Mr ​Chng Kai Fong

Permanent Secretary (Development), Ministry of Communications and Information, 
Permanent Secretary (Development), Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, &
Permanent Secretary (Development) (Cybersecurity), Prime Minister’s Office

Mr Chng Kai Fong is currently Permanent Secretary (Development), Ministry of Communications and Information with effect from 1 May 2023. He also holds the positions of Permanent Secretary (Development) of Smart Nation and Digital Government group, and Permanent Secretary (Development) (Cybersecurity) in the Prime Minister’s Office.
He was previously the Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board for 4 years between 2017 and 2021. Before EDB, Kai Fong served various roles in the Singapore Public Service, including as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister from 2014 to 2017. He was also seconded to Shell from 2008 to 2010 to Shell’s Downstream Strategy unit.
Kai Fong currently serves on the boards of DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank, and the Singapore Symphonia Company Limited. He is also a member of Shell’s New Energies Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Kai Fong graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master in Engineering in 2001 and was a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2012.