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Peter Ong

Head of Singapore's Civil Service, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Finance of Singapore


Peter Ong, is the Head of Singapore's Civil Service, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister's Office.

He previously held the positions of Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Co-ordination), Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Trade and Industry), Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Transport) and 2nd Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Defence). Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.

Peter currently sits on the boards of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the National Research Foundation, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office and the Calvary Community Care. He is also the Chairman of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

Peter was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal (Pingat Jasa Gemilang) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2010. He was also conferred the (Honorary) Knight of the Most Distinguished Order Of The Crown by The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia XIV in June 2012 (with the title of "Tan Sir").

Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, Australia and an MBA from Stanford University, US.

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