Dato Lee Yee-Cheong

Dato Lee Yee-Cheong was president of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) 2003-2005, and vice president of the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia. He is chairman of the board of the ASEAN Council of Academies of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASEAN-CASE). He was a founding member 2001-2005 of the board of the Inter-Academy Council of World Science Academies and a member of the Academic Council of the World Economic Forum. In 2002, Yee-Cheong led WFEO in the ICSU/WFEO joint initiative at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. He participated in the UN high level “ICT for Development” Roundtables during the UN Summit General Assembly, September 2005, and the World Summit on Information Society, Tunis, November 2005, that led to the formation of the Global ICT Alliance. Yee-Cheong was a co-coordinator of the UN Millennium Project “Science, Technology and Innovation” Task Force, 2002-2005. He is a member of the Energy Commission Malaysia and serves as director of UMW Holdings Berhad, the Malaysia partner of Toyota Motor, Japan. Yee-Cheong has received several Malaysian and Australian awards and is an honorary fellow at several national engineering organizations including the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, the Institution of Civil Engineers UK, the Institution of Electrical Engineers UK, and the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He is a patron of the International Young Professionals Foundation and a foreign fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is founding president of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology and is a member of the National Economic and Social Council, Kenya.