Conversation with Leaders
Global Women Forum organized 'A Conversation with His Excellency Mr. S.R. Nathan - Path to Presidency' on 15th March 2013.
An insightful conversation with Mr. S.R. Nathan
on his inspirational journey captured in his memoir, 'An unexpected journey - Path
A fascinating story of a runaway teenager living rough in a colonial port city,
S.R. Nathan rose to become two-term President of a prosperous, independent Singapore.
In this exceptional book he shares his personal journey set against the backdrop
of modern Singapore history - both mirror each other through exceptional transformation.
The 'Conversation with President' will be an hour-long interactive discussion with
Mr. Nathan where in he will touch upon his personal highs and lows, struggles &
achievements and will share his reflection on leadership and challenges faced by
leaders. In person too he is always open, honest, simple and warm and this is a
rare opportunity to have a close interaction with him sharing his wisdom and experiences.
‘Every Singaporean should read this book’ – Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador–at-large
About the Speaker - Mr. S.R. Nathan
Sellapan Ramanathan (b. 3 July 1924, Singapore -), popularly known as S. R. Nathan,
became the sixth President of Singapore on 1st September 1999. With two terms (12
years) in office, he is Singapore’s longest-serving President. Nathan previously
held key positions in security, intelligence and foreign affairs, and chaired various
companies and academic institutions.