Lee Eng Keat, Director, Economic Development Board
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : August 16, 2016
Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Price : $0.00
Hosted by the Supply Chain Committee
The transportation and logistics sector is a key pillar of Singapore’s economy. It contributes S$29.7bil (7.4%) to Singapore’s GDP and employs 237,000 people. To strengthen Singapore’s practice and thought leadership in the logistics sector, EDB works with various parts of the Singapore government to build differentiated physical & trade connectivity, strengthen Singapore’s supply chain talent pool and drive productivity. Looking into the future, as technology developments introduce potentially disruptive business models and new supply chain solutions, EDB is looking to harness Singapore’s existing strengths and leverage Singapore’s infrastructure developments to catalyse supply chain innovation activities. To support this, we are strengthening Singapore’s research and education institutions so that they can serve as innovation partners in a range of technology areas. The intent is to build Singapore into a home where companies can architect and orchestrate their global supply chains.
About the Speaker
Lee Eng Keat
Economic Development Board (EDB)
As Director, Logistics of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Lee Eng Keat is responsible for leading EDB’s efforts as the lead government agency in developing the logistics industry in Singapore. He is also concurrently Director, Natural Resources and helps shapes Singapore into a choice location for world-class natural resource companies in the agriculture, metals and minerals sectors.
Prior to this, Eng Keat was responsible for EDB’s engagement of companies in the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Oceania as International Director (Asia Pacific).
In his previous appointment as Regional Director (India), Eng Keat has been actively working with Indian companies since 2007 and was instrumental in growing India’s presence in Singapore such that it has become the largest foreign business community in the country.
Eng Keat concurrently headed the Communications department at the EDB in 2008. Between 2005 and 2007, Eng Keat was seconded to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as Assistant Director in the Sector Planning Division. Eng Keat joined the EDB as a Senior Officer for the Infocomms and Media cluster in 1999.
Eng Keat was awarded the Sunstrand-EDB scholarship for his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honours. Following this, he went on to receive a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the same university.