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New senior appointments

05 July 2011

(From left) Prof Kong, Prof Ho and Mr Kotic

Three new appointments within the NUS management team were announced yesterday. Prof Lily Kong has been appointed Acting Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) of Yale-NUS College. Prof Ho Teck Hua has taken on the role of Vice President (Research Strategy). And Mr Borislav Kotic will be Vice President (Administration) from 18 July 2011.

Prof Kong, who is concurrently Vice President (University and Global Relations), has played a pivotal role in the conceptualisation of Yale-NUS College and in the discussions that shaped the agreement between the two universities on this initiative. She will provide the critical leadership needed in setting up the College quickly, while the new leadership and management team is being put in place. Her responsibilities include overseeing faculty recruitment, curricular design and student admissions.

Previously a Visiting Professor in NUS, Prof Ho has joined the University as a Professor in both the Departments of Marketing and Economics. He will concurrently hold the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorship. Prof Ho is currently also a chaired Professor at the University of California, Berkeley's (UCB) Haas School of Business, and the Director of UCB's Asia Business Centre. He will assist the Deputy President (Research and Technology) on research strategy matters, including overseeing and building the University's Finance and Risk Management integrative research cluster.

Mr Kotic brings with him a wealth of experience in business management and finance, across financial services, manufacturing as well as the higher education sector. Prior to this, Mr Kotic was first Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Operating Officer, and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney where he served with distinction for nine years. He will assist Deputy President (Administration) to enhance NUS' administrative systems so as to support and further the University's academic mission.