Mr Bernard Nee Vice President (Academic), Singapore Institute of Technology Mr Bernard Nee is Vice President, Academic Group, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). As a member of the Provost Team, he is responsible for industry and future sensing, shaping collaborations with government agencies and like-minded partners, to advance SIT’s education and research mission. He brings along deep experience garnered from previous leadership roles at the Economic Development Board (EDB), National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Energy Market Authority (EMA). As the Deputy Chief Executive of EMA (2012-2021), he managed over $200 million in energy R&D funding, and forged partnerships with PSA, SembCorp, Keppel Offshore Marine, Singapore Power and Shell to nurture the energy ecosystem. His team launched the Energy Story (a national blueprint enabling Singapore’s energy transformation), introduced regulatory sandboxes, nurtured a competitive industry workforce and pushed Singapore’s solar and energy storage ambitions. His portfolio included oversight of EMA’s corporate functions. Prior to 2012, he was with the EDB for 18 years, where he assumed senior management roles as Executive Director in charge of Natural Resources, Strategic and Corporate Planning, as well as the Chief Information Officer. He seeded a team to incubate high-growth clusters that could contribute $1 billion to Singapore’s GDP within 10 years. In 2005 he was seconded to the NRF as the pioneering Director to establish policies, processes and systems to manage the $5 billion RIE2010 budget. A recipient of the EDB scholarship, Bernard possess a Masters in Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and graduated with an MSc and BSc (with University Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.