About Wong Tuck Wah

BSc(Hons), MBA

Mr Wong graduated in 1980 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland with First Class Honours in Production Management and Manufacturing Technology. In 1983, he earned a MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School, made possible with a scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission under the UNDP-ILO sponsorship programme. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. In June 2003, he attended the Stanford Executive Program. In Year 2003, was presented with the “Strathclyder of the Year” Award. This award is given out annually to a member of the Strathclyde community who has made an outstanding contribution to the University or society and consequently has enhanced the University’s reputation.

Mr Wong was the Chief Operating Officer of the NTUC Healthcare Cooperative Ltd from 2004 to 2008. Up till the end of 2003, he held the appointment of Director, NTUC-Administration and Research Unit and was on secondment to the NTUC Dental Care Cooperative Society, Limited as its General Manager and concurrently the Executive Secretary to the INCOME Development Organization. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Skills Development in National Trades Union Congress. He began his career in the NTUC in 1990 when he was deputed to the NTUC to start up the Singapore Institute of Labour Studies, now known as the Ong Teng Cheong Leadership Development Institute.

Mr Wong has been deputed on numerous occasions by the Singapore Government, Asian Productivity Organization and the International Labour Office to provide technical expert services to countries in the Republic of Ghana, Republic of China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan and Western Australia. Most of these pertained to matters related to labour management relations, trade unionism, organizational change and productivity improvements.

Mr Wong served as a member on the Sub-committee on Manpower in the Committee for Singapore’s Competitiveness as well as the Manpower 21 committee. He has also served as Director in the Productivity and Standards Board, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Quality Institute and as an Alternate Director to the National Productivity Council. He also represented the labour movement in numerous committees pertaining to workers’ education and training such as the Chinese Development Assistance Council, Yayasan Mendaki, Singapore Indians Development Agency, Singapore Confederation of Industries and the Institute for Technical Education.

He is currently a Visiting Lecturer to the Strathclyde University Graduate School of Business, an Associate Faculty of UniSIM and Curtin University of Technology. His academic interests are in the area of strategic management and employment relations.