Rama Tiwari’s recent appointment as Singapore Law Academy’s chief executive is a sign of the times.

Tiwari’s career path over the past two decades strikes a rare but now-coveted balance between law and technology, making him the prime candidate to lead the transformation of the legal sector in Singapore during and after the pandemic. He succeeds Serene Wee, who served as SAL’s chief executive for more than 15 years before stepping down.