Co-Founder & Managing Director
Member of Parliament
Edward Chia co-founded Timbre at 21 with the social mission of developing the Singapore music scene through the talent cultivation of local musicians, and growing sustainable audiences for them. Today, the Group has evolved into a holistic music lifestyle company with a diversified yet synergistic portfolio of businesses ranging from food and beverage, concert and festivals promotion, and music education. It currently comprises five live music restaurants and bars, two international festivals (Timbre Rock & Roots and Beerfest Asia), a pizza restaurant and delivery service, an artist management agency, and two music academies.
Edward concurrently serves on the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and the Arts & Culture Strategic Review (ACSR) committees. In 2010 Edward and the Group’s other Co-Founder Danny Loong were awarded Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Tourism Board. In 2011, Edward was awarded Outstanding Young Alumni by the National University of Singapore. Subsequently in 2013, he also joined the National Arts Council and National Museum of Singapore as a board member.