KHOONG Chan Meng

Chief Executive Officer


Mr Khoong Chan Meng brings 30 years of international experience in the information and communication technology industry. Chan Meng is driving NUS-ISS to develop and inspire the next generation of digital talent through education, applied research and consulting services. He has transformed NUS-ISS with a vision and strategy focused on delivering impact to the industry and aligned to the national agendas of SkillsFuture, the Smart Nation and the Future Economy.
Under Chan Meng’s leadership, NUS-ISS has implemented a unique portfolio of multiple learning pathways, with a wide spectrum of programmes in critical industry disciplines such as software development, data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security, smart health, digital government and digital innovation. He recently led the development of the ISS2025 blueprint, which will propel the institute to new heights as the beacon of an industry that is always learning and always leading.

Prior to joining ISS, Chan Meng was the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of RGE, a multi-national group of companies in the natural resources based manufacturing industry. He oversaw investments on IT and IT-enabled shared services across the RGE group, which has a combined workforce of 50,000 employees worldwide. He drove IT planning and governance, innovation and business transformation programmes, and implemented IT systems and infrastructure for forestry management, manufacturing, logistics and sales to improve financial and corporate control. He also directed the delivery of shared services for human resource, finance & accounting, and IT.

Prior to RGE, Chan Meng was the Government CIO of the State of Qatar, driving national programmes in e-government, e-health, e-education, e-inclusion and ICT industry development. He led the national ICT policy and strategy development, and played a key role in shaping the country’s investments in satellite communications and next-generation broadband telecommunications, as well as the establishment of the national centre for assistive technology. He also incorporated an IT services company as a pioneering initiative to build sustainable ICT capability in Qatar.

Before relocating to Qatar, Chan Meng held leadership positions in Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Atos Origin, Singapore Computer Systems, National Computer Board, and Information Technology Institute. He was the founder and leader of several management consulting and professional service organisations, and was consulting for clients in both public and commercial sectors.

Chan Meng is widely recognised for his proven expertise in strategic planning, technological innovation, business transformation, knowledge management, performance management and change management.

Educational Qualifications/Professional Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Columbia University, USA
  • Master of Science (Computer Science), National University of Singapore

Membership and Professional Activities

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • World Future Society
  • Singapore Computer Society
  • IT Management Association
  • NLB Innovation & Technology Advisory Commitee
  • Advisory Panel of the Chartered Institute Logistics  and Transport (CILT) Singapore
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