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Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is the fourth autonomous university in Singapore.

Singapore University of Technology and Design
新加坡科技设计大学 (Chinese)
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura  (Malay)
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம் (Tamil)
Singapore University of Technology and Design logo.svg
The university in June 2015
MottoA Better World By Design
TypeAutonomous university[1]
ChancellorTony Tan
PresidentChong Tow Chong (w.e.f. 1 April 2018)
ProvostLim Seh Chun (interim)
1°20′28.7268″N 103°57′49.5252″E / 1.341313000°N 103.963757000°E / 1.341313000; 103.963757000Coordinates: 1°20′28.7268″N 103°57′49.5252″E / 1.341313000°N 103.963757000°E / 1.341313000; 103.963757000
ColoursWhite, black and red      
Building 3 Location of One-stop Centre


An antique Chinese pavilion donated to the University by Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan
A view of the University in June 2015

The founding president is Thomas L. Magnanti, who is a Professor associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[2]

SUTD's collaboration with MIT covers:

  • Development of the undergraduate curriculum
  • Co-teaching of subjects by MIT faculty
  • Student exchanges
  • Recruitment and development of SUTD faculty
  • Establishment of a major co-located research center, SUTD–MIT International Design Centre (IDC)

SUTD and Zhejiang University (ZJU) also jointly partake in research collaborations to address challenges associated with the world today, in areas such as healthcare, transportation, clean energy, and the environment.


SUTD's interim campus was situated at the former ITE College Dover campus in Dover from its founding in April 2012 until December 2014. Its permanent campus, which opened in January 2015, is located near the Changi Business Park, and is served by Upper Changi Station on the Downtown MRT Line.[3] As of 2018, it is the only university to be located in the eastern part of Singapore. Through an open selection process, SUTD appointed DP Architects Pte. Ltd., in collaboration with UNStudio from Amsterdam, to design the academic cluster of its permanent campus in Upper Changi.


Undergraduate programmesEdit

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been developing an undergraduate curriculum suited to the local context since the two universities signed the collaboration agreement in January 2010. The curriculum offers a modern engineering and architecture education that crosses traditional departments enabling students to finish eight terms in three and a half years, which is faster than other Singapore autonomous universities. SUTD provides a common curriculum for all students in the first three terms (also referred to as "freshmore" terms). This foundation curriculum requires students to take mandatory classes in the Sciences, Mathematics, Design Thinking, Programming, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). The Sciences requirement in the common curriculum comprises two semesters of physics, two semesters of calculus, one semester of chemistry, and one semester of biology. The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) requirement consist of eight semesters of classes in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, including three semesters of common HASS classes. From term 4 onwards, students specialize in one of the four pillars of study: Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) or Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). Beyond the core subjects, all students have to undertake two 16-week internships, which could include exchange trips to MIT or ZJU.

In their final two semesters, students will also have to complete a capstone project that is a confluence of multiple SUTD pillars. In an actual design situation, crucial projects span multiple disciplines and are too large to be completed by one person. It is with this in mind that students are required to participate in an integrative capstone project in the senior year.

Graduate programmesEdit

A two-year full-time MIT–SUTD Dual master's degree programme will be offered in collaboration with MIT to talented graduates with a keen interest in research in one of the following areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering in Manufacturing. Graduate opportunities also include the SUTD Ph.D. Programme. Candidates will spend up to one year in the USA, and the other year in Singapore, receiving master's degrees from both MIT and SUTD.[4]

With MIT, SUTD has launched joint postgraduate programmes to jump-start research at the university. The Ph.D. programme has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research and is enhanced by opportunities for industry internships, overseas research attachments, and teaching experience. The initial intake in 2012 included ten post-doctoral researchers. Post-doctorate fellows spend one year at MIT and then another year at SUTD where they conduct research and teach.[5]

Academic pillarsEdit

Fused deposition modelling 3D printers in one of SUTD's laboratories
SUTD Library

Research initiativesEdit

SUTD–MIT International Design CentreEdit

The International Design Centre (IDC) is based both in Singapore at SUTD, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at MIT, with academic and industrial partners from around the world. The IDC has more than a hundred projects that involve approximately 270 faculty, researchers and students.

IDC is part of a collaboration agreement between SUTD and MIT.[6]

A bust of the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative CitiesEdit

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKY CIC) is one of the research centers in SUTD.

SUTD–JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation CentreEdit

The SUTD–JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (I3) Centre was set up to spearhead research efforts in design, architecture, engineering, and social science.

iTrust Research CentreEdit

iTrust is a multidisciplinary research center which was established collaboratively by SUTD and the Ministry of Defence. The focus of iTrust is on cybersecurity. Systems of interest include large infrastructure of national importance (such as power grids, water treatment plants and oil refineries) as well as cyber-devices used in healthcare, including pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps and vagus nerve stimulation implants.


O-Lab comprises academics and practitioners interested in understanding and enhancing design practices.

Temasek Labs at SUTDEdit

Temasek Labs at SUTD (TL@SUTD) undertakes research and development. The current focus is on areas of defense system design and development, such as unmanned systems, information systems, soldier systems, and engineering systems.

TL@SUTD complements the work that is currently undertaken at the DSO National Laboratories, NUS, NTU, and other research establishments.

City Form LabEdit

The City Form Lab (CFL) is an urban design research group led by a group of architects, city planners, spatial analysts, programmers, sociologists, and artists.[7] It was founded by Andres Sevtsuk at MIT in 2010 as the City Form Research Group, and moved to SUTD in fall 2011. The lab develops software tools for researching urban form and land use patterns.[8]

The previous Headquarters of the Institute of Technical Education at Dover, Singapore was the site of the interim campus for SUTD

CFL's recent projects include the open-source Urban Network Analysis Toolbox for ArcGIS,[8] the SUTD Gridshell Pavilion,[9] samples of urban fabric in Bugis and Punggol in Singapore, and the exhibit at the 2013 Tallinn Architecture Biennale.

Organisation StructureEdit

Board of TrusteesEdit

Chairman of the Board[10][11]Edit

The current Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Mr Lee Tzu Yang

Mr Lee is the Chairman of the Public Service Commission and a member of Legal Service Commission of Singapore. He is a Justice of the Peace and Vice Chairman of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection. He chairs the board of The Esplanade Company Limited as well as the board of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Mr Lee graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1976. He joined Shell in 1979 and retired as Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore in 2014 after 35 years of service in operational, commercial and strategy functions in a range of markets. He was recognised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers as an Honorary Fellow in 2016.

In 2005, he was awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star), and in 2014 he was awarded the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal).

Members of the BoardEdit

Mr Choo Chiau BengEdit

Chairman, NRF Holdings Pte Ltd

Mr Choo Chiau Beng was Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Corporation from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013. Before that, he was CEO of Keppel FELS from 1983 to 2008 and Chairman & CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine from 2002 to 2008. He was Executive Director of Keppel Corporation since 1983 and Senior Executive Director since 2005. Upon his retirement on 1 January 2014, Mr Choo was appointed Senior Advisor to the Board of Keppel Corporation until 31 December 2015. He was the Chairman of M1 Limited from 2015 till 2017.

Mr Choo was the Board Member of NRF before he became the Chairman of NRF Holdings Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Raffles Institution and a member of Board of Trustees of Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is the Chairman of Centre for Maritime Studies of National University of Singapore (NUS).

Mr Choo was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Naval Architecture in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in 1970 and a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture in 1971. He attended the Programme for Management Development in Harvard Business School in 1982. Mr Choo was conferred Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2009.

In July 2014, Mr Choo was appointed by NUS as Provost’s Chair and Professor (Practice) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Department of Management and Organisation, NUS Business School. At the same time, he was also appointed as Rector of Residential College 4 of NUS.

Mr Choo was conferred the Public Service Star Award (BBM) in August 2004, The Meritorious Service Medal in 2008 and NTUC Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award in May 2007.

Mr Charles OrmistonEdit

Founder, Bain & Company Southeast Asia, Inc.

Charles Ormiston is the founding partner of Bain & Company’s Singapore office. Mr. Ormiston currently serves as a member of the Global Nominating Committee and is a leader of the firm’s Global Transformation Group. Past roles include election to the firm’s world-wide management committee, co-leading a comprehensive review of Bain & Company’s global strategy and supporting the opening of several new offices in developing markets.

Mr. Ormiston works with senior business executives on challenging restructurings and major change programmes. His track record spans a broad range of industries including retail, consumer products, telecommunications, media, technology, financial services, logistics, private equity and government institutions. Having first located to Singapore in 1986, he is an acknowledged expert on the strategy, operational and organisational issues facing business leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Ormiston earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United World College of SE Asia and a Trustee of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Ms Lai Wei LinEdit

2nd Permanent Secretary (Education), Ministry of Education (Singapore)

Ms Lai Wei Lin is the 2nd Permanent Secretary (Education) in Singapore’s Ministry of Education. She oversees the development, planning and review of higher education policies and programmes, and works with SkillsFuture Singapore, the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and Autonomous Universities, as well as other providers to ensure smooth implementation. She also oversees MOE’s efforts to strengthen academic and social support for disadvantaged students from preschool to higher education, and policy and planning for the preschool, special education and student care sectors. These efforts support the Ministry’s mission to provide Singaporeans with a well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into citizens with strong civic-consciousness.

Prior to her current role, Wei Lin served as the Deputy Secretary (Policy) in MOE for more than 2 years. Before joining MOE, she spent 7 years in the Ministry of Health, during which she led policy development and implementation in various areas, including healthcare financing, systems planning, manpower and leadership development, as well as corporate communications and human resource functions for the Ministry.

Wei Lin currently sits on the Boards of Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Wei Lin graduated from Harvard University, and has been with the Singapore Administrative Service since. She was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2018.

Prof Lui Pao ChuenEdit

Advisor, National Research Foundation

Prof Lui retired in 2008 after serving 41 years in MINDEF in different appointments and as Chief Defence Strategist in his last 22 years’ service. He is currently Advisor to the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office and to six other Ministries. He is also a member of the board of trustees of SUTD.

He graduated from the University of Singapore in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Physics. A year later, Prof Lui enlisted as Captain in the Logistics Division of Ministry of Interior and Defence. In 1971 he was awarded the first MINDEF postgraduate fellowship for postgraduate studies. He elected to go to the US Naval Postgraduate School, where he graduated with a Master degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis.

Prof Lui has served an Adjunct Professor of the NUS Faculty of Engineering since 1990. In recognition of his contributions to NUS, Prof Lui received the Teaching Excellence Award by the NUS Faculty of Engineering, the NUS Distinguished Science Alumni Award in 2005; and the NUS Outstanding Service Award in 2007.

In 2009, Prof Lui received the rare Pioneer Award of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and conferred an Honorary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations for his contributions to the engineering fields in 2011.

He is a Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering.

Prof Lui received the SAF Good Service Medal in 1975, the Public Administration Silver Medal (Silver) in 1979, the Public Administration Gold Medal in 1992 and the Long Service Award in 1997 and the National Science & Technology Medal in 2002.

In 2015 Prof Lui received the inaugural Defence Technology Medal (Outstanding Service) from the Minister for Defence.

Prof Lui was on the board of directors of various Government agencies, universities and corporations. These appointments include Chairman of Singapore Technologies Dynamics and Sembcorp Design and Construction and board member of ST Kinetics, ST Electronics and Endofotonics. He is a board member at Tropical Marine Science Institute and the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) in NUS; NUS High School Board of Governors; and the Centre of Quantum Technologies.

Mr Tai Lee SiangEdit

Executive Director, BuildSG, Building and Construction Authority

Mr Tai graduated with honours from NUS in 1987 and has practiced as architect and urban planner since 1990. His key projects won both local and international award and was featured in URA exhibition “20 under 45” in March 2004.

He held the position as President of Singapore Institute of Architects from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he was elected as the first chairman of Design Alliance of Singapore, DesignS - representing 9 design associations in Singapore. In 2013, he was elected President of Design Business Chamber Singapore. He oversaw the launch of Singapore Good Design Mark in 2014.

In 2011, he was elected as President of Singapore Green Building Council. Under his leadership, the first green building product certification scheme in Singapore was established. In 2013, he was officially appointed as a Board Director of World Green Building Council and was subsequently elected as Chairman in 2016.

From 2010 to 2016 , Mr Tai held the position of Group Managing Director of Ong&Ong Group - a multi-discipline design firm of 900 strong. He currently focuses on advisory and consultancy roles for high level public sector developments including Health Sciences Authority HQ, Singapore Sports SG Masterplan, Mandai Zoo Development Masterplan (2016-2018). Mr Tai currently holds the position of Executive Director, BuildSG, Building Construction Authority. BuildSG focuses on industry transformation map of the built environment sector.

Mr Ronny TanEdit

Board Member, Sentosa Development Corporation & President, Sentosa Golf Club

Besides a successful career as a senior banking professional, Ronny has been active in the social and non-profit sector.

Ronny is a board member of Sentosa Development Corporation and President of Sentosa Golf Club. He is a Board Trustee at the Singapore University of Technology and Design since its inception. Currently, he serves on the Taman Jurong Citizen Consultative Committee and the Property Committee of Singapore Health Services (SingHealth). For almost a decade, Ronny was Chairman of Assisi Hospice as well as a board member and adviser at Singapore Art Museum.

In the corporate sector, Ronny sits on the Asian Board of a Swiss private bank, Lombard Odier and is a director of Lombard Odier (Singapore) Ltd. He is a director of Singapore Exchange Regulation Private Ltd, an independent subsidiary and frontline market regulator of SGX. He also serves on the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Appeal Advisory Panel.

Before stepping down as Vice-Chairman of Deutsche Bank in 2014, Ronny was the Chief Country Officer for Singapore, the regional head-office for Asia-Pacific. He chaired the CSR Committee when DB Singapore was named "Corporate Philanthropist for Year 2011”. He also served on the Judging Panel of the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards since 2013. During his career, Ronny was involved in the financial sector in various ways. For over a decade, he served on the Council of The Association of Banks in Singapore and The Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee. He was the past President of ACI Singapore - The Financial Markets Association and continues to be an adviser. Moreover, he served for many years on the board of Singapore Commodity Exchange as well as the Income Tax Board of Review. Ronny holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Singapore and a Diploma in Banking and Finance. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for his contributions to the nation in 2019.

Ms Cordelia ChungEdit

Chairman, Clarksdale Investment Limited

Ms Cordelia Chung is Chairman of Clarksdale Investment Limited, an investment and consultancy company. Ms Chung is also senior consultant at Raymond T.Y. Chan, Victoria Chan & Co., a law firm specialized in commercial law. Prior to her current role, Ms Chung led corporate strategy for LIXIL Corporation, a global leader and manufacturer in building materials and home solutions operating in more than 150 countries, with headquarters in Japan.

Ms Chung spent over 20 years with IBM, a leader in information technology. She was the first Asian female executive to serve on IBM Chairman & CEO's Strategy Team, setting strategic directions for IBM globally. Over the years she held senior leadership positions including Regional General Manager for IBM in charge of all Southeast Asian countries (IBM ASEAN), General Manager for IBM China/Hong Kong Limited, as well as IBM Vice President and General Counsel for Asia Pacific.

Ms Chung serves on multiple public bodies and organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong Government Human Resources Planning Commission, Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, and Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council. She is also a member of Dalian Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and councillor of Maryknoll School Foundation. Her past services include serving on Hong Kong Polytechnic University Council and Court of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also served on Singapore Government Economic Strategies Committee and Hong Kong Government Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee.

Ms Chung is a lawyer by training. In her early years she practiced law with global law firm Baker & McKenzie and specialized in corporate commercial law.

Ms Low Sin LengEdit

Chairman of the Board, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

A President Scholar and Colombo Plan Scholar, Ms Low Sin Leng holds a First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Alberta, a MBA from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and an AMP from Harvard Business School.

Ms Low has been awarded the Board of Governors Prize in Engineering (1973, 1974), and Gold medals in the Electrical Engineering Department and Engineering Faculty (1975) of the University of Alberta. She supports her Alma Mater the National Junior College and serves as an advisor to the St. Nicholas Girls’ School. She has been conferred the Service to Education Award 2006 from the Ministry of Education.

Ms Low served 20 years in the Singapore Government Administrative Service holding senior positions including Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Director of the Ministry of Education before joining the private sector. First with Singapore Power Limited as Executive Vice President in 1995 and subsequently Sembcorp Industries Limited as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2000.

Ms Low was the Senior Executive Director of Sembcorp Industries Limited and concurrently the Executive Chairman of Sembcorp Development Limited which spearheads the Group's integrated township and industrial park business in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. Under her leadership, she transformed the business model and built a series of sustainable integrated township projects in these countries. Of particular success was the expansion of VSIP (Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park) from one Industrial Park to 5 Integrated townships during her tenure. The footprint of Sembcorp's integrated township projects had also been expanded from Wuxi/Suzhou into Nanjing and Chengdu in China; and from Riau Islands into Central Java of Indonesia.

On 1st January 2013, she retired from Sembcorp Industries Ltd and assumed the new role of Senior Advisor. From 1st January 2013 to 31 December 2016, She was the Chairman, Sino-Singapore (Chengdu) Innovation Park Development Co., Ltd; steering the development of the Joint venture project between Singapore consortium (Sembcorp and Ascendas-Singbridge) and Chengdu government under the wave of " Great Western China Development".

She has relinquished her senior advisory role from Sembcorp since 1st January 2017, to focus on her extended family. She currently has 4 grandchildren from two sons.

She currently held several Board appointments. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) since June 2011. Since 1st Aug 2013, she was appointed the Board Chairman of NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts). She was appointed on 7 May 2014 as the Board (Independent) Director of L' Air Liquide S.A., a public listed French Company with worldwide operations.  

Dr Fidah AlsagoffEdit

Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group

Head, Life Sciences

Dr Fidah Alsagoff is a Senior Managing Director at Temasek International Pte Ltd, where he has been since 2008. He is currently Joint Head of Enterprise Development Grouproup and Head of Life Sciences. In addition, he is also Executive Director of Sheares Healthcare Management Pte Ltd.

He was previously a Partner at Innosight Ventures Private Limited, and prior to that, was Chief Executive Officer of MOH Holdings. His career also includes nearly a decade in social entrepreneurship where he started up several programs and enterprises catering to hitherto unmet healthcare needs of patients, with the latest enterprise being the establishment of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank.

Fidah graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, and later with a Masters of Medicine in Public Health. He attended INSEAD on a Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship for post-graduate studies, and subsequently graduated with an Executive MBA (with distinction). As valedictorian of his EMBA class, he was awarded the Claude Janssen Prize.

Fidah currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Mr Ong Peng TsinEdit

Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures

Peng is an entrepreneur who invests in entrepreneurs. He does so primarily through his role as Managing Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures - a technology venture fund based in Southeast Asia that he co-founded. Previously, Peng was the co-founder of Electric Classifieds. After Electric Classifieds, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap. After Interwoven, Peng also founded Encentuate. The three businesses he started now generate annual revenues that total more than US$1 billion.

Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel,, and IMDA. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation!, a board member of the International Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Austin and a trustee of the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) where he chairs the Investment Committee of SUTD's Endowment Fund.

Peng earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Mr Lim Siong GuanEdit

Professor in Practice

Lim Siong Guan is a Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, instructing on leadership and change management, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College. He was the Group President of GIC from 2007 to 2016 and subsequently, Advisor to Group Executive Committee to Mar 2019. He was the Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore’s investment promotion agency, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, Siong Guan was the Head of the Singapore Civil Service from September 1999 to March 2005, and in the period 1981 to 2006 was variously Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Defence.

Siong Guan chairs the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd., and is a member of the International Board of the stars Foundation, a Swiss foundation that promotes leadership development for leaders of the next generation.

He has co-authored with Joanne H. Lim two books. The first was “The Leader, The Teacher & You – Leadership Through the Third Generation,” a book on leadership and governance. The second was "Winning with Honour in Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life,” a book on winning in life and work. He is the founder chairman of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote the culture of honour and honouring in Singapore. He has also authored a third book “Can Singapore Fall? – Making the Future for Singapore.”

Mr Quek Gim PewEdit

Chief Defence Scientist/ Future Systems Technology Architect, Ministry of Defence

Quek Gim Pew is currently the Chief Defence Scientist of the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), and concurrently the Future Systems and Technology Architect.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1981, and a Master of Science (Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, USA in 1986.

In his career, he has held various appointments in the defence and technology community including Director of R&D at the Ministry of Defence and the Deputy Chief Executive (Technology) DSTA.He was the Chief Executive Officer of DSO from 1 Feb 2004 to 30 June 2016.

He sits on various boards of organizations, institutions and directorship of companies.

He chairs the Governing Board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies, and the Management Boards in Temasek Laboratories at NUS, NTU & SUTD, the Temasek Defence Systems Institute in NUS and the National Cybersecurity R&D Lab.

He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, and an Adjunct Professor in the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Mr Quek was presented the Defence Technology Prize (Individual) in 1992. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2007 and the NUS Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2014.

Mr Quek is married with 3 children.

Mr Robert ChewEdit

Managing Partner, iGlobe Partners

Mr Robert Chew is a Managing Partner of iGlobe Partners, a technology VC firm, and serves on the boards of Anacle Ltd, Autonomous Control Systems Lab (Tokyo), and StreetSine Pte Ltd.  He is also a Board Member of National Healthcare Group, Integrated Health Information Systems, Shared Services for Charities, and the National Council of Social Service. Mr Chew was a former Partner of Accenture. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and was awarded SCS’s IT Leader of the Year in 2009.  He chairs the Standards Council and was conferred the Public Service Star in 2017.

Mr Lim Kang SongEdit

Former Managing Director, Oracle Singapore

Lim Kang Song has over 28 years of experience across sales, operations, planning, alliances, and general management in the technology sector. He is a skilled collaborator and strategic advisor to general management with significant exposure in the digital economy.

He spent eleven years at Oracle Corporation. In 2014, he spearheaded operations of Oracle Singapore across all products and solutions; focusing on top customers, government relationship, cross line of business (LOB) collaboration and large multi-LOB opportunities to drive growth. Prior to that at Oracle Corporation Asia Pacific, he was the Vice President, Strategic Alliances and involved in transforming engagement and collaboration from deal-based tactical interactions to repeatable and programmatic go-to-market model.

Previously, he was the Acting Managing Director, Japan & Korea and Senior Director, Channels/Alliances & Sales Operations at Hyperion Solutions Asia Pacific. And prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of 3rd Frontier Solutions, in charge of all aspects of business except finance and administration.

He is the Advisory Board Member of the Nanyang Business School.  He is the Co-Chair for the ICT sector & Governing Council Member at Technology Skills Accelerator (TeSA).

Ms Tan Min LanEdit

Group Managing Director, Head Chief Investment Office APAC, UBS Global Wealth Management

Tan Min Lan is a Group Managing Director at UBS AG. Since July 2013, she is the Head of the APAC investment office at UBS Global Wealth Management. She serves on the Global Investment Committee, Emerging Market Investment Committee and Asia Investment Committee at UBS Global Wealth Management, which formulate the regional and global UBS House View.

Prior to joining UBS Global Wealth Management, Min Lan spent eleven years with the UBS Investment Bank where she held a number of senior appointments. From 2002-2012, Min Lan was the Head of Research and Strategist at UBS Securities Singapore. Over this period, Min Lan was ranked a top analyst in Asia across major institutional investor surveys, including being named the Number 1 analyst in Singapore by Asiamoney for ten straight years. From 2006, she was concurrently appointed the Head of Equities for Singapore, with oversight of research, sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage and exchange traded derivatives. In 2012, Min Lan was made the Global Head of FICC Macro Strategy Research, where she was in charge of teams covering global asset allocation, global emerging markets, fixed income, FX and credit research.

Before joining UBS, Min Lan worked as a senior economist with the Econometric Modelling unit at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as well as an economist and strategist at Merrill Lynch covering the Asian equities markets. Min Lan holds a Bachelor in Accountancy (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA charter holder.

Mr Ramlee Bin BuangEdit

Independent Director, Life & Executive Coach

Ramlee has more than 40 years of experience in international business and finance having worked in audit and leading multinational corporations from various industries.

Ramlee is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (United Kingdom), CPA (Australia) and a non-practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2011. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (The Coaches Training Institute) and an Associated Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation.

He was a former Executive Director of Cerebos Pacific Limited and currently serves on the board of various charities and companies in Singapore.

See alsoEdit


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