Dr Lee was the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Institute of Management Holdings Pte Ltd from Aug 2005 to June 2019 and its Senior Advisor from July to December 2019. Dr Lee is also an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) since March 2010. He was previously an Adjunct Associate Professor at NTU Business School.
Dr Lee has served on many boards and national committees in education, manpower and IT areas. He was a Member of the Future Economy Council’s Essential Domestic Services (EDS) Sub-Committee, which steers industry transformation in healthcare, early childhood education and adult education. Currently, he is an Independent Director of Nera Telecommunications Ltd; Board Member of ILA Vietnam Ltd. Co., Worldwide Education and Training Limited, Singapore Pools (Pte) Ltd, Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) as well as the TENG Company. Dr Lee also chairs the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) R&D Tax Technical Advisory Panel.
Dr Lee graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California at Berkeley. He attended the INSEAD Avira Program and Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dr Lee received Singapore’s Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2010 and Public Service Star (BBM) in 2016. He was awarded a Doctor of Business honoris causa by the RMIT University in 2014; Doctor of Science honoris causa by the University of London in 2016 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Stirling in 2018.
Dr Lee had a 27-year successful career in IT consulting and services before moving to education in 2005.