Wong Kan Seng
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Mr Wong Kan Seng is the Chairman of Ascendas-Singbridge. He also chairs the S Rajaratnam Endowment.
Mr Wong was the former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. He retired in May 2011 after serving 26 years in the Singapore Government. His last appointment was as the Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister in charge of the Population and Talent Division in the Prime Ministerâ€™s Office.
During his tenure as Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Wong co-chaired the China-Singapore Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, the Suzhou Industrial Park Joint Steering Committee and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Steering Council with the then PRC Vice-Premier. He also co-chaired the Qatar-Singapore High Level Joint Committee with the State of Qatar’s former Heir Apparent.
For his contributions to the Civil Service and labour movement, Mr Wong was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1976 by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and the Medal of Honour by the National Trades Union Congress in 1998. He received the London Business School Alumni Achievement Award in 2004.
Mr Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the then University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School.