Mr David Wong

Associate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

David Wong is currently a management consultant in Bain and Company, where he supports his clients in driving strategic projects and corporate transformation. He has worked across a variety of topics including sustainability, private equity, and customer strategy.

David is concurrently the Asia-Pacific Deputy Director of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). He leads the Network’s work on the early retirement of coal power generation in APAC, and  supports regional financial institutions in developing and implementing their net-zero transition plans.

Prior to Bain, David held various positions in the Singapore Public Service and infrastructure industry, including a stint as Assistant Vice President of Sembcorp D&C. His experience includes leading the Singapore Consortium’s bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail, and working with regional governments and SOEs to structure infrastructure public-private partnerships.

David holds a MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, and a B.Soc.Sc. in Political Science (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He is an alumnus of Tembusu College.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.