Deputy President (Administration) & Chief Financial Officer, Singapore Institute of Technology
Mr Ronnie Tay is the Deputy President (Administration) and Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). In this role, Mr Tay is responsible for the resourcing and service support needs of SIT, in the functions of finance, human resource, information technology, estates, legal and library.
Prior to joining SIT, Mr Tay served 36 years in the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Singapore Administrative Service. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency from 2013 to 2018, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2007 to 2013. During his career in the Navy, he held various command and staff appointments, and was the Chief of Navy from 2003 to 2007.
Mr Tay has previously served on the board of a number of organisations, including the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore from 2004 to 2007, Media Development Authority of Singapore from 2008 to 2014, National Institute of Education Council from 2009 to 2014, DSO National Laboratories from 2010 to 2018 and Singapore Institute of Management University from 2011 to 2017.
Mr Tay was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1982 and graduated from Oxford University in 1985 with a BA (First Class Honours) in Engineering Science. He also obtained a MSc in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 under a SAF post-graduate scholarship, and attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France in 2007.
He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Military) in 2005, and the Long Service Medal (Military) in 2007. He also received the Medal of Commendation Award at the NTUC May Day Award 2017.