Thursday, 1st March 2007
Singapore honered Mr Lee R. Raymond (Retired Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation, USA) and Dr Heinrich von Pierer (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, Germany) with the 2006 Honorary Citizen Award for their valuable contributions to Singapore. This is the fourth year Singapore is conferring the Honorary Citizen Award. President S R Nathan conferred the Honorary Citizen Award that was held at the Istana on 1 March 2007.
Mr Raymond was instrumental in expanding the scope of ExxonMobil's operations in Singapore, from oil refining to chemicals manufacturing and headquarters functions. Over the years, he has helped Singapore develop a vibrant chemicals sector. Dr von Pierer has championed many of Siemens' investments in Singapore. Today, Siemens operates in a wide range of industries here, such as power, information and communications, healthcare, automation and control, transportation and lighting.