Distinguished Science Alumni Awards 2009
NG Kok Song, PPA(E)
BSc(Hons) 1970 Physics
Managing Director (Public Markets), Group Chief Investment Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors, Government Investment Corp. of Singapore
Member of the Board of Directors, Temasek Holdings
Founding Chairman of the Wealth Management Institute
Since his graduation from the Science Faculty in 1970, Mr Ng Kok Song has been intimately involved in safeguarding the value of Singapore's national savings. For thirty-nine years, his professional responsibilities have been focused on the prudent investment of Singapore's foreign reserves, beginning with the Ministry of Finance, then the Monetary Authority of Singapore and now the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation where he is currently the group chief investment officer.
In 1983, he pioneered the setting up of the first financial futures exchange in Asia as the founder chairman of SIMEX which is now part of the Singapore Exchange. In 2004, he was instrumental in establishing the Wealth Management Institute for the training and development of professionals for the private banking and fund management industry.
Mr Ng also serves in the labour movement as a board director of the Singapore Labour Foundation and the chairman of its Investment Committee. In the social services sector, he is Chairman of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care.
He is a recipient of the Public Administration Gold Award and in 2004, the French Government accorded him its prestigious Cross of Knight of The Legion of Honour.
"Every accomplishment in our lives has a foundation laid by others."
In recognition of his accomplishments and his contributions, the Faculty of Science honours Mr Ng Kok Song with the 2009 Distinguished Science Alumni Award.