Mr Ong Yew Huat was the Managing Partner and later Executive Chairman of Ernst & Young Singapore from July 2005 till December 2012. Prior to that, he led the transaction advisory and corporate recovery practice in the Far East area.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Ong began his career with Ernst & Young’s London office and upon his return to Singapore in 1983, he embarked on financial advisory work, whilst continuing his audit practice.
Mr Ong is Chairman of United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad and a director of United Overseas Bank Ltd where he serves on the Board Risk and Audit Committees and is chairman of the Credit Committee. Mr Ong is also a director of Singapore Power Ltd and the Singapore Mediation Center, and Chairman of the Tax Academy of Singapore.
A known supporter of the arts, Mr Ong is Chairman of the National Heritage Board and Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). He was awarded the public service medal in 2011 for his contribution to the arts in Singapore.
Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.