Born on 29 October 1946.
Citizenship: the Republic of Singapore
Education: In 1970 obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) and an honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. Philip Yeo obtained a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) degree from the then University of Singapore, a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University, an honorary Doctor of Medicine by Karolinska Institutet. He obtained an honorary Doctor of Science by Imperial College London. he received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from National University of Singapore and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Monash University of Australia.
He is the Chairman of an economic development management services company Singapore (EDIS) that provides strategic advice and undertakes the development and management of integrated industrial and urban areas.
In addition, he is the Chairman of Accuron Technologies and Advanced MedTech Holdings.
From April 1, 2007 up to 2018 he was the Chairman of SPRING Singapore – Agency for Development of the Government of Singapore, which main purpose is support for development of Singapore companies and building trust in their goods and services.
From 2010-2013 he served as a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN).
He was a Senior Advisor for Economic Development in the Prime Minister’s office of the Singapore Government from 2007-2011.
From February 2001-2007 Philip Yeo was the Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology And Research (ASTAR).
On 25 June 2013 – elected as a Board member of Baiterek NMH JSC (independent non-executive director) with the order of the Chairman of the Committee for State Property and Privatization E. Utepov #471 “On governing body of Baiterek NMH JSC”.
On 30 December 2013 – elected as a Board member of Baiterek NMH JSC (independent non-executive director) with the order of the First Vice-Minister for Investments and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Rau #464.
On 26 December 2016 - elected as a Board member of Baiterek NMH JSC (independent non-executive director) for 3 (three) years according to the order of the Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zh. Kasymbek #877 “On the composition of the Board of Directors of Baiterek NMH JSC”