Lee Hsien Yang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Hsien Yang
Traditional Chinese 李顯揚
Simplified Chinese 李显扬

Lee Hsien Yang (born 1957) is a Singaporean business executive. He is the current Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).[1] He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of SingTel from 1995–2007 and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Fraser and Neave from 2007–2013.[2] Lee is the second son of Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the brother of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Education[edit]

Lee was awarded the President's Scholarship and the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship[3] by the Public Service Commission after finishing his secondary education at Catholic High School[4] and pre-university education at National Junior College.[citation needed] He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a double first in engineering science and holds a Master of Science in management from Stanford University.[3]

Career[edit]

Lee served in command and staff positions in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and held the rank of Brigadier-General. After leaving the military, he joined SingTel in April 1994 as the Executive Vice President of Local Services.[5] In May 1995, he became its Chief Executive Officer and held this appointment until March 2007.[3] He was replaced by Chua Sock Koong, SingTel's financial chief, on 1 April 2007.[6]

In September 2007, Fraser and Neave appointed Lee as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate with effect from 6 September 2007. Lee assumed the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and Consultant on 15 October 2007.[7] On 1 July 2009, Lee was appointed as the Chairman of the restructured Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)[1] by Singapore's Transport Minister Raymond Lim.[8] On 26 February 2013, it was announced that Lee had stepped down from the board of Fraser and Neave.[2]

Lee has held other positions such as: Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Singapore Exchange; Independent Director of the Islamic Bank of Asia (a subsidiary of DBS Bank) and the Australian & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ); Member of the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Member of the Board of Asia Pacific Investment; Chairman of Republic Polytechnic; Member of Rolls-Royce Holdings's international advisory board.[3][9]

Lee once mentioned in 2006 that he has "no great interest to pursue a career in politics."[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lee is the second son of Lee Kuan Yew and Kwa Geok Choo. He has a brother Lee Hsien Loong and a sister Lee Wei Ling.[4]

Lee is married to Lim Suet Fern, a lawyer and the daughter of the economist Lim Chong Yah.[10] She is the founder and managing partner of Stamford Law Corporation and a former president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).[11] The couple have three sons.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Our Authority Members". Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Chan, Dennis (26 February 2013). "Lee Hsien Yang, 7 other directors step down from Fraser & Neave board". The Straits Times. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Lee Hsien Yang". INSEAD Leadership Summit Asia 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Swiss hotel desk clerk decreed Lee Kuan Yew to be Chinese". newnation. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "SingTel CEO Lee Hsien Yang to call it quits". The Economic Times, The Times of India. 22 July 2006. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "SingTel names its financial chief CEO". China Economic Net. 22 September 2006. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fraser and Neave appoints Lee Hsien Yang as Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate" (PDF). Fraser and Neave. Retrieved 5 September 2007. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Appointment of Authority Members for Restructured Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore". SG Press Centre. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Raj, Conrad (4 September 2007). "Lee Hsien Yang tipped to be F&N chairman". AsiaOne News. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Basu, Radha (8 December 2009). "'I owe my life to education'". AsiaOne News. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mrs Lee Suet Fern". Nanyang Technological University. Retrieved 1 May 2014.