Dr Cheong Wei Yang
Deputy Secretary (Technology)
Ministry of Health
As Deputy Secretary (Technology) at MOH, Dr Cheong deploys technology against
COVID-19, and is developing the health innovation ecosystem to achieve MOH’s 3
Beyonds – beyond healthcare to health; beyond hospital to community, and beyond
quality to value.
Prior to MOH, he was Deputy CEO of NRF, where he implemented the S$19 billion
RIE 2020 plan and led an inter-agency effort to develop the S$25 billion RIE 2025
He served on the Boards of URA; ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute; NMRC; EDDC; DxD
Hub; National Additive Manufacturing Programme; Singapore Food Story R&D
Programme; Centre for Research & Development in Learning; and NRF Holdings.
Dr Cheong was Divisional Director (Planning) in MOE. Beyond educational policies,
he shaped educational research at National Institute of Education and led
international benchmarking and partnership efforts. As Deputy Director
(Manufacturing & Services) at MTI overseeing EDB, he led the Secretariat for the
Economic Strategies Committee chaired by Senior Minister Tharman
As Head Fiscal Strategy at Ministry of Finance, he shaped
Singapore’s long-term fiscal sustainability.
As a Rhodes Scholar and PSC Scholar, he obtained his DPhil/MPhil in Economics
from Oxford, and his S.B. in Chemical Engineering and S.B. in Economics from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.