Prof Yeoh Lean Weng
Chief Sustainability Officer, A*STAR,
Advisor, Urban and Green Technology Horizontal Technology Programme Office (UGT HTPO), Advisor, Urban Solutions and Sustainability Innovation & Enterprise (USS I&E)
Consultant, Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO)
Prof Yeoh Lean Weng is Chief Sustainability Officer at A*STAR, Advisor to the Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment (ISCE2), Urban and Green Technology Horizontal Technology Programme Office (UGT HTPO) and Urban Solutions and Sustainability Innovation & Enterprise (USS I&E). Prof Yeoh is also a Consultant for the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).
As Chief Sustainability Officer of A*STAR, Prof Yeoh is responsible for the strategic positioning of A*STAR’s capabilities and curation of A*STAR’s contributions to address national demands and opportunities in sustainability. He represents and promotes A*STAR as a leading organisation for sustainable solutions and technology development globally.
Prof Yeoh is active in the Singapore engineering professional and academic circles. He is Emeritus President of the Institution of Engineers (IES), Chairman of IES Awards Committee, President of IES from 2018 to 2020, President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Singapore Chapter from 2009 to 2011, Deputy President of IES from 2017 to 2018 and Vice President of IES from 2014 to 2017. He has co-authored numerous professional publications. He is a Fellow of INCOSE, the first fellow in Singapore. He is concurrently an adjunct professor with NUS. He is a member of the PUB Water Technology Advisory Panel (WTAP), and Energy Studies Institute. He is also a board member of International Electrotechnical Commission Market Strategy Board (IEC MSB).
Prof Yeoh received his Bachelor of Science (with Honours) and Master of Science degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1983 and 1987 respectively. He further obtained two Masters (with distinction) in 1990 and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard University in 2003.
Prof Yeoh is a recipient of the Singapore Public Administration Medal in 2001 (Bronze) and 2008 (Silver). He was conferred the Defence Technology Prize in 1992, 2004 and 2007, the last of which was an individual award for C4I development, large scale systems engineering and technology leadership.