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Lim Chuan Poh

Singapore Food Agency

Mr. Lim Chuan Poh was appointed Chairman SFA on 1 April 2019. Prior to this, he was the Executive Chairman of A*STAR from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2019; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE) from July 2003 to March 2007; and spent 23 years with the Singapore Armed Forces and last held the office of Chief of Defence Force.


He has been a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2003 and is the inaugural Chairman of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint Medical School between NTU and Imperial College, since 2010.


He graduated with a BA(Hons) and received an MA from Cambridge University in 1983 and 1988 respectively; MBA from Cornell University in 1993; and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003.


For his contributions to Science and Technology in Singapore and beyond, he has been conferred honorary doctorates from Loughborough (2008), Monash (2009), Arizona State University (2012), Warwick (2016), Cranfield (2017) as well as Fellowship of Imperial College (2010). He was also conferred the Order of the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 2016; and the Outstanding Service Award by the National University of Singapore in 2018. 

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