The Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore (ICAAS) was founded in 1977 and is the oldest international alumni group of Imperial College, London. Established as a non-profit organisation, ICAAS aims to build a network amongst Singapore-based graduates of Imperial College, which number almost 3,000 today.
Over the years, ICAAS has grown into a strong network of professionals, bonded by friendship forged since their college days in the United Kingdom. It plays an active role in promoting science, technology and innovation here in our local community, through the many events such as site visits and talks, as well as seminars organised with visiting academics from Imperial College.
ICAAS continues to work closely with our alma mater to promote Imperial College as an institution of choice for students with an interest to pursue degrees in science, engineering, medicine or business. ICAAS also collaborates with the Imperial College Singapore Society, providing support for activities organised for Singaporeans who are currently studying at the college.
Patron of ICAAS: SM Teo Chee Hean
SM Teo Chee Hean was appointed Senior Minister on 1st May 2019. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security.
Prior to public service, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces and held various command and staff appointments in the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Joint Staff. In 1991, he was appointed Chief of Navy, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
SM Teo holds a Masters of Science degree (with distinction) in Computing Science from Imperial College and has been Patron of ICAAS since 1996.
Advisor of ICAAS: Mr J.Y. Pillay
Mr. JY Pillay served as one of the longest-serving Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers of the Republic of Singapore since 2005 till 2018. He is also serving as a member of numerous councils, including the Presidential Council for Minority Rights and the Securities Industry Council. In addition, he is the current Rector of College of Alice & Peter Tan, National University of Singapore and Chancellor of Singapore Management University.
In his prior career, Mr. Pillay was in the administrative service of the Government of Singapore, serving in the ministries of finance, defense, and national development, rising to be permanent secretary in 1972.
My JY Pillay graduated from Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, in 1956 and has been Advisor of ICAAS since 1999.