Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2007
WONG Kwei Cheong, PBM
BSc 1965 BSc(Hons) 1966
Member of Parliament for Cairnhill Constituency (1980 to 1996)
Minister of State, Ministry of Labour (1981 to 1983) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (1982 to 1985)

WONG Kwei Cheong has a distinguished career with both the government of Singapore and in the private sector. He was a Member of Parliament for Cairnhill from 1980 to 1996 and has served as Minister of State in both the Ministry of Labour (1981 to 1983) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (1982 to 1985). In addition, Dr WONG was on the board of directors of several statutory boards and public organizations, including the chairmanship of the Singapore Productivity Board and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board, as well as being a member of the Singapore Science Centre Board. Dr WONG was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masharakat (The Public Service Medal) in 1979.
Dr WONG's experience in the private sector includes the chairmanship of Aiwa Singapore and Vicom Pte Ltd. He presently runs his own business and serves as an Independent Director of several listed companies including Vantage Corporation Ltd, Goldtron Ltd and Penton International Ltd.
Dr WONG has had experience in academia as well, first as physics staff in University of Singapore and later as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, NUS (1986 to 1996).
Dr WONG studied Physics in the University of Singapore under a State Scholarship where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 1966. He continued his studies at the Imperial College of Science and Technologies, University of London, under a Commonwealth Scholarship and graduated in 1969 with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Solid State Physics.