Ho Teck Hua

Senior Deputy President and Provost

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor

National University of Singapore

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Professor Ho Teck Hua is the senior deputy president and provost of the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor. He is also the founding executive chairman of AI Singapore, a national research and development programme. He will be appointed President of the Nanyang Technological University on 24 April 2023.

Teck is a prominent behavioural scientist with a PhD and a master's degree in decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a master’s degree in computer and information sciences and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with first class honours from NUS.

In 2011, he took a part-time appointment at NUS as vice president of research strategy and became director of the NUS Centre for Behavioural Economics. In 2015, he became deputy president of research and technology at NUS. Prior to his role as deputy president, Teck was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. In 1999, he earned tenure in the marketing department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was assistant professor of operations and technology management at the University of California, Los Angeles’s Anderson School of Management.

At the Haas School of Business, Teck received the Earl F Cheit Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching, three years in a row (2004, 2005, and 2006) as well as the Williamson Award (2015). The latter is the School’s highest faculty award, named in honour of Oliver Williamson, the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. It celebrates honourees who best reflect the character and integrity associated with Williamson’s scholarly work and legacy. In 2010, Teck received the Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of California, Berkeley's highest university-level award for teaching.

Teck has had many significant works published in refereed journals in the areas of behavioural economics, management science, and marketing. He was the first non-US citizen to be editor-in-chief of Management Science, the venerable flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and one of the top journals for research in management.

In Singapore, Teck is a member of the boards of the Defence Science and Technology Agency, DSO National Laboratories, the Government Technology Agency, the National University Health System, and Greenland Linklogis Group Holdings. He is also a fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College and president of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore.