Poon King Wang, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Poon King Wang, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

francisPOON King Wang is the Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKY CIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He is also concurrently Director – Strategic Planning at SUTD, and Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre.

He was Director – Strategic Planning at the Competition Commission of Singapore, overseeing strategy, communications and international affairs. At the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), he led futures studies in info-communications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and human factors engineering; oversaw national STEM outreach programs; and was concurrently head of technology applications in the commercialization arm of A*STAR. He served in the Economic Development Board and the Ministry of Law, spearheading efforts in cluster development and intellectual property policies.

King Wang was also Head – Business Planning and Analytics at UOB, and a strategy advisor to a mobile local search startup.

He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and a Certificate in Rocket Engineering from the Moscow State Technical University.