The 57-year-old Singapore native has had a distinguished karting career in Asia, winning a number of prestigious trophies and Series and then transferring his knowledge and passion for this fast and dynamic branch of motorsport to the FIA where he is a member of the CIK Karting Commission. He has also trained as an FIA International Steward and was President of Motorsports Singapore until last year.
Lung-Nien Lee said: “In agreeing to stand as VP Sport for Asia, I intend bringing the passion I have for motorsport - and karting in particular - to the FIA, so as to encourage young people to take up this wonderful sport. They can compete on track, but they can also learn how to fix and maintain the machinery, how to strategise and get the best out of themselves and the people around them.”
Away from the karting track Lung-Nien Lee has enjoyed a long and successful career at the highest levels of international banking, covering roles as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, as well as heading the Asia Anti Money Laundering unit.
He is also involved in a number of charities focused on helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as being a committed to diversity and equality in the workplace via bodies he is a member of.
Lung-Nien Lee added: “My experience in the upper echelons of the financial world, and my time as President of Motorsports Singapore, have clearly shown me the importance clubs place on being heard, on things getting done and on the financial and governance regulations that are essential for the day-today running, as well as future growth, for the members, for the clubs and for the Asia-Pacific Region of the FIA.”
Presidential candidate Mohammed ben Sulayem said: “Asia with 60% of the world population and a growing economy is critical to the growth and development of global motorsport. We will, with the help of Lung and the regional member clubs, adopt an ambitious development strategy for the region over the next four years.”
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