Dr. Philip Nalliah Pillai


Dr. Philip Nalliah Pillai sits on the Boards of SMRT Corporation Ltd and SMRT Trains Ltd.

He currently also serves as a Director of SGX listed Hotung International Corporation Ltd.

Dr. Pillai was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore from June 2010 to December 2012 and a Judicial Commissioner from October 2009 to June 2010.

He was previously Joint Managing Partner, Allen & Overy, Shook Lin & Bok JLV from 2000 to 2008 and Partner and Managing Partner of Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore from 1986 to 2009. Dr. Pillai has over 23 years of experience in legal practice specialising in corporate, corporate finance and securities law.

He had previously served as a Director of several listed boards, including Singapore Press Holdings Limited from December 5, 2003 to September 30, 2009. He served as a Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. and Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited from April 1, 2000 to September 30, 2009. Dr. Pillai also served as Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2000 to 2005. He was a Member of the Legal Service Commission from 2007 to 2013 and a Director of CapitaLand Limited from April 25, 2014 to September 21, 2021. He is Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore and also Solicitor of England & Wales.

Dr. Pillai received The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2003. Dr. Pillai holds an LL.B First Class Honours from the former University of Singapore, LL.M and SJD from Harvard Law School.