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Ng Cher Pong

Mr Ng Cher Pong
Deputy Secretary (Policy)
Ministry of Education




Mr Ng Cher Pong was appointed as Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Singapore Ministry of Education on 1 May 2010.  His responsibilities include overseeing the formulation and implementation of educational strategies and policies for the entire education system, spanning pre-school to the higher education sectors, as well as spearheading the organisation development, information technology and corporate communication functions in the Ministry.  Prior to this, Mr Ng had held the position of Deputy Secretary (Services) after being posted to MOE on 23 November 2009.

Mr Ng joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Civil Service in 1996.  Between 1996 and 2002, he served in various capacities in the Ministry of National Development, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the former Ministry of Communications and IT, as well as the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

In January 2004, Mr Ng was posted to the Ministry of Manpower, where he held the position of Director, Foreign Manpower Management (Policy).  In May 2005, he was appointed as the Divisional Director of the Foreign Manpower Management Division, and in May 2006, he became the Divisional Director of the Workplace Policy and Strategy Division.  In October 2008, he assumed the appointment of Director, Defence Finance Organisation in the Ministry of Defence.

Mr Ng is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the National Arts Council, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Governing Board, Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees, Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance Governing Board, Singapore University of Technology and Design-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Collaboration Governing Board, A*STAR Board, Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore Board, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Pro-Tem Governing Board, Yale-NUS College Governing Board, MOE’s Education Fund and PS21 Excel Committee. Mr Ng has previously served on the Charity Council, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and Singapore Management University Board of Trustees.

Mr Ng holds a Master in Business Administration (Distinction) from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Mr Ng is married, with a son.

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Last Updated On 5 January 2012

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