Message From Deputy Dean


It gives me great pleasure to welcome the International Trading Institute (ITI@SMU) to Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB). Over the last decade, the centre of economic growth and activity has shifted increasingly to the east. Therefore, Singapore is well-positioned to serve as the international trade, maritime, and logistics hub to capture the opportunities for companies in the region.

ITI@SMU has a key role to play in developing human capital and knowledge in collaboration with SMU, Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and an ecosystem of industry partners. This will strengthen Singapore's position as a premier international trading, maritime and logistics hub.


Professor Shantanu Bhattacharya                                                                                                                                Lee Kong Chian Professor of Operations Management                                                                                            Deputy Dean (Programmes)                                                                                                                                    Academic Director, PhD in Business (General Management)