Eng Soon joined IMDA in May 2020 as Cluster Director for Trade and Connectivity (T&C). Although Eng Soon is new to IMDA, the work areas are not new to him. Eng Soon was seconded from A*STAR, where he led the Industry Development Group (IDG), in which T&C was part of the portfolio. During his time in A*STAR, he worked with both MNCs and local enterprises, including SMEs, helping them with technology innovations and productivity improvement. He strongly believes that technology and digitalization will help our companies gain competitive advantages in the marketplace. While it does cost and may deem to be painful in the short run, it will more than pay for itself in the long run.
Eng Soon is an Aeronautical Engineer by training and he spent 20 years in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer. He worked on the fighter and transport fleets. He also went through various command and staff assignment during his time in Service.