Mr. Chong previously worked as a Communications Security Program Manager at the DSO National Laboratories. He won the prestigious KINETIC Award in DSO for his outstanding technical contributions to various initiatives in the defence sector. He oversaw various cryptographic and communication systems as well as direct research & development investments in excess of S$5 million annually. He was also the key technical decision maker on various national level projects.
Prior to working at DSO, Mr. Chong was with the Directorate of Research & Development (under the Defence Science & Technology Agency) as a Country Manager, where he was responsible for the long term strategic R&D plans for the Ministry of Defence. Mr Chong was also the Assistant Director of Finance Policy at the Ministry of Health (MOH) where his responsibilities included policy matters on Singapore’s key medical financial schemes.
Mr. Chong is the recipient of the Public Service Commission’s Local Merit Scholarship and has a B.Eng and M.Eng (Electrical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore.