Professor Hang Chang Chieh
Executive & Academic Director
Professor HANG CHANG CHIEH is the founding Executive Director, Institute for Engineering Leadership.
He was Head, Division of Engineering & Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, NUS from 2007-2016. He completed a 3-year full-time secondment as Executive Deputy Chairman of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research from 2001 to 2003. In the National University of Singapore, he served in various positions from 1977 to 2000, including being the Vice-Dean of Engineering, Head of Electrical Engineering and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (1994-2000). Prior to his academic career, he worked as a Computer and Systems Technologist in the Shell Eastern Petroleum Company (Singapore) and the Shell International Petroleum Company (The Netherlands) from 1974-1977.
Professor Hang has served as a Board Member of several public and private organisations. They include his appointment as the founding Deputy Chairman of Singapore’s National Science and Technology Board from 1991 to 1999 where his main contribution was to establish the national research institutes and centres for Singapore’s industry. From April 2001 to 2009, he served as the founding Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the founding Chairman of the IP Academy of Singapore.
His experience in technology and innovation management is also increasingly tapped by industry. He was as a Board Member of MMI Holdings Ltd, Advanpack Solutions Pte Ltd, Trek2000 Int’l Ltd and Integrated Plastics Technology Limited. Currently he is a non-executive Chairman of Amplus Communication Pte Ltd, Ampere Vehicles Pte Ltd, and Dou Yee Enterprises (S) Pte Ltd. He also serves as a Board Member of Trendlines Group Ltd – an innovation commercialization company that invents, discovers, invests in, and incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies. With his technical & management expertise in disruptive innovation, he also acts an advisor to a number of SMEs and start-ups in the area of machine learning and 3D printing.
Professor Hang graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1970. Under an Overseas Scholarship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, he studied in the University of Warwick, UK and received the Ph.D degree in Control Engineering in 1973. He received the D.Sc degree from the University of Warwick in 2001. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics, USA, in 1998, and Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK in 2000. He was awarded the 1998 Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the 2000 National Science and Technology Medal by the Singapore Government. In 2004, he was awarded the IES/IEEE Medal of Excellence. In 2008, he was awarded the Public Service Medal.