Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2006
NG Kok Lip
NG Kok Lip
BSc 1963, BSc(Hons) 1964
Managing Director, National Kap Ltd
Managing Director, Beng Kim Holdings Pte Ltd
Director, Hotel Royal Ltd
NG Kok Lip obtained his BSc(Hons) from the University of Singapore in 1964 and his MSc in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966. He worked as a statistician in the Ministry of Finance from 1966 to 1967 and as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Singapore from 1967 to 1969.
He is an entrepreneur and one of the early pioneers in Singapore's industrial development in the 60s. He left academia in 1969 to set up the company National Kap Pte Ltd which manufactureds capacitors. In the subsequent years, National Kap, which grew to about 1,000 employees, became very successful and was listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1989. He was Managing Director of the company from the beginning until 2000 when he sold it to a group of businessmen.
Since 1986, he has been the Managing Director of Beng Kim Holdings, a holding company with several subsidiaries of which he is also a director. In addition, he is also a director of Hotel Royal.
Mr NG is a respected member of the business community in Singapore. His success as an entrepreneur is demonstrated by the important and influential positions that he has held in the community. Since 1989, he has been a council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). Currently, he also chairs the Education Committee of SCCCI. Since 2004, he has been a council member of the ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as vice chairman of the Singapore National Shippers Council.
Mr NG has also made significant and long lasting contributions to education in Singapore. He has served as a member of the Science Centre Board (1972-1995), Vocational & Industrial Training Board (1989-1992) (precursor of Institute of Technical Education), NUS Physical Sciences Consultative Committee (1987-1998) and NIE School of Science Advisory Committee (1992-2000). Currently, he is the chairman of the Temasek Junior College Advisory Committee and a member of the Management Board of the NUS Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
In other areas, Mr NG was a member of the National Wages Council in 1989-1996 and Patron of the Yio Chu Kang Citizens' Consultative Committee in 1993-2004. In recognition of his distinguished service to Singapore, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 1994.