Mr S. Chandra Das has been the Managing Director of NUR Investment & Trading Pte Ltd, a company engaged in trading and investment activities in India, Singapore and Myanmar since 1986. He has over 40 years of experience primarily in companies involved in the trading and manufacturing industries. Mr Das served as the Singapore Trade Representative to the USSR from 1970 to 1971, Chairman of the Trade Development Board from 1983 to 1986, Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd from 1993 to 2005, Director of CapitaMall Trust Management Ltd from 2002 to 2012 and Chairman & Director of Nera Telecommunications Ltd from 1988 to 2013.
Mr Das is currently the Chairman of Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd, Tamil Murasu Limited, YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd; Talkmed Group Ltd, Eldercare Holdings Pte Ltd and the Deputy Chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd. He also serves on the board of Super Group Ltd.
Mr Das is currently Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He is also the Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Mr Das served as a Member of Parliament in Singapore from 1980 to 1996.
He is and has been conferred numerous awards, such as the President’s Medal by the Singapore Australian Business Council in 2000, and the Distinguished Service (Star) Award by National Trades Union Congress in 2005 and The Public Star Award (BBM) in 2014.
Mr Das graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honours) from the University of Singapore in 1965.