EEE Alumni Association (EEEAA) was established in 1996 by the pioneers of NTU EEE graduates. Mr Heng Guan Teck, the Chairman of the Protem Committee, played a crucial role in drafting the constitution and officially registering the association with the Registrar of Society.
A key objective listed in EEEAA Constitution: “To promote interaction between the Association and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE).”
The NTU School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) celebrated its 40th Anniversary in October 2022. To commemorate this milestone, EEEAA Executive Committee (exco) collaborated with NTU EEE Management to organise the EEE Alumni Gala Dinner. The event was held at Pan Pacific Singapore and attended by over 200 alumni and staff, including EEE pioneers from Class of 1985, notable donors, EEEAA volunteers and invited guests. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honours, Prof Louis Phee, Dean, College of Engineering & Vice President (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and Prof Tan Yap Peng, Chair, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Deputy Dean, College of Engineering.
During the gala dinner, the inaugural NTU EEE Alumni Awards were presented to 14 recipients who have made outstanding professional achievements and significant contributions to their community and alma mater. The awards are divided into three categories: EEE Outstanding Alumni Award, EEE Young Alumni Excellence Award and EEE Alumni Service Award.
The four recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award were:
- Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health (Class of 1988).
- Mr. Zaqy Mohamad Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Manpower (Class of 1999).
- Prof Inderjit Singh, CEO of Solstar and formerly Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC (Class of 1985).
- Mr. Lo Kien Foh, President and CEO of Continental Automotive Singapore (Class of 1988).
Our exco team has been working diligently to provide our members with opportunities to network physically by reintroducing some of our large-scale anchor events. These include the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at new landmark locations in Singapore, ChillOut and Durian Tour in Malaysia. These were extremely well received in the past and its strong turnout this term displayed its popularity among members.
For ChillOut at Tap D’Fish, senior alumni, some of whom hold senior management positions or are business owners, had unfiltered conversations with younger alumni and undergraduates. They shared their invaluable experience and sometimes offered career advice when asked by their juniors.
The EEEAA Durian Trip to Malaysia was another successful event where two travel buses full of alumni visited a Durian Plantation in Johor to appreciate freshly harvested durians.
The upcoming AGM at Mandai Bird Park aims to create a family event where alumni and their family members meet one another and enjoy the privileges of being EEEAA members.
These efforts by our exco team align with one of the objectives listed in the EEEAA constitution: “To encourage and organise educational, social, cultural, recreational, sporting and civic activities among members including the granting of scholarships for the purpose of pursuing academic studies in relevant disciplines.”
It’s wonderful to see such dedication from the EEEAA exco team in providing meaningful experiences to our members.
In accordance with our constitution, the term of office of the committee is two years. With a young core taking the bulk of the responsibilities of leading EEEAA for past years, especially the 27th term, a refresh of leadership of EEEAA executive committee in the upcoming 28th term is crucial to our succession plans. With an increase interest from EEE Alumni members to join EEEAA as volunteers, I am confident the future EEEAA Leadership can serve NTU EEE Community well and uphold EEEAA’s vision: “To be one of the best Alumni Associations in Singapore that value adds to our members.”
CHEAH WAI SOON
NTU EEE Alumni Association
27th Executive Committee