Patrons

Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam Former President of the Republic of Singapore
Honorary Patron and Distinguished Senior Fellow
Singapore Management University

Born: 7 February 1940

Chief Patron

Dr Tony Tan graduated from the University of Singapore with a First Class Honours Degree in Physics in 1962, and went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Master of Science degree. He later obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide.

After obtaining his doctorate in 1967, Dr Tan joined the University of Singapore as a lecturer with the Department of Mathematics. In 1969, he left the University to begin a career in banking with the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), where he rose to become General Manager. He left OCBC in 1979 to enter politics.

Dr Tan was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1979 and was appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Education. From October 1983 to January 1985, Dr Tan served as the Minister for Finance and concurrently as the Minister for Trade and Industry. From January 1985 to December 1991, he served as the Minister for Education.

In December 1991, Dr Tan stepped down from the Cabinet to return to the private sector as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC. Dr Tan rejoined the Cabinet in August 1995 and was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence. In August 2003, Dr Tan was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence.

Dr Tan retired from the Cabinet in September 2005 and was appointed Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Private Limited (GIC), Chairman of the National Research Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, and Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH).

In July 2011, Dr Tan stepped down from his positions at the GIC and SPH to contest in the Presidential Election. He was elected on 27 August 2011, and was sworn in as the seventh President of the Republic of Singapore on 1 September 2011 for a 6-year term ending on 31 August 2017. In September 2017 Dr Tan was appointed the Honorary Patron and Distinguished Senior Fellow of Singapore Management University.

Dr Tan has been conferred numerous honours for his work. He was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal by the New York Foreign Policy Association for his outstanding leadership and service in both the public and private sectors. For his contributions towards Singapore's development into a global hub of scientific research and education, Dr Tan was inducted into the Honorary Senate of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in July 2012. Dr Tan was also awarded the Great Gold Medal by Comenius University (Slovakia) and the King Charles II Medal by the Royal Society of United Kingdom. He has honorary doctorates from Loughborough University, Murdoch University, The University of Sheffield and The University of Adelaide.

Dr Tan married Madam Mary Chee Bee Kiang in 1964. They have four children (three sons and one daughter) and six grandchildren.

Dr. Stephen Riady Executive Chairman of OUE Limited

Patron

1. Executive Chairman of OUE Limited
2. Non-executive, non-independent director of OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited
3. Non-executive, non-independent director of Healthway Medical Corporation Limited
4. Patron of the Singapore Badminton Association
5. Founder of Stephen Riady Foundation
6.Chairman and Executive Director of Lippo Limited
7. Chairman and Executive Director of Lippo China Resources Limited
8. Chairman and Executive Director of Hongkong Chinese Limited
9. Founding Honorary Advisor of the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development and Research
10. Member of the Advisory Board of Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America
11. Patron and Trustees of the Incorporated Trustees of Volunteer Service Trust
12. Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Wold Fellowship
13. Member of the Board of Trustees of The Better Hong Kong Foundation
14. Member of the Advisory Council of One Country, Two Systems Research Institute
15. Member of the Council and the Court of Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr Stephen Riady is executive chairman of SGX Mainboard-listed integrated property developer OUE Limited; and a non-executive, non-independent director of OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited (formerly known as International Healthway Corporation Limited), as well as Healthway Medical Corporation Limited, which are both listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr Riady also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University, United States of America. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and is one of the first Honorary University Fellows installed by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Outside of his appointments in Singapore, Dr Riady is chairman and executive director of Lippo Limited, Lippo China Resources Limited and Hong Kong Chinese Limited, all of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Dr Riady has made numerous contributions to the public service and has held various civic engagement roles, including Patron of the Singapore Badminton Association, Founding Honorary Advisor of the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development and Research, as well as Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship. Dr Riady currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is also a member of the Committee to Promote Economic Co-operation between Fujian and Hong Kong, and an Honorary Citizen of Shenzhen, PRC.

Dr Riady was conferred the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and the Strategic Investment Entrepreneur of the Year in Ernst & Young’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Singapore 2007.

A staunch advocate of education, Dr Riady has supported SIAS investor education programmes. He established the Stephen Riady Foundation in 2010 to enable aspiring individuals to reach their full potential through learning and development opportunities. Since its establishment, the Stephen Riady Foundation has supported many educational institutions in Singapore and abroad, providing various grants, scholarships, and bursaries. The Group has also funded many academic forums and conferences aimed at providing networking and learning platforms on a global level.