Temasek appoints ex-SIA chairman to board

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, who led SIA's board from 2006 to last year, will join Temasek Holdings' board from July 1.
Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, who led SIA's board from 2006 to last year, will join Temasek Holdings' board from July 1.

Former SIA chairman Stephen Lee Ching Yen has been appointed to Temasek Holdings' board of directors, with effect from July 1.

Mr Lee is chairman of four companies: SIA Engineering, NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative, Shanghai Commercial Bank (Hong Kong) and Tripartite Alliance. He is also managing director of Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (Taipei) and GMT Investments, and had led the board of Singapore Airlines from 2006 to last year.

Mr Lee is also a director of CNPC Corp (Beijing), CapitaLand, the Singapore Labour Foundation and the Kidney Dialysis Foundation. He is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and the NTUC-ARU Board of Trustees.

He was previously president of Singapore National Employers Federation, and was chairman of International Enterprise Singapore (formerly known as TDB), PSA International and Singapore Business Federation. He has also served on the boards of Vertex Venture, Neptune Orient Lines and Fraser & Neave.

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Mr Lee was also senior international adviser of Temasek International Advisory, Baosteel Group, Shanghai, COFCO Corp (Beijing), and a member of Singapore National Wages Council.

He was awarded the Beijing's Friendship Awards to Foreign Experts in 2007, the Singapore Distinguished Service Order in 2006, the Singapore Public Service Star in 1998, the Distinguished Comrade of Labour in 2015 as well as conferred the Order of Nila Utama (First Class) in 2015. Mr Lee served as a Nominated MP from 1994 to 1997.

Grace Leong

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2017, with the headline 'Temasek appoints ex-SIA chairman to board'. Print Edition | Subscribe