Former Economic Development Board chairman Philip Yeo signing copies of his biography, Neither Civil Nor Servant, yesterday.
The 276-page book by Singapore Literature Prize-winning author Peh Shing Huei captures the 70-year-old Mr Yeo's half-century career in public service.
Among other achievements, Mr Yeo made Batam a household name in Singapore, created Jurong Island, and put the country on the global biomedical map with the iconic Biopolis.
About 300 guests - including current and former politicians, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps - attended the book launch at the National University Health System Tower Block Auditorium.
The book is published by Straits Times Press.