Justice Judith Prakash, Tan Chong Meng and Ravi Menon to join NUS Board

The NUS Board of Trustees will welcome three new members – all of whom are NUS alumni – on 1 April 2024. They are Justice Judith Prakash, Senior Judge and a former judge of the Singapore Court of Appeal; Mr Tan Chong Meng, former Group Chief Executive of PSA International; and Mr Ravi Menon, former Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Justice Judith Prakash was the first woman to be appointed a permanent judge of Singapore’s Court of Appeal in 2016. She began her judicial career in 1992, as a Judicial Commissioner in the Supreme Court. Until 2022, Justice Prakash was the Lead Judge for arbitration matters. Her judgments, particularly on arbitration and commercial law, have had significant influence both domestically and internationally. Beyond her expertise in arbitration, her areas of interest include family law and trusts, as well as banking, finance, shipping and insurance law. She retired in December 2023 and returned as Senior Judge in January 2024.

Mr Tan Chong Meng was the Group CEO of leading global port group PSA International (PSA) until his retirement in March 2024. Before joining PSA in 2011, he spent more than 20 years at the Royal Dutch Shell Group, helming senior leadership positions across a range of operations in the US, Europe, China and Singapore. He serves as Chairman of JTC Corporation and Deputy Chairman on the board of the National University Health System. In 2022, Mr Tan assumed the role of Governor Chair for the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain and Transport Industry Community. He was also Co-Chairman of the Emerging Stronger Task Force, which was convened by the Singapore government to guide the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Mr Ravi Menon is the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s longest-serving Managing Director. He helmed the central bank from 2011 to 2023, overseeing the implementation of effective monetary and macroprudential policies, the reform of the financial regulatory framework, and the development of Singapore as a vibrant green finance centre and a global FinTech hub. He has played a leading role in international finance, previously chairing the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System and the Financial Stability Board Standing Committee on Standards Implementation. Mr Menon has served on several boards in the public, private and people sectors, including the Institute of Banking and Finance, Central Provident Fund Board, Housing and Development Board, and DBS Bank.

Welcoming the three new appointees, Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Chairman of the NUS Board, said, “Their breadth and depth of experience will enrich board discussions and bring useful perspectives to guide the growth of the University amid a fast-changing and challenging environment.”

In line with the Board’s renewal, three non-executive members – Ambassador-at-Large Prof Chan Heng Chee, veteran social worker Dr Sudha Nair, and Allen and Gledhill partner Mr Andrew Lim Ming-Hui – will retire from the Board on 31 March 2024.

“We will miss Heng Chee, Sudha and Andrew. They have served the Board very well, supporting the University through various challenges and providing guidance on many strategic issues. We are deeply thankful for their service and unwavering commitment to NUS,” Mr Hsieh added.

The NUS Board of Trustees currently has 20 members. Appointed by the Minister for Education, the Board is made up of eminent leaders from the public sector, academia, business and various professions. It works closely with the University’s management and stakeholders to shape its vision, chart major directions, and guide significant initiatives.

Read more about the Trustees here and see the full list here.