Lam Yi Young

Mr Lam Yi Young is a Board Member of the Community Foundation of Singapore, Community Chest Singapore, and the SIM People Development Fund.

Yi Young was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community in the areas of trade, investment and industrial relations. SBF represents more than 28,000 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.

Prior to SBF, Yi Young spent 24 years in the Singapore Civil Service, including 11 years in Senior Public Sector Leadership positions like Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Deputy Secretary (Policy) in the Ministry of Education, and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Yi Young also previously served on the boards of various statutory boards, companies, real estate investment trust, universities, research institutes, charities, and clubs and societies, and on various national level committees and councils.

Yi Young was one of the Singapore members to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and had served as the Chair of ABAC’s Regional Economic Integration Working Group. He also previously represented Singapore on the Council of the International Maritime Organization.

His experience and expertise spans the areas of public policy, economic planning and industrial policy, internationalisation and trade, industry transformation, digitalisation and business transformation, workforce development, education policy, maritime policy, organisational transformation and human resource management.

Yi Young has a Master of Arts in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.