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Former CapitaLand CEO joins NUS

13 May 2013

Mr Liew has joined NUS to mentor students at the NUS Business School and the Faculty of Engineering

After a long distinguished career in the corporate world, former CapitaLand CEO Mr Liew Mun Leong has joined NUS as Provost's Chair Professor (Practice) to share his wealth of experience and groom young business leaders. The appointment is effective from 15 April 2013 to June 2016.

Besides teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes on a part-time pro bono basis at the NUS Business School and the Faculty of Engineering, Mr Liew will also be conducting research and providing staff with leadership and strategic advice. He is already involved with the University as a member of the Business School's management advisory board.

Mr Liew will concurrently continue his roles as Chairman of Changi Airport Group, Surbana International Consultants Holdings and Pavilion Gas, as well as member on various boards.

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean of the NUS Business School, pointed out Mr Liew's contribution to developing Singapore into a thriving international business centre. The School will work with the business veteran to turn his practice into theory and knowledge, he said.

Professor Chan Eng Soon, Dean of NUS Faculty of Engineering added: "He is one of our distinguished engineering alumni and I am sure his contributions and efforts to nurture future Engineer-Leaders will be invaluable to the Faculty."

Mr Liew said of his appointment: "I strongly believe in the credo of 'building people' and along this vein I will be happy to share some of my business experiences with business and engineering students at NUS."

With a career spanning more than four decades in the region's construction and real estate development industry, Mr Liew spent 22 years in the public service developing Singapore's Changi Airport, military airports and establishments, as well as helming two science and technology statutory boards. He sat on the regulatory Professional Engineers Board and served in numerous international public institutions.

In the private sector, he has headed listed companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. Under his watch as the founding President and CEO of CapitaLand, the corporation grew to become the largest real estate group by market capitalisation in Southeast Asia.