ICHEME has awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Lee Tzu Yang, the former chairman of Shell Singapore.
The Fellowship recognises Lee’s contribution to the growth of Singapore’s petroleum and petrochemical industry, and his work in process safety. He was presented with the Honorary Fellowship by IChemE president Jonathan Seville at a ceremony at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where he is currently chair.
Lee began his career at Shell in 1979, and stayed with the company until his retirement in 2014. He was the founder of the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), chairing it for eight years. The WHSC helps to draft Singapore’s Safety Case Legislation for major hazard installations. At present, Lee is chair of the Esplanade (Singapore’s national centre for performing arts), the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Middle East Institute.
“I am honoured to receive this award from IChemE. I did not train as a chemical engineer, and I learnt much from those with whom I worked, especially in process safety. I have enormous respect for the profession and the benefits it brings. Chemical engineers provide us the building blocks for everyday products as well as materials for new applications. Energy, water, food, medicines and synthetic fibres are just examples of the contributions they make to society,” said Lee.
IChemE Singapore Chair, Joe Eades said that Lee had shown great leadership in growing Singapore’s chemical process industry into a key part of the country’s economy.
Seville added: “Tzu Yang has demonstrated not only a commitment to our profession, but a dedication to improving lives in Singapore. His passion is evident through his various appointments within industry, academia and civil society, and he can take great pride in joining the list of distinguished IChemE Honorary Fellows.”
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