As a visionary leader, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President of National University of Singapore has steered the university to excellence in higher education, and prominence in global university ranking. At the next Leadership Dialogue Series talk, he will address the key lenses of leadership. What to look for in candidates that bear testimony to their leadership potential? What are the choices a leader must make? How to be an effective leader who can inspire and influence others in a positive way?

Don’t miss the talk as Professor Tan provides his insights into leadership and share personal lessons learnt. Professor Hum Sin Hoon, Deputy Dean of NUS Business School will moderate the Q&A Session.

When & Where
  Thursday, 2 November 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
(Registration & lunch start at 11:45 am)
  Due to overwhelming response, venue has been changed to:
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, NUS

11 Kent Ridge Drive Singapore 119244 (Map)


Dress code: Office attire

Register early as limited seats are available!

About the Speaker

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed President of the National University of Singapore in December 2008. He concurrently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National University Health System. Prof Tan's additional appointments include Deputy Chairman of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR); Member, Board of Directors of the Monetary Authority of Singapore; and Member, Board of Directors of Mandai Park Holdings.

A renal physician, he obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford. He was Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine from 1997 to 2000. He served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, in which capacity he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic. He held the positions of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President from 2004 to 2008. He also played a key role in setting up the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, in his capacity as Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board from 2005 to 2008. As the inaugural Chief Executive of the National University Health System in 2008, he brought the NUS Medical and Dental Schools and the National University Hospital under single governance.

Prof Tan is a key leader in Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative since its inception in 2000, for which he was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2008. He also received the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. Other awards include the 2015 Asia-Pacific Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; the Dr John Yu Medal from the George Institute for Global Health, Australia; the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal from the Polish Academy of Medicine; Honorary Doctor of Medicine from King's College; Honorary Doctor of Science from Duke University; Honorary Doctor of Science from Loughborough University; Achievement Medal from the Singapore Society of Nephrology and the 1996 Singapore Youth Award.

Prof Tan was previously a Commonwealth Medical Fellow, Wellcome Fellow, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Scholar to Wolfson College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, elected Fellow of the Polish Academy of Medicine and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, UK. Prof Tan is also the first Singaporean to be elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

Enquiries: (Ms) Julie Lee, Strategic Relations | julie.lee@nus.edu.sg | 66012367

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