Dr. Beh Swan Gin

Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board

Dr. Beh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 December 2014. He also chairs the Boards of Directors of EDB Investments and EDBI.

Dr. Beh was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014.
Prior to the Ministry of Law, he was Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012. He joined EDB in November 1992 and held various positions over the years,
including leadership roles in the development of Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments within EDB’s North American operations.

In 2006 and 2007, Dr. Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as
well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Energy Planning Division.
Dr. Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

He is a Board Director for Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and chairs the Board of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited. He is also a Board Director for AscendasSingbridge Pte Ltd, LucasFilm Animation Pte Ltd, the Human

Capital Leadership Institute and Temasek Foundation Connects. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of St. Gallen, and also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.