2004 Conference Videos: Dato Lee Yee-Cheong

Dato Lee Yee Cheong is one of the engineering profession's preeminent leaders worldwide. He strongly believes that engineers play a vital role in shaping society, and has been acting on this belief by representing the engineering profession internationally for a number of years.

Most recently, Dato Lee led a ICSU/WFEO joint initiative as the Organizing Partners for the Science & Technology Communities for the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) Johannesburg, 2002, and is now the Co-Chair of the Millennium Project Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation.

Dato Lee is presently the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Vice President of the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia (ASM), and Chairman of the Board of the ASEAN Council of Academies of Science, Engineering and Technology and Similar National Organizations (ASEAN-CASE). In the past he had held leadership roles in 7 different professional engineering organizations.

As an academician, he has been a fellow at several national engineering and research institutions, including the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK, the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK and the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He is now a patron of the International Young Professionals Foundation, a Foreign Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a member of Engineers Without Borders' Advisory Board.

Dato Lee retired early in 2002 as CEO of KTA Tenaga Sdn Bhd, one of the top engineering consultancy companies in Malaysia, where he is now an Advisor to the Chairman. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Tenaga Ewbank Preece and Partner in the UK, and was with the National Electricity Board Malaysia where he was primarily involved in power system protection. He now serves as a director of UMW Holdings Berhad.

For his work in Malaysia and abroad, Data Lee has been conferred with a number of state, national and international awards, including that as an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

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