Singapore businessman Lim Siong Guan honoured
The University of Adelaide has honoured prominent Singapore government official Lim Siong Guan with a Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2012 Singapore graduation ceremony held on Saturday 28 April.
Siong Guan, the Group President of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) in 1969.
The former Head of the Singapore Civil Service also gave the official address to 183 University of Adelaide graduates at the National University of Singapore Cultural Centre.
Siong Guan has served Singapore with distinction for more than 40 years and is a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1982, the Meritorious Service Medal in 1991 and the Order of Nila Utama (First Class) in 2006.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is in recognition of Mr Lim Siong Guan's visionary leadership and extensive contributions to Singapore and its Civil Service.
The 2012 graduation ceremony included three PhD students and 27 prize winners from the University of Adelaide's programs offered in Singapore at the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.
Among the award winners were Ngee Ann Secondary School teachers Theresa Lai and Tan Choon Hou Alvin, who received the Executive Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Both graduated with a Masters of Educational Studies.
This year's macebearer was Bernard How, Director of Premier Support, Asia Time Zone for Microsoft Operations, who graduated with an MBA from the University of Adelaide. Bernard achieved three High Distinctions and six Distinctions in the program offered at Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre, Singapore.
The ceremony was the last in Singapore for the University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor James McWha AO, who retires in June after 10 years at the helm.
Story by Candy Gibson