Managing Director, NUR Investment & Trading Pte Ltd;
Non-Resident High Commissioner of Singapore to Sri Lanka
Mr S Chandra Das is the Managing Director of NUR Investment & Trading Pte. Ltd and Director of several other trading and manufacturing companies. He also sits as an Independent Director on the Boards of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd and TalkMed Group Ltd.
He currently serves as Singapore's Non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technology University in Singapore and a Life Trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).
He has been simultaneously involved in the corporate sector and in public and community services for over five decades, holding several high-profile appointments. He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996. His efforts across various fields have earned significant recognition through several awards and citations. These include The Public Star Award (BBM) – 2014, the Distinguished Service (Star) Award by National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) in 2005, the Distinguished Service Award by NTUC in 2001, the President's Medal by the Singapore Australian Business Council in 2000, the Rochdale Medal by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation Limited in 1998, the Meritorious Service Award by NTUC in 1997, the Golden Cross of Merit of Poland in 1991 and the Friend of Labour Award by NTUC in 1979.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore) and holds a Certificate in Education conferred by the former Singapore Teachers' Training College. He has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business by the University of Newcastle, Australia and an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Science by St. John's University, New York.