Simon Ong, born in Singapore in 1953, graduated with a master’s degree in design from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the University of South Australia.
He is the group managing director and co-founder of Kingsmen Creatives Ltd., a leading communication design and production group with 18 offices across the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East. Kingsmen has won several awards, such as the President’s Design Award, SRA Best Retail Concept Award, SFIA Hall of Fame, Promising Brand Award, A.R.E. Retail Design Award and RDI International Store Design Award USA. Simon Ong is actively involved in the creative industry as chairman of the design group of Manpower, the Skills & Training Council of Singapore Workforce Development Agency.
Moreover, he is a member of the advisory board of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council and School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore, Design Business Chamber Singapore and Interior Design Confederation of Singapore.