Chng Hwee Hong was Executive Director of Haw Par Corporation Limited, a SGX listed Company, before his retirement in March 2012. He served as a member of the Singapore-Sichuan Trade & Investment Committee between 2005 and 2013 and was a member of the Sub-Committee on Land of the Economic Strategies Committee appointed by the Singapore Government in 2010.
Chng obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry from the University of Singapore in 1972. He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Singapore in 1978 and a Diploma in Management Studies in 1983, jointly organised by the University of Chicago and Singapore National Productivity Board.
In 1988, he attended the Stanford–NUS Executive Programme jointly organised by the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and the School of Management, National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2015, he completed the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from NUS Law School.
Before his retirement, Chng had been actively involved in social and community work. He was a member of the Management Committee of a faith-based (Buddhism) counselling centre, Shan You Counselling Centre from 1995 to 2008 as well as that of Khoon Chee Vihara (a nunnery) for over one-and-a-half decade.
He currently serves as a Prison Counsellor under the auspices of the Singapore Buddhist Federation – a position held over more than a decade. Between 2008 and 2014, he was also vice-president of Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre in Jurong East.
Chng has served in various capacities on the Board of the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery including as Chairman of both its Finance and Audit Committees. He is currently the Deputy Chair of its Finance & Investment Committee.
Since September 2012, Chng is Chairman of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE), a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs, which oversees the Yellow Ribbon Project. The latter is an initiative by the Government to provide rehabilitation and job assistance to prisons inmates and ex-offenders.
He is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees at the Industry & Service Co-operative Society Ltd (a co-operative of ex-offenders), a member of the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) in Singapore, and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrations.
In recognition of his service to society and the community, Chng was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Award) by the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan, in 2014.