Key Management Executives
Wong Ngit Liong Executive Chairman
Mr Wong Ngit Liong, is the Executive Chairman of the Venture Group of companies.
He led the Venture Group as Managing Director from 1989, and then as CEO, a position he relinquished at the close of 2021, taking on a defined executive role to focus on the Group’s multi-pronged and multi-tiered growth strategy. Under Mr Wong’s visonary guidance, the Venture Group has transformed from an electronics manufacturing services start-up into today’s leading global provider of technology services, products and solutions.
Mr Wong started his career with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). He held management positions at its North American headquarters and supported the startup of HP Singapore and HP Malaysia. His past directorships include public-listed companies and local statutory bodies such as Singapore Exchange Limited, DBS Bank Ltd, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Enterprise Singapore. Mr Wong was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2004 to 2016. He was also appointed a member of both the Constitutional Commission (2016) and the Ministerial Salary Review Commitee (2011).
In recognition of his leadership and business acumen, Mr Wong was awarded the Businessman of the Year in 1998 by DHL Worldwide Express/Business Times, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Singapore) in 2002 and Asiamoney’s Best CEO Award (Singapore) in 2004. He was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards 2012 and the Distinguished Service Order at the National Day Awards 2018 fo his contributions to the nation in various sectors. In 2017, Mr Wong received the NUS Eminent Alumni Award as an acknowledgement of exceptional and sustained contributions and achievements nationally or globally in public and community service.
Mr Wong graduated with a 1st Class (Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malaya where he was an Eastern Mining & Metal Company (EMMCO) Scholar. He also holds a Master of Science in Electronics Engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar; and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from McGill University under the Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship.
Lee Ghai Keen Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lee Ghai Keen is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Group. He is responsible for setting the business direction and strategies as endorsed by the Board, providing strategic leadership to achieve the Group’s strategic objectives, and driving the Group’s overall performance.
Mr Lee joined Venture in March 1998 and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and CEO in 2022.
Mr Lee was previously Executive Vice President of Technology Products & Solutions, a role he was appointed to since 2012. He was instrumental in setting up Venture’s Research & Development Labs and providing strategic leadership to group-wide R&D efforts and programmes across Venture’s design centres in Singapore, Malaysia, China and the United States. He was also responsible for the Group’s Retail Store Solutions & Industrial Products business and operations in Singapore, Malaysia and China.
With seven US design patents in his name, Mr Lee brings invaluable experience in research, engineering and design development in the electrical and electronics sector. Prior to joining Venture, Mr Lee held various R&D positions within the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and a Master of Business in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Wong Chee Kheong Chief Operating Officer
Mr Wong Chee Kheong is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Group. He is responsible for driving operational excellence and business growth across all of Venture’s technology domains. In addition, Mr Wong oversees the Group’s Global Supply Base Management function in its strategic procurement activities and the Information Technology (IT) function.
Mr Wong joined Venture in May 2003. Prior to being appointed as COO in 2022, he was Senior Vice President of the Group’s Healthcare and Wellness business. During his tenure at Venture, Mr Wong has amassed considerable experience across different business functions, from leading product development and manufacturing to overseeing the Group’s strategic procurement and IT activities.
Before joining Venture, Mr Wong held various management positions in Agilent Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Unisys Corporation and Chartered Industries Singapore.
Mr Wong holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.