Breakfast with Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan on "Singapore Economic Development Board and the Future Economy"


The last five decades has seen Singapore develop from a third-world nation with poor infrastructure, limited capital and severe unemployment to the first-world metropolis that it is today. Per capita GDP has risen hundredfold from $500 to the sixth highest in the world at over $50,000, and unemployment is now around two per cent. Amongst numerous other accolades, the World Bank has consecutively for the last 10 years ranked Singapore top in the world for ease of doing business, attracting many global corporations to locate themselves on our shores.

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has contributed much to this economic transformation. How though can Singapore’s lead government agency, responsible for planning and executing the nation’s economic strategies, continue to create sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities? How does it plan to attract further investments, grow industry verticals, enhance the business environment and point Singapore towards the future? Critically, what is EDB’s direction for the future economy and its strategy for ensuring that Singapore is future-ready?

Read the report — IPS Corporate Associates Breakfast: Singapore Economic Development Board and the Future Economy


Photo_Yeoh Keat ChuanMr YEOH Keat Chuan is the Managing Director of EDB. He was appointed on 1 July 2012. Prior to this, he was EDB’s Assistant Managing Director, responsible for investment promotion efforts in a number of industry sectors.

Mr Yeoh has held several Director-level positions in EDB since 2005, overseeing initiatives in divisions including the Americas and Biomedical Sciences Cluster.He joined EDB as a Senior Officer in the Industry Development Division (Chemicals) in 1994.

Mr Yeoh is a Glaxo-EDB scholar who graduated with a Masters of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine,University of London. Mr Yeoh attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Masters in Management Science program and graduated as a Sloan Fellow in July 2004.


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Monday, 23 May 2016
8.00 am to 9.45 am (Registration begins at 8.00 am)