Our Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FONG Heng Boo
Audit & Risk Committee Chairman


AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Mr FONG Heng Boo joined the Group in 2015. He is also an independent director of several public listed and private limited companies.

An accountant by profession, Mr Fong started his career with the Auditor-General’s Office and left in 1993 as Assistant Auditor-General. He was also General Manager (Corporate Development) of a listed company in Singapore as well as the Chief Financial Officer of a listed company in Australia. He was Director (Special Duties) at the Singapore Totalisator Board until his retirement in December 2014. His other professional experience included membership of Audit Committees of statutory boards and Advisory Committees of the School of Accountancy of Nanyang Technological University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Mr Fong was a past Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (“ICPAS”). He was a council member of ICPAS and was awarded a Silver Medal by ICPAS in 1999.

WONG Heang Fine
Group CEO


GROUP CEO

Mr WONG Heang Fine joined Surbana Jurong in 2015 as its Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. Since then, the firm has grown into one of the largest urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms in Asia with a global talent pool of over 16,500 employees based in more than 120 offices in over 40 countries worldwide.

Mr Wong also sits on the boards of three of Surbana Jurong’s member companies – SMEC, AETOS and Sino-Sun. He is Chairman of Sino-Sun.

Mr Wong is a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore’s building and construction industry. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council.

Mr Wong has held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 40 years. Before Surbana Jurong, he was with CapitaLand for eight years. He was the CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore Limited and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand’s business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Mr Wong was CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company in United Arab Emirates.

Prior to that, from 2001 to 2006, Mr Wong was President & CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and was instrumental in advancing the company’s engineering and construction business in South Asia.
Mr Wong joined Cathay Organisation in 1998. As Deputy President, he helped realise the company’s ambition of going public via a reverse takeover strategy through IMM Multi-Enterprise which was listed on SESDAQ. In 1999, he was appointed President & CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings.

Between 1996 and 1998, Mr Wong was Director (Infrastructure), L&M Group Investments Ltd. During his tenure, he restructured the company by spearheading diversification into the infrastructure and property sectors.

Between 1991 and 1996, Mr Wong was at Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation. There he pioneered the infrastructure development of the industrial estate and a 24,000-hectare international resort belt on Bintan Island, Indonesia. He was instrumental in developing and managing the Bintan Lagoon Resort.

Mr Wong was the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore from 2011 to 2012. He served as a Senior Industry Officer with the Economic Development Board where his responsibilities included the promotion and development of investments in Singapore.

Mr Wong graduated with First Class Honours in B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Leeds, England and a M.Sc (Engineering Production and Management) from the University of Birmingham, England. He was conferred a Medal of Commendation during the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) May Day Awards 2020 for advancing HR best practices and employees’ interests.

Eric ANG
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr Eric ANG joined the Group in 2015. He is currently Senior Executive Advisor at DBS Bank Ltd., where he has been since the start of his banking career in 1978. He sits on the Board of Directors of Sembcorp Marine Ltd, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Raffles Medical Group Ltd and DBS Foundation Ltd in Singapore. He is also the Co-Chairman of the SGX Disciplinary Committee and one of the Vice-Chairmen of the Community Chest in Singapore.

Mr Ang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore.

Desmond CHOO Pey Ching
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr Desmond Choo is a Member of Parliament for the Tampines Group Representative Constituency and the Adviser to the Tampines Changkat Grassroots Organisations. Concurrently, he is the Mayor of North East District. Mr Desmond Choo oversees social and community development for 18 constituencies.

Mr Desmond Choo is also the Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Policy Division at NTUC. He oversees the economic and social policies, strategic communications and international affairs. He is also the Executive Secretary of the Union of Telecoms Employees of Singapore and Advisor to the Young NTUC Committee.

Within the Labour Movement, Mr Desmond Choo is the Advisor to the Attractions, Resorts & Entertainment Union, Singapore Union of Broadcasting Employees and Union of Security Employees. He is also the Trustee of Singapore Shell Employees’ Union. He is the Secretary of the Industrial Relations Committee (Service Sector) as well as a Member of the Training Council and Industrial Relations Council.

Representing workers and the Labour Movement, Mr Desmond Choo sits on the Board of Directors for Surbana Jurong and is a Full Member of the National Wages Council.

Prior to joining NTUC, Mr Desmond Choo served in various roles in the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Ministry of Manpower and the private sector. He was the Senior Vice President, Investments of Kestrel Capital Pte Ltd. He was also instrumental in leading the acquisition of La Liga’s Valencia CF and development of the non-profit Foundation of Valencia CF. He was on the Board of the Foundation of Valencia CF and provided advice on the development of Hotel Football in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mr Desmond Choo was awarded the SPF Overseas Merit Scholarship in 1997 to study Economics at the University of Chicago.

GAN Chee Yen
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr GAN Chee Yen joined the Group in 2015. He is the former CEO of Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Gan was Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Managing Director, Special Projects and Head of China Market at Temasek International. He joined Temasek in May 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and has since served in various investments roles as a member of the senior management team in Temasek. The investment clusters he has led included the Financial Industry portfolio and the Transportation and Logistics portfolio, before he took on the role of co-Chief Investment Officer of Temasek where he anchored several successful investments.

Mr Gan has served on the boards of several companies including CEI Limited, ICHX Tech Pte. Ltd., Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd., and was a board member of Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd and a board commissioner of Bank Danamon Indonesia from 2003 to 2019. He received his Bachelor of Accountancy from NUS. He also attended Harvard University’s Program for Management Development in September 2001.

Guy Daniel HARVEY-SAMUEL
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr Guy HARVEY-SAMUEL joined the SJ board in August 2015 as a non executive director. He spent 39 years working with HSBC Group in 12 countries across the world retiring in 2017. He returned to Singapore in 2013 as Group General Manager and Chief Executive Officer HSBC Singapore, prior to this he was Group General Manager and Head of International Asia Pacific based in HSBC Hong Kong.

 
 
 

Prof Yaacob IBRAHIM
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Yaacob IBRAHIM joined the Group in 2019 and is presently a Professor of Engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and an Advisor to the President of SIT.

Prior to his current position, Prof. Yaacob served in the Singapore Cabinet as a Minister in the Ministries of Communications and Information (2011 – 2018), Environment and Water Resources (2004 – 2011) and Community Development and Sports (2002 – 2004). Throughout his 16 years as a Minister, Prof. Yaacob was also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. He started his political career as a Member of Parliament (MP) in Jalan Besar GRC in January 1997, and held several political appointments before becoming a Minister in 2002.

Prof. Yaacob graduated from the University of Singapore with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1980. He worked as a structural engineer with a multinational engineering consulting firm from 1980 to 1984. He pursued his Ph.D at Stanford University from 1984 and graduated in 1989. He spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University. He joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a faculty member in 1990 where he became a tenured member. He took a leave of absence from NUS from July 1998 till his resignation in August 2018.

He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union. He is also an Advisor to the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Kampong Glam Digitalisation Project.

Philip JEYARETNAM
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr Philip JEYARETNAM joined the Group in 2015 and is the Global Vice Chair & Asean CEO of Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP. He is a commercial litigator and international arbitration counsel. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2003 and has been named in all the major legal publications as an expert in arbitration, construction law and litigation.

Mr Jeyaretnam was president of The Law Society of Singapore from January 2004 to December 2007 and was the founding chairman of the Society of Construction Law, Singapore. He is currently Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, the world’s first integrated dispute resolution venue.

Mr Jeyaretnam is on the Public Service Commission, the constitutional body that oversees the civil service in Singapore. He is also on the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, which advises the President of Singapore under the equality provisions of the Constitution of Singapore.

Mr Jeyaretnam graduated from Cambridge University and held a visiting Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard Law School.

KU Moon Lun
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr KU Moon Lun joined the Group in 2015 and has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Currently, he is an independent non-executive director of Lai Fung Holdings. He is also a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Mr Ku was an executive director of Davis Langdon & Seah International (“DLSI”), a property consultant firm, until the end of 2005 where he was responsible for formulating the policies and steering the direction of the DLSI group of companies. He was also the chairman of the board of directors of Davis Langdon & Seah Hong Kong Limited from 1995 to 2004. Mr Ku was previously the chairman of Premas Hong Kong Limited, a facilities management company, from 2000 to 2002 and icFox International, an information technology company, from 2000 to 2003. Mr Ku was an independent non-executive director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited from 2006 to 2016 and an INED of Kerry Properties Limited from 2007 to 2020.

NEO Gim Huay
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Ms NEO Gim Huay joined the Group in 2015. She is currently Managing Director, Sustainability, Temasek International Pte Ltd.

Prior to joining Temasek, Ms Neo was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Co in the US and Africa, advising clients on strategy and operations in the banking, oil & gas as well as entertainment and technology sectors. Ms Neo was also formerly in the Administrative Service of the Singapore Government, responsible for Governance and Investment as well as Trade Negotiations in the Finance and Trade ministries respectively.

Ms Neo is on the Boards of Mandai Park Holdings and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. She is a member of Creating Shared Value Council, Nestle SA; Chairman of ABC World Asia Advisory Council; and Deputy Chair of the Environment & Resources Standards Committee of the Singapore Standards Council.

Ms Neo holds a MBA from Stanford University, graduating as an Arjay Miller Scholar. She also has a Masters in Engineering (Distinction) and Bachelor of Arts (First Class) from Cambridge University. She was elected as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2015.

TAN Gee Paw
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Mr TAN Gee Paw was appointed Chairman of the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency on 1 April 2001 until his retirement on 31 March 2017. Mr Tan is a member of a number of government committees. He is the Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore. Previous appointments held by Mr Tan were Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of the Environment, Advisor on Rail Transformation, MOT and Special Advisor to Land Transport Authority.

Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Malaya in 1967, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1971. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Westminster, UK in 1993; and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Sheffield University, UK in 1995. In 2013, he was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by the Nanyang Technological University.

Mr Tan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1978 and a Special Award (Gold Medal) for Clean River Commemoration in 1987. He also received the Medal of Commendation at the NTUC May Day Award in 2005, the President’s Award for the Environment in 2007 and the President’s Science and Technology Medal in 2015. Mr Tan was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal in 2001 for his work as Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of the Environment and the Distinguished Service Order in 2010 for his work as Chairman of PUB. In 2011, Mr Tan was conferred the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the National University of Singapore; the Distinguished Member Award by National University of Singapore Society in 2014; and the Distinguished Professional Engineer Award in 2018 by the Professional Engineers Board. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore and awarded the Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award in 2015. Mr Tan was also elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore in 2012.

Mr Tan is the Special Advisor to Chairman, PUB, and a member of the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Panel of Distinguished Advisors. Mr Tan has been appointed the Acting Chairman of Changi Airport Group. He is also a Board member of Changi Airport Group and a Director of Surbana Jurong Private Limited.

Prof TAN Kong Yam
Board Member


BOARD MEMBER

Prof. TAN Kong Yam joined the Group in 2015 and is presently Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Prior to joining NUS, Prof. Tan worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, World Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and was the Director of Research at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore.

From June 2002 to June 2005, Prof. Tan was a senior economist at the World Bank office in Beijing where he worked on issues of macro stabilisation, integration of the fragmented domestic market, banking reform, international trade and investment as well as regional inequality. In 2004, he was a member of the World Bank expert group on the eleventh five year plan (2006-2010) for the State Council in China. The expert group provided analysis and policy recommendations on urbanisation, regional inequality, innovation policy, energy and water policy as well as strategy on banking reform to the Chinese government.

Prior to that, he was the chief economist of the Singapore government at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Head, Department of Business Policy, Faculty of Business Administration at NUS.

Prof. Tan is a graduate of Princeton (1975-79, class of 1931 scholar, Paul Volcker Thesis prize) and Stanford University (1980-83).