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Po'ad Mattar appointed NUS Pro-Chancellor

18 June 2012

Mr Mattar has been appointed NUS Pro-Chancellor

NUS today announced that Mr Po'ad Bin Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar, a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers, has been appointed Pro-Chancellor of the University. The appointment was made by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, with effect from 30 May 2012.

Mr Mattar, 64, will join current NUS Pro-Chancellors, Mr Ngiam Tong Dow and Dr Cheong Siew Keong, in the University's Chancellery headed by the NUS Chancellor. They will act on behalf of the Chancellor during the Chancellor's absence from the University, and preside at the annual Commencement ceremonies.

NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan welcomes Mr Mattar's appointment. He said: "NUS is deeply honoured to have Mr Mattar as our new Pro-Chancellor. Mr Mattar is an alumnus, and has distinguished himself in his service and contribution to the country's public and private sectors. He has also maintained a keen interest in the development of NUS."

Besides being on the Council of Presidential Advisers, Mr Mattar is also a member of the Public Service Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, among them Hong Leong Finance Ltd, Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd, Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd and NIE International Pte Ltd. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2002, the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2007, and MUIS Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Mr Mattar feels privileged and proud to join NUS as he has noted the University's enormous progress and growth to now become one of the leading global universities.

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