Made In Singapore: Aerospace Excellence

Lauded as the inaugural “Aerospace City of the Future” by fDi (the intelligence portfolio of The Financial Times), Singapore boasts one of Asia’s largest and most diverse eco-systems with over 130 aerospace players, and is well positioned to build research activities, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and aircraft manufacturing.

Join us as we discuss the clear sky outlook ahead for Singapore’s aviation sector, and the excellent work in talent development, research and manufacturing that is made right here in Singapore.

Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking and End


  • Dr. Bicky Bhangu, President for Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls-Royce
  • Dr. Jamie Ng, Senior Scientist and Head of Human Factors and Visual Interface Lab, A*STAR
  • Jeffrey Lam, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Technologies Aerospace
  • Nicole Leong, Deputy Head of Business Development, Airbus

Moderator: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Speakers’ Profiles:

Dr. Bicky Bhangu, President for Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls-Royce

Dr Bicky Bhangu is President for Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce where he is responsible for the regional strategy, external relations, and governance of the operational activities across our key business sectors – Civil and Defence Aerospace, Marine, and Power Systems in the region. He was previously Country Director for Singapore.

He joined Rolls-Royce in 2007 initially based in UK and subsequently moved to Singapore in 2009, as Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems to develop the company’s electrical power & control systems capability. It was during this time that he received the prestigious Sir Henry Royce Technical Innovation award for his work on integrated electrical power & gas turbine propulsion systems.

In 2012 he was Vice President for Rolls-Royce Marine Services and had the global responsibility for managing the new portfolio of equipment health monitoring (EHM) and after-market services & long-term service agreements.

Bicky is the President of the Singapore British Chamber of Commerce. He is also serving as Vice President for the Euro Chambers of Commerce Singapore, and as member of the Board Executive Committee. He served as the Chairman for Aerospace Industry Skills and Training Council (ISTC) supporting Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to oversee the skills development for the aerospace industry (2013 – 2015). He is serving the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) as select committee member for R&D investment in green port technologies.

Bicky has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and served as Chairman for IET Singapore Network and the steering committee for the IET Aerospace Technical Professional Network,
UK (2015 – 17).

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a certified International Director for Corporate Governance from INSEAD.

Dr. Jamie Ng, Senior Scientist and Head of Human Factors and Visual Interface Lab, A*STAR

Dr Jamie Ng is a Senior Scientist and the Head of Human Factors and Visual Interface Lab at A*STAR’s Institute of Infocomm Research, Visual Intelligence unit. Her research covers human-computer interaction, augmented reality, visual computing and artificial intelligence. She has been working on wearable mobile augmented reality since 2010, looking into the use of wearable AR, Internet of Things and AI to assists in navigation in outdoor environment, aircraft wire harness assembly, task guidance in aerospace MRO as well as infrastructure visual inspection.

Jamie served as an associate chair for the ACM SIGCHI 2015 Paper and Notes programme committee in User Experience and Usability and was part of the 7th management committee for the ACM SIGGRAPH Singapore Chapter. She publishes in ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM Multimedia, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society as well as IEEE’s International Symposium of Mixed and Augmented Reality. Jamie holds several patents and is a recipient of the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award.

Jamie has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Smart Product Design and PhD in Human Factors Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Jeffrey Lam, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Technologies Aerospace

Mr. Jeffrey Lam was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) on 1 January 2015. In this role, he oversees operations within the group of companies at ST Aerospace with special focus on Digitisation & Continuous Improvement.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lam served in various roles within the group with P&L and Business Development responsibilities, including VP/GM of ST Aerospace Engines and VP for Engine Total Support. He currently serves on the boards of various global subsidiary and affiliated companies of ST Aerospace.

Mr. Lam started his career with the Singapore Economic Development Board in 1997, where he led his team to secure major investment projects for the aviation, automotive, marine and intellectual property sectors in Singapore. Mr Lam also served in the Singapore Workforce Development Agency as Director of Manufacturing & Construction. More recently, in Pratt & Whitney Singapore, he took on various leadership roles in customer support, engineering, operations and general management across both engine overhaul and parts repair operations.

Mr. Lam graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Master of Science in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA. He also holds a Diploma in Economics from the Universite d’Aix-Marseille III, France. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program in Harvard University.

Mr. Lam enjoys reading.

Nicole Leong, Deputy Head of Business Development, Airbus

Since graduating from Kings College London with a masters in Mechanical Engineering, Nicole has worked in Barclays investment bank in London and A*STAR in Singapore, dealing mainly with business development of technology, both software and hardware.

Nicole then went on to obtain an MBA at INSEAD before joining Airbus as the Deputy Head of Business Development, working closely with the government and regulators to bring about Airbus demonstrators, such as Skyways and Hangar of the Future, to life.

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