Mark Chay is the Executive Director, Community and Administration at the Global Esports Federation. He is currently a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) of Singapore, and Co-Chair of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week Local Organizing Committee. Mark represented Singapore at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in Swimming. He also represented Singapore at the Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games, and is a multiple gold medalist and record holder at Southeast Asian Games. For his swimming achievements, he was awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award in 2002. From 2019 to 2022, Mark was the coach of multiple World and Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pinxiu. He was awarded Coach of the Year (High Performance) in 2021 and 2022.Mark was awarded both academic and athletic scholarships at Brigham Young University (BA). He is also an alumnus of the University of Northampton (MBA), University of Liverpool (MSc), United States Sports Academy, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb) and the European Sponsorship Association (DIPESA).In 2021, Mark was appointed Executive Director of the inaugural Global Esports Games. He was a member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) from 2017 to 2022, and Chairman of the SNOC’s Athletes’ Commission. Mark was Singapore’s Chef de Mission at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He was also Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games.He currently holds a directorship with the Baking Industry Training College.