IDA International appoints new CEO

IDA International appoints new CEO
Mr Vincent Wong Wah Kit (left) replaces founding CEO Seah Chin Siong (right).

SINGAPORE - IDA International has appointed Mr Vincent Wong Wah Kit as its new chief executive officer.

Mr Wong will drive IDA International's charter to export Singapore's infocomm solutions to help public agencies across the world deliver socio-economic outcomes enabled through public service infocomm.

Mr Wong, a 24-year veteran of the management consulting and ICT industries, assumed the position on December 10, 2012 and joined from Accenture, where he was Partner in charge of delivering Accenture's Health and Public Service technology business in ASEAN.

In that role, he had worked closely with clients from the Singapore government and ASEAN countries and directed large transformation, systems implementation and maintenance programmes.

Chairman of IDA International Mr Asad Jumabhoy said: "The Board considered several candidates from the industry and those with public sector experience. Mr Wong brings with him the best of both worlds: commercial experience in the public service domain, which is extremely suitable to the nature of IDA International's work."

Mr Wong succeeds IDA International's founding CEO Seah Chin Siong. The Board of Directors of IDA International expresses its deep appreciation to Mr Seah for his instrumental role in the formation of IDA International and presiding over its early years.

Since its inception in February 2009, IDA International has been helping to bring Singapore ICT companies and their public service solutions to overseas governments.

Mr Wong said, "Over the last three years under the guidance of Mr Seah, and leveraging on Singapore's public sector infocomm experience and expertise. IDA International has established engagements in countries such as Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Kenya, Qatar, Oman, Bhutan, China and Brunei."

"I am very excited about this new challenge. I hope to build on what IDA International has already achieved and look forward to working with more local companies in their expansions abroad. While it is still about applying public service ICT for socio-economic development, the target clients are more international and diverse.

"The countries seeking assistance and change are at varying levels of capability maturity. Together with applying homegrown technology solutions from our local enterprises, they offer new frontiers and unique motivations of international collaborations and industry development."

Mr. Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Information Systems).

He has been active in the local ICT associations holding executive council positions in the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and IT Management Association (ITMA), and today remains a Fellow of the SCS and an active member of the ITMA.

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