Png Cheong Boon

Mr Png Cheong Boon was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 May 2023. He also chairs the Board of Directors of EDBI.

Cheong Boon was Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) from 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2023. Prior to that, he was the Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry, a role he took on in June 2017. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore from 2008 to 2013. He began his career with EDB in 1993 and held various portfolios in Singapore and the US before joining SPRING Singapore as its Deputy Chief Executive in 2003.

Cheong Boon serves on the boards of EnterpriseSG, Business China, National Research Foundation, Raffles Medical Group and Human Capital Leadership Institute. He previously served on the boards of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, Infrastructure Asia, Singapore Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation, Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd, Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.

A recipient of the EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship, Cheong Boon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.

He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2020.