Beh Swan Gin

Beh Swan Gin

Chairman in Junta de Desarrollo Económico de Singapur

Dr Beh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 December 2014. He also chairs the Boards of Directors of EDB Investments and EDBI.

Dr Beh was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014. The Ministry of Law is responsible for legal policy; the development of the legal sector including regulation of the legal profession; intellectual property policy; land policy; the provision of services such as bankruptcy administration, public trustee services, community mediation and legal aid; as well as the regulation of moneylenders and pawnbrokers.

Prior to the Ministry of Law, he had been Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012. He joined EDB in November 1992 and held various portfolios over the years including leadership roles in the development of Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments in EDB’s North American operations.

In 2006 and 2007, Dr Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Energy Planning Division.

Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

He is a Board Director for Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange, as well as The Esplanade Co Ltd. He is a member of the Strategy and Advisory Boards of the Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

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