Mr ​Chng Kai Fong

2nd Permanent Secretary, Smart Nation and Digital Government Group

Mr Chng was appointed Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 October 2017.

Before EDB, Mr Chng was the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He had also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Civil Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Communications and Information. As part of the Public Service’s development programme, Mr Chng was also seconded for two years to Shell.

Mr Chng graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master in Engineering in 2001, and from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science in Management in 2012.

Mr Chng is married with two daughters and a son. In his younger days, he freelanced as a Euphonium player and an amateur conductor. These days, he waves his hands when classical music is playing on the radio, to the bewilderment of his children.