Gee Paw TAN
Gee Paw TAN
Mr Tan Gee Paw was appointed Chairman of the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency on 1 April 2001. Mr Tan is a member of a number of government committees. He is the Chairman of International Advisory Panel, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is also Chairman of Nominating Committee, Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, Singapore International Water Week. He is the Adjunct Professor, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore. Previous appointments held by Mr Tan were Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of the Environment. He is currently a member of Changi Airport Group’s ECAD and a Director of Surbana Jurong Private Limited, as well as Singapore Millennium Foundation.
Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Malaya in 1967, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1971. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Westminster, UK in 1993; and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Sheffield University, UK in 1995. In 2013, he was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by the Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Tan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1978 and a Special Award (Gold Medal) for Clean River Commemoration in 1987. He also received the Medal of Commendation at the NTUC May Day Award in 2005 and the President’s Award for the Environment in 2007. Mr Tan was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal in 2001 for his work as Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of the Environment and the Distinguished Service Order in 2010 for his work as Chairman of PUB. In 2011, Mr Tan was conferred the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the National University of Singapore; and the NUS Society Distinguished and Outstanding Member Award by National University of Singapore in 2014. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore and awarded the Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award in 2015. Mr Tan was also elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore in 2012.