Deputy Chairman, Public Service Commission
Mr Kwa Chong Seng was appointed as a Member of the Public Service Commission in 1997. He is currently Chairman of Singapore Exchange Limited and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. In addition, Mr Kwa holds public office appointments as Deputy Chairman of the Public Service Commission and Board member of the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). Mr Kwa was Deputy Chairman of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd from 1997 to 2012 and non-executive Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd from 2003 to 2012. He was also a Board member of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd from 2012 to 2021.
Mr Kwa has more than 40 years' experience in the petroleum industry. He started his career with Esso Singapore Pte Ltd in 1969, holding various roles in Logistics, Marketing and other parts of the downstream business before becoming Chairman and Managing Director in 1992. He held this post until 1999 when he became Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He retired from this position in 2011.
In 1994, Mr Kwa was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the National University of Singapore. In 1999, he was conferred the Honorary Ningbo Citizenship. Mr Kwa was also awarded The Public Service Star in 2005, and The Public Service Star (Bar) in 2016, by the Singapore Government.
Mr Kwa graduated from the University of Singapore with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore.