Director - Ascendas Pte Ltd
Mr Chee Hong Tat is Chief Executive at the Energy Market Authority. Before being appointed to his present post, he was the Principal Private Secretary to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew from 2008 to 2011.
He joined the Administrative Service in 1998 as Assistant Director of Human Resource Planning in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He was subsequently posted to the Ministry of Finance from 2000-2003 where he was Head of Regulatory Services and Secretary to the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance. From 2003-2005, he was Deputy Director for Sea Transport and Head of Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Transport. He served in the Ministry of Education as Director of Planning from 2006-2008.
Hong Tat studied at the University of California at Berkeley on an Overseas Merit Scholarship, and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science (Highest Honours) in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Economics. He obtained a Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University in 2006, and was awarded the Newmont Australia Prize for Most Outstanding MBA Graduate.