Date: 11 November 2016
Venue: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
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The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recipients with the Awards Committee and Minister Lawrence Wong (centre, front row)
The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recognise the School’s graduates who are not just business leaders, but also make a difference to society.
This year’s recipients were honoured by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance at an award ceremony held at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on 11 November 2016.
Presented biennially to recognise the achievements of distinguished alumni, the 12 recipients include movers and shakers who spearheaded change in a range of industries such as technology, banking, finance, food and beverage and non-profit organisations.
The recipients are also trailblazers who give back to the community and school through philanthropic work such as volunteering and fund raising, student mentoring and alumni engagement.
From left: Minister Lawrence Wong; Senior Alumni Awards recipients Albert Cheng Yong Kim, Jocelyn Chng Yee Kwang and Ronald Ong Whatt Soon (Not present: Susan Chong Suk Shien and Fang Hong Bo); Peter Seah, Prof Bernard Yeung
“They embody the School’s sense of community, the pursuit of excellence, and its commitment to innovation, leadership and care,” said Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.
Young and relevant
From left: Minister Lawrence Wong; Young Alumni Awards recipients Tan Jian Feng, Marcus Tan Yi Wei, Quek Siu Rui, Ivy Tse Wing Man and Clement Wong Chun Hoong; Peter Seah; Prof Bernard Yeung
In his address, Mr Wong highlighted businesses should embrace change and innovate in a new economy that will be digitally driven. This trend is reflected in Young Alumni award category which was dominated by technology firms.
Mr Peter Seah, Chairman of DBS Group, alumnus of NUS Business School (BBA Honours, 1968) and Chairman, Awards Committee also pointed out this year saw the most number of nominees in the Young Alumni award category.
“It is a true reflection of millennials determining the future of business. As an exporter of talent to Asia, NUS Business School continues to nurture and mould this young talent pool that will keep Singapore relevant and plugged-in to the regional economies,” said Mr Seah.
More information about this year’s award recipients can be found here.