Mr Richard Eu, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eu Yan Sang International Limited, has been appointed Chairman of the SIM University (UniSIM) Board of Trustees while Dr Aline Wong has assumed the position as Chancellor of UniSIM, making her the first female chancellor in the educational history of Singapore. Both appointments took effect from 1 September 2015.
Mr Richard Eu was a member of the UniSIM Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2015, as well as Chairman of the SIM Governing Council from 2006 to 2010. He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was also recognised as the CEO of the Year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million.
Dr Aline Wong has had a long working relationship with UniSIM, having been its Academic Advisor since the establishment of the University in 2005. She has been closely involved with the introduction, oversight and support for a number of its degree programmes. She also served as a member on UniSIM's Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2011. Dr Aline Wong was presented the International Women's Forum "Women Who Make a Difference" Award in 2006, and was inducted into the "Singapore Women's Hall of Fame" in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, she held the appointment as Singapore's Representative for Women's Rights to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children. Dr Aline Wong was a Member of Parliament for four consecutive terms from 1984 to 2001 and held appointments as Minister of State for Health and Education. She became Senior Minister of State in 1995 and held that position until she retired from politics at the end of 2001. She was Chairman of the Housing and Development Board from 2003 to 2007, and served on many other boards and committees in past years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a member of the Public Guardian Board and a board member of the Singapore Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS). She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Liveable Cities under the Ministry of National Development.
Mr Richard Eu and Dr Aline Wong took over from Mr Gerard Ee who has stepped down as both Chairman and Chancellor to pursue other interests. Mr Gerard Ee assumed the positions of Chairman and Chancellor of UniSIM on 16 May 2014. During his term, UniSIM reached several significant milestones, including the inaugural intake of full-time undergraduate students funded by the Ministry of Education for its maiden suite of full-time undergraduate programmes, as well as an expansion of its part-time programmes to include art education, music education, and sports & physical education. To support its rising part-time student enrolment as well as the commencement of its full-time programmes, UniSIM's supporting teaching and student developmental facilities were also greatly expanded with the completion of the Clementi campus expansion project in 2014.
|Mr Richard Eu, UniSIM's new Chairman of its Board of Trustees.||Dr Aline Wong, UniSIM's first female Chancellor.|