Mr Fong Chun Wah is Housing and Development Board's (HBD) deputy chief executive officer (Building) [DCEO(B)]. In this capacity, he leads the five Building Groups in HDB, and is responsible for the physical development and sustainability of HDB’s towns. The five Building Groups carry out long term strategic and comprehensive urban planning, infrastructure planning and development, and the design, construction and contracts management of new development and upgrading projects. The groups also carry out social and economic research and surveys to gather feedback. They also drive the implementation of sustainable and Smart towns.
Mr Fong joined HDB in 1980 as an architect, after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University Of Singapore. He was awarded the HDB overseas postgraduate scholarship and attained his Master of City Planning and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Mr Fong practised as an architect in the architectural department, and held various positions in the research and planning department before he was appointed as director (Building Quality) from January 2008 to August 2009 where he oversaw the management of HDB’s construction projects for about one and a half years.
He was group director (development & procurement) [GDDP] from Sep 2009 to Mar 2016. As GDDP, he was noted for his key contributions in the development and rejuvenation of public housing through design studies and overseeing design of new and upgrading projects, procurement and management of consultancy and building contracts and financial management, successfully meeting the demands of the ramped up building programme, and achieving sustainable and community-centric designs in public housing developments. In recognition of Mr Fong’s significant contribution to the Singapore public service, he was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.