Mr David Wong

Associate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

David Wong is currently Lead (Infrastructure Advisory) at Infrastructure Asia, specialising in urban development and smart cities. He works with regional governments and corporate entities to prepare and structure infrastructure projects.

Prior to this appointment, David was Assistant Vice President at Sembcorp D&C. He led the Singapore consortium’s bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail, managing the bid’s commercial and financial strategy. Before joining Sembcorp, David was a Manager at International Enterprise Singapore overseeing the infrastructure and construction sector. 

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.