Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Our Director & Principal Consultant

Upon graduating from NUS in 2000, Mr David Lee wanted to give his first year of work to serve God full time. His career hence started as a Youth Pastor whose primary role was nurturing youth leaders. The one year turned out to be three and a half. Without applying for the subsequent jobs, he was miraculously invited to join the next two organisations consecutively where he headed regional businesses and led top management from a group of companies with businesses in Education, Travel, IT, F&B and M.I.C.E.. He was also in charge of setting up new businesses as well as hiring the MD and ED, and nurturing them towards growth. In addition, he led international conferences and exported local training overseas. He was the lead in the inaugural China-Singapore Maritime Officers Training Collaboration. He was also appointed as Director over a few companies.

Wanting to share these invaluable experiences he acquired, David Lee founded Luminaries Lab Pte Ltd in 2009.

Today David Lee is known to be one of the influential authorities in the training industry. He has trained, coached and spoken to tens of thousands in Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China. His participants include professionals such as top management, doctors, lawyers and educators from MNC such as Singapore Exchange (SGX) & Sanofi Aventis to top institutions such as Singapore Polytechnic & National Junior College.

David Lee has also enjoyed the favour and affirmation of government agencies. In 2010, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) launched the WTS Scheme and invited him to be the first Principal Trainer to equip the Cohort Mentors and Career Consultants with facilitation and coaching skills. He is also the first appointed Trainer by Ministry of Education (MOE) to train key personnel staff from hundreds of schools from Primary, Secondary, JC/CI and Mixed-School levels for Education & Career Guidance (ECG). He has since also been invited to train hundreds of educators on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

David Lee is the elected President of the Association of Professional Trainers, Singapore (APTS). Under his leadership, the association developed the Professional Certificate in Training (PCT) Programme where the Advisory Panel include management from Marina Bay Sands (MBS), Shell, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Shangri-La Hotel.

Under the SPRING ACE Grant, David Lee is sitting in the Business Advisory Council with Singapore Poly. He evaluates ACE business proposals on a regular basis and provides mentorship to the entrepreneurs.

David Lee is also a mentor for Youth Business Singapore, a programme under The Prince's Youth Business International (YBI), a global network in 36 countries.

In addition to his Honours Degree in Engineering from NUS, David Lee is an accredited Human Behaviour Consultant with the Leadership Institute of America. He is also a Certified Professional Trainer with the International Professional Managers Association, UK. In 2015/6, he spent a year at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS), Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard Divinity School (HDS) and FAS auditing lessons on Leadership and Psychology, learning from renowned professors such as Robert Kegan and Steven Pinker.

What makes David Lee a well-liked speaker and trainer? It is his dual ability to engage his listeners and fulfill desired training objectives. He does not stop at educating minds but often moves on to touch hearts and engage commitments. At one to one level, his insights as a mentor and coach have guided numerous individuals from different industries and management levels to breakthroughs.

His passion leads him in a continuous commitment in initiatives to raise a new generation of transformational trainers, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Additional Appointments

Current Appointments

  • President, Association of Professional Trainers, Singapore
  • Advisory Panel, Professional Certificate in Training Programme
  • Member, Business Advisory Council, SP
  • Mentor, Youth Business Singapore
  • Evaluator, SPRING ACE Grant
  • Master Trainer, Professional Certificate in Training Programme


Previous Appointments

  • Group GM, Wavelink Group of Companies
  • Founder & Executive Director, Wavelink Education Group Pte Ltd, Academy
  • Advisory Committee Administrator, Singapore Maritime Training Fund
  • Chairman, Young SMOU
  • Member, Young NTUC Executive Committee
  • Director, Wavelink Maritime International Pte Ltd
  • Regional Head of Business Unit, Certified Professional Trainer Programme, UK
  • Youth Pastor, Church of Singapore (Balestier)
  • Guest of Honour, NVSS Speech Day
  • Guest of Honour, The Success Summit Conference
  • Guest of Honour, EMAP Graduation
  • Keynote Speaker, China-Singapore Inaugural Maritime Cadet Officers Training Opening