Mr Chua Chong Kheng

Mr Chua Chong Kheng was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority from 1 July 2012.

Mr. Chua graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University and possesses a Masters of Philosophy Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Birmingham, UK, as well as a Masters of Science Degree in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK and a Chartered Engineer.

He first started his career with the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation of Singapore, as a Rolling Stock Engineer, working on the procurement, design and testing of passenger trains and maintenance vehicles for the initial phases of the Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit System project. He subsequently headed the pilot studies and procurement evaluation of the systems for the first Light Rapid Transit system in Singapore.

In 1996, Mr. Chua was appointed as the Senior Project Manager responsible for the Electrical and Mechanical Systems on the North East Line (NEL) Project. He led the engineering studies, procurement evaluation and the design phase of this project to build the world’s first fully automated heavy metro system. Many innovative engineering features were introduced for this project and Mr. Chua was also responsible for setting up the systems integration function in the Land Transport Authority, a key success factor for the NEL Project.

In 2000, Mr. Chua was appointed as the Project Director for Stages 1 and 2 of the Circle Line (CCL) project as well as the overall Project Director for the Electrical and Mechanical Systems for the entire CCL, a fully automated medium capacity rapid transit system. He oversaw the engineering studies and procurement evaluation phases as well as part of the design and construction stages of the project.

In end 2003, Mr Chua was appointed as the LTA’s Director and subsequently Group Director of the Safety and Contracts Division, with overall responsibility for the Authority’s Contracts and Procurement, Cost Control and Project Budgeting, Project Planning and Programming as well as Safety Management functions. He held the position until his 2-year secondment to the Ministry of Transport in March 2006 as the Director of International Relations and Security Division.