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Jennie Chua appointed Pro-Chancellor of NTU​

Published on: 11-Sep-2017

Ms Jennie Chua has been appointed as a Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

Ms Chua was appointed in July by then President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, who was also Chancellor of NTU.

As NTU’s Pro-Chancellor, Ms Chua will preside at the university’s annual convocation ceremonies, and other functions delegated by the Chancellor.

She joins three other NTU Pro-Chancellors – Mr S Chandra Das, Dr Wee Cho Yaw, and Mr Othman Haron Eusofe.

Ms Chua served as a member of NTU’s Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2014 and has been a Trustee Emeritus since 12 Nov 2014.

She was also the Chairman for NTU’s Alumni and Development Committee from 2006 to 2014, overseeing the university’s endowment fund campaigns and other initiatives. During her stewardship, the university received major gifts such as that leading to the naming of Singapore’s youngest medical school – NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

As a member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Ms Chua was also involved in other committees at NTU such as the Finance Committee, Academic Affairs Committee and the NTU Council.

She said, “I’ve had the honour of being part of NTU’s phenomenal growth, having served as a Trustee of its Board since 2006 and then as a Trustee Emeritus since 2014. This key appointment as Pro-Chancellor of NTU allows me to continue serving this great global university, ranked today among the world’s top institutions.”

Dedicated public servant

Ms Chua holds multiple portfolios in various sectors ranging from healthcare, foreign affairs, business, and education.

Currently, she is the Chairman of Alexandra Health System Pte. Ltd., Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the United Mexican States, and a Justice of the Peace.

She is also the Chairman of the Singapore Film Commission Advisory Board as well as the Deputy Chairman of Temasek Foundation International. Concurrently, Ms Chua is a director of three listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange – Guocoland Limited, GL Limited and Far East Orchard Limited.

Ms Chua is also the Board Director of the Ministry of Health Holdings Pte. Ltd. and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

She has received awards over the years for her dedication to public service. This includes four National Day Awards such as the Meritorious Service Medal in 2014 and the Public Service Medal in 2004. She was also named as one of Forbes Asia's “50 Women In the Mix” in 2013 – an annual list highlighting the region’s top executives, investors, and business owners.

Her other accolades include the President’s Special Recognition for Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award, Women’s World Excellence Awards, amongst others.

Prominent business leader

Ms Jennie Chua is no stranger to business excellence as she had nurtured prominent organisations into global entities, including flourishing Singapore’s tourism industry. 

In 1977, Ms Chua joined Singapore Tourism Board as the director of the new Singapore Convention Bureau and when she left 11 years later, Singapore was among the top 10 convention destinations in the world.

Ms Chua also helmed and expanded two very successful hospitality brands – Raffles Holdings and Ascott Group. She was also the first Singaporean woman to hold the post of General Manager of the prestigious Raffles Hotel and the first and the only woman to chair the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce in its 179-year history.

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Media contact:

Ang Hui Min
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Nanyang Technological University

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last four years running. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

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