Mr Lam Wee Shann joined Land Transport Authority in Feb 2017 to lead a newly formed technology & industry development group. The group is responsible for overall coordination of technology efforts as well as to develop land transport industry, in particular, in the manpower development area. Before being appointed to his present post, he set up the Futures Division in Ministry of Transport in Oct 2013. Futures division generates foresight to shape the future of transport for Singapore, which include strategy formulation and the translation of foresight research into actionable policy insights. He had also served as the Director (Communications and Community Engagement) in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore from 2009, where he was in charge of media relations, community engagement and organisation of key events such as the Singapore Maritime Week.
Prior to his stints in the transport family, Wee Shann was with the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces. During his time in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1998 to 2002, Wee Shann assumed various command and instructional appointments. He was subsequently posted to the Ministry of Defence HQ, where he held various appointments including Head Personnel Planning Branch in Officers’ Personnel Centre, Army Representative in Human Resource Transformation Office and Head MINDEF Human Resource Department. He held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel when he left Ministry of Defence in 2009.
Wee Shann studied at University College London on a Ministry of Defence scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours). Wee Shann also holds a Masters in Telecommunications from the same university.