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Mr Quek Tong Boon
Chief Defence Scientist, Ministry of Defence
Mr Quek Tong Boon is currently the Chief Defence Scientist as well as the Chief Research & Technology Officer of the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
He graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1977 with a B.A. (Hons) in Engineering and Masters of Arts (Engineering) in 1981. In 1985, he obtained his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Mr Quek joined the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) in 1980, holding various appointments, including Deputy Director (Technology). From June 1994 to December 1997, he was the Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation before becoming Chief Executive Officer of the DSO National Laboratories from January 1998 to January 2004. He was Deputy Secretary (Technology and Transformation) of MINDEF from January 2004 till December 2008.
He is currently a member of several other Boards including that of the DSO National Laboratories, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, the Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency.