The current HDB Board Chairman and Members.
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Mr Bobby Chin Yoke ChoongArrow down icon
Mr Bobby Chin Yoke Choong
Chairman, Housing & Development Board
Mr Bobby Chin assumed the position of Chairman on 1 Oct 2016 after serving as the Deputy Chairman from 1 Oct 2015 to 30 Sep 2016.
Mr Chin is the Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd and Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Cooperative Limited. He serves as a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and holds directorships in Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd and the Singapore Labour Foundation.
Mr Chin was the Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. He was the Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that, served as its board member from 1997 to 2001. He also served as the Chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board from 2006 to 2012. Mr Chin chaired the MediShield Life Review Committee in 2013.
Mr Chin is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was awarded the Public Service Star in 2011 and the Friend of Labour Award in 2013.
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Mr Matthias Yao Chih
Director, Agmonton Pte Ltd
Mr Matthias Yao was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2009. He is the Chairman of EM Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of HDB. He is also the sole director of Agmonton Pte Ltd and holds other directorships in iFAST Financial Pte Ltd as well as iFAST Corporation Pte Ltd.
He was previously the Minister of State, Ministry of Defence; Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office; and Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office. More recently, he was the Mayor of South East District for 7 years, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and Member of Parliament for the MacPherson Single Member Constituency.
Dr Cheong Koon Hean
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Housing & Development Board
Dr Cheong Koon Hean was appointed the CEO of HDB and an HDB Board Member in August 2010. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Special Duties) in the Ministry of National Development with the responsibility of overseeing land reclamation issues.
Prior to this, she was the CEO of URA for 6 years, during which she spearheaded the major transformation of Marina Bay and development of new growth areas at Jurong Lake District, Kallang Riverside and Paya Lebar Central.
Dr Cheong is a Colombo Plan scholar and graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Architecture from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She also holds a master's degree in Urban Development Planning from University College London and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Programme.
Dr Cheong is also a board member of International Federation of Housing and Planning, NUS Board of Trustees and the Civil Service College.
Mr Ong Chong Tee
Deputy Managing Director (Financial Supervision), Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Ong Chong Tee was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2012. He is Deputy Managing Director (Financial Supervision) overseeing the banking and insurance, capital markets, policy, risk and surveillance groups. He is also a Member of the Data Protection Appeals Panel (Ministry of Communications and Information).
Mr Tham Sai Choy
Mr Tham Sai Choy was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2012.
He is a Chartered Accountant and, until 2017, was the chairman of KPMG in Asia Pacific. He was for many years a member of KPMG’s global board and a member of its executive committee. While in practice, he had worked in the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, covering a wide range of professional work and holding a number of different leadership positions in Singapore and Asia Pacific.
He is a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He also serves on the Future Economy Council, and is the Chairman of the EduSave Advisory Council. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a member on the Diversity Action Committee Board, and the Corporate Governance Council. He also sits on the advisory boards or governing boards at a number of higher learning institutions.
Mr Tham trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Mohd Sa’at Bin Abdul Rahman
Editor, Berita Harian/Berita Minggu, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Mr Mohd Sa’at Bin Abdul Rahman was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in June 2014. He is the Editor of Berita Harian/Berita Minggu of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH).
Mr Sa'at, who has a Master of Business Administration, has been in journalism with SPH for more than 25 years, and has covered various issues and developments. He serves on several national and community committees, including the National Integration Council (NIC), the National Translation Committee, and the Malay Language Council.
Mr Mohd Sa'at is also a Board Member of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.
Professor Heng Chye Kiang
Lum Chang Chair Professor, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore
Professor Heng Chye Kiang was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in Oct 2015. He is the Lum Chang Chair Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.
Professor Heng is a Board Director of the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings Ltd. He is also on the Advisory Boards of Centre for Liveable Cities and National Museum of Singapore.
Prof Heng studied architecture at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture, and urban design at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etat, France. He attained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Professor Heng was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Public Service Medal in 2011, the Long Service Medal in 2014, as well as the Public Service Star in 2017.
Professor Lily Kong
Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
Professor Lily Kong was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in Oct 2015. She is the Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences in the Singapore Management University. Prof Kong is a Member of the Public Service Commission.
Prior to her appointment to SMU, she was the Vice Provost (Academic Personnel) of the National University of Singapore from 2012 to 2015.
Prof Kong is a geographer whose main research foci are religion, cultural policy and creative economy, and national identity. She graduated from NUS with a master's degree in Geography, and attained her PhD in Geography from University College London, UK.
She has received five international fellowship awards including the Commonwealth Fellowship Award and the Fulbright Fellowship Award. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006.
Dr Sudha Nair
Executive Director, PAVE
Dr Sudha Nair was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in Oct 2015. She is the Executive Director of PAVE, the first family violence specialist centre. Dr Sudha Nair is a practising social worker. She is also a member of the Public Service Commission.
She was a faculty member at the National University of Singapore for 10 years, teaching social work. Her research interests include community-based family services, community development issues and social policies related to low-income families.
She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University, St Louis, USA, and a PhD in Social Work from the National University of Singapore.
Dr Sudha Nair was conferred the Outstanding Social Worker Award in 1998 by the National Council of Social Service. She was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore in 2010.
Ms Teoh Zsin Woon
Deputy Secretary (Development), Ministry of Health
Ms Teoh Zsin Woon was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in Oct 2015. She is the Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Ministry of Health.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Oxford, UK. She also has a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. Her past postings include the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of National Development.
She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2012.
BG Kelvin Khong Boon Leong
Chief of Staff - Joint Staff, Singapore Armed Forces, MINDEF
BG Kelvin Khong was appointed as a member of the HDB Board on 28 March 2016. He is the Chief of Staff - Joint Staff of the Singapore Armed Forces, MINDEF. BG Khong is also a Director of ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd.
BG Khong was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1995 and graduated with a Master of Engineering (First Class Honours) Degree from the Imperial College, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship in 2012 to pursue a Master of Business Administration, graduated with Honours at the International Institute for Management Development(IMD) in Switzerland.
He was awarded the Public Administration Medal – Silver (Military) in 2014.