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, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Chairman, NRF Board

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

Mr Lawrence Wong 
Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Finance

Mr Gan Kim Yong 
Minister for Trade and Industry

Mr S Iswaran 
Minister for Transport 

Ms Grace Fu
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment

Mr Chan Chun Sing 
Minister for Education

Mr Masagos Zulkifli 
Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health

Mr Ong Ye Kung 
Minister for Health
Mr Desmond Lee
Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration
Mrs Josephine Teo
Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity

Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah
Minister, Prime Minister’s office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development
Dr Tan See Leng
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister for Manpower, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry

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

Mr Chan Yeng Kit
Permanent Secretary (Health)
Mr Gabriel Lim 
Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry)

Mr Joseph Leong
Permanent Secretary
(Communications and 
Information) and Permanent
Secretary (Smart Nation
and Digital Government)

Mr Lai Chung Han
Permanent Secretary (Education)

Mr Loh Ngai Seng
Permanent Secretary (Transport)

Mrs Ow Foong Pheng 
Permanent Secretary (National Development)

Mr Stanley Loh
Permanent Secretary (Sustainability and the Environment)

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

Dr Beh Swan Gin 
Chairman, Economic Development Board

Mr Png Cheong Boon
Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore

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

Mr Kay Chai (KC) Ang
Senior Vice President, GlobalFoundries and Board Advisor, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association

Professor Bertil Andersson
NRF Scientific Advisory Board Member and Advisor to NRF

Mr Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group

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

Mr Lim Chow Kiat 
Chief Executive Officer, GIC Pte Ltd

Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara 
Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International

Professor Tan Eng Chye
President, National University of Singapore

Mr Wong Kim Yin
Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Industries and Chairman, SkillsFuture Singapore


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