Dr Chee Meng Pang
Director (Industry Development), PUB, the National Water Agency
Dr Pang Chee Meng is currently the Director of the Industry Development Department in PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. In this role, he leads a team which formulates and implements strategies to grow the Singapore water industry to support PUB’s mission and Singapore’s economic development. The team is also responsible for organising the Singapore International Water Week, Singapore's global platform for sharing and co-creating innovative water solutions.
Prior to his current role, Chee Meng was the General Manager of the Jurong Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) from 2013 to 2016. He oversaw the operations of Jurong WRP, which treats both domestic and industrial used waters from the western part of Singapore, and oil and grease waste from food establishments island-wide. Jurong WRP also houses the largest MBR plant in Singapore capable of supplying 15 MGD of Industrial Water to Jurong Island, and the award-winning 1 MGD UASB-Ceramic MBR industrial used water recycling demonstration plant.
In 2011 to 2012, Chee Meng was with Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. At the Water Policy Division, he was involved in the policy review of water pricing and the economic regulation of PUB to ensure that water remains affordable to ordinary Singaporeans.
Chee Meng was also actively involved in the development of water-related standards in Singapore. He served as the Convenor of the Chemical Standards Committee’s Working Group on Industrial Water Reuse which prepared Singapore Standard 6271. He was also involved in various international subcommittee that developed new ISO standards for water reuse.
Chee Meng graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001. In 2008, he received his PhD from NUS upon completion of his dissertation on the microbial ecology and control of biofilms on water purification membranes. Chee Meng also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at the Stanford University in 2015.