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 and 
Chairman, NRF Board


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


Mr Chan Chun Sing 
Minister for Trade and Industry 


Mr Lawrence Wong 
Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance


Mr Masagos Zulkifli 
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources


Mr Ong Ye Kung 
Minister for Education 


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


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 
Information)


Mr Chan Heng Kee
Permanent Secretary (Health) 


Mr Gabriel Lim 
Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry)


Mr Loh Khum Yean  
Permanent Secretary (Public Service Division)


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


Mrs Ow Foong Pheng 
Permanent Secretary (National Development)


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


Ms Lai Wei Lin
Second Permanent Secretary (Education)


Mr Lim Chuan Poh 
Chairman, Singapore Food Agency


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 Tan Eng Chye 
President, National University of Singapore


Professor Subra Suresh 
President, Nanyang Technological University


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


Mr Lim Chow Kiat 
CEO, GIC Pte Ltd


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


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