Ms Ng Bee Kim is the Director General of Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), an appointment she has held since 2008. Ms Ng is responsible for overseeing Singapore’s trade policies to grow Singapore’s economy and support enterprises in their internationalisation efforts.
Ms Ng leads Singapore’s partnership with international bodies like the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to uphold and strengthen the multilateral trading system. Notably, Ms Ng was part of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which led to the creation of the WTO.
Ms Ng has extensive experience in negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), starting with Singapore’s first FTA in 1999 – the New Zealand-Singapore Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (ANZCEP). Ms Ng was the Chief Negotiator for the ASEAN-China FTA, China-Singapore FTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), and the Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Ms Ng had previously also served as Dean of MTI Trade Academy from 2011 to 2019.
Ms Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore in 1983. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration degree from Monash University, Australia in 1989.
Ms Ng is happily married to See Wu, and has two lovely daughters Jia Wen and Hui Wen.