International Trade Council in Singapore appoints new chairperson

SINGAPORE - The International Trade Council (ITC) in Singapore announced on Thursday that it has appointed Mr David Tong How Heng its chairperson.

Mr Tong, 71, is a qualified Chartered Accountant in Australia and Singapore. He was the founder of Medora & Tong, which later merged with Touché Ross & Co Singapore. He spent the next decade as a managing partner at the firm, which later merged with Deliotte and is now known as Deliotte Touche Tohmatsu.

He was also the founder of Pannell Kee Forster (PKF) Singapore, a member firm of PKF International where he served as managing partner for twenty years. PKF International was then one of the top ten accounting firms in the world, with more than 400 offices worldwide. It merged with CAP Advisory LLP in 2007 and is now practising as PKF-CAP LLP. Mr Tong retired from the firm soon after.

Mr Tong has experience in a variety of areas, including hospitality consulting, statutory and internal audits, tax compliance and advisory services and mergers and acquisitions.

The ITC is a voluntary global business organisation that focuses on entrepreneurship and socially and economically responsible domestic and international trade. It aims to promote dialogue between industry and policymakers.

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