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Professor Neo Boon Siong

​​ Professor Neo is the Dean and Canon Professor of Business at the Nanyang Business School.  He is also the Director of the Asian Business Case Centre at NBS. Prof Neo is the Chairman of k1 Ventures Ltd and also serves as Director on the Boards of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd, OUE REIT/Trust Management Pte Ltd, and J Lauritzen Singapore.

A leading expert in public sector governance, business strategy, process management and organisational change, Dr Neo has advised many major corporations, facilitated strategy workshops, and led management development programmes for government leaders and global enterprises.

With a rich and diverse industry experience spanning over 30 years, Prof Neo is a well-known authority in the areas of accounting and finance, information systems, strategy, research, business advisory and consultancy, management education, and corporate governance.

He has served on the Boards of OCBC Bank, Great Eastern Life Insurance, Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, Overseas Assurance Corp Ltd, Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd, GRP Ltd, Informatics Holding Ltd, National Computer Systems Pte Ltd, Keppel’s K1 eBiz Pte Ltd, Public Accountants Board, Securities Industry Council, Income Tax Review Board, Goods and Services Tax Review Board, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University Council.

He received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the President of the Republic of Singapore in the 1999 National Day Honours Awards.

Prior to NBS, Prof Neo was the Founding Director of Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in the National University of Singapore. He formerly served as Dean of the Nanyang Business School from 1998 to 2004. He was also the founder Director of the Information Management Research Centre (IMARC) at NBS. He has served on government committees, reviewing policies and recommending changes relating to economic development, education, human capital, international trade and technology development.

Prof Neo is the lead author of the book Dynamic Governance: Embedding Culture, Capabilities and Change, published and launched by Singapore’s President SR Nathan in July 2007. He also co-authored the book, Reconstructing Indonesia, published in 2015. His book, Exploiting IT for Business Competitiveness, was a recipient of the Highly Commended Award in the 1996 Singapore Book Awards. In the academic arena, his business strategy and IT management research papers and case studies frequently appear in international publications.

Professor Neo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration and PhD from University of Pittsburgh. He is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

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