Mr. Damian Chan was appointed Executive Vice President of the Singapore Economic Development Board on 1 October 2019. He oversees EDB’s Policy and Planning Group and Strategy divisions including AgriFood, Advanced Manufacturing, Environmental Sustainability, Hub Services, and Supply Chain & Connectivity. Previously, he was Executive Director for the Energy & Chemicals Cluster. Between 2011 till June 2015, as International Director for Americas, he led EDB’s operations across North and South America, working closely with global companies there to help them succeed in Asia via Singapore. Prior to that, he was the Director of Electronics Cluster in EDB. He was also the Centre Director of EDB Dallas Centre from 2002 to 2005, and of EDB Chicago Centre in 2001. He joined EDB in 1996.
He received a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 1996. He is married with four children.