Tan Yong Tsong
CEO, Bluefield Renewable Energy Pte., Ltd., Singapore
Yong Tsong has more than 16 years of experience in technology management and in leadership roles in both private and public enterprises. He is the founding CEO of Advanced Micro Foundry Pte. Ltd., Executive Director of Agency for Science Technology and Research (ASTAR). He was also appointed as the Country Manager, Fujikura (Singapore) and General Manager (China) of Fibertech Ltd. (a subsidiary company of Fujikura Ltd.), responsible for technology and business management. Yong Tsong also served in Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and in its Nanotechnology investment business unit. He worked on several genres of investment projects including carbon nanotubes for novel material applications, silicon photonics for next generation of optical components, and bioethanol production. Three of these projects were successfully divested, delivering returns of up to 4 times the initial investment to the parent company. He holds an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K.. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst. Yong Tsong has more than 10 publications in international journals and postgraduate reference textbooks.