Ng Yat Chung Biography, Net Worth, Age, Career, Education

Birth nameNg Yat Chung
BornDecember, 1961 (Singapore)
Net Worth$16 million
OccupationArmy (Lieutenant-General Rank)

Ng Yat Chung Biography

Ng Yat Chung is a Singaporean business executive and former military officer. He was the fifth Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2003 to 2007, holding the rank of Lieutenant-General. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of the Singapore Army from 2000 to 2003. Ng Yat Chung became an executive in Temasek Holdings after leaving the SAF in 2007. In 2011, he joined Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) and became its Group President and Chief Executive Officer.


Ng Yat Chung Career

Ng Yat Chung enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1979 and was commissioned as an artillery officer in December that year. Throughout his military career, he held various appointments, including the following: Commanding Officer, 21st Battalion Singapore Artillery; Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Plans); Commander, 3rd Singapore Infantry Brigade; Head, Joint Operations Department; Commander, 3rd Division; Director, Joint Operations and Planning Directorate; Chief of Staff ; Chief of Army. He relinquished his appointment as the Chief of Army on 1 April 2003 and succeeded Lim Chuan Poh as the Chief of Defence Force.


As the Chief of Defence Force, Ng Yat Chung laid the blueprint for the 3rd Generation SAF by overseeing the development of new operational concepts to further integrate the Army, Navy and Air Force. He also commanded the SAF’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in Aceh and Phuket after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, as well as similar missions to Yogyakarta and Phitsanulok in 2006. He retired from the SAF on 23 March 2007 and was succeeded by Desmond Kuek as the Chief of Defence Force.


Ng Yat Chung’s Education

Ng Yat Chung spent his college education in Victoria School and Hwa Chong Junior College respectively. He was part of a team that represented Hwa Chong Junior College in a 1978 inter-school mathematical competition organised by the Singapore Mathematical Society of the National University of Singapore.


Ng Yat Chung School And College Attended

  • Stanford University
  • Hwa Chong Institution (College Section)
  • Victoria School
  • University of Cambridge
  • Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
  • Christ’s College Cambridge


Ng Yat Chung was awarded an overseas scholarship by the Singapore Armed Forces in 1980 and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in engineering from the University of Cambridge. In 1987, he obtained a Master of Arts in mathematics from Cambridge. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and graduated with a Masters of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.


Ng Yat Chung Net Worth 2021

Ng Yat Chung Net Worth Varies Around $10 million – $16 million in 2022.