SINGAPORE - The current Deputy Scretary (Policy) at the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Mr Ng Wai Choong, has been appointed as the new chief executive (CE) of the Energy Market Authority (EMA) from April 1.
He takes over from Mr Chee Hong Tat, who has been appointed as Second Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
At MOF, Mr Ng was involved in developing many key fiscal initiatives including the Resilience Package, Quality Growth Programme, Pioneer Generation Package, Progressive Property Tax structure and GST Voucher.
He also co-led the secretariat for the Economic Strategies Committee in 2009.
From April 2004 to March 2007, Mr Ng served as the Deputy Secretary (Industry) at MTI, where he played a key role in setting up the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), the formulation of the Enterprise 2015 Masterplan and the launch of the Technology Innovation Programme for the provision of Research and Development assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
From January 2005 to April 2006, Mr Ng was concurrently the CE of CCS, where he spearheaded the development of competition regulation and training programmes to build up CCS' capabilities.
Mr Ng is a Monbusho scholar. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Economics in 1990. He began his career in the Public Service at the Ministry of Finance in 1991. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Long Service Medal in 2006 and 2014, respectively.