Awwa appoints former IT executive as new CEO

Awwa has appointed Mr Kevin Lee as its new chief executive. PHOTO: AWWA

SINGAPORE - Social service organisation Awwa has appointed Mr Kevin Lee as its new chief executive.

Mr Lee spent 20 years in senior management roles in several multinational companies, and has experience in industries related to IT and digital technologies.

These included roles at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, as well as Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and Siemens.

He also serves on the board of several non-profit organisations, schools and colleges. For example, he is the chairman of the audit committee and board director at St Francis Methodist School, and honorary treasurer for Kuo Chuan Presbyterian primary and secondary schools.

"Our social service sector is the shining beacon for people in need," Mr Lee said. "I am truly inspired by Awwa's enduring passion to embrace more social impact focused innovations, and I look forward to forging a more inclusive society for our clients, together with our experienced board, dedicated staff and key stakeholders."

Awwa's previous chief executive, Mr Tim Oei, joined the National Kidney Foundation as chief executive earlier this month.

Ms Janice Ang, who is chairman of Awwa, said that the organisation has grown substantially in the past five years.

"Given Kevin's breadth and depth of experience in both community and commercial sectors, he is a strong candidate to lead the team at Awwa to continue to identify and provide ground-breaking programmes and services that are a hallmark of Awwa," she added.

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