As Permanent Secretary (Development) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Mr Lee Chuan Teck oversees the growth of Singapore-based enterprises, the tourism sector, the utilities sector and competition and consumer protection issues. On the trade front, he focuses on South-East, South and Central Asia and Latin America.
Mr Lee started his public service career in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 1992. He assumed various roles in MAS including reserves investment, monetary policy and capital market regulation. Prior to his current appointment in MTI, Mr Lee held the appointment of Deputy Secretary (Land & Corporate) in the Ministry of Transport from April 2014 to May 2018. In this capacity, he led the restructuring of the public bus and rail sector and also spearheaded the deployment of autonomous vehicles in Singapore.
Mr Lee is currently a member on the Board of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Science and Engineering Research Council.