Investiture of National Day Awards 2015

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[Front Row, Left to Right]: His Excellency Jacques Wemer, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands to Singapore; Mr Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever; President Tony Tan Keng Yam; Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies; and, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development.

[Back Row, Left to Right]: Mr Christopher Pook, SE Asia Regional Director of UKTI and FCO Prosperity, British High Commission; Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board; Ms Ow Foong Pheng, Permanent Secretary for Minister of Trade & Industry; and, Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.

On 18 March 2016, President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam presented the Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore) to Mr Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever. The former president of Pratt & Whitney, Mr Paul Roger Adams, was also conferred the Public Service Star but was unable to attend the investiture ceremony.

Initiated by EDB in 1998, the Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore) recognises senior executives for their outstanding contributions to the economic growth of Singapore.

Press Release
- 18 March 2016

Investiture of National Day Awards 2015