Dr Pang Chee Meng
Chief Engineering and Technology Officer
Public Utilities Board (PUB)
Dr Pang Chee Meng is currently the Chief Engineering and Technology Officer of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. In this role, he leads PUB’s Technology and Engineering Department to administer its R&D program for the development and application of new water technologies in the entire water cycle.
Prior to his current role, Chee Meng was the Director of the Industry Development Department. He led a team to formulate and implement strategies to grow the Singapore water industry and facilitate the commercialisation of new water technologies.
Chee Meng has experience in used water treatment and water-policy development, having served as the General Manager of the Jurong Water Reclamation Plant and the Senior Assistant Director of the Water Policy Division of Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He was also actively involved in the development of water-related standards in Singapore and in various international subcommittees that developed new ISO standards for water reuse. He was appointed as the Convenor of the Working Group on Industrial Water Reuse, which prepared Singapore Standard 627 to encourage water reuse in oil refineries, petrochemical, chemical and utility plants.
Chee Meng holds a PhD in Environmental Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University.
Circularity in the Water System
PUB’s operations generate large waste streams such as treatment sludge. With limited land for waste disposal and Singapore’s vision to become a zero waste nation, PUB strives to reduce and reuse operational waste at the system level. Maximising resource circularity preserves our scarce resources and allows PUB to do more with less for a more sustainable future.