Mr Kevin Chong
Centre Director

Kevin joined SME Centre@SICCI in September 2021 to spearhead the centre’s growth and operations in Singapore, and the well-being of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore. 

Having spent close to two decades working with international and local partners, Kevin has developed a strong understanding of the key success factors for what truly drives business in areas business financing, feasibility studies, marketing and branding, and sustainability development. 

Kevin has also delivered keynote presentations at international events covering topics such as public-private partnerships (PPP), digital government transformation and smart cities. This includes being a keynote speaker at the official launch of Digital Kazakhstan in September 2017 and Plenary Speaker at Almaty Investment Forum 2019. 

Prior to joining SME Centre@SICCI, Kevin spent close to 14 years with Meinhardt (Singapore), where he served as Regional Director, Central Asia, and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, where he was promoted from Senior Manager to Director, Asia Pacific. During this time, he delivered PPPs, urban master planning, feasibility study and infrastructure projects with in both public and private sectors, often with commercial viability and sustainability in mind. 

Some of the projects Kevin has led include:

  1. Technical Review of Astana LRT System Design, Kazakhstan
  2. Infrastructure Master Plan for Mixed Use Development in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  3. Urban Master Plan for Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India
  4. Review of Nanjing Urban Master Plan, China
  5. PPP Transaction Advisory for Bandar Lampung Water Treatment Plant, Indonesia
  6. PPP Transaction Advisory for Chongqing Toll Road, China
  7. Business Case Study for Dalanzadgad Airport, Mongolia 

Between 2001 and 2008, Kevin held business development positions in various consultancy firms and was based in Tianjin between 2004 and 2005 where he successfully set up the firm’s first overseas branch office. 

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (2001) and a Masters of Business Administration by the University of Manchester (2015).