Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) (Hons) 1972
Bachelor of Arts (Economics) 1973
2011 JOINT RECIPIENT - ALUMNI AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Peter Tay was Singapore’s CEO to emulate during his 17 years at the helm as President and CEO of Singapore Food Industries Limited. He was the subject of a documentary and many media forums due to his success in transforming the business from a Singapore-centric food distribution enterprise to an international powerhouse with multi-domestic characteristics in the many countries in which the group operated. This culminated with a very successful listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1999.
Focussed as much on people as on commercial success, Mr Tay became an icon not only of commercial enterprise – but led the way in shaping human resource and industrial relations policy. In 2006, the Convergy’s Group (a global enterprise for human resource and customer service) awarded him the Convergy’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Human Resources.
Mr Tay is now a Director on a range of international boards, and consults broadly in business development and mentors budding business leaders. He also writes on management issues in Pan-Asian international food publications advising on food security and the importance of human resources.