Board of Directors

Wong Swee Chun is a pioneer Singaporean industrialist.

Starting as a construction apprentice, he founded his construction company in 1965. Today Straits Construction is the leading construction company and its public and private sector projects are recognised as hallmarks of excellence.

The epitome of integrity and enterprise, Wong Swee Chun personifies Singapore’s spirit of progress and endeavour. Resolute in overcoming odds and with a determination born of passion for building homes, he built up a modern and progressive company, which in the last 40 years has contributed to Singapore’s successful housing programme.

Although the mantle of day-to-day responsibility of the company has been passed to the next generation of leaders, Wong Swee Chun continues to use his experience and wisdom to guide Straits Construction, providing oversight for upholding core values of integrity and passion.

Wong Chee Herng is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Straits Construction. Chee Herng became Deputy Managing Director in 2000. In 2008, he became Managing Director assuming full responsibility for the running of the business. Under his leadership, the Group grew at a significant CAGR of 28% during 2006 to 2013. This was amidst significant changes in the market economy, labour and workplace policies.

A second generation leader of the family business, Chee Herng had spent many school holidays at construction work sites. He would accompany his father to construction projects in new towns and over the years, he has witnessed the industry go through its paces and changes, and how a good builder can make a difference. Safety and quality are his top priorities.

Starting out as a fresh business graduate, Chee Herng entered the family business at the lowest rung as assistant supervisor. He earned his spurs as a builder by learning the art and skills of project management as well as acquiring the virtues of honesty, integrity and prudence under the tutelage of his father and founder of the Group, Wong Swee Chun.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1994. He is an avid golf and fitness enthusiast, and a keen entrepreneurship advocate as a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Singapore and Young Presidents’ Organization.

Wong Sjew Hung is a director of Straits Construction and a second generation entrepreneur in the family business.

On 15 July 1989, Sjew Hung, then a fresh university graduate, started out with the company, as a Quantity Surveyor. She progressed steadily and was soon handling a full spectrum of contracts administration for both public housing (HDB) and private residential projects. Today, her portfolio includes property development as she continues to hone her expertise and skills in the property arena.

Sjew Hung graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Building Economics & Quantity Surveying. She enjoys keeping fit with yoga.

Kenneth Loo is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Straits Construction. Kenneth began his career with the company as a site engineer in 1991 and quickly rose to become Senior Project Manager in 1993. In 2004, he became the firm’s General Manager and was named Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and 2014 respectively. As Chief Operating Officer, Kenneth is responsible for the growth and development of the company’s business operations, contract administration, cost management and procurement. He is also a director of several subsidiaries under the Straits Construction Group. With over 20 years of service in the company, Kenneth has played an instrumental role in the company’s success.

Kenneth is deeply committed to the building and construction industry and devotes his time to supporting several organisations. He is currently the President of The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), Chairman of the SCAL-Housing & Development Board Focus Group (HDB), and is the SCAL Representative for both the Construction Industry Joint Committee (CIJC), and the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force for the National Environment Agency (NEA). Kenneth is also the Secretary-General of the Asean Constructors Federation (ACF) and is the Industry Ambassador for Construction Productivity for the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). In addition, he also serves as a member of BCA’s Construction Productivity Centre Advisory Panel, Building & Construction Industry Rebranding Committee and Precast Advisory Committee.

Kenneth has also played an active role beyond the building and construction industry, having served as Chairman to Migrant Workers’ Assistance Fund (MWAF), Co-Chairman to the Migrant Workers’ Forum and Economic Strategies Committee, Sub-Committee 6, Working Group 3 on Sustainable and Optimised Foreign Workforce, all under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). He was also a committee member of the Employability Skills and Training Council for Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), Partner Connection Fund (PCF) Panel and Policy Study Workgroup on Manpower Issues (REACH Panel), both under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of New South Wales in 1990 and obtained his MBA (Technology Management) from Deakin University Australia/APESMA.