Chew Men Leong joined ST Engineering in Nov 2016 and currently assumes the role of Chief Marketing Officer for the group. He also concurrently holds the appointment of Deputy President and President (Defence Business) of the Marine Arm of ST Engineering. In this role, he oversees defence business and environmental engineering services for the company.
Men Leong was a former civil servant, member of the Administrative Service and former Chief of Navy.
Men Leong served as the Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore from Oct 2014 to Nov 2016. Under his leadership, a number of major projects were launched including operations of the Downtown Line phase 2, the first two bus service operator tenders under the new Government Contracting model and the transition of the train operator to the New Rail Financial Framework model. He also drove new initiatives on autonomous vehicles, smart and active mobility.
Prior to LTA, Men Leong helmed the Public Utilities Board (PUB) since 2011. In that role, he was responsible for ensuring an adequate and sustainable water supply as well as efficient water reclamation and drainage systems for the population of Singapore. He was spearheading the Environmental and Water Industry office which oversaw the development of the environment and water industry in Singapore.
Before 2011, Men Leong served 25 years in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) from 2007 to 2011. As the Chief of Navy, he operationalised key aspects of the Third Generation RSN, transforming its force structure as well as capability and people development frameworks. Men Leong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Military) (Gold) in 2008.
Men Leong was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1987 and graduated from Imperial College London in 1990 with bachelor’s degree (first class honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He obtained a Master of Science in management from Stanford University in 2002 and graduated from the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton School of Business in 2011.
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