Board of Directors

TEO Ming Kian

  • Director, Temasek Board, Heptagon Advance Micro-Optics and Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship
  • Chairman, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, FF Canvac Pte Ltd and the Governing Board of the Earth Observatory of Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University
  • Previously Permanent Secretary in various Government ministries and Executive Chairman in key agencies
  • Conferred the Commander First Class — Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) in 1994 and Singapore Meritorious Service Medal in 2008

CHUA Nam Hai
Deputy Chairman

  • Andrew W. Mellon Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University
  • Received his BS from the University of Singapore and A.M. and PhD from Harvard University under a Fulbright Scholarship
  • Recipient of numerous awards and accolades such as the Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research by the American Society for Plant Biologists in 2010, Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2007 and the Singapore Public Administration Gold Medal in 2002

Peter CHIA
Chief Executive Officer

  • Member of TLL’s Executive Committee and Research Strategy Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Lifesciences Accelerator Pte Ltd and Temasek Life Sciences Ventures Pte Ltd
  • Holds directorship positions in several technology start-ups and organisations, namely, Bioforest Pte Ltd, Tridel Biosciences International Pte Ltd, Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore and as Commissioner for PT Monfori Nusantara

CHONG Chit Tat

  • University Professor (Department of Mathematics) at National University of Singapore (NUS),  Director of Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chairman of the Board of Management at Asia Research Institute and Member of several boards in high school and universities
  • Previously Vice Dean of Science (1985 to 1996) and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Deputy President and Provost (1996 to 2004)
  • Conferred the 2002 National Day Award Public Administration Medal (Gold)

CHUA Phuay Hee

  • Former Executive Director for finance, risk management, IT and corporate services at Wilmar International Ltd and Board Director of Wilmar International from 2006 to 2011
  • Non-executive Director of Industrial Bank in China
  • Previously Chief Financial Officer at Keppel TatLee Bank and Director at Monetary Authority of Singapore

Richard C. DEE

  • Board Director and Senior Vice President, United Laboratories, Inc. and Affiliates
  • Chief Executive Officer and Director of Unilab Biosciences Corporation
  • Trustee of Assisi Development Foundation and of ASA Philippines

SOO Khee Chee

  • Director of National Cancer Centre Singapore, Senior Vice Dean (Clinical, Academic and Faculty Affairs) at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Deputy Group Chief Executive Office (Research and Education) at Singapore Health Services
  • Conferred the 2003 National Day Award Public Administration Medal (Gold), 2008 National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award by Singapore’s Ministry of Health and 2011 President’s Science & Technology Medal

James P. TAM

  • Professor, School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Founding Director of NTU Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinic, Founding Dean of NTU’s School of Biological Sciences
  • Recipient of several international awards including the Bruce Merrifield Award by American Peptide Society in 2013

TAN Suan Swee

  • Managing Director, Investments at Temasek International Pte Ltd
  • Previously Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Awarded the 2000 Public Administration Medal (Silver)

YU Hao

  • Provost’s Chair Professor and Head of Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
  •  Previously Deputy Head in Department of Biological Sciences and Chairman of several committees at NUS
  •  Recipient of numerous awards and accolades such as the Singapore President’s Science Award in 2013, the Outstanding Scientist Award and Dean’s Chair Professorship in NUS Faculty of Science in 2011, the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2009, the Singapore Youth Award for Science and Technology in 2007 and the Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2006