The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

Senior Lead/ Head, Conglomerates (Water Industry focus)

About Conglomerates division

The Conglomerates division partners with large multinational companies with multiple businesses in a variety of industries, to develop and implement strategies in their pursuit of new opportunities in Singapore for the region and/or globally.

Specific to this role, you will be working closely with relevant government agencies to shape Singapore’s water industry R&D plans for the next 5 years, and facilitate and explore water industry-related business opportunities in Singapore from key multinational companies and large local enterprises.

You will report to the Executive Director, Conglomerates.


  • Collaborate with relevant government agencies (e.g. PUB and National Research Fund) and other ecosystem players (research institutes, institutes of higher learning) in shaping Singapore’s water industry R&D plans for the next 5 years
  • Identify, assess and facilitate water-industry related business and R&D opportunities from key multinational companies and large local enterprises
  • Work with internal EDB teams (e.g. Policy and Planning, Finance) in the planning and execution of structuring project opportunities and grant management and execution
  • Provide regular updates and reports on the development of water-industry R&D plans and the progress of project partnerships with companies


  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience, with good understanding of the water industry or R&D ecosystem, and managing public-private partnerships
  • Ability to analyse in-depth different complex issues and put forth actionable solutions
  • Keen sense of business acumen and experience in project management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken; including ability and experience in engaging stakeholders within EDB and externally
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a team player
  • Singaporean

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


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