NUS Business School Awards honour 12 alumni for their contribution to business and society

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School today honoured the achievements of 12 outstanding alumni at the prestigious NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards 2018.

Held biennially, the awards recognise alumni who have excelled in Singapore and beyond, and have made significant contributions to business and society. The awards were presented in three categories, namely Senior Alumni Award, Young Alumni Award and Alumni Service Award.

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, presented the awards at a ceremony held this evening.

Senior Alumni Awards

  • Mr Bahren Bin Haji Shaari, CEO, Bank of Singapore 
    (Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), 1984)
  • Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Group Managing Director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1987)
  • Ms Tan Hwee Bin, Chairman, NTUC Health Co-operative Limited; Director, Singapore Labour Foundation; Executive Director, Wing Tai Holdings Limited
    (Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), 1985)
  • Mr Tan Wang Cheow, Founder and Executive Chairman, Food Empire Holdings Limited
    (Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), 1981)
  • Mr Tian Tao, Advisor, Huawei International Advisory Council; Co-Director, Ruihua Innovative Management Research Institute, Zhejiang University; Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management 
    (Asia-Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration Chinese, 2009) 
  • Ms Teo Lay Lim, Senior Managing Director, Accenture 
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1985)

Young Alumni Awards 

  • Mr Lee Junxian, CEO and Co-founder, Moovaz
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 2008; Master of Business Administration S3 Asia, 2014) 
  • Mr Justin Lie Wee Chian, CEO and Founder, CashShield
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 2010) 
  • Ms Nang Lang Kham, Deputy CEO, Kanbawza Bank (KBZ Bank); Chair of Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 2011) 
  • Mr David Pong Sheung Yan, CEO and Co-founder, WateROAM
    (Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours, 2014)

Alumni Service Awards

  • Mr Kwek Chok Ming, Past President (2014 – 2018), NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni Association; Senior Financial Services Director, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1978; Asia Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration Chinese, 2009)
  • Mr Sonny Yuen Chee Choong, Founding member and President (2014 – 2018), NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA); Independent Director, Healthway Medical Corporation; Vice President, ENEX Global Executive Search Organisation; Co-founder and Managing Director, JonDavidson Pte Ltd; Member of School Advisory Committee, Bukit View Primary School
    (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1985) 

"Our recipients have made an impact beyond Singapore’s shores, contributed to the nation’s goal of becoming a Smart Nation, and generously donated their time to serve the community. They make us proud by continuing the legacy of what it means to be an NUS Business School graduate,” said Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.

Added Mr Peter Seah, Chairman of the Awards Committee and alumnus of NUS Business School (BBA Honours, 1968), "These awards recognise ordinary people whose success is a result of their passion and hard work. It is an honour to share an alma mater with these distinguished leaders.”


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