The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship

The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship, established in year 2007, is targeted at outstanding senior government officials and distinguished professionals, as well as academics from Singapore and China.

The Fellowship provides a platform for both countries to gain useful insights from each other’s expertise in public administration, corporate governance and management. The cross-border exposure will foster a deep appreciation of distinctive elements in the two cultures.

One of the key goals of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship is to broaden horizons and establish long-lasting and meaningful bilateral relationships through networking opportunities with peers from the academic, as well as the public and private sectors. Fellows will benefit from the academic environment in the leading universities in both countries, and other participating institutions where they undergo their research programmes.

The Fellowship aims to inspire fellows, who in partnership with others, to spearhead a process of positive change for both countries.

Vision and mission

The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship aims to strengthen ties and promote mutual understanding between Singapore and China, to bring about social and economic development for both countries.

The Fellowship council

Mr Wong Kan Seng
Was appointed as Chairman in August 2011. He is former Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Mr Wong is a well-known politician and diplomat in Singapore. He first contested and won the 1984 Parliamentary election and was re-elected as Member of Parliament in six successive general elections. Mr Wong had headed many key ministries and offices including Community Development, Communications and Information, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security. He retired from the Cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security in May 2011. Mr Wong had remained a Member of Parliament, and Special Adviser to Economic Cooperation until 2015, when he was finally retired from political service after 31 years.
Mr Stanley Loh Ka Leung
Is the Singapore’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He also served as Deputy Secretary (International) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Trade Representative in Taipei, Press Secretary to then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Singapore Embassy to the USA.
Ms Lien Siaou-Sze
Is the Senior Executive Coach at Mobley Group Pacific. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President with HP Asia-Pacific & Japan. Ms Lien is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Michael Lien
Is the Executive Chairman of Wah Hin & Co Pte Ltd. Mr Lien joined Temasek as a Director in January 2010. He is a member of National University of Singapore’s Board of Trustees and its Investment Committee. He was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. He previously served at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. Mr Lien is also the founder of Leap Philanthropy.
Mr Laurence Lien
Is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Asia Philanthropy Circle. He is also the Chairman of Lien Foundation, Chairman of the Community Foundation of Singapore and board member of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University.
Mr Koh Beng Seng
Is the CEO of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Octagon, he was the Deputy President of Singapore’s United Overseas Bank.
Prof Er Meng Hwa
Is the Vice-President (International Affairs) and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at NTU. He has been with NTU since 1985 and has held several key management and leadership positions in the University. He is the first Singaporean and first academia in Asia to be conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the London-based Institution of Electrical Engineers in 2005.
Prof Alan K. L. Chan
Is the Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in Chinese philosophy and religion. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Prof Liu Hong
Executive Director
Is the Executive Director of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship. He is the Tan Kah Kee Endowed Professor of Asian Studies at Nanyang Technological University and also Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration. Prof Liu is Chang Jiang Scholar Honorary Chair Professor (Ministry of Education, China) and an Expert Consulting Member of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, PRC.