National Research Foundation (NRF) Board

The National Research Foundation was formed in 2006 under the Prime Minister's Office, Singapore, to support the RIEC in its work through the development and coordination of national policies to grow Singapore's research capability, support economic growth and meet Singapore's future national challenges.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat is the Chairman of the NRF Board. 

Mr Heng Swee Keat 
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Chairman, NRF 

Mr Teo Chee Hean 
Senior Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security, and Special Advisor to NRF 

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan 
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative

Mr Gan Kim Yong 
Minister for Health

Mr S Iswaran 
Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations

Mr Chan Chun Sing 
Minister for Trade and Industry 

Mr Lawrence Wong 
Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance 

Mr Desmond Lee
Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration
Mr Ong Ye Kung 
Minister for Transport 

Ms Grace Fu
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment

Dr Tan See Leng
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Manpower, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry

Mr Leo Yip 
Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary (Prime Minister's Office), Permanent Secretary 
(Prime Minister's Office) (Strategy), and Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination)

Ms Chan Lai Fung
Permanent Secretary (National Research and Development) and Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Ms Yong Ying-I 
Permanent Secretary 
(Communications and 

Mr Chan Yeng Kit
Permanent Secretary (Health)
Mr Lai Chung Han
Permanent Secretary (Education)

Mr Gabriel Lim 
Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry)

Mrs Tan Ching Yee 
Permanent Secretary (Finance) and Permanent Secretary (Prime Minister's Office) (Special Duties)

Mr Ng Chee Khern 
Permanent Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government)

Mrs Ow Foong Pheng 
Permanent Secretary (National Development)

Ms Loh Ngai Seng
Permanent Secretary (Transport)

Mr Albert Chua
Permanent Secretary (Sustainability and the Environment)

Dr Beh Swan Gin 
Chairman, Economic Development Board

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan 
Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health and Chair, Committee of Government Scientific Advisors

Professor Subra Suresh 
President, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Tan Eng Chye 
President, National University of Singapore

Mr Choo Chiau Beng 
Former Chairman, M1 Limited, Senior Advisor, Keppel Corporation Ltd and Chair, NRF Audit Committee

Mr Lu Yoh-Chie 
Former Chairman and Founder, Biosensors International Group Ltd

Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara 
CEO, Temasek International

Mr Piyush Gupta 
CEO, DBS Group

Mr Lim Chow Kiat 
CEO, GIC Pte Ltd

Mr Tang Kin Fei 
Chairman, SIA Engineering Company and Chair, Urban Solutions and Sustainability Integrated Programme Office

Mr Peter Ho 
Chairman, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic Futures and Senior Fellow, Civil Service College


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