Science and Engineer Importance to Singapore

Singapore has boosted its water supply through water-recycling and also increased its land area by reclaiming land, all feats accomplished by engineers. And engineering will continue to be important for Singapore's future, as the country works towards becoming a smart nation and overcoming its lack of resources
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
(50th anniversary celebration of the IES)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

In the news - A*STAR CEO retiring from public service

Lim Chuan Poh of A*Star retiring from public service

The Straits Times - ‎19 Jan 2019

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) chief Lim Chuan Poh is retiring from the public service on April 1, ending months of speculation that he would be stepping down from the top spot of Singapore's largest public-sector research agency.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced the 57-year-old's retirement yesterday, just hours after most staff were informed in an internal e-mail that their chairman would be leaving.
Permanent Secretary for Education Chan Lai Fung, 55, will be appointed the agency's non-executive chairman on April 1 ...
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lim-chuan-poh-of-astar-retiring-from-public-service


A*STAR executive chairman to retire; new CEO to be appointed

Channel News Asia - 18 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE: The executive chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Mr Lim Chuan Poh, will retire from public service on Apr 1, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Friday (Jan 18).
Mr Lim, 57, has been A*STAR chairman since Apr 1, 2007.
He has spent 38 years in public service, having served as Chief of Army, Chief of Defence Force and Permanent Secretary of Education among other appointments.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/a-star-executive-chairman-to-retire-lim-chuan-poh-11140072


Lim Chuan Poh retiring from public service, new A*Star CEO to be appointed

The Business Times - 19 Jan 2019

EXECUTIVE chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) Lim Chuan Poh, 57, is retiring from the public service on April 1.
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/lim-chuan-poh-retiring-from-public-service-new-astar-ceo-to-be-appointed










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