Published on 22 Jan 2022

Nanyang Alumni Awards 2021

The Awards ceremony was held on 23 October after a year-long delay due to the pandemic.

First launched in 2005, the Nanyang Alumni Awards recognise exemplary achievements of alumni in their respective fields, or who have made significant contributions toward the betterment of the University, community or society.

Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award 2021

Dr Muhammad Tito Karnavian Dr Muhammad Tito Karnavian
Keeper of the peace

Dr Muhammad Tito Karnavian’s (RSIS/2013) entire career has been dedicated to the security of his countrymen, from protecting neighbourhoods against crime to safeguarding Indonesia against terrorist attacks.

Nice guys finish first

The founder of a thriving accounting firm in Singapore, Henry Tan (NBS/1988) believes authenticity is key to success.

Henry TanMr Henry Tan


Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award 2021

Miao Chunyan Prof Miao Chunyan
Ageing well with AI

The challenges we will face as an ageing population are very real, but so is the hope that artificial intelligence will bring.


Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2021

Narayanan Mr Narayanan S/O Velayutham
A man of many words

Embracing diversity and racial harmony begins with one’s own culture, according to Singapore’s leading young Tamil interpreter.


Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award 2020

Tan Siah Kwee Prof Tan Siah Kwee
Master stroke

Alumnus Prof Tan Siah Kwee (Arts/1972) has spent nearly five decades reviving the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy in Singapore and his efforts have paid off.

Woman of the world

Being open to new and unfamiliar experiences gave this financial chief and NBS alumna, Ms Jill Lee (NBS/1998), all the tools she needed for effective leadership.

Jill Lee Ms Jill Lee


Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award 2020

Frank Phuan Mr Frank Phuan
Saving the world one solar panel at a time

MSE alumnus Frank Phuan ventured into solar energy at a time when sustainability was hardly spoken of. Today, he is the founder and CEO of one of the biggest solar energy companies in Singapore.


Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2020

Jemimah Wei Ms Jemimah Wei
A new narrative

For Jemimah Wei (SOH/2015 & 2018), telling stories is as natural – and essential – as breathing.


For the full list of Nanyang Alumni Award recipients, click here
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