Ms Chong Siak Ching

Chief Executive Officer, National Gallery Singapore

Ms Chong Siak Ching is currently the Chief Executive Officer of National Gallery Singapore and is also Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.

Ms Chong was born in Penang, Malaysia. She graduated from the National University of Singapore ( NUS) in 1981 with Honours in Estate Management and obtained a Master in Business Administration in 1991. Ms Chong also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 1998.

Ms Chong is presently a board member on the Board of Singapore Press Holdings, Mandai Park Holdings Ptd Ltd and a member of the Yale-NUS College Governing Board. She is on the National Arts Council Board and a member of the Advisory Board at Nanyang Business School.

Ms Chong was previously Assistant Chief Executive Officer and then Deputy Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation, from 1999 to 2001 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas from 2001 to 2013. She was also the Deputy Chairman of SPRING Singapore, from 2008 to 2014. Both JTC Corporation and SPRING Singapore are statutory bodies under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Ms Chong represented Singapore in the APEC Business Advisory Council from 2004 to 2010 and chaired the APEC CEO Summit in Singapore in 2009.

Ms Chong was awarded a Gold Medal by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers in 1981, NUS Distinguished Alumni Award by the Faculty of Architecture and Building Management in 1999 and NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009. She received the Outstanding CEO of the Year in 2009 for her leadership and dynamism in establishing Ascendas as Asia’s leading business space provider.

Ms Chong is married to Mr Seah Cheng San and they have a daughter.