With their extensive experiences and knowledge in leadership, our fellows help the Foundation in shaping its activities and building new alliances.

Emeritus Professor Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro is Emeritus Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. 

He has a long and distinguished academic and public service career. He was a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Bandung Institute of Technology for more than 30 years since 1980, serving as Department Chairman (1992-1995), and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (1995-1998). From 1999-2007 he served as Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA in 1985, and his research areas are tribology, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, mechanical design, and higher education development and policy.

He is a Fellow of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences since 2008. He served also as visiting professor in mechanical engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan from 2010 until 2020, and currently he serves as visiting professor at Central South University, China. In April 2018 he was appointed as Special Advisor to Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Since September 2020 he was appointed as Senior Advisor of CATL – BRUNP on Project / Engineering / Policy for establishment of Lithium-Ion Battery Production Factory and Recycling Center in Indonesia.

Professor David Celermajer

Professor David Celermajer AO is Scandrett Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology at The University of Sydney.

His other roles include Academic Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Staff Cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead and Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of Heart Kids Australia.

Professor Celermajer is also the Chairman of the Congenital Heart Alliance of Australia and New Zealand, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

He has published over 600 papers, and sits on the Editorial Board of many leading cardiology journals, including the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart.

Professor Celermajer applies basic and clinical science to investigate his main research interests – Atherosclerosis, Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease, and was awarded the inaugural Charles Blackburn Medal from the University of Sydney, for outstanding Clinical Research.

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Dr James Garrity

Dr James Garrity is an emeritus ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA. He is board certified in ophthalmology from the American Board of Ophthalmology and vastly experienced in treating various conditions such as thyroid eye disease, double vision, loss of vision, orbital inflammations and orbital tumours.

Dr Garrity is an honorary member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, former member of the Committee on Examination Props in the American Board of Ophthalmology, and recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr Garrity received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency in ophthalmology from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery from Allegheny General Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. He recently retired from Mayo Clinic after 35 years on staff.

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng received her BA in Biochemistry at Smith College, PhD at St Mary’s Medical School, London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

She taught at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia for 10 years before joining the Faculty of Medicine (now Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) at NUS in 1988. Between 1997 and 2003, she was Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Medicine. During a leave of absence from NUS, she worked for three years (2007-2010) as the Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor of a new liberal arts institution – the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

She joined Yale-NUS College in October 2011 as Associate Professor of Life Sciences and has been Director of Special Projects, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is currently Rector of the residential colleges.

Emeritus Professor Gordon Redding

Professor Gordon Redding is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he spent 24 years. He also founded and directed the university’s Business School, and received the HKU Centennial Award for services to management education. His initial degree was at Cambridge, before ten years in industry, then a doctorate at Manchester Business School.

He served as Director of the Euro-Asia Centre at INSEAD, prior to being appointed as the initial Director of the HEAD Foundation.

In 1999 Professor Redding was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Stockholm School of Economics for his work on Asian business. In 2006 he received the bi-annual Award for Distinguished Scholarship of the International Association of Chinese Management Researchers. 

Professor Redding has published 15 books, of which the main ones have been The Spirit of Chinese Capitalism (New York, de Gruyter), The Future of Chinese Capitalism (with Michael Witt, Oxford University Press), The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems (with Michael Witt, Oxford University Press), and (based largely on experience at The HEAD Foundation) The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education and University Management (with Antony Drew and Steven Crump). He is currently working on a general theory of societal progress and has just published Comparing Capitalisms for an Unknown Future (Cambridge University Press), while also currently writing The Orchestration of Societal Progress for a further book with Oxford.

Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel

Since 2006 Professor Dr Wolfram Ressel has been Rector (President) of the University of Stuttgart, located in the southwest of Germany. He is also the Chairman of the Institute of Road and Transportation Science (since 1998), former Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences (2000 – 2006) and in his capacity as university Rector the Chairman of the Academic Senate of the University.

Outside of the university, he was the Chairman of TU9 (2018-2022), an association of the nine major technical universities in Germany, and the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Highway Research Institute in Germany. Dr Ressel was also the Chairman of the ‘Landesrektorenkonferenz’, a conference of the university Rectors of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (2016 – 2018), board member of Deutscher Hochschulverband (2004 – 2010) and head of the Advisory Board in the field of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg International (2012 – 2020).

Professor Paul Teng

Professor Paul Teng is Managing Director and Dean, NIE International Pte. Ltd., Singapore. He is a scientist and science educator.

He previously held positions at the National Institute of Education as Principal Officer, as Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (2006 – 2014), and Head, Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (2004-2006). He has been active in researching teacher professional development in Singapore and in an advisory role on science education to different groups. Additional to education, Prof Teng is widely recognised as an expert on food security. He is concurrently Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University; and Senior Adviser, BioMedical Research Council, A*STAR Singapore.

Professor Teng’s awards include the Eriksson Prize (Royal Swedish Academy of Science), an Honorary Doctor of Science (from Murdoch University, Australia) and being made a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Fellow, ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He has published/co-published eleven books and over 250 technical papers.

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer

Professor Dr Ulrich Wetterauer is currently holding the position as Chair of Urology at Danube Private University Krems, Austria.

He previously served as a senior consultant urologist at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and as Chair of Urology and Andrology (2001 – 2018) and as Managing Director of the Surgical Departments (2005 – 2011) at University Hospital Freiburg in Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. magna cum laude on the bio-chemical analysis of seminal plasma, and subsequently obtained his clinical and scientific training at the Surgical Clinic of University Hospital Freiburg under Professor Max Schwaiger. He went on to establish an area of specialisation in surgical andrology in the Urology Department.

His research work, which includes prostate carcinoma and its robot-assisted biopsy, andrology and kidney surgery, has been published extensively in many renowned publications including the World Journal of Urology, and Cancer and Prostate.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.