Mr Tang Kum Chuen
Mr Tang Kum Chuen is the President, Satellite Systems & Dy President (Corporate Development) of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), headquartered in Singapore.
Mr Tang graduated from Monash University in 1979 with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (Honours, First Class) under a Colombo Plan Scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission of Singapore. He obtained a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and went on to complete the International Executive Program from INSEAD, France, in 2001.
Starting his career as a Project Engineer in Singapore’s Ministry of Defence, he held various engineering and management positions from 1982 to 1990. Mr Tang was responsible for the planning, designing and implementation of a number of complex, large-scale sensor and communication systems contributing to advancing the strategic engineering and operational capabilities of Singapore.
In 1990 Mr Tang joined ST Electronics and was instrumental in merging the operations of several major Communication System Divisions together to build ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) to scale suitable for internationalisation. As then Deputy General Manager, he was responsible for building up the intellectual property in the company and securing a number of mega projects that shored the company’s foundation for growth.
Mr Tang joined ST Electronics (Satcom and Sensor Systems) in 1999 and has since led the company on a healthy growth path, implementing aggressive business expansion strategies, mergers and acquisitions and business excellence initiatives, transforming the company into a global, competitive and innovative sensor and communication systems provider with indigenous products selling to over 120 countries.
Mr Tang concurrently is the Chairman of OrisTel Systems Pte Ltd and Deputy Chairman of iDirect Asia Pte Ltd. He is also a Board member of Polarsat Holding Inc (Canada), ST Electronics (Info-Comm) Pte Ltd, STELOP Pte Ltd, ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd and ST Electronics (Satellite Systems) Pte Ltd. He also serves on the Board of VT iDirect Inc, a US-based, world leader in satellite broadband IP networking solutions.
Mr Tang is a Senior Member of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore and a Founding Member of the Certified Systems Engineering Professional Program. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Singapore Space and Technology Association. Married with two children, Mr Tang enjoys reading and swimming.