SCI Lifetime Achievement Awards 2009 is presented to:

Fourth President Dr Khoo Kay Chai,

Our fourth President from 1988-1989, Dr Khoo Kay Chai, a distinguished educator in engineering, was the Principal of Singapore Polytechnic from 1976 until he retired in 1995. Dr Khoo has the distinction of being the first Singaporean Principal of the Singapore Polytechnic. Under his capable and dynamic leadership, the polytechnic became a model institution in the region. For his exemplary contributions, he has received numerous Honorary Doctorates from universities in the UK, Australia, the Philippines and Mongolia.