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The Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore Announce Board Changes at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research

New Board Members for A*STAR

The Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore has appointed two new members and re-appointed three members to the Board of A*STAR.

The appointment of New Board Members, with effect from 1 February 2020, are Mr Arunjai Mittal, Independent Director and Mr Ravinder Singh, President, ST Engineering Electronics Ltd.

The re-Appointment of Board Members, with effect from 1 February 2020 are Dr Josephine Kwa, Director, Barghest Building Performance. And from 1 January 2020 Professor Tan Eng Chye, President, National University of Singapore and Professor Subra Suresh, President, Nanyang Technological University Singapore have been re-appointed.

New Board Members for A*STAR

Mr Arunjai Mittal currently serves as a member on the Supervisory Boards of Osram Licht AG in Munich, Tesa SE in Hamburg, and as a Director at Silicon Solutions Ventures in Singapore. He is also a non-executive Chairman of an NTU spin-off start-up Zero-Error Systems Pte Ltd. Previously, he has served as a Board member at the Economic Development Board (EDB), and was also a Board member of A*ccelerate Pte Ltd, the commercialisation arm of A*STAR until January 2020.

Mr Ravinder Singh is President of ST Engineering Electronics, where he plays an instrumental role in advancing technology and driving significant business transformations of key industries through the companies’ capabilities in mobility, satellite communications, Internet of Things (loT), public safety and security, cybersecurity and defence. He is concurrently the President of Defence Business at ST Engineering, overseeing the Defence products, services and solutions for the Group.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research Mission

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation. They play a key role in nurturing and developing talent and leaders for Research Institutes, the wider research community, and industry.

“The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is a catalyst, enabler and convenor of significant research initiatives among the research community in Singapore and beyond. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors, and bring science and technology to benefit the economy and society.”

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry in terms of research and development. They integrate the relevant capabilities of research institutes and collaborate with the wider research community as well as other public sector agencies towards meaningful and impactful outcomes.

Their research also contributes to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

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