Nathan Ong

Centre Manager (Africa)

Nathan is Centre Manager (Africa) at the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG). He is responsible for supporting engagements and partnerships in Africa, supporting the implementation of CIG’s work in Africa and the administration of the CIG Africa office.

Prior to joining CIG, Nathan held various positions in non-profit organisations and the Singapore government relating to workforce development and skills development. At the Singapore Wealth Management Institute, Nathan led the development and implementation of all asset management-related training programmes and managed global strategic partnerships with financial institutions and training providers. At the Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance, Nathan was the key account manager for Singapore’s local banks and supported their workforce development strategies. He also double-hatted as a business analyst and supported organisation-wide data projects. In the Singapore government, Nathan was rotated and seconded across various portfolios both in the policy development and implementation domains in the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), Workforce Singapore and the Ministry of Manpower.

Outside of the workplace, Nathan devotes his time to youth mentorship at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS). He also spent more than a decade as a volunteer Officer at the Boys’ Brigade. He also led overseas community projects in the Philippines during his time at NUS.

Nathan graduated with a Master in Public Administration at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS and a Master of Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. He also attained a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) from NUS, which he attended on the WDA Scholarship. Nathan also attained the NUS Society Medal for Outstanding Achievement for the best graduate throughout the faculty with outstanding all-around achievements.