Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr George Yeo, has accepted our invitation to be a Patron of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University. Mr Yeo’s extensive experience will help to link IAS more closely to the international community. These connections will help to forge more future collaborations with other centres of research. He will also provide constructive advice for the overall strategic development of IAS.
Mr Yeo has served in various Ministries in the Cabinet from 1991 to 2011. These services included various portfolios at the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Mr Yeo proposed and built an outstanding public library system. He has also conceptualised and built the Esplanade and the Asian Civilisation Museum. These proposals enhanced the cultural landscape in Singapore, and have eventually led to the establishment of our flourishing arts and cultural scene today.