Apart from being a Portfolio Mentor to Golden Equator, Stephen Chong is active in private equity investments and holds directorships in several Singapore and Asia-based companies. He has over 20 years of experience setting-up, managing and re-structuring companies in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. He has been based in China, HK, Vietnam, Hungary and Australia and is thus familiar operating in diverse, cross-cultural environments.

His past appointments include establishing and managing operations abroad for multi-national and local companies including Singapore Technologies, JIT Electronics, Flextronics and Hyflux. Stephen was also Executive Director at Raffles Education Corporation Ltd., the largest for-profit education provider in the Asia-Pacific listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange where he was responsible for the Group’s Corporate Finance, Enterprise Risk Management and IT functions, M&A activities, new start-ups, the restructuring of unprofitable entities and all ex-China operations.

He is also on the Board of several SMEs and has been helping such companies grow by providing M&A expertise, access to debt & equity financing, and when required, appropriate advice & support in managing team development.

Stephen holds a BE (Civil) from the Royal Military College (UNSW), Australia. He is also a graduate of the Royal Military College of Science (Shrivenham), UK, has a GDFM from the Singapore Institute of Management and an M.Sc (Finance) from City University of New York.