Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean was appointed the President and Judge of the Appellate Division on 2 January 2021.
Her Honour was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 1 February 2002 and was elevated to Judge of the High Court on 2 January 2003. Justice Ang’s areas of focus are in Shipping and Arbitration matters, Finance, Securities, Banking, and Complex Commercial cases. Since 30 July 2018, Justice Ang has been sitting regularly in the Court of Appeal.
Born in Malaysia, Justice Ang obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1976. Thereafter, she was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple and an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. In 1979, she received her Master of Laws (with distinction) from the University College, London. On 21 September 2016, Justice Ang was called to the Middle Temple Bench.
She joined M/s Godwin & Co in 1980 and was made junior partner in 1983. She also founded M/s Ang & Partners in 1985, her own boutique law firm. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.
In November 2017, Justice Ang was appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to serve as the Judge in charge of the High Court.
In addition, Justice Ang is the chairperson and director of the Board of the Singapore Mediation Centre. She also sits on the Executive Board of the Singapore Academy of Law. Since 25 January 2018, Justice Ang has been appointed a member of the Panel of Referees of the Journal of the Malaysian Judiciary. In January 2019, she was also appointed a member of the Lloyd’s Law Reports Editorial Board.