William graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering (Mechanical & Computing) from Monash University, Melbourne Australia – on Matsushita Electric Industrial Scholarship. He has worked for more than 20 years between Panasonic and Hewlett-Packard; with experience from research and technology innovation, new product development, manufacturing and supply-chain operations.
In 2001, William was the first Asian to be selected into ASME Leadership Development Program (one of the world’s largest and most prestigious Engineering Societies based in New York, USA), with dissertation on: The Importance of Globalization from an Asian Perspective. Soon after his return, he was elected as Chairman of ASME Singapore Section and continued to serve in various Global Leadership Positions; e.g. Board on International Standards and Sustainable Engineering. At the local arena, William was elected twice as the National Governing Council Member (term 2003 – 2007) of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES); also served as Chairman of various technical committees, including Leadership Positions in The World Engineers Summit on Climate Change (from 2011 – 2015).
William is also very keen in the technology-scanning activities for Innovation with Kaizen and sustainable development; while providing knowledge transfer to various local governmental ministries and agencies on the Global Technology trends. Other highlights of international representation included the Fuel Cell Commercialization Summit, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Taskforce in Tokyo Japan, and leading technical delegates across the Asia-Pacific region in visiting their latest Green infrastructure development.