Shi Yuan is not the conventional professional who went to college and then to law school. He was raised by his illiterate mother and grew up in a single parent family. Since young, he was taught what life is through the school of hard knocks which made him a survivor today.
While he was serving in the Singapore Police Force, he attended the University of London External Programme (currently known as the International Programme) in 1997 where he obtained a Diploma in Law, followed by a Bachelor of Laws degree (Second Class Lower Honours) in 2000 through ITC School of Laws (pioneer batch). Shi Yuan went on to complete my Master of Laws under the same University of London External Programme in 2004, specializing in corporate commercial law, insurance law, marine insurance and carriage of goods by sea.
Shi Yuan then worked in the respective banking litigation and general litigation departments of a medium sized local law firm for a couple of years before starting his in-house career as a legal counsel with Equinix Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Thereafter, he joined SGX-Listed China Enersave Limited as its Legal Officer and Business Development Manager.
In June 2007, he joined Surbana Corporation Pte. Ltd. as a Senior Legal Associate. On 1st July 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President (Legal).
On 1st October 2010, Shi Yuan joined Dril Quip Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. as its first Asia Pacific Contracts Attorney.
He was then headhunted and on 5th November 2012, he joined FMC Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. as its Contract Specialist. Following a successful stint, he was again headhunted and joined an international engineering company as its General Counsel.
Possessing the relevant legal qualifications, he is passionate about law and he enjoys his legal work in whatever capacity he is in. And he is a strong believer of being a partner in any company or organisation which he is in.
He was previously a regular officer with the Singapore Police Force. In 1997, he was awarded the Commissioner of Police Commendation Award.
As of current date, Shi Yuan is the Regional Legal Counsel of BCS Information Systems Pte. Ltd. on a flexible arrangement to assist his family with the arrival of his second newborn in April 2016.