Faculty Promotions and Appointments

New academic year brings new appointments and promotions. Congratulations to the following professors for their appointments and promotions!

sumit aggarwalProfessor Sumit Agarwal has been appointed as the Low Tuck Kwong Professor, with effect from 7 July, for a term of five years. Donated by Dato’ Low Tuck Kwong, Founder and Chairman of PT Bayan Resources, the endowed professorship was established to appoint a leading academic who has demonstrated excellence and has been internationally recognised in the fields of finance, accounting or business strategy. In addition to excelling in finance, Professor Sumit also has a strong interest in sustainability and how it applies to urban planning. He has attained international visibility due to his comprehensive research output, as well as his interesting, rigorous and relevant scholarship.
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Getting more social

The School recently announced a new social committee to foster a better social environment in the School. Sixteen members of the School community from all departments and units have come together to create an exciting, social environment with a goal of helping our staff and faculty members build good relationships, enjoy their work better, keep them happy and improve the School’s culture.

Biz Social Committee: Chair Verity Thoi (Sitting, first left) with 10 of the 16 committee members

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Staff members join international b-school consortium

We are extremely proud of our staff members, Yue-Wen Lim, Zahira Binte Nawi and Nelson Tan, who have been selected to represent NUS Business School at the Partnership in International Management (PIM), an international consortium of leading business schools that works to promote student exchange programmes.


Yue-Wen Lim is the Director of International Relations at the School and is appointed as the Asia and Asia-Pacific Chair for PIM. Chairs are in charge of implementing the strategies suggested by the members during PIM’s Annual Meeting, as well as managing the budget, deciding on the structure and contents of the Annual Conference, and addressing the major issues of the association.

“It is my pleasure and honour to be elected as the new Chair of Asia-Pacific region for the PIM network. NUS Business School has been a long and active member of the network, and our participation has allowed our students to exchange with some of the top business school members. As the new Chair, I hope to encourage schools in the region to take full advantage of this network and be key players in this organisation’s evolution in coming years,” says Yue-Wen.  Continue reading

More wins by undergrads

Our students have continued to do us proud in national and international competitions.

Our BBA team of Chan Yi, Eleanor Low, Fahmi Hamzah and Jerome Tan beat 11 other global teams, to win the Sauder Summit Global Case Competition.


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Faculty Award and Promotions

We’re proud to highlight the recent achievements of our faculty members.

Professor Ivan Png, from Department of Strategy and Policy, has recently been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of the University. This honour is awarded  to academics who demonstrate excellence and international recognition in innovative research and superior performance in the field. Professor Ivan is a renowned economics expert, with an academic career spanning over two decades. His research focuses on the economics of Innovation and pricing. In addition to his contribution to academics, he has also been a nominated Member of Parliament (10th Parliament of Singapore).

Professor Sumit Agarwal from the Department of Finance has been promoted to full professor. Professor Sumit, a well-known expert in finance, recently won the School’s Outstanding Researcher award.

Professor Sumit has been cited widely and has produced five top-tier journal papers since joining us two years ago, a feat that puts him on par with the best researchers in the field. He also writes extensively for the ‘Smart Finance’ blog on Think Business, our knowledge portal.



Associate Professor Edmund Keung, from Department of Accounting, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning this January. Professor Edmund teaches accounting courses at the School and has won the School’s Outstanding Research award in 2010.

His research interests lie in financial accounting and capital markets, and his work has been published in several leading journals. 


irisAssistant Professor Iris Hung, from Department of Marketing, has also been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning this January.
Iris teaches promotional management and consumer information processing courses at the School and has won the Outstanding Researcher award for the School in 2010. Her research interests lie in consumer information processing and effects of subjective experiences on decision making. Her work has been published in several leading journals.

To learn more about the School’s faculty members, their research interests or awards, click here.


China alumni reading club kicks off first session of year

Twenty members of the NUS Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) Reading Club kicked off the first reading club session of the year with a discussion of marketing firm founder and author Jack Trout’s newest book. The March 8 meeting in Shanghai saw alumni come together to share perspectives on In Search of the Obvious: the Antidote for Today’s Marketing Mess, a book that makes the bold declaration that marketers have lost their way.


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NUS alumnus to lead China-based EMBA Sports Alliance again


Zhang Runbin, an alumnus of our Asia Pacific Executive MBA (Chinese) programme has been reelected as Chairman of the EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance at its annual summit held at the CEIBS Beijing campus on December 15, 2013.  He was the Chairman of the Alliance for 2013 as well.

The EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance brings together China-based EMBA alumni who have graduated from various business schools in Asia, such as Peking University,Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, CKGSB and CEBIS and share common interests in sports and nature. 

EMBA in China

Founded in 2012, the Alliance aims to foster healthier lifestyles, and positive mindsets, raise awareness and increase community involvement through outdoor sports activities.


A New Year State of Mind

2014 is just round the corner and ’tis the season to be grateful for all the wonderful opportunities and experiences, and reflect upon the learning from the past year. As we gear up for the new year, we want to thank you all for your support and feedback – it’s been amazing to hear from our readers and exciting to know that we already have a small community of followers since we started this blog a few months ago!

From our entire team at Corporate Communications (see the lovely faces below :-)) we wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and a joyous and wonderful New Year!  

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