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Dr Beh Swan Gin

Dr Beh Swan Gin

P‚Äčermanent Secretary (Development)

Dr Beh was appointed as the Permanent Secretary (Development) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 1 May 2023.

He was Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) from 1 December 2014 to 30 April 2023, and chaired the Board of Directors of EDBI. Prior to that, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014.

Dr Beh joined EDB in November 1992 and held various portfolios over the years including leadership roles in the development of Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments in EDB’s North American operations. In 2006 and 2007, Dr Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Energy Planning Division. He was Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012 before his appointment at the Ministry of Law.

Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

He is a Board Director for Singapore Exchange Limited and also chairs the board of CapitaLand Ascendas REIT Management Limited. In addition, he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

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