The  MEM Seminar Series 2001/2002


“Private-Public Partnerships in Infrastructure Development in Asia




Mr. Edwin Khew



Singapore Association for Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety Companies (SAFEco)



Executive Director

Vivendi Universal Asia Pacific




Saturday , 27th October 2001

10:00 am - 12 noon

Masters Resource Centre Room 2 (SDE2 Level 3)



This Seminar will describe the opportunities for the private sector to be involved in infrastructure development on a Private-Public Partnership (PPP) basis.  It will discuss how private sectors can be involved and  provide possible formulae  for successful private–public sector co-operation.   Examples of structures for private sector participation in the supply of water will be examined and the risks and problems faced by the private sector analysed and discussed.  Successful models for PPP will be suggested, and illustrated by examples from various countries in Asia.


About the speaker

Mr. Edwin Khew has anMBA from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.  He is  a Registered Professional Engineer in Singapore, a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia and a Chartered Chemical Engineer in the United Kingdom.  Mr. Khew is currently the Executive Director of Vivendi Universal Asia Pacific; which is the Asian headquarters of the largest environmental multi-services engineering company (Vivendi Environment) in the world and the second largest communications and media company (Vivendi Universal) worldwide with an annual turn over in excess of US$50 billion.


Mr. Khew is also active in the Singapore & ASEAN environmental scene where he chairs : The Singapore Association for Environmental, Occupational, Health & Safety Companies (SAFEco); The Environmental Management Technical Committee (the Singapore National Technical Committee on ISO 14000); The Working Group on Solvent Hazard Control (a committee under The Ministry of Manpower); The Singapore Feedback Group on the Environment (a sub-committee of the Feedback Group Unit) and sits on Boards and Councils of many other industrial, private sector, government and regional bodies.


This seminar is open to all NUS staff and students. .  For more information, please call Jennifer @874-3563 or e-mail <>