Distinguished Science Alumni Awards 2006
LAM Chuan Leong
BSc(Hons) 1970
Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority and Competition Commission of Singapore
 
Mr LAM Chuan Leong has retired from the Singapore Civil Service in 2006. During his career, he has held the appointments of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of National Development, Ministry for Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Communications and Information. From 1981 to 1984, Mr LAM was the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Singapore.
 
Mr LAM has special expertise, experience and interest in many areas. In particular, his key areas of interest and expertise are macro economics, regulation of monopolies, competition policy, pricing and market efficiency, privatization of government services, transport economics, and the structuring of public, private financing initiatives.
 
Mr LAM graduated from the University of Singapore, with First Class Honours in Physics. He completed his MBA in Harvard Business School. I n 1991 Mr LAM was an Eisenhower Fellow, under the USA Eisenhower Fellowship Programme. He was a Singapore President Scholar, and a Fulbright-Hays Scholar.
 
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