University Professor, National University of Singapore

Professor Choon Fong Shih is currently University Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was formerly President (2000–2008). He also served as Founding President of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia (2008–2013). He studied at Harvard University and worked in industry before joining Brown University.

A foreign associate of the US National Academy of Engineering and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Shih holds the French decoration Chevalier in the Order of the Legion d’Honneur. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.