Mr Paul Chong
Centre Director

Paul is currently the Centre Director at SME Centre@ SICCI where he leads a team of Business Advisors and Business Development Executives in providing advisory and consulting services to SMEs in Singapore.

A highly experienced executive with close to 30 years of experience in various professional roles in global MNCs. Paul has helped to setup various departments in his professional career, he has successfully setup the Manufacturing Alliance Transformation Office (MATO) @ SMF, a national initiative with Enterprise Singapore.

Tasked to outreach to Singapore’s local SMEs in helping to engage and deploy i4.0 solutions. He managed a team of Business Development Managers, solutions advisors, and marketing to spread the i4.0 message and related activities. Paul led the Alliance and is the spokesperson to engage other related agencies and institute of higher learnings to collaborate in engaging the industry thru speaking engagements and joint programs.

Paul has developed his capabilities technically in the Computer Industry helming responsibilities in Sony, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, and Seagate. Paul was in the pioneer team at Hewlett Packard back in 2001 who developed HP’s first PDA Phone, the Jornada 928. He helped Sony setup the OEM data storage support centre in Singapore back in 1994 in providing customer and technical support to the PC OEM customers like Compaq, Hewlett Packard, Apple Computers , Olivetti and Dell Computers.

Paul was also an IT article contributor for the Today Newspaper back in 2003 speaking on PC related topics. Paul has supported customers from the Africa Continent to the Asia Pacific region.