Lionel is the CEO Advisor at Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading platform for ride-hailing, mobile payments, food delivery and logistics services.
He was the Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board from June 2012 to May 2018. Prior to that, he was the Dean & CEO of the Singapore Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office. His work for the Singapore government also included securing free trade agreements and market access for Singapore companies (Ministry of Trade & Industry), designing tax reforms for economic competitiveness and fiscal sustainability (Ministry of Finance), and promoting culture and the arts (Ministry of Information and The Arts).
Lionel served on the Boards of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Sentosa Development Corporation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.