Dick Lee has been a noteworthy leader in food-related industries for the past 36 years. As the former SVP of Operations & Product Development at Cerebos Pacific Limited, Singapore; he had played a significant role in growing the company’s health supplement division turnover to nearly $700 million.
Dick was overall responsible for all the manufacturing plants in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. which produced food and health supplements for countries around the world. He helped the manufacturing sites to achieve a high level of operational efficiency in areas of compliance, safety, new product development, among others.
Dick has also successfully designed, built and commissioned three modern and highly automated food/health supplement factories from green field in Thailand and Malaysia, and a highly customised and patented closure factory in Thailand, with a total capital investment amounting to over $170 million. He was Head of Closure Business with Brands Suntory International, Thailand before he returned to Singapore in 2019.
Prior to Cerebos, Dick was the General Manager, Operations at Haarmann & Reimer (SEA) Pte Ltd, Singapore (now known as Symrise Asia Pacific Pte Ltd) where he was responsible for supply chain management including manufacturing of flavour and fragrance compositions for the Asia Pacific market. He had also worked as a Process and Development Manager at ADM Cocoa Singapore (renamed to Olam Cocoa) where he developed and implemented advance manufacturing processes and cocoa ingredients development for 15 years.