Hong Yuen Poon Deputy Secretary (Development), Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

Hong Yuen is Deputy Secretary (Development) at Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM), which aims to develop a develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces. A large part of his responsibilities is to drive transformation initiatives at the Ministry.

His previous role was as the Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, the government agency that supports the growth of enterprises in Singapore. Prior to SPRING, he was the Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law and before that Chief Executive Officer of the National Parks Board. He had previously held various appointments in organisations across the Public Service, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Economic Development Board and Infocomm Development Authority.

He had also worked as a venture capitalist covering markets in Shanghai and Silicon Valley.