Mr Lee Tzu Yang (Chairman)

Chairman, The Esplanade Company Ltd

Lee Tzu Yang is Chairman of the Board of the Esplanade, the national performing arts centre. He was the first chairman of the School of the Arts, the pre-tertiary specialised arts school, and led the Arts and Culture Strategic Review for Singapore, a national study commissioned by government to engage stakeholders on issues, policies and opportunities.

He retired in 2014 as Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore after over 35 years with Shell in diverse markets working in operational, commercial and shareholder roles across different countries and regions. He has been active in industry leadership and advocacy on business issues including talent, technology, the environment, and workplace health and safety. In 2016, he was recognised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers as an Honorary Fellow.

He is active in public service, and serves on the Council of Presidential Advisers, the Legal Service Commission, and the Centre for Liveable Cities. In addition to the Board of the Esplanade, he chairs the Casino Regulatory Authority and the NUS Middle East Institute, and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection. In August 2016, he was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Mr Lee is Singaporean and was educated at the Anglo-Chinese School Singapore, London School of Economics and Political Science, and London Business School. He was conferred the Public Service Star in 2005 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2014.