Mr Yeo is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Accuron Technologies Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd, which provides strategic advice and undertakes the development and management of integrated industrial and urban areas with an emphasis on job creation and industrial cluster development.
Mr. Yeo is an independent Director of City Development Limited (Singapore), Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Hong Kong) and Baiterek National Managing Holding JSC (Kazakhstan).
Over the years, Mr Yeo also served on the boards of public, private and academic sectors. He was Chairman of SPRING (Standards, Productivity and Innovation for Growth), Singapore Government’s enterprise development agency whose mission is to enable and grow Local Enterprises focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises from April 2007 to March 2018. (In April 2018, SPRING Singapore merged with International Enterprise Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore.)
He was former Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (www.a-star.edu.sg) from February 2001 to March 2007 and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (www.edb.gov.sg) from January 1986 to January 2001. He was also Senior Adviser for Science & Technology in the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Special Advisor for Economic Development in the Prime Minister’s Office from April 2007 to September 2008.
From 1986 to 2013, Mr Yeo was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration and the World Health Organization Expert Working Group on Research & Development Financing
Mr Yeo obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) in 1970 from the University of Toronto, Canada, a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) in 1974 from the then University of Singapore and a Master in Business Administration in 1976 from Harvard University, USA. He received honorary PhDs from the University of Toronto, Canada, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Imperial College London, UK, National University of Singapore and Monash University, Australia for his many years of work in economic and scientific development for Singapore.