Six Leaders from the Built Environment Sector recognised as Inaugural iBuildSG Distinguished Fellows

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Appointment as a Distinguished Fellow is the highest level of recognition given to senior Built Environment (BE) leaders under the iBuildSG Leadership Engagement and Development (LEAD) Framework for their leadership and immense contributions to the BE sector

Six outstanding Built Environment sector leaders, whose professions straddle across academia, architects, builders, engineers and developers, have been conferred the title of iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow. This is the first year that the iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow has been awarded. The inaugural Distinguished Fellows (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Mr. Chia Ngiang Hong, Group General Manager, City Developments Limited (CDL);
  • Dr. Ho Nyok Yong, Chief Operating Officer cum Executive Director, Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd;
  • Professor Lam Khee Poh, Provost’s Chair Professor of Architecture and Building, Dean, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Professor Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University;
  • Er. Lee Chuan Seng, Emeritus Chairman, Beca Asia Holdings Pte Ltd;
  • Ar. Rita S L Soh, Managing Director, RDC Architects Pte Ltd; and
  • Mr. Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd.

2        The iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow title recognises the exemplary contributions made by these individuals to the Built Environment sector. They were selected based on their active leadership in their professional community, commitment towards the key industry transformation areas of Green Buildings, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) and Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD), as well as recognition for their contributions on both the local and international stages.

3        The Distinguished Fellows will serve as inspiration and role models for BE professionals to emulate, especially in their roles as champions for industry transformation, lending their expertise through forums, panel discussions and as subject matter experts for the industry. Younger professionals can look forward to their mentorship. The inaugural Distinguished Fellows will also be invited to sit on the selection panel[1] for future iBuildSG Distinguished Fellows and play a unique role in peer review.

4        Mr Hugh Lim, CEO BCA, said “On behalf of the selection panel and the industry, I would like to extend my congratulations to our inaugural iBuildSG Distinguished Fellows. Throughout their illustrious careers, they have contributed significantly in shaping the Built Environment to what it is today. As industry leaders, every one of them has spearheaded efforts to bring about change and achieve a forward looking and progressive Built Environment sector, both locally and in overseas markets. I look forward to their continued contributions to the sector, as they impart their experience, knowledge and know-how to the younger generation of Built Environment professionals.”

Annex A – About the iBuildSG LEAD Framework and Conferment of Distinguished Fellows

Annex B – Profiles of iBuildSG Distinguished Fellows 2020

[1] This year’s selection panel was made up of the Chief Executive Officers from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Housing Development Board (HDB) and JTC Corporation. Moving forward, the panel members will include CEOs of BCA and JTC, and 3 Distinguished Fellows.

Download PDF version of the Media Release here
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