Mr Quek Gim Pew
Chief Defence Scientist
Ministry of Defence

Mr Quek Gim Pew is currently the Chief Defence Scientist of the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

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 is a member of the A*STAR Board and Executive Committee, the Defence Science and Technology Agency Board (DSTA), DSO National Laboratories, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd Board and the National Supercomputing Centre Steering Committee.

He chairs the Temasek Laboratories at NUS, NTU & SUTD, the Temasek Defence Systems Institute in NUS, the NCL (National Cybersecurity R&D Lab) and the Centre for Quantum Technologies.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Member of the Institute of Leadership in the NUS Faculty of Engineering 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.


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