Board of Directors

Philip Yeo Liat Kok

Non-executive/Independent Director

Mr Yeo was appointed as a non-executive independent Director of the Company on 1 November 2022. He assumed the position of Vice-Chairman with effect from 24 February 2023.

Mr Yeo has more than 40 years of public sector experience and had held various leadership and senior roles, including as Executive Chairman of the Economic Development Board; Executive Chairman of A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research); Special Advisor for Economic Development (Prime Minister’s Office); and Chairman of Spring (Standards, Productivity and Innovation for Growth) Singapore.

He has received various public awards, including the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1974; the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1982; the Meritorious Service Medal in 1991; and the Order of Nila Utama (First Class), Singapore’s most prestigious National Day award, in 2006. He was also awarded the highest civilian honour, the Bintang Jana Tama (the First Class Order of Service Award), by the Indonesian Government in 1994 in recognition of his role in fostering good bilateral ties between Indonesia and Singapore; the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from the Government of Japan in 2007; and the Distinguished Service (Star) award from the Singapore Labour Movement, National Trade Union Congress in 2008.

Mr Yeo is currently Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte. Ltd., a company which provides strategic advice and undertakes the development of integrated industrial and urban areas, Accuron Technologies Limited, a Singapore-based precision engineering and technology company, and Advanced MedTech Holdings, a high growth medical technology company in Southeast Asia with a well-established global footprint. It is also a global medical technology leader with a core focus in urology devices and services.

Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada; an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) from the University of Singapore; a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, USA; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Imperial College, London; an Honorary Doctor of Letters from National University of Singapore; and an Honorary Doctor of Law from Monash University of Australia. He is also an Honorary Fellow of King’s College London.