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February 01, 2001

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1 February 2001

PRESS RELEASE

NSTB'S NEW BOARD

The National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) is pleased to announce the members of its new Board 2001/2002 who will assume office with effect from 1 February 2001 for a period of two years.

The members of the new Board are as follows:

  • Mr Philip Yeo, Chairman, NSTB and Co-Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

  • Mr Teo Ming Kian, Chairman, EDB and Co-Chairman, NSTB

  • Professor Hang Chang Chieh, Executive Deputy Chairman, NSTB

  • Ms Ho Ching, President and CEO, Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd

  • Dr Cham Tao Soon, President, Nanyang Technological University

  • Professor Shih Choon Fong, Vice Chancellor, National University of Singapore

  • Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health

  • Professor Louis Lim, Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), NSTB

  • Dr Goran Ando, Executive Vice President & President, Research & Development, Pharmacia Corporation

  • Dr Sydney Brenner, Director, Molecular Sciences Institute

  • Dr Paul Guehler, Vice President, Research & Development, 3M

  • Dr Richard Lampman, Vice President, Research, Hewlett Packard Company

  • Mr Masatoshi Takahashi, Executive Vice President (Technology, Research & Development), Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd

  • Dr Seiichi Watanabe, Corporate Executive Vice President, President of Frontier Science Laboratories, Sony Corporation

All the Board members are holding key appointments in both the private and public sectors. They are distinguished individuals, highly regarded and much respected in their respective fields both locally and internationally. The new Board comprises six foreign members, one of whom is a top scientist and the others are corporate R&D heads in large MNCs. They will provide Singapore with an international perspective to enhance our efforts in promoting world class research.

Issued by National Science and Technology Board.

For media queries, please contact:
Alice Chan
Senior Officer
Marketing Communications, NSTB
DID: 770 5861
Pager : 97015282
Email: Alice_Chan@nstb.gov.sg

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