Prof. Anthony Teo
Chevalier of the French Order of the Palmes Académiques
Founder Secretary to the Nanyang Technological University, Member of the Troika-in-Cabinet (with the President & Provost)
Lee-Teo Gold Medal and Scholarship(s) for Nuevo Economics
Adjunct Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
ASCT Mentor+: *Founder Secretary to the University*, member of the *Troika-in-Cabinet* (with the *President, Provost and myself as COO*) and Advisor to the President’s Office at NTU in about 2005.
- Chevalier of the French Order of the Palmes Academiques
- Founder Secretary to the Nanyang Technological University, member of the Troika-in-Cabinet (with the President & Provost) QS Ranking 75 to 11th
- Lee-Teo Gold Medal and Scholarship(s) for Nuevo Economics
- Adjunct Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
- Harvard MBA 1969
QS Global 75 rising to the *present 11th.
Officer-in-Attendance to HE President APJ Kalam – Visit & Honoris Causa’08.
Led & won the *Champion Chingay’09 Float* 3-Dragon *Robot Draconika* profiling *NTU’s Tech-Art* with 120 performers (Sub-theme: We’re not Philistines).
Led the $100-million in-time & below-budget 18-month *conversion of NTU-YOG Games Village’10* (inheriting all the assets).
Thrice winner of NTU Team Leadership Award for bringing Honour & Presitige to NTU in Chingay’08, YOGV’10 & *Mentoring Student Groups like SIFE’12* to Global SIFE Championship Finals at Washington DC as part of his activist residential-educational pastoral care such as Senior Hall Fellow of Pioneer Hall One.
A Harvard MBA intrigued by the making of great universities-institutions and the evolution of universities-cities inspired by *mission-driven Harvard *Dean Graves’70* and managing strategic faculty’s *’conflict of interest’* (and *MIT President* Chuck Vest’99 proposition of *’conflict of commitment’*) he imagined a *four-decade preparation* in teaching, banking & consulting and directorships *angled at institutions of higher learning* (fortuitously came to pass) with select research & writing whilst on global business & social enterprise in a dozen countries.
For a decade, he served on the QS World University Ranking’s Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in the Education *Conference Academic Committee*; and was *Visiting Fellow at Cambridge* University. He was conferred a *Chevalier of the French Order of the Palmes Académiques* by the French government. He addressed *international conferences* & taught senoir global executive development programmes like at Air Liquide; and chaired the inaugural conference on *’Univer-Cities 2013’* as *Convenor-Editor*. It evolved to UC2019, and published in the *UC Volume I-IV Series.*
He was the *conference provost* for HBS Global Leadership Forum in pre-handover *Hong Kong’97* and post-WTO *Shanghai’04* with a combined global delegates of 1000 CEOs and Spouses, setting a new gold standard on such fora.
In honour of his Beloved Teacher Professor Dr Lee Soo Ann, he jointly endowed S$350,000 in perpetuity at his Alma Mater NUS’17 for an annual award of the *Lee-Teo Gold Medal and Scholarship(s)* for Nuevo Economics to inspire studying the emerging more complex challenges needing cross-disciplinary *Economics-Business* as pioneered by centennial Harvard Business School with iconoclastic Business-Economists like *Mike Porter and the late Clayton Christensen.*
Serendipitously, he was *Associate Editor of Suara Ekonomi* Volume 3 November 1965 with my paper – ‘*Approaches to Reducing Unemployment in Singapore’.* In the *2016 Reminisces* of Class’66, my *’Five Faces of Economics’* is amongst the top three. He was *Co-Editor and Contributor’05* in The *Harvard Crimson Essays* by 18 alumni-ae on what the experience meant to them which was published by Marshall Cavendish. The book seeded the co-founding & launch of the *Harvard SG Foundation* with $1 million for the *capacity building of CEOs* for our valued NPOs & NGOs, with then Emeritus Senior Minister Goh as Patron. It will fund in perpetuity two scholarships to the advanced management programme SPNM for NPOs at Harvard Business School (40 graduands, to date).
Status: *Retired, sort of* ~ Taking care of Family (plus six Grandchildren). Busily imbibed in fewer other labour of love. Eyeing the Spinner Clotho, Dispenser Lachesis and Cutter Atropos of the thread (of life).