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NUS appoints new Trustees to its Board

25 March 2013

Ms Chan

Dr Cheong

Dr Heyzer

Three new members have been appointed to the NUS Board of Trustees. They are Ms Chan Chia Lin, former Chief Investment Officer of Fullerton Fund Management; Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board and Deputy Secretary (Special Duties) at the Ministry of National Development; and Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Ms Chan and Dr Cheong will start their term on 1 April 2013 while Dr Heyzer, an NUS eminent alumna, will take on her board appointment from 1 August 2013.

Two current Trustees will be stepping down: Mr Sunny Verghese, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olam International Limited, and Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd.

Welcoming the new members, NUS Chairman Mr Wong Ngit Liong said: "Chia Lin, Koon Hean and Noeleen are leaders in their own fields - they bring with them a wealth of diverse experiences and enriching perspectives that will help steer Singapore's flagship university in its journey as one of the leading universities in Asia and the world. With their participation, we will also have a stronger representation of women at the Board level, and a greater diversity of views among the Trustees."

Added Mr Wong: "We are deeply grateful to Sunny and Yoon Khong, who have both demonstrated a great passion for education and students, for their dedicated service and contributions to the University. NUS has benefitted tremendously from their visionary leadership, foresight and wisdom in shaping the direction and thrust of the University."

Chaired by Mr Wong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Venture Corporation Limited, the NUS Board of Trustees comprises 24 members appointed by the Minister for Education. NUS Trustees are eminent business leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from the public and private sectors.

Full list of the NUS Board of Trustees
More information on the new Trustees