Mr Chong, 57, is a qualified accountant by training with fellowships from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and CPA Australia. He also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

He brings with him over 30 years of wealth of working experience in senior management positions in diversified industries and expertise with a record of leadership, strategy development, financial management and marketing.

The industries include manufacturing in the furniture, steel and electronic industries in Hong Leong and Western Digital, financial services in the Hong Leong Group and other leasing companies as well as brand marketing, wholesale and retail distribution in the Swiss watch industry for brands such as Omega, Swatch, Tissot, Rado, Longines and Audemars Piguet. In the last 10 years, he has been and still is in the healthcare industry in the Pantai Hospital Group and Assunta Hospital in various roles from Finance Director, COO to CEO.