Chong Kee Hiong

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Chong Kee Hiong
钟奇雄
Chong in 2021
Member of Parliament
for
Assumed office
11 September 2015
Preceded byWong Kan Seng
Majority32,259 (34.52%)
Personal details
Born1966[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Children4
Occupation
  • 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.

Education[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PARL | MP". www.parliament.gov.sg.
  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". www.suntecreit.com. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust - Company Profile and News". Bloomberg.com. 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". www.suntecreit.com. 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". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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