Building a World Class Singapore-based company: Surbana Jurong's Journey
Mr WONG Heang Fine joined Surbana Jurong in 2015 and is Group CEO of the Company. He is a Board Director of SMEC and AETOS and Chairman of Sino-Sun. He is also a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority, an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore’s building and construction industry. Mr Wong is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Mr Wong held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 35 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore Limited and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand’s business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Mr Wong was also CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company in United Arab Emirates. Prior to this, he was President & CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and was instrumental in advancing the company’s engineering and construction business in South Asia. Mr Wong joined Cathay Organisation Pte Ltd in 1998 as its Deputy President. He helped realise the company’s ambition of going public via a reverse takeover strategy through IMM Multi-Enterprise which was listed on SESDAQ. A year later, he was appointed President & CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings. From 1996 to 1998, Mr Wong was Director (Infrastructure), L&M Group Investments Ltd. During his tenure, he restructured the company by spearheading diversification into the infrastructure and property sectors. Between 1991 and 1996, while in Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation, Mr Wong pioneered the infrastructure development of the industrial estate and a 24,000-hectare international resort belt on Bintan Island, Indonesia. He was also instrumental in developing and managing the Bintan Lagoon Resort. Mr Wong was the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore from 2011 to 2012. He also served as a Senior Industry Officer with the Economic Development Board where his responsibilities included the promotion and development of investments into Singapore. He graduated with a First Class Honours in B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Leeds, England and a M.Sc (Engineering Production and Management) from the University of Birmingham, England.