Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive of Space Faculty, Lynette is a trailblazer in the Asian space ecosystem, working through her organisation to build the talent, R&D and industry roadmap for governments and global organizations. Lynette is also a champion of helping more organisations outside of the space sector to leverage the tremendous innovation potential of space-based technologies. Her work with governments in the region has helped them to expand their space industry, connecting them to the global space agenda.
Space Faculty also creates a dedicated learning pathway to nurture talent from passion to profession, working to bring youths and young adults into the space industry, and working with industry professionals to deepen their knowledge of the sector. She believes that while space is the starting point, it will lead into all the related branches of deep tech – from IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to predictive analytics, robotics and blockchain technology.
She is a Karman Fellow, an international award given to individuals whose achievements in space are outstanding. She is also an advisor to fast-growing space life science start up, Myelin-H.
Lynette is active in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics interest amongst youths and women. For her efforts and accomplishments, she received the Lancôme Visionary Award in 2018 and was recently recognised for her “Outstanding Contributions to the Science & Technology Industry” by a leading women’s publication. She was also recognised as a Trailblazer on the inaugural “Singapore 100 Women in Tech List” in 2020 for her outstanding efforts to put Singapore on the map of the space industry and for being a pioneer in the region’s space sector.
Before her career in space and deep tech, Lynette held a management position in the M&A division at a global pharmaceutical company where she managed regional deals up to USD 30 million. She was awarded the Asia Pacific President Award and the GSK Spirit award. She also spent 6 years in the Singapore government service and was a centre director in the Asia Pacific team. During the 6 years, Lynette was actively involved in developing market opportunities across a variety of industry sectors including automotive, mining, digital media and pharmaceutical.
Lynette has an Executive MBA with INSEAD and prior to that, received her Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. For her Undergraduate degree in the same field, she obtained the highest distinction, the Alumni Award, the Franklin A Boyle award amongst others at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. She was a recipient of the Sundstrand-EDB scholarship in 1999 which awards only one scholar a year.
Lynette is a mother of two active children who keep her fit.
15 November 2023 | 13:55 - 14:25 | Panel: New space revolution
As startups aim beyond earth, investors are now putting more money than ever before in space technology and space development. During this session our speakers will highlight
How to build an ecosystem of space startups to serve the country’s space projects and plans. Which sector of the space industry is particularly of interest to investors and what are the recent investment trends in the space industry? What are the challenges faced by space startups and what can stakeholders in the industry do to support?
15 November 2023 | 14:25 - 14:45 | Space Dialogues: A day in space
16 November 2023 | 10:55 - 11:30 | Panel : From space to earth: Discovering how space exploration can improve life on earth
How can capabilities in space enhance life on earth? What are the current developments in space capabilities and which are the most innovative space applications? How can private companies use space data? Attend this session to get answers to these questions and more..