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Individual Membership

The Institute has 4 categories of membership. Individuals may apply to join as either Ordinary or 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. Overseas applicants can join SID as an Ordinary or Associate Member under the Global Associate Scheme, subject to eligibility.

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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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.

The tangible value of SID's Corporate Membership include:

  • 3 complimentary nominees
  • Discount of 20% on individual subscription fees for directors of Corporate Member
  • Discount of 10% discount for advertisement in SID Directors Bulletin
  • Complimentary voucher to annual SID Directors Conference
  • Complimentary vouchers to various SID events
  • Complimentary copies of SID's publications

The tangible value is more than twice the annual Corporate Members’ subscription of $2,400. There is a further discount of 15% for payment of 3 years subscription and 25% for 5 years subscription if you sign up before 30 June 2021.

Subscription Fees | Application Form

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

  • Waiver of entrance fee for all directors of an NPO Member
  • Discount of 10% discount for advertisement in SID Directors Bulletin
  • Complimentary vouchers to various SID events
  • Complimentary vouchers to SID webinars

The tangible value is more than the annual NonProfit Organisation Members’ subscription of $800. There is a further discount of 15% for payment of 3 years subscription and 25% for 5 years subscription if you sign up before 30 June 2021.

Subscription Fees | Application Form


GLOBAL ASSOCIATE SCHEME

The Global Associate Scheme allows SID members as well as members from select affiliated director institutes (listed below), to access benefits from other institutes at discounted rates. This programme provides global directors an opportunity to share experiences, learn from international colleagues and stay up-to-date on business and governance trends impacting boardrooms across the world. Benefits include subscriptions to member-only publications, online governance resources, special pricing for events, board appointment services, and much more.

To qualify for this scheme, you must be a member in good standing in your home jurisdiction’s director institute.

The Global Network of Director Institutes Affiliations

Argentina, The Institute of Corporate and Public Governance
Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Brazil, Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance
Canada, Institute of Corporate Directors
Gulf States, GCC Board Directors Institute  
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Malaysia, Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors
Mauritius, Mauritius Institute of Directors
New Zealand, The Institute of Directors New Zealand
Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance
Philippines, The Institute of Corporate Directors
South Africa, Institute of Directors in South Africa
Switzerland, Swiss Institute of Directors
Thailand, Thai Institute of Directors
United Kingdom, Institute of Directors
United States, The National Association of Corporate Directors

For membership details to the above Institutes please click HERE.

Other ASEAN Affiliations

Malaysia, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)

To join, please contact us at 6422 1188 or [email protected].

Benefits of SID Individual Membership (Global Associate Scheme)

  • Waiver of membership entrance fee.
  • Membership fee of USD$100 per year (payable for a minimum of three years).
  • Discounted member rates for SID’s events, activities, publications and courses, including SID Listed Entity Director (LED) Programme.
  • Online access to members-only resources including publications.
  • Invites to exclusive members-only events.
  • Access to Board Appointment Services.

Members who are overseas would be able to benefit from SID’s programmes and networking sessions, as these will mostly be held online in 2021.

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