Lee Ng joined MetLife in February 2015 as Chief Operating Officer of LumenLab, a MetLife innovation centre, in Singapore. Also as Vice President of Innovation, Lee is responsible to lead the Innovation Management Office of the first-of-its-kind innovation centre in the life insurance industry, with the goal to launch disruptive new business models and capabilities for MetLife Asia.
Prior to joining MetLife, Lee brought with her 20 solid years of Silicon Valley experience, the last of which was as Director of Venture Technology with Siemens Technology To Business (TTB) in Berkley, where she spent more than six years incubating innovative technology.
Immediately before Siemens, Lee worked on New Business Creation when she was with Agilent Technologies for more than three years since August 2005 as the Business Director. Lee’s responsibilities included Start-up Management, where she led entrance to a new market with a start-up, budget management, where she was accountable for $50M at Agilent labs, and also emerging market, in which she piloted effort to discover new markets in China and emerging economies.
During her earlier time with Agilent, between 2000 – 2005, she was managing business development for the central research laboratories, which included government contracts, from proposal to negotiations, covering financial managements all the way to program terminations. She was also involved in designing and delivering ‘Intrapreneur Bootcamps’ as part of the business training to provide knowledge and tools to translate technology into viable businesses.
At the earliest stage of her career, Lee spent 6.5 years with Hewlett-Packard, from 1993 to 2000, initially as Manufacturing Development Engineer/Scientist then moved to Product Generation Solutions as Technology/Business Consultant for the last two years she was there.
Lee holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin, and both Masters’ and PhD degrees in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with a minor in Business.
Married with three children, who all remained in the U.S., Lee relocated to Singapore to assume her MetLife role, having lived in the U.S. for the last 30 years.