Yeoh Lam Keong

Director

Mr Yeoh Lam Keong is the Vice-President of the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) where he heads the ESS Policy Sub-committee.

Lam Keong worked as a senior economist and strategist at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for 26 years where he was Director of Economics and Strategy and Chief Economist from October 2000 to June 2011.  He brings with him a wealth of experience in the       areas of global economic analysis and investment research management, as well as global currency / asset allocation strategy.

He is also the co-author of academic policy publications such as “Asian currencies in the context of export-oriented industrial development” (in “Exchange Rate Policies in Emerging Asian Countries”, Routledge Studies on Growth Economies of Asia, 1999), as well as author of articles on problems of globalization and social policy like “Re-thinking a New Social Compact for Singapore” (Ethos, Journal of the Singapore Civil Service College, Issue 3, October 2007) or “Re-thinking the Social Compact for Singapore in the New Normal” (Global is Asian Magazine, 2012).

Mr Yeoh is a prominent economist in Singapore and is heavily involved in public policy research.  He has also been an advisor to a number of research institutes in Singapore including the Singapore Centre for Applied Policy Economics (SCAPE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  He also sits on the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Economics Advisory Board and is Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as a Fellow of the Civil Service College.

Mr Yeoh graduated with a BSc (Econs) and MSc (Econs) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He is married with two children.