3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management
“Discover, learn and share about complex systems engineering.”

LIEW Mun Leong, Changi Airport Group


LIEW Mun Leong

Chairman, Changi Airport Group
Chairman, Surbana Jurong Group
Founding Group President & CEO, Capitaland Limited (1996-2012)

Liew Mun Leong has spent 22 years in the public service developing Singapore’s Changi Airport, military airports and establishments. He was involved with the construction of Changi Airport from the beginning in 1975. He was appointed as the President of International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in the late 1990s.

In the private sector, he has another 26 years of experience leading 10 public listed companies investing and developing real estates in Asia, Middle East, UK and Europe. In 2000, he was the founding Group President & CEO of CapitaLand Limited, a public listed real estate company, which under his watch till 2012, has become one of the largest real estate group in Asia.

He currently chairs the Changi Airport Group responsible for the operation and development of Changi Airport and Surbana Jurong Group, a large consultancy group in urban and infrastructure development. Mr Liew sits on the boards of Singapore Exchange, Singapore China Foundation and the Chinese Development Assistance Council. He also chairs the Board of Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG Ltd and the Management Advisory Board of NUS Business School.

In 2013, Mr Liew was appointed as Pro Bono Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice) in NUS Business School and Faculty of Engineering. In 2017, he was appointed as Pro Bono Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice) in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also the Rector of NUS Ridge View Residential College.

For his exceptional contributions to Singapore, Mr Liew was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2011. In 2016, Mr Liew was conferred France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur), with the rank of Knight.

Mr Liew is a registered professional civil engineer. He has written four books, titled Building People: Sunday Emails from a CEO, volumes 1 - 3 and Building People Volume 4 : Sunday Emails from a Chairman.