Dr Tuan Chiong Chew
Dr Chew retired in 2019 after nearly 10 years as CEO of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT). Over that period, FCT’s market capitalisation grew threefold to become a $3 billion company. Additionally, it delivered record high dividends every year to its shareholders, while the share price increased by more than 100 per cent% over the decade, making the stock one of the most highly followed and recommended by analysts and investors on the Singapore stock exchange.
Before joining the private sector, Dr Chew was chief executive of Science Centre Singapore, a government statutory board, from 1995 to 2009, during which he transformed the centre into a vibrant world-class venue and doubled visitorship to above a million annually. Internationally, he served as president of the Asia Pacific Science and Technology Centres, and was a council member of the Washington-based international Association of Science and Technology Centers.
Dr Chew’s management and leadership experience cuts across a range of sectors. Commercially, he was a board director on Netlink Trust (Singapore’s national broadband network), Hektar Reit and Vacaron Sdn Berhad in Malaysia, and Frasers Property Australia. He was also active in many government and non-profit organisations, including the National Heritage Board, the National Council Against Drug Abuse, the selection committee for the National Scientist Award, the Yellow Ribbon Fund and the philanthropic Goh Foundation.
Fresh into retirement, he devotes his time to serving on a family office investment management fund, several technology-related enterprises, and a new non-profit initiative dedicated to helping disadvantaged people in the region.
Dr Chew is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore. A Colombo Plan scholar, Dr Chew holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, an MEng from the National University of Singapore, and a BEng (first-class hons) from Monash.
He’s been awarded the Sugden Award by the Combustion Institute (UK) and Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Singapore), and the inaugural President’s Award for the Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Centres. He was appointed a justice of the peace by the President of Singapore in 2018.