Ms Chong Siak Ching assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery Singapore and Head of the Visual Arts Cluster, Singapore, in April 2013. Prior to this since 2001, she was the President and CEO of Ascendas, a company with presence in 10 countries across Asia. She was previously Deputy CEO of JTC Corporation, a statutory body of the Singapore government.
Ms Chong is presently an Independent Director on the Board of Singapore Press Holdings and Deputy Chairman of Singapore’s enterprise development agency, SPRING Singapore. She is a board member of Jurong Health Services, management board member of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, member of the Advisory Board at Nanyang Business School, and member of the Yale-NUS College Governing Board. She is also serving as a council member of the Singapore Business Federation.
Ms Chong graduated with Honours in Estate Management from NUS and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers. She obtained her MBA from NUS in 1991 and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 1998.
She was conferred the NUS Distinguished Alumni Award by the Faculty of Architecture and Building Management in 1999 and the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009. She was recognized as ‘Outstanding CEO of the Year’ in the Singapore Business Awards 2009 for her leadership and dynamism in establishing Ascendas as Asia’s leading provider of business space.
Ms Chong has been a member of the NUS Board of Trustees since 1 April 2011.