Mr. Tom Ong serves Real Hemp LLC as Chief Operating Officer for Asia and is strongly guided by his faith to develop sustainable agriculture economies for the ethnic tribes in South East Asia and serves as Director of Stevia Corp., Real Hemp’s parent company. Tom also serves as Director of Growers Synergy Pte Ltd, an agriculture consultancy and farm management company servicing South East Asia. He is also a member of the SPRING Start-up Enterprise Development Scheme (SPRING SEEDS) Investment Panel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPRING Singapore, a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, that provides equity-based co-financing options for Singapore-based early-stage companies. Prior to focusing on the agriculture sector, Tom was a director of A.D. Venture Limited, a Singapore-registered fund investment and management company with operating arms in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Previously, Tom served 5 years with the Ministry of the Environment and subsequently the National Environment Agency (NEA) and worked with the Economic Development Board (EDB), International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and related industry groups to promote high value environmental services to the domestic and international markets.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, National University of Singapore, 1995 and Master of Science in Information Studies from Nanyang Technological University, 2000.