Chew Men Leong

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Chew Men Leong
US Navy 090514-N-1488S-067 Commanding Officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), Cmdr. Chuck Good, participates in a cake cutting ceremony with Chief of Republic of Singapore Navy, Rear Adm. Che.jpg
Chew (holding knife) at a cake cutting ceremony in Singapore on 13 May 2009 with Cmdr. Chuck Good of the US Navy.
Born Singapore
Allegiance Singapore
Service/branch Singapore Armed Forces
Years of service 1985–2011
Rank Rear-Admiral
Commands held
  • Commanding Officer, RSS Vigour (1998–2000)
  • Commanding Officer, 188 Squadron (2000)
  • Commander, 1st Flotilla (2001)
  • Head, Joint Plans and Transformation Department (2002–2004)
  • Fleet Commander (2004–2005)
  • Head, Naval Operations Department (2006)
  • Chief of Staff, Naval Staff (2006–2007)
  • Chief of Navy (2007–2011)
Awards see #Awards
Other work see #Post-military career
Chew Men Leong
Simplified Chinese 赵文良
Traditional Chinese 趙文良

Chew Men Leong is a Singaporean civil servant and former naval admiral. He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy from 2007–2011 and held the rank of Rear-Admiral. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Utilities Board, Singapore's national water agency.

Education[edit]

Chew received his pre-university education in Raffles Junior College and graduated in 1985.[1] He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1987. He graduated with a bachelor's degree (first class honours) in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London in 1990. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001 and went on to obtain a Master of Science in management from Stanford University in 2002.[2][3][4]

Military career[edit]

Chew enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1985. Throughout his military career, he held various appointments, including: Executive Officer, RSS Sea Lion (1992–1994); Commanding Officer, RSS Vigour (1998–2000); Commanding Officer, 188 Squadron (2000); Commander, 1st Flotilla (2001); Head, Joint Plans and Transformation Department (2002–2004); Fleet Commander (2004–2005); Head, Naval Operations Department (2006); Chief of Staff, Naval Staff (2006–2007).[3][5]

Chew succeeded Ronnie Tay as the Chief of Navy on 31 August 2007.[5] He left the SAF on 29 March 2011 and relinquished his appointment to Ng Chee Peng.[6]

Post-military career[edit]

After retiring from the military, Chew became the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore's national water agency, and continues to hold this position. He is also concurrently the Executive Director of the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWIDC) and the Chairman of the PUB Consultants Pte Ltd. He also sits on the board of Jurong Port Pte Ltd and the International Advisory Panel of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy's Institute of Water Policy. He is also a member of the Singapore Quality Award Governing Council.[2][7][4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "13 Prize-Giving Ceremony 26 April 2011". 4th Issue, One - The Raffles Institution Alumni Magazine. Raffles Institution. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chew Men Leong". Singapore International Water Week 1-5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Rear-Admiral Chew Men Leong, Officer of the Legion of Honour". Embassy of France in Singapore. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chew Men Leong". PUB. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Singapore to get new Navy Chief". AsiaOne News. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Navy Chief to take over in March". AsiaOne News. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Wong, Sher Maine (24 July 2013). "“We Have To Build Trust In The Team”". challenge.gov.sg. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Rear-Admiral Ronnie Tay
Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy
31 Aug 2007 - 29 March 2011
Succeeded by
Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng