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Philip Yeo


Philip YEO (Chairman)


Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd and 

Accuron Technologies Limited

Mr Philip Yeo is Chairman of the Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS). Established in 2013, EDIS is an economic development management services company founded by Mr Yeo that provides strategic advice and undertakes the development and management of integrated industrial and urban areas with an emphasis on job creation and industrial cluster development.

Mr Yeo is also Chairman of Accuron Technologies, a global precision engineering and technology group headquartered in Singapore with operations in major markets in Asia, Europe and the USA and serving the aerospace, medical equipment, consumer electronics and automotive industries.

Mr Yeo recently retired as Chairman of SPRING Singapore, a role he has held since 2007. SPRING Singapore was a Singapore Government agency responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. In April 2018, it merged with International Enterprise Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore.

Mr Yeo served as a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), from 2010 to 2013 and as a member of the World Health Organisation Expert Working Group on Research & Development Financing from 2009-2010. He was Senior Advisor for Economic Development in the Prime Minister’s office of the Singapore Government from 2007-2011. Mr Yeo was the Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) from 1986-January 2001 and Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology And Research (ASTAR) from February 2001-2007.

Mr Yeo obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) in 1970 and an honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1997. He obtained a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) degree from the then University of Singapore in 1974 and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1976. Mr Yeo was conferred an honorary Doctor of Medicine by Karolinska Institutet in May 2006 and an honorary Doctor of Science by Imperial College London in November 2007. In 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from National University of Singapore and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Monash University of Australia. In 2017, King’s College London conferred the King’s Fellows on Mr Yeo.​

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