Mrs Rena Lee is the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Rena began her career in the public service with the Ministry of Defence in 1992, and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1993. She later joined the Attorney-General’s Chambers in 2008, and has specialised in the practice of international law, covering multiple practice areas including international humanitarian and human rights law, disarmament law, law of the sea, environmental and climate change law, and the law of privileges and immunities, and international organisations.
Rena is also Singapore’s Ambassador for Oceans and Law of the Sea Issues and the Special Envoy of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. In 2018, Rena was elected President of the United Nations Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). Rena is also a member of the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
Rena holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (1992) and a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (1998).