Chong Kee Hiong

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Chong Kee Hiong
Chong in 2021
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
11 September 2015
Preceded byWong Kan Seng
Majority32,259 (34.52%)
Personal details
Political partyPeople's Action Party
  • Politician
  • accountant

Chong Kee Hiong (Chinese: 钟奇雄; pinyin: Zhōng Qíxiǒng; Jyutping: Zung1 Kei4 Hung4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Cheng Kî-hiông; born 1966)[1] is a Singaporean politician and accountant who has been serving as Treasurer of the PAP Community Foundation since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bishan East division of Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC since 2015.


Chong was educated at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College[2] before he received a scholarship from KPMG[2] to study at the National University of Singapore, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy. He also completed an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2008. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.[3]


Chong is the chief executive officer of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust.[4] He was the chairman of NTUC Foodfare.[5] Before joining Suntec, Chong was the Chief Executive Officer of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte Ltd.[6] Prior to this, Chong was the chief executive officer of The Ascott. Earlier in his career, he was the chief financial officer of Raffles Holdings.[6] Chong started his career in audit as a graduate assistant at KPMG in 1990.[2][6]

Political career[edit]

On 12 August 2015, the People's Action Party (PAP) announced Chong as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC in the 2015 general election after Wong Kan Seng, Hri Kumar and Zainudin Nordin stepped down from their respective wards and politics. [7] Chong was elected into Parliament[8] when the PAP team won 73.59% of the electorate's valid votes.[9] Chong was elected as a Member of Parliament for Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC for a second term but as a four-member team in the 2020 general election after the PAP team garnered 67.26% of the valid votes. He was then appointed deputy chairman of the National Development Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) in the 14th Parliament.[10]

Chong was appointed as the chairman of Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council and an advisor of the Bishan-Toa Payoh grassroots organisations.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Chong grew up in a two-room Singapore Improvement Trust flat.[5] He currently lives in a semi-detached house in Bishan East.[2][5] Chong is the youngest of 11 siblings.[5] He is married to Monica, whom he met at KPMG, and they have four sons.[2]


  1. ^ a b "PARL | MP".
  2. ^ a b c d e Wong, Kim Hoh (13 May 2012). "To be a CEO, read martial arts novels". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ "SUNTEC REIT". Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust - Company Profile and News". Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d Toh, Ee Ming (12 August 2015). "A strong conviction to look out for residents: Chong Kee Hiong". TODAYonline. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust | Management Team". Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  7. ^ "PAP introduces new candidates for Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC; Wong Kan Seng retires". The Straits Times. 12 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ Chew, Hui Min (12 September 2015). "GE2015: PAP wins in 15 of 16 GRCs; Workers' Party retains Aljunied GRC". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  9. ^ Khoo, Lynette (12 September 2015). "GE2015: PAP wins Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC with 73.59% of votes". The Business Times. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  10. ^ "GE2020 official results: PAP wins Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in 3rd successive challenge by SPP". The Straits Times. 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 14 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  11. ^ "MP | Parliament Of Singapore". Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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