THE National University of Singapore Business School unveiled its new home yesterday.
It was witnessed at a soft launch by some alumni from the first BBA class of 1968 as well as the business school's management advisory board members, including S Dhanabalan, chairman of Temasek Holdings; Hsieh Fu Hua, managing partner of PrimePartners Group; and Liew Mun Leong, president and CEO of CapitaLand Group.
The Mochtar Riady Building is named after the founder and chairman of the Lippo Group, in recognition of its $21 million contribution to the business school.
The new 16,500 square metre building cost $65 million to build and will house the business school's main faculty staff, with newer facilities also available for students.
The building was awarded the BCA Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority for its energy and water-efficient design.
The opening of the new building marks a departure from the Business 1 Block, which will be handed over to the School of Computing, with the Business 2 Block continuing to accommodate 70-80 per cent of the faculty's 2,500 students.
NUS president Tan Chorh Chuan said: 'With the top-notch facilities in the Mochtar Riady Building, the NUS Business School is well poised to distinguish itself as a leading business school with a global orientation, rooted in Asia.'
This article was first published in The Business Times.