Chairman
Economic Development Board
Singapore

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.

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 and chairs the Board of Singapore Technologies  Electronics  Limited.  He  is  also  a  Board  Director  for  Ascendas-Singbridge  Pte  Ltd, LucasFilm  Animation  Pte  Ltd,  Human  Capital  Leadership  Institute,  Singapore  Innovate  Pte  Ltd  and Temasek Foundation Connects. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of St Gallen, and also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.