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. 

Heng Swee Keat 
Deputy Prime Minister, 
Minister for Finance & 
Chairman, NRF Board

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

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

Gan Kim Yong 
Minister for Health

S Iswaran 
Minister for Communications 
and Information

Chan Chun Sing 
Minister for Trade and Industry 

Lawrence Wong 
Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance

Masagos Zulkifli 
Minister for the Environment 
and Water Resources

Ong Ye Kung 
Minister for Education 

Leo Yip 
Head of Civil Service, Permanent 
Secretary (Prime Minister's Office) & Permanent Secretary
(Prime Minister's Office) (Strategy)

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

Yong Ying-I 
Permanent Secretary 
(Communications and 

Chan Heng Kee
Permanent Secretary (Health) 

Gabriel Lim 
Permanent Secretary (Trade 
and Industry)

Loh Khum Yean  
Permanent Secretary 
(Public Service Division)

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

Ow Foong Pheng 
Permanent Secretary (National 

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

Lai Wei Lin
Second Permanent Secretary 

Lim Chuan Poh 
Chairman, Singapore Food Agency

Dr Beh Swan Gin 
Chairman, Economic
Development Board

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan 
Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health & Chair, Committee
of Government Scientific

Prof Tan Eng Chye 
President, National University
of Singapore

Prof Subra Suresh 
President, Nanyang Technological University

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

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

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara 
CEO, Temasek International

Piyush Gupta 
CEO, DBS Group

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

Lim Chow Kiat 
CEO, GIC Pte Ltd

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

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