NPSI is very pleased and privileged to announce that Mr K.V Rao. Resident Director, ASEAN, of Tata Sons in Singapore, has joined us as a Board Advisor.
Mr Rao specializes in International Business with 38 years of experience in leadership at various enterprises. The School welcomes Mr Rao warmly and looks forward to Mr Rao's guidance and advice in the coming years.
Mr. K V Rao
K V Rao, holds a Masters in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India. He has worked in diversified industries and enterprises, in leadership positions, including a stint with the Singapore Civil Service as a Director with International Enterprise Singapore. He is specialized in International Business, and has an experience that covers 40 countries in the developed and emerging markets, with a focus on Asia.
He is currently the Resident Director – ASEAN, for Tata Sons Private Limited, promoter of the Tata Group. Concurrently, he serves as Board Member & Chairman of several Tata Regional Subsidiaries. He is active in community work, arts and industry bodies.
Chairman of Trust Energy Resources, Tata Power International, Tata Capital and Tata Capital Advisors in Singapore
Chairman (President Commissioner) of PT Tata Motors Indonesia and PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia
Board Member of Tata International, Tata Chemicals International, TML Holdings (Tata Motors), Qubit Investments (Tata Industries), World-One Development Company and World-One (Sri-Lanka) Projects (Tata Housing) and Life Insurance Corporation in Singapore, amongst others
Public Bodies, Industry Platforms:-
Term Trustee, Board of Trustees SINDA (Singapore Indian Development Association) focused on community development, and served as Vice President of the Executive Committee till 2021.
Member Board of Advisors – Singapore Institute of International Affairs ( SIIA)
Chairman of CII-IBF (Confederation of Indian Industry India Business Forum, Singapore Office)
Vice Chairman of the South Asia Business Council of the Singapore Business Federation, apex industry body of Singapore
President of SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society)
Served as Member of Board of Advisors of SICCI – Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry till Dec 2020.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 2011 award from his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India.
He is a blogger, speaker, and has a keen interest in Indian Classical Music. Mr. Rao is a Singaporean and has lived in Singapore for 25 years, blessed with two sons and spouse is an Electronics Engineer and senior IT professional.
NPS International School is pleased to welcome its first member of the Advisory Board.
Mr Er Kwong Wah, former Permanent Secretary, Government of Singapore and currently a Governor at Raffles Institution and Executive Director at East Asia Institute of Management joins us as member of the Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board will consist of eminent educationists, scholars, and managers and will advise the School in its pursuit of academic excellence and holistic education.
Mr. Er Kwong Wah
BBM, PBM, PPA (E), PBS Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques,
BA Sc (Hons), MBA, Hon Fellow (UWIC), FCIM, Sr.MIES, MIPS
Mr. Er Kwong Wah was a member of the Singapore Government Administrative Service for 27 years and had served in various ministries such as the Ministry of Defense, the Public Service Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Community Development. He held Permanent Secretary Position first with the Ministry of Education and then with the Ministry of Community Development until his retirement.
As Permanent Secretary of Education, he was involved in the planning and development of the universities, polytechnics, the Institute of Technical Education, numerous schools in Singapore and the Singapore International School in Hong Kong. Even after his retirement from the Singapore Civil Service, he was actively involved in the Education Sector as a Governor of United World College of South East Asia, and a Trustee of SIM University.
At present, he is a member of the Board of Governors of Raffles Institution in Singapore. He is also an Executive Director of the East Asia Institute of Management. Additionally, he sits as an independent non-executive director on the Board of several public companies.
Mr Er has been conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (1990), the Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France (1991), the Public Service Medal (2004) and the Public Service Star (2009). In 2013, he was a recipient of the Service to Education Award from the Ministry of Education, Singapore.