Chuan Seng Lee

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

Mr Lee is the emeritus chairman of Beca Asia; a leading engineering consultancy based in Singapore and was an executive director of the Beca Group in New Zealand.

After leading the expansion of the Beca Asia business into South East Asia and China for more than two decades, Chuan Seng retired from practice in 2013. He has lived and worked in a number of countries in the region. 

Chuan Seng is an honorary advisor of the Singapore Green Building Council and was its founding president (2009-2011) as well as a board member of the World Green Building Council from 2010 to 2013.

He is a board member of the Singapore National Environment Agency which regulates environmental matters. He was the deputy chairman of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority and a board member of the Singapore Professional Engineers Board serving for several terms on these statutory bodies which regulate and develop the construction industry and the engineering profession in Singapore.

In addition, Chuan Seng chairs a number of industry committees, including the BCA Green Mark Advisory Committee which oversees the benchmarks for green building awards in Singapore, and the BCA Industry Steering Committee for Building Information Modelling (BIM) looking after the industry wide implementation of BIM technology to improve the productivity of the construction industry. He is also co-chair of the Singapore BCA International Panel of Experts for Sustainability (2008, 2009 and 2013) and the

International Panel of Experts for BIM Technology (2010 and 2013). He is chair of the Advisory Board for the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings which is a collaboration between BCA and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Chuan Seng is deputy chairman of the Singapore Standards Council. He was a member of the Singapore Ministry of National Development R&D Steering Committee for applied research into environmentally sustainable technologies and had previously chaired its Technical Evaluation Panel. He is Advisory Board Chairman for the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise SE Asia Beachheads Programme. He is a board member of the Energy Market Company in Singapore.

He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2010 by the Singapore Government for his services to the engineering profession.

Advisory areas

Business strategy, market development for services, and project management.

Sector experience

Building/Construction, Government/Defense, Engineering/Electrical Services, Energy/Utilities.


Chuan has specific experience working across Singapore.


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