Celebrating 20 years of progress, partnerships and accomplishments Published on: 20-Aug-2018
The Nanyang Fellows 20th anniversary is not just an ordinary anniversary. It celebrates the transformational differences made by the Nanyang Fellows.
The anniversary celebrations kicked off with a welcome address by Assoc Prof Nilanjan Sen, (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies), followed by a keynote address by NTU president Professor Subra Suresh.
NTU president Subra Suresh attended the NF20 anniversary celebrations with his wife Mrs Mary Suresh. They were delighted to be there to share in the celebrations.
One of the highlights of the anniversary celebrations was the panel discussion that took place after Prof Suresh’s keynote address. Ms Sharanjit Leyl, producer and presenter of the BBC World News, moderated the session - ‘Managing Business in Asia in an Era of Digital Transformation’.
During the panel discussion, Ms Sharanjit Leyl (left) highlighted certain key points in order for the audience to understand better.
For the first time in NBS, awards were presented to commend the efforts and contributions of outstanding Nanyang Fellows alumni, as well as faculty and partners.
Outstanding MBA graduates Mr Desmond Tan and Dr Thet Thet Khine were among the nine alumni who were awarded the Nanyang Fellows Distinguished Alumni Award.
• Colonel Goh Jerica (Class of 2011)
At the awards ceremony, NTU president Prof Subra Suresh presented the ‘Nanyang Fellows Faculty Recognition Award’ to Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah.
Apart from the outstanding Nanyang Fellows, the school also presented the Nanyang Fellows Faculty Recognition Award to Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah, who is a well-respected economist in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. Seven organisations were the awardees of the ‘Nanyang Fellows Partner Recognition Award’ – Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of National Development, Singapore-China Foundation and Pakistan Packages.
The journey of personal and professional growth of Nanyang Fellows have borne fruit and many of them now hold influential positions around the world.
“The anniversary celebrations went extremely well. Congratulations and thanks to the NBS team for working so hard to make it a success,” NBS Adj Prof Hong Hai added.