TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION LEAD
William Lee has more than 20 years of experience at multinational businesses such as Panasonic and Hewlett-Packard, with a focus on research and technology innovation, new product development, manufacturing, supply-chains, and global business operations. He specializes in technology-scanning activities for innovation that pair kaizen with sustainable development, while providing knowledge transfer to various governmental ministries and agencies on global technology trends. Mr. Lee was elected twice as the National Governing Council Member of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and has served as Chairman of various technical committees, including Leadership Positions in The World Engineers Summit on Climate Change. Other highlights of international representation included the Fuel Cell Commercialization Summit, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Taskforce in Tokyo Japan, and leading technical delegates across the Asia-Pacific region focused on advancing green infrastructure development. Mr. Lee graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Engineering (Mechanical & Computing) from Monash University, Melbourne Australia, on a Matsushita Electric Industrial Panasonic Overseas Scholarship. In 2001, he was the first Asian Young Engineer to be selected into ASME Leadership Development Program, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious global engineering institutions based, with a dissertation on: The Importance of Globalization from an Asian Perspective. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked #12 in the world; where he teaches masters students about innovation methodologies in bringing and pulling technology into validated new markets for growth and commercialization.