Dr Benjamin Seet
Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council
Dr Benjamin Seet was appointed Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) in 2012. He joined A*STAR in 2011 and currently oversees its biomedical research institutes and programmes that engage in scientific and translational R&D spanning the pharmaceutical, medical technology, food & nutrition, and consumer care industries.
Prior to joining A*STAR, he served the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for more than 20 years, before retiring as the Chief of the SAF Medical Corps at the rank of Brigadier-General. In addition, Dr Seet served as Chief Medical Officer of the United Nations (UN) Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, where he oversaw medical support for UN personnel in 16 post-conflict countries.
Dr Seet has served on various boards and advisory committees, including for the Ministry of Health, National Medical Research Council, Health Promotion Board, Agri-food and Veterinary Authority, Nanyang Technological University, Lee Kong Chian Medical School, and Singapore Technologies Engineering.
He graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, and Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore; was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh; and holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.