You will need to seek approval from the Ministry of Manpower and your company.
Can I apply for an Employment Pass prior to incorporating my Singapore company? Why do I need to appoint a resident director? My friend is in Singapore on an Employment Pass (EP). Can he be the local director of my Singapore Company? Can an existing Employment Pass holder be a director of another company in Singapore? Can I apply for a Letter of Consent prior to incorporating a Singapore company? Why do I need to appoint a resident director?