NUS Appoints Po'ad Mattar As Pro-Chancellor

NUS Appoints Po'ad Mattar As Pro-Chancellor

Monday, 18 June 2012

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A member of Singapore's Council of Presidential Advisers, Mr Po'ad Bin Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar has been appointed as pro-chancellor for the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The appointment was made by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, and will take effect from May 30.

Mr Mattar, 64, joins current NUS pro-chancellors Mr Ngiam Tong Dow and Dr Cheong Siew Keong. He will act on behalf Dr Tony Tan during his absence from the university and preside at the annual commencement ceremonies, said NUS in a statement today.

Mr Ngiam and Dr Cheong were appointed pro-chancellors in 2000.

"Since my graduation, I have noted the enormous progress and growth of the University. It has now become one of the leading global universities and this makes me very proud. I feel honoured and privileged to be of service to my University," said Mr Mattar.

Besides being a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers, Mr Mattar is also a member of the Public Service Commission and sits on the board of directors of several companies, including Hong Leong Finance, Tiger Airways, Keppel Offshore & Marine, and NIE International.

He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore and a Master in Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Makati, Philippines. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

An accountant by training, Mr Mattar served as Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche and its predecessor firm Deloitte Haskins & Sell, from January 1988 to June 2002. He was a Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche since July 2002 until his retirement on 1 March 2006.

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