Mr Rick Chong has over 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain where he has successfully led procurement operations, cost savings initiatives, reorganisation projects, system integrations, training and consultancy.

Rick is held in high esteem in the public sector in Singapore due to his stint in the Ministry of Finance where he rewrote the procurement policy and his implementation of his Procurement Competency and Training Framework for all the procurement executives in the Singapore government.

Having lived and worked in many countries, including Germany, Portugal, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Thailand, Rick has a wealth of experience training in different countries and different cultures. One of the more outstanding projects done by him was the cost savings of a million dollars on raw materials during his time with Singapore Airlines.

With his background in procurement, Rick was tasked to revamp the procurement process in HTL International and implement the SAP material management modules (in particular, Procurement) for HTL International in Germany, Singapore and China. His leadership and hands-on approach ensured that the project was implemented successfully. Armed with the implementation experience, he went on to qualify as an SAP consultant and used his knowledge to implement the electronic purchase request system for A*STAR. The system helped to reduce cost by an estimated $100,000 a year.

Procurement is in Rick’s blood and if you have a problem or question about procurement, he is the best man for you!

Professional Experience

  • CEO of EPC Pte Ltd, procurement training and consultancy firm and Big Fun Kitchen Pte Ltd, a culinary teambuilding company
  • Associate Trainer in Civil Service College
  • Procurement Manager, A*STAR
  • Senior Associate (Procurement Policies), Ministry of Finance,
  • Procurement and SAP Assistant Manager, HTL International Pte Ltd
  • Procurement Executive, Singapore Airliner, SATS Catering
  • Officer Commanding, Singapore Airforce, 2FSD Regional System Analyst, Maersk Logistics Pte Ltd

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • International Certification in Purchasing and Supply issued by Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • SAP Consultant Certification in SCM Procurement MYSAP ERP (Material Management)
  • Advanced Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by WDA
  • Project Management Professional, WSQ, WDA
  • Bachelors Business Administration (Honors) Degree, National University of Singapore


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