governing Council may invite any individual who, in its opinion, has so distinguished himself/herself through his/her contributions, whether directly or indirectly, in the shaping and building up of high standards of corporate governance and best practice in Singapore and whose achievements would serve as a source of inspiration and guidance to the general membership to be an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.

Corporate Membership

The Institute has two categories of corporate membership for Commercial and NonProfit Organisations.

The tangible value of SID's Commercial Membership include:

  • 3 complimentary nominees
  • Discount of 20% on individual subscription fees for directors of Corporate Member
  • Discount of 25% discount for advertisement in SID Directors' Bulletin
  • Complimentary voucher to annual SID Directors’ Conference
  • Complimentary vouchers to various SID events
  • Complimentary copies of SID Research Publications
  • Complimentary box set of Corporate Governance Guidebooks

The tangible value is more than twice the annual Commercial Members’ subscription of $2,400. There is a further discount of 10% for payment of 3 years subscription and 15% for 5 years subscription.

Subscription Fees | Membership Brochure

The tangible value of SID's NonProfit Organisation Membership include:

  • 3 complimentary nominees
  • Discount of 20% on individual subscription fees for directors of Corporate Member
  • Discount of 25% discount for advertisement in SID Directors' Bulletin
  • Complimentary voucher to annual SID Directors’ Conference
  • Complimentary vouchers to various SID events
  • Complimentary copies of SID Research Publications and Guidebooks

The tangible value is more than the annual NonProfit Organisation Members’ subscription of $800. There is a further discount of 10% for payment of 3 years subscription and 15% for 5 years subscription.

Subscription Fees | Membership Brochure

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