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 Lim Chee Onn
Mr Lim was former Cabinet Minister of Singapore. He started his career in civil service and had served as a Member of Parliament, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress. He was the Executive Chairman of Keppel Corporation Limited for 8 years since 2000. Mr Lim is currently the Senior International Adviser to the Ascendas-Singbridge Group. He chairs the Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd and is an Honorary Chairman of the National Heritage Board. Mr Lim is a Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, a Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and a Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia) Ltd. He is also Pro-Chancellor of the Singapore Management University and a Board Director of Orica Ltd, a listed company on the Australia Stock Exchange. He was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by Glasgow University and conferred the Distinguished Service Order by HE The President, Republic of Singapore and Commander, Order of the Crown, by HM King Albert II, Kingdom of Belgium. Mr Lim is an Honorary Citizen of Suzhou, People’s Republic of China, and Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Mr Lui Tuck Yew
Is Singapore’s Ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China. Prior to current appointment, he was Singapore’s Ambassador to Japan. Mr. Lui was a well-known politician in Singapore. He was Minister for Transport, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Second Minister for Defence and Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts. Prior to joining politics, he was Navy Chief, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Transport and Chief Executive of the Housing & Development Board.
Ms Lien Siaou-Sze
Is Vice President (Advancement) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She was a member of the Board of Trustees of NTU. Prior to joining NTU, Ms. Lien was Senior Vice President with HP Asia-Pacific & Japan, Senior Executive Coach at Mobley Group Pacific.
Mr Vincent Lien
Is a director of Wah Hin & Company. He has more than 20 years of extensive banking experience in Asia and held senior appointments with ABN AMRO Bank (Singapore), Bankers Trust & Company (Hong Kong and Beijing) and Swiss Bank Corporation (Hong Kong and Shanghai).
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 Lam Khin Yong
Is Senior Vice President (Research) at Nanyang Technological University. Previously, he was Associate Provost. He has held many key academic, research and administrative appointments, and served on international advisory committees. Prof Lam was awarded the prestigious President’s Science and Technology Medal, the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier), the Honorary Professorship Diploma award from Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Honorary Professorship from Shandong University and Honorary Doctorate from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Prof K. Jimmy Hsia
Is Professor at School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was Vice President (Alumni & International Affairs) of NTU, and Founding Dean of Graduate College at NTU. He was elected Fellow of US professional societies such as AAAS, ASME, and AIMBE. Before joining NTU, Prof Hsia was Vice Provost (International Programs and Strategy) at Carnegie Mellon University, Associate Dean of Graduate College and Associate Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Founding Director of Nano and Bio Mechanics Program at NSF. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier journal, Extreme Mechanics Letters.
Prof Liu Hong
Executive Director
Executive Director of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship Programme, is the Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Public Policy and Global Affairs at Nanyang Technological University and Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration. His main research areas include Asian governance from a transnational perspective, global talent mobility, and the Belt and Road Initiative. He has published 15 books and more than 100 articles in the English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Indonesian languages.