Join us for the next Leaders in Business Lunch as we sit down with current business leaders over a 3 course lunch at the Shangri-La Hotel. The Leaders in Business Lunch series features a C-Suite professional prominent in their area of expertise, or a VIP guest, in a moderated dialogue with our attendees covering Singapore, UK and/or ASEAN viewpoints. Each event includes a three course meal with time for networking and Q&A.
On 5th September we are featuring Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) alongside moderator, Dr Bicky Bhangu, President for Rolls-Royce & the British Chamber of Commerce.
We would like to thank our series partners, St. James' Place Wealth Management Asia for their continued support with our events.
Dr Beh will speak on Singapore's next S curve.
The development of an innovation-led economy has become an increasingly important element of Singapore's growth strategy. Dr Beh will share the drivers for this change and how EDB is translating this strategy into its programmes and initiatives.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Beh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 December 2014. He also chairs the Boards of Directors of EDB Investments and EDBI.
Dr Beh was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014. Prior to the Ministry of Law, he had been Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012. He joined EDB in November 1992 and held various portfolios over the years including leadership roles in the development of Singapore's Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments in EDB's North American operations.
In 2006 and 2007, Dr Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry's Energy Planning Division.
Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.
He is a Board Director for Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. He is also a Board Director for Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, DesignSingapore Council Pte Ltd, Enterprise Singapore, Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd, LucasFilm Animation Pte Ltd, Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd and Temasek Foundation Connects. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of St Gallen, and also a member of the Young Presidents' Organisation.
Chairman at Economic Development Board (EDB)
President at British Chamber of Commerce Singapore
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