The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies is overseen by an advisory board comprising representatives from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Business Federation, the founding donors of the centre, and the Singapore government.


  • Mr Shabbir Hassanbhai

    Mr Shabbir Hassanbhai - Chairman

    Director, Finance and Investment, Indo Straits Trading Co Pte Ltd

    Chairman, Africa Business Group, SBF

  • Mr Prakash Kejriwal

    Mr Prakash Kejriwal

    Director, Indorama Group

  • Mr Venkataramani Srivathsan

    Mr Venkataramani Srivathsan

    Managing Director, Africa & Middle East, Olam International

  • Mr Teo Siong Seng

    Mr Teo Siong Seng

    Managing Director, Pacific International Lines

    Chairman, Singapore Business Federation

  • Mr Deepak Singhal

    Mr Deepak Singhal,

    African Group Chief Executive, Tolaram Group

  • Mr Pratheepan Karunagaran

    Mr Pratheepan Karunagaran

    General Manager – Africa, Wilmar International

  • Ambassador T Jasudasen

    Ambassador T Jasudasen

    Ambassador, Ethiopia & African Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Mr Luke Goh Peng Ee

    Mr Luke Goh Peng Ee

    Deputy Secretary (Trade)

  • Mr G. Jayakrishnan

    Mr G. Jayakrishnan

    Group Director, Middle East & Africa Group, International Enterprise Singapore

  • Mr Ho Meng Kit

    Mr Ho Meng Kit

    Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation

  • Mr Darius Lim

    Mr Darius Lim

    Head of Strategic Relations and Corporate Affairs, Pavilion Energy 

  • Prof Tan See Seng

    Prof Tan See Seng

    Professor of International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

  • Mr Johan Burger

    Mr Johan Burger

    Director, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

  • Professor Robert (Bob) Kennedy

    Professor Robert (Bob) Kennedy

    Dean, College of Business

    Nanyang Business School 

  • Mr Ranveer Chauhan

    Mr Ranveer Chauhan 

    Managing Director, Palm & Natural Rubber, Olam International

  • Mr Inderjit Singh

    Mr Inderjit Singh

    Chief Executive Officier, Solstar International Pte Ltd

  • Mr Cody Lee

    Mr Cody Lee,

    Assistant Executive Director (Americas, Middle East and Africa), Global Business Division, Singapore Business Federation

NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies


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