Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2005
WONG Hung Khim, PJG
BSc 1963, BSc(Hons) 1964
Retired Permanent Secretary and Chairman Jurong Town Corporation
Medal of Commendation Gold, NTUC 1995
WONG Hung Khim is also the non-executive chairman of Zhonghui Holdings Ltd. He is also and Independent Director of Stamford Land Corporation Ltd, Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd and Medi-Flex Limited.
Mr WONG served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development, executive director of the then Port of Singapore Authority, deputy chairman and CEO of Singapore Telecommunications Limited and chairman of Jurong Town Corporation, during his career in the Singapore Civil Service.
For his contribution in the public sector, he was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal in 1992 by the Singapore Government and in 1995, the Medal of Commendation (Gold) by the National Trades Union Congress. He was also conferred The Honorary Citizen of Suzhou Award by the Suzhou Municipality for his contributions to the Suzhou Industrial Project (SIP).
Up till December 2002, he was the group chairman and CEO of Delgro Corporation Ltd and SBS Transit Ltd and many of its subsidiaries. Mr WONG holds an honours degree in Physics from the University of Singapore.
"I developed an analytical and enquiring mind through learning Physics. This helped my career as it enabled me to look at issues and problems logically and objectively from different as well as new angles."