Kishore Mahbubani Independent Director

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, 69, had a long career in government while at the same time, writing extensively on public issues. He was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971-2004) where he had postings in Cambodia (1973-74), Malaysia, Washington D.C. and New York, where he served two postings as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. He was the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2004 to 2017. Currently, he is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and a Senior Advisor at the University and Global Relations Office of NUS. In the world of ideas, he has spoken and published globally. Professor Mahbubani is also a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2015. He has also taken the role of Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aggregate Asset Management since September 2017. Professor Mahbubani was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was re-elected on 28 April 2016.