Prior to joining Vertex, he was the Senior VP of GIC based in Beijing, China, from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, Choon Chong was the Senior VP of ST Aerospace responsible for its Component Aviation Service Division. From 2000 to 2005, he headed Fortune VC Singapore and covers VC investment in China and Singapore.
Choon Chong graduated from Imperial College with BEng in Electrical Engineering and from Stanford University with MSc in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. CHUA Kee Lock is Managing Partner of Vertex Ventures China. He also serves as Group President & CEO of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd and President & CEO of Vertex Venture Management Pte. Ltd., providing guidance to the global Vertex network of funds on broader investment strategy matters. He has significant experience ranging from investment-related roles to various management functions.
Currently, Kee Lock serves on the board of the following listed companies: Logitech International S.A. and Yongmao. Kee Lock also sits on the board of various portfolio companies of Vertex Ventures South Asia, including Reebonz and SDiX.
Prior to Vertex, Kee Lock served as the President and Executive Director of Singapore-listed Biosensors, a developer and manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional cardiology and critical care procedures. Previously from 2003-2006, Kee Lock held the position of Managing Director at a U.S.-headquartered venture capital firm, Walden International, and was responsible for all its investment activities in the South Asia market.
Between 1987 to 1997 and 2001 to 2003, he served in various roles within the NatSteel Group, including as Deputy President of NatSteel Ltd. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Beaver Computer Corporation.
His other positions include: Vice President of Transpac Capital (a Venture Capital firm), CEO of Intraco Ltd, Independent Director of Pacific Internet Ltd., Independent Director of Digiland International Ltd., Non-Executive Director of Lee Metal Group Ltd., Director of Teledata Singapore Ltd., Director of Gaixa Singapore Pte Ltd., Director of CWT Distribution Ltd., Director of Digital Typhoon Pte Ltd., Director of Internet Technology Group Ltd., Director of Easteel Construction Services Pte Ltd., and Director of Siam Industrial Wire Co Ltd.. He also co-founded MediaRing.com Ltd, a voice-over-internet services which listed in Singapore in 1999, and served as its President and Executive Director. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is actively involved with charitable organizations, including Beyond Social Services and Mainly I Love Kids (MILK).
Kee Lock graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from Stanford University with a Masters of Science in Engineering under distinguished scholarship from NatSteel.