Prominent Singapore alumni speak at graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 22 April 2006
Two of the University of Adelaide's high profile alumni in Singapore have spoken at University graduation ceremonies held there today.
OCBC Chairman and former Singapore Airlines CEO Dr Cheong Choong Kong, and the Second Minister for Finance and Foreign Affairs Mr Raymond Lim, gave the occasional address at the two ceremonies held at the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.
More than 100 students graduated across the two ceremonies.
Dr Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Adelaide, and in 1998 received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University in recognition of "sustained and distinguished service as an alumnus to management and communication, especially in Singapore".
He spent including 29 years at Singapore Airlines, where he was Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer before joining the OCBC Bank Board in 1999 where he now heads one of Asia's leading financial services groups, with total assets of more than $134 billion.
Minister Lim is a Rhodes Scholar as well as a Colombo Plan scholar, and has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Adelaide. He was educated in economics and law from the Universities of Adelaide, Oxford and Cambridge, and is also currently the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.
The University of Adelaide holds offshore graduation ceremonies in three countries: Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The Malaysian ceremony will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, April 23 while the Hong Kong ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 30.