The Balestier Series Featuring A*STAR’s Chairman Lim Chuan Poh

Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, A*STAR

Venue : Four Seasons Hotel, Ballroom (second floor), 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646

Date : January 18, 2017

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $45.00

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Mr. Lim will be sharing his views on A*STAR’s research, innovation and enterprise efforts for Singapore and the region, the emerging interests that the A*Star champions, and the evolving role of A*Star in the years ahead.

Lim Chuan Poh
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Lim Chuan Poh was appointed Chairman of A*STAR in April 2007 to lead the organization in advancing science and developing innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. Appointed as Deputy Chairman A*STAR in November 2006, Mr. Lim has been a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2003, and the National Research Foundation since January 2006. His previous appointments included Chairman of the National Infocomm Security Committee (2010 to 2015) and co-chair of the National Cybersecurity R&D Executive Committee until April 2016.

Mr. Lim is currently the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS.
  He is co-chair of the Health and Biomedical Sciences and the National Robotics Program Steering Committee and a Member of the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Executive Committee and the Singtel Technology Advisory Panel. Internationally, Mr. Lim is a Board and Council Member of the Science and Technology in Society forum, a Member of Japan’s World Premier International Initiative Program Assessment and Review Committee, and a Special Committee Member of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Advisory Committee. He became a Founding Member of the Board of Governors of Frost and Sullivan's Economic Development Innovation Council in 2014.

Prior to joining A*STAR, Mr. Lim served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE). Before that, he spent 23 years with the Singapore Armed Forces and last held the office of Chief of Defence Force. He graduated with a BA (Hons) from Cambridge University in 1983.
  He received an MA from Cambridge University in 1988, and an MBA from Cornell University in 1993. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2003. Mr. Lim has been conferred honorary doctorates from Loughborough, Monash, Arizona State University, Warwick, and Fellowship of Imperial College.  The French Government conferred the Order of the Legion of Honor on him in July 2016.

Corporate tables are available at $425 for 10 seats.  Please email Aisyah at to reserve a table.

This luncheon is generously sponsored by:

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