Professor Low Teck Seng Chief Executive Officer National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore


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    Prof Low Teck Seng has been actively involved in the research, technology and innovation landscape in Singapore for over 30 years. As the founding Executive Director of A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute, he has helped to spearhead world class R&D in data storage technologies.

    After leadership roles in the education sector as Dean of Engineering at the National University of Singapore and as the founding CEO of Republic Polytechnic, Prof Low joined A*STAR as the Deputy Managing Director (Research) in April 2009 to synergise the work of A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and the Biomedical Research Council. He took on the additional role of Executive Director of SERC in February 2010 to lead SERC into the next decade and shape the future of science and engineering research in Singapore.

    As A*STAR’s Managing Director since October 2010, Prof Low has played an instrumental role in furthering A*STAR’s strategic priorities of driving innovative research and developing scientific talent to support Singapore’s economic and industry development goals. He has also put in place systems and processes to promote greater integration and alignment within the A*STAR community, and initiated an organisation-wide adoption of the Balanced Scorecard as a tool to drive alignment and excellence.

    Prof Low is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise.
    Prof Low is presently Senior Advisor to Provost, Nanyang Technological University and a tenured Professor with National University of Singapore.