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Director General


      Mr Fong graduated from Oxford University, UK in 1987. After completing his

National Service as a Naval Officer, he started his civil service career in the Ministry

of Communications in 1989. He was involved in the first big public sector privatization

exercise involving the then Singapore Telecoms.


      He was posted to Ministry of Defence in 1991, where he headed departments

responsible for the Defence budget and personnel management of the armed forces.

In 1996, he was posted to Ministry of Finance. He was appointed Director

(Taxation), responsible for formulating taxation and revenue polices. He attended the

Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 2000.

From 2001 to 2003, he was appointed Director of Singapore Immigration and

Registration (SIR) Department.


      From 2003 to 2005, he was posted to Ministry of Home Affairs to form a new division

dealing with homefront security. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal

(Silver) in Aug 2003 for the role he played in combating SARS in 2003.


      In 2005, Mr Fong was posted to Ministry of Finance to head the Managing For

Excellence directorate which implements public sector-wide improvements and

change initiatives. He worked on various public service-wide initiatives such as the

renowned Singapore government e-Gov programme UEN, and setting up of the first

public sector shared services centre,


      With effect from 1 Jan 2008, Mr Fong was appointed Director-General of Singapore

Customs. He was conferred a second Public Administration Medal in 2010.

      Mr Fong is married and has one child.