Chief Executive Officer
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Chief, Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office,
Prime Minister’s Office
Mr Frederick Chew is the Chief Executive Officer of A*STAR, Singapore’s lead public sector agency spearheading research and innovation to impact Singapore, Singaporeans and Science.
Helming the science and technology agency of over 5,300 research staff, Mr Chew drives the implementation of A*STAR’s strategies and programmes, as well as the building of long-term science and technology (S&T) capabilities for Singapore.
As Chief S&T PPO, Mr Chew and his office work to strengthen Ops-Tech capabilities across the public sector, optimise public sector S&T structures, processes and systems, as well as promote development of the public sector S&T workforce.
Mr Chew was previously the Deputy Secretary (Technology) at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). Mr Chew also held various key positions in MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), including Director of Joint Operations, Commander of Maritime Security Task Force/Maritime Security Command and Head of Naval Plans.
Mr Chew graduated with a Masters of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University. Mr Chew is an SAF Overseas Scholar. He is also a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship and Fulbright Award.