Khoong Hock Yun
Assistant Chief Executive
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore
Mr Khoong is the Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Group) and Chief Data Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
Part of IDA’s senior management, ACE Khoong brings with him a balance of industry and government expertise, and has developed strong cross-cultural management experience from directly managing global operations in Singapore, Europe and USA.
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore is Singapore’s IT development agency and telecommunications industry regulator, responsible for developing Singapore as a globally competitive info-communications hub and leading ecommunity.
Mr Khoong is the Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Group) and Chief Data Officer at IDA, having joined in 2000 around the time of its founding. His current role is in developing and building critical national infocomm infrastructure to generate economic growth for Singapore. He is the executive responsible for the nationwide fibre-to-the-home project which has achieved 95% coverage in less than three years since the start of the project. Included in his portfolio is the responsibility for IDA’s strategic and corporate planning, as well as the mandate to develop the smart cities programme at IDA.
Other transformational initiatives led by Mr Khoong include Wireless@SG, National Authentication Framework, National Cloud Computing Office, the Singapore Internet Exchange, an upcoming Data Centre Park, and Singapore’s first cloud-based infrastructure implementation for an event - the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010. His previous responsibilities included infocomm manpower planning andindustry development, enablement of vertical sectors, and strategic infocomm investments. In his prior civil service career, Mr Khoong served at the Ministry of Defence as a Programme Director, having spent some six years developing command, control and communications systems.
Mr Khoong brings with him deep industry experience with over 11 years at Mentor Graphics Corporation. He left Mentor as Strategic Business Group Director where he was responsible for business and product development, and consulting services for the Group in Singapore, Europe and the USA.
A Harvard Business School alumnus, Mr Khoong has Masters degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration. He enjoys playing golf for leisure.