Michael is currently Director of Industry & Technology Collaboration Department in PUB. As part of PUB’s Senior Management team, he leads PUB’s effort to grow water technologies by working and collaborating with the global water industry and stakeholders; and bring discoveries made in the lab to industrial application as quickly as possible, so that PUB and the rest of world can benefit from these cutting-edge research. Michael and his teams are also responsible for the smooth running and operations at PUB’s Singapore Water Exchange – the global marketplace for innovative water companies and technologies; as well as the successful organisation of the Singapore International Water Week – the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions.
Prior to this appointment, Michael was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of PUB. This new and expanded position in PUB reflects the increasingly critical role that IT and cybersecurity play to support PUB’s organisational and operational needs. Besides ensuring a reliable & secure ICT infrastructure throughout PUB so that efficient and effective services are provided, Michael was responsible for the development of SMART technologies across PUB; and the implementation of robust cybersecurity strategies and measures to safeguard PUB’s operations. Before that, he also served as the Director of Water Supply Network Department, which is responsible for the planning, development, operations and maintenance of the water supply network; as well as the management of water demand in Singapore.
Michael also served in Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) as the Director of the 3P Network1 Division. In this role, he led the public communication engagements as well as managed initiatives for quality service excellence. 1 3P reflects the People, Public and Private sectors. MEWR works closely with its 3P partners in successfully implementing its environmental and water policies.
Michael was the first Managing Director of the Singapore International Water Week, which was established in 2008. He led the conceptualisation, planning and organisation of the event, which has since grown to become a global platform to co-create innovative water solutions.
Michael is the Managing Director and a Board member of PUB Consultants Pte Ltd2 , as well as a Board member of Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd. Michael is a Director on the Board of the Singapore Environment Council.
He received his Bachelor of Engineer (Honours) and MSc in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and his MBA from Nanyang Technological University. Michael also attended the Advanced Strategic Management Programme at IMD Lausanne.
Tuesday 9th May, 11:15 – 12:45: Roundtables – 40 Crucial Questions for Water in 2023