Michael Thio, former International Vice-President of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, has been elected to succeed Jose Ramon Torremocha. He was formerly the Managing Director of BT (British Telecom) South East Asia and now serves in the capacity as Senior Consultant. This marks the first time a non-European has held the Presendiency.
He is the Vice-President General of the International Council General of the Society of St Vincent de Paul which is headquartered in Paris, France. He is a Knight of the Order of Malta, Singapore and is its Treasurer. He is a Member of the Archdiocesan Finance Commission and the Investment Sub-Committee. He serves as Honorary Treasurer of the Catholic Welfare Services, St Theresa’s Home, St Joseph’s Home and Villa Francis Home for the Aged. He is also Chairman of the Catholic Kindergarten Management Committee. (Source of Bio)