Tony Tan Keng Yam

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Tony Tan Keng Yam is the seventh president of Singapore, a role he has held since 2011. He is also the chancellor of the National University of Singapore, patron of the Singapore Red Cross and patron-in-chief of the Community Chest. The former deputy chairman and executive director of GIC was presented the Defence Technology Medal (Pinnacle Award) in 2015, for his contribution in shaping Singapore’s armed forces when he was defence minister from 1995 to 2003.