Jamus Lim, elected Member of Parliament (MP) from the Workers’ Party (WP) is one of the six new faces who will form the 64th Economic Society of Singapore’s (ESS) council.
Announced on Thursday (23 Jul), ESS has elected the associate economics professor at Essec Business School at the society’s annual general meeting the day before.
Prof Lim is one of the MPs for the newly-carved Sengkang Group Representation Constituency when he was voted in with his other three WP members on 11 July.
The five other new council members are: Kent Choi, a team leader at investment bank Credit Suisse; Professor Christina Soh, Dean of Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) business school; Professor Satoru Takahashi, head of the National University of Singapore’s economics department; Associate Professor Tan Swee Liang of Singapore Management University; Franky Tanudjojo, head of international banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore).
NTU’s Professor Euston Quah will head the new council as President, which he has been since 2009.
The non-profit ESS was formed in 1956, and has evolved to include individuals from the academic, government and business sectors to facilitate discussions on current economic issues relating to Singapore and the region.
Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former prime minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat are some of the society’s honorary members.