NRI businessman honoured for public service in Singapore

NRINGbanerjeeGautam Banerjee, senior managing director of Blackstone and co-chairman of its Asia operating committee and chairman of Blackstone Singapore has been awarded the prestigious Public Service Medal by President Tony Tan Keng Yam for his commendable public service.

Banerjee who left Mumbai at age 16, has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 30 years with 9 years as its executive chairman until his retirement in December 2012.

Once nominated an MP in Singapore, Banerjee currently serves on the board of Singapore Airlines Limited, and Indian Hotels Company Ltd and he is vice-chairman of the Singapore Business Federation.

He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.