Mr Lee Zee Sye, Simon
李泽思先生

 

Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2016)
南洋校友成就奖获奖者 (2016)

 

Mr Lee Zee Sye, Simon
School of Civil and Structural Engineering
B.Eng. / Class of 1989              

 

Visionary in the Information Communications Technology space

In recognition of the great strides he has helped his company make, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Mr Lee Zee Sye Simon with the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award.

When Mr Lee founded IT outsourcing and managed services provider Thatz International in 1998, after spending the first nine years of his career in the private sector, the company only had one employee – himself. It has grown to 180 employees today. Thatz also counts the likes of Aviva Asia, Panasonic , SingTel and Prudential amongst its clients.

Mr Lee brings over 26 years of Information Communications Technology (ICT) working experience to his role as Thatz’s Chief Executive Officer and had previously acquired a wealth of experience in various areas including infrastructure, sales and system engineering, banking, and consumer IT. Forever seeking to innovate, he has been instrumental in leading his company in developing solutions such as ThatzContact, a cloud-cum-mobile application for users to manage their business cards and contact database, which received an innovation grant from Spring Singapore.  Mr Lee’s company also developed the SpotSG50 mobile app to commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Ever-willing to contribute to NTU, Mr Lee currently chairs the Business and Community Partners’ (BCP) programme for the University’s Development Office. The BCP committee is aiming to raise S$1.2 million this year – S$3 million with government matching – and the funds will be part of the University’s endowment fund which can provide bursaries to needy undergraduates. Mr Lee and his wife Michelle Ang, an alumna of NTU, also set up their own fund in 2015 to offer two bursaries – in perpetuity – to undergraduates. In addition, he is amongst the founding members of the NTU Alumni Council, which was started this year to act as an important bridge of communication between the University and its alumni community. He has previously also organised numerous Wine Appreciation networking events, supported by his contacts, for the NTU CEE Alumni Club.

Paying it forward, he has worked closely with various institutions of higher learning to offer internships to students. Further, he currently serves as an ICT Programme Advisory Committee member for SIM University’s School of Science and Technology and has provided industry-based IT Service Management training to over 30 of their undergraduates since 2015. He gives back to society in other ways too, leading Thatz in sponsoring the biannual Hot-meal and Birthday events for over 100 needy old folks at Nee Soon South since 2011. 

Mr Lee has received numerous awards over the years including the Nanyang Alumni Service Award in 2004, the Total Defence Award in 2012 and 2013, the Singapore SME1000 Net Profit Growth Excellence Award (Infocomm and Technology) in 2014, and most recently, the Promising Award, as well as, the Grand Award at the inaugural Teochew Entrepreneur Award.


李泽思先生
土木与建筑工程学院
工程学士/ 1989年毕业班


具有远见卓识的资讯通信科技企业家

凭独到眼光引领企业茁壮成长,资讯通信科技企业家李泽思先生获南洋理工大学授予南洋校友成就奖。

李先生大学毕业后,在私人业界拼搏了近九年,后于1998年自立门户,创立了专门提供资讯科技咨询与外包服务的Thatz International公司。草创时,他是公司唯一的雇员,所有业务自己一手包办。而后公司不断茁壮成长,今已发展成一家雇有180名员工的企业,客户包括多家跨国企业如强生公司、日本松下公司、新加坡新电信集团,以及英杰华保险公司等。

李先生在资讯通信科技业累积了多达26年的丰富经验,过去也曾从事基础设施、行销与系统工程、银行业、零售科技业等不同领域的工作,因此出任 Thatz International 首席执行长胜任有余。身为一位不断力求创新的企业家,他致力于带领企业开发新的科技解决方案。ThatzContact就是他们成功开发的一项手机应用程序,可让人们利用云端平台,更有效率地管理名片和输入联络数据。这个创新项目还获得新加坡标新局能力发展津贴的资助。

李先生这些年来一直积极回馈南大,热心帮助需要经济援助的在籍南大生。南大发展处推行“商界与社区伙伴计划”,为南大助学金基金争取企业赞助,就是由李先生担任主席。商界与社区伙伴计划委员会希望今年能筹得120万元善款,若再加上新加坡政府一元对一元的资助,南大助学金基金将可获得近300万元的款项,以用来为更多贫困的在籍南大生提供助学金。除此以外,乐善好施的李先生和同样是南大校友的李夫人还在2015年设立了冠名基金,永久为在籍南大生每年提供两份助学金。李先生也是南大校友理事会的创始成员之一,这个今年刚成立的理事会将为南大和校友搭建更有效的沟通桥梁。李先生过去也曾多次安排其商界朋友赞助南大土木与环境工程学院校友俱乐部举办的品酒活动,旨在给其校友俱乐部会员制造更多广交朋友,扩展人脉的机会。

李先生创业有成后也不忘提携后进,他与多所本地高等学府密切合作,为学生提供到其企业实习的机会。2015年,他受委担任新跃大学科技学院属下资讯通信科技项目咨询委员会成员,至今已为新跃大学超过30名在籍学生提供在职资讯科技服务管理培训。李先生不仅热心教育,也活跃于社区公益活动。自2011年起,他每年两次带领Thatz员工为义顺南区内超过100名贫困年长者免费提供爱心关怀餐食,以及与老人家共庆生日。

这些年来,李先生荣获无数奖项,在商界的成就以及对社区的贡献深获肯定,其中包括2004年南洋校友服务奖、2012年和2013年全面防卫奖项,2014年新加坡1000强中小企业净利成长卓越奖(信息与通讯),以及今年获颁的第一届潮人企业家奖及最杰出企业家奖。

 

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