Prof Lam Khin Yong oversees NTU’s university-wide research and its implementation. From 1 May 2014, he takes on his new responsibilities concurrently with his present appointment as NTU’s Chief of Staff.

Reporting to the President, he will draw on his extensive experience in the fields of research, academia and administration to help the President and Provost manage the University’s research efforts, which include research planning and policy development, research funding strategies and research infrastructure development. Since August last year, he has been playing a key leadership role in the planning and running of NTU’s research activities.

Prior to his appointment as Chief of Staff in 2011, Prof Lam was the Chair of NTU’s School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and later NTU’s Associate Provost for Graduate Education & Special Projects. He has played a significant role in the establishment of NTU’s Interdisciplinary Graduate School, which offers outstanding PhD candidates a platform to pursue research in interdisciplinary areas. He also co-chairs the Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre, Asia’s first industrial remanufacturing R&D centre.

 

Mr. Tan is the founder and Managing Partner of JP Asia Capital Partners, and former President and Managing Director of Flextronics Asia. He has more than 35 years of operating experience in Asia and Silicon Valley, and has built up expertise and business relations in world-class manufacturing and technology companies. He is a member of the International Evaluation Panel for the Singapore National Research Foundation’s Competitive Research Program.

Mr. Tan was the Executive Director of JIT Electronics, a Singapore-based contract manufacturer when it was acquired by Flextronics in 2000. He successfully led the integration of the two companies, and subsequently presided over the management of Flextronics Asia as President and Managing Director. Under his leadership, Flextronics Asia has grown to become the largest and most profitable region for Flextronics. At the end June 2007, Mr. Tan retired from Flextronics to focus on other activities involving emerging technologies and supply chain management.

Besides his investment activities at JP Asia Capital, Mr. Tan sits on the board of Dialog Semiconductor PLC in the UK, and Innotek Limited, SMRT Corporation and Exploit Technologies in Singapore. He was also a non-executive director of Vacuumschmelze Luxembourg SA and VariOptic in Lyon, France. Both companies were divested in 2011. Mr. Tan is also an advisor for MIR Investment (Australia), SolarEdge Technologies (Israel), and the BTech Program at the National University of Singapore; and he is a council member of the Singapore Manufacturers Federation.

A veteran in the electronics industry, Mr. Tan has accumulated more than three decades of manufacturing and operations experience. Prior to joining JIT Electronics in 1997, Mr. Tan served as Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations for Apple, and previously as General Manager and Managing Director at Molex Singapore, a manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber-optic interconnection products. Preceding his five-year term at Molex, Mr. Tan spent eighteen years with National Semiconductor Asia Pacific, where he held various regional positions in manufacturing, materials management, operations and product lines planning.

Mr. Tan received his Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.


Prof Tan Sze Wee, is currently the Executive Director of A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Council (SERC).

Prof Tan’s career in A*STAR began in 2009, where he held the appointment of Programme Director of the Medical Technology initiative in SERC. His next appointment was as Director of SERC’s Strategic Initiatives, where he oversaw all SERC cluster-led R&D development. He also provided leadership for SERC’s cross-cutting programmes such as the Thematic Research Programme and the Joint Laboratories programme with the local universities and concurrently spearheaded the Healthcare and Lifestyle (H&L) Programme in A*STAR.

In October 2012, Prof Tan was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). His experience with the SERC RIs enabled BMRC to engage companies in these industry sectors holistically, cross-promoting the multi-disciplinary capabilities available at both Councils to meet the needs of companies. He helped to pave the way for growth of A*STAR’s engagements with companies in the Food & Nutrition, Medical Technology and Consumer Care sectors with leading MNCs like GE Healthcare, Nestle, Coca Cola and P&G.

Prof Tan is Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Stanford Biodesign Steering Committee, and member of the steering committee of Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore.

Prof Tan was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rockeby Biomed Limited. Prior to joining Rockeby, he was the Asia-Pacific Associate Regional Medical Director (Asia Regional Office) for Mead Johnson Nutritionals, a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1997 to 2001.

Prof Tan was a former Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore.

Hamid Mughal has over 28 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries. During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Engineering to Supply Chain Management. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.  

In his current role as Director of Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Hamid is responsible for leading the Manufacturing activities & strategies across all sectors of the company. These include the development and deployment of Lean practices and behaviours, methods, standards, technologies and systems to create Best in Class Manufacturing performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the Manufacturing professionals in the company.  

Hamid has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc. in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems. He has a keen interest in the latest developments in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor University of Nottingham and External Professor at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult & the Advanced Manufacturing Institute.    
Hamid passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive Manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development & application of Lean Production Systems and crosssector education and training for industrial leaders. 

Hamid is married and has three sons who keep him fairly busy during weekends and holidays. He does however, find time to pursue his fairly wide interest in music, swimming, cricket, travelling and Manchester United.  


Mr Lim Kok Kiang is the Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He oversees EDB’s industry clusters including Building & Infrastructure Solutions, Chemicals, Clean Technology, Energy, Electronics, Engineering Services, Precision Engineering, Supplier Development and Transport Engineering.

Prior to this, Kok Kiang held the posts of Executive Director, Transport Engineering and Asia Pacific. As Executive Director, Transport Engineering, he oversaw EDB’s operations in facilitating the development and growth of Singapore’s Aerospace, Marine, Land Transport and Oil & Gas industries.

As Executive Director of Asia Pacific, he oversaw EDB’s Asia Pacific operations which encompass facilitating investments from China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Kok Kiang previously held positions as Director of Logistics, and Regional Director, Japan Operations. He joined EDB in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Economics from Tokyo University in 1993.

Mr Ted Tan is the Deputy Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, the enterprise development agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow.     

Mr Tan plays an important role in local enterprise development, with particular focus on productivity and innovation, enhancing their strategies and fostering partnerships in order to grow into globally competitive companies.  

He is currently the Chairman of SPRING SEEDS Capital and Board Member of the Council for Private Education under the Ministry of Education. Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Dr David Low is the Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He is responsible to establish the ARTC, a new public-private partnership, to rapidly transform best-in-class capabilities and innovations into high value added customer solutions for manufacturing & remanufacturing applications.   

Prior to his current role, David was the Chief of Manufacturing Technology – Singapore of RollsRoyce Singapore where he set up and led the Manufacturing Technology department in Singapore to develop Manufacturing Technology capabilities in Singapore and the region, through both internal development and collaborative research partnerships, and delivering these capabilities into the RollsRoyce businesses globally. In 2012 David won the prestigious Sir Henry Royce Team Award for Engineering Excellence.   

Prior to joining Rolls-Royce in 2007, David worked in the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a unit of A*STAR, where his last role was the Group Manager for Machining Technology, which focused in the R&D of machining and laser materials processing technologies.   

As a researcher, David has conducted industrial research for numerous companies and published over 50 journal, book and patent publications in the field of laser materials processing.   

David is a member of the Materials Science and Engineering Departmental Consultative Committee at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a member of the Editorial Board for the international journal Lasers in Engineering. More recently he participated as a member of the Foresight Expert Panel for National Research Foundation (NRF) in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing.   

David received his PhD and First Class Honours Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology – UMIST (now The University of Manchester). David is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is currently a participant of the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) programme.