Mr Fong Yong Kian was appointed Chief Executive of Tote Board on 1 Jan 2014, seconded from the Administrative Service. He has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector, with experience in the Ministries of Communication and Information, Defence, Home Affairs and Finance. Mr Fong was part of the team involved in Singapore’s first big public sector privatisation exercise involving the former Singapore Telecoms. Mr Fong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in Aug 2003 for his roles in combating SARS when he was at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr Fong assumed the appointment of Director-General of Singapore Customs from Jan 2008 and led the organisation to achieve the prestigious Singapore Quality Award in 2012. He was commended with a second Public Service Medal (Silver) in 2010.
Mr Fong graduated from the University of Oxford in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics, under the Public Service Commission (Overseas Merit) Scholarship. He also attended the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 2000.