Ms Lum is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer. She heads the Board's Investment Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Ms Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. Managing the Group for more than 25 years now, Ms Lum is the driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation as well as corporate direction.
A former Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum is currently a member of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Oman Business Council and Singapore Business Federation Council. She also sits on the boards of International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Singapore Mediation Centre.
Ms Lum has received many accolades for her entrepreneurial achievements including the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth 2006, the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 and the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award 2011 for Entrepreneurship.
Ms Lum holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.
Delivering sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.
As a global leader in sustainable solutions, focusing on the areas of water and energy, Hyflux is committed to providing cost-effective and innovative solutions that contribute to resource optimisation and sustainable growth for communities and industries. A specialist in water treatment and among the top global desalination plant providers, Hyflux is distinctive in its ability to address the challenges at every point of the entire water value chain. In the area of energy, the company has expanded from energy generation and retail to include waste-to-energy, providing clean and renewable energy.
The Group’s track record includes Singapore’s first water recycling plant and two seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants, and some of the world’s largest SWRO desalination plants in Algeria, China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. The Group is also developing Asia’s first Integrated Water and Power Project and Singapore’s largest waste-to-energy plant.
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Hyflux has operations and projects spanning across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.