Lim Chuan Poh
Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Mr Lim Chuan Poh was appointed Chairman A*STAR on 1 April 2007 to lead A*STAR in advancing science and developing innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. Prior to A*STAR, Mr Lim was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and was the Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces before that. Mr Lim is a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National Research Foundation. He is also the Chairman for the Governing Board of the Imperial College-NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Mr Lim holds BA (Hons) and MA degrees in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He also received MBA (Dist) from Cornell University and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.