Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2009
NG Boon Gay
BSc(Hons) 1990, MBA 2001
Director, Criminal Investigation Department

Mr Ng Boon Gay majored in Mathematics during his undergraduate days and graduated BSc with First Class Honors in 1990. He joined the Singapore Police Force soon after and was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police the following year.

In a successful and eventful career spanning 17 years, Mr Ng was promoted 8 times and took on key command and staff appointments in the Police Force.  As Commander of Tanglin Police Division from 2001 to 2003, he was charged with the overall responsibility to police one of the busiest regions in Singapore encompassing Toa Payoh, Bukit Timah and Orchard Road. In 2003, he was appointed the Director of Manpower Department, Police Headquarters.

More recently, in 2008 Mr Ng was promoted to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police and appointed Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).  As Director CID, he is overall in charge of the principal agency responsible for the detection and suppression of major and specialised crimes. As a senior member of the Force, he is also the staff authority responsible for policy formation, operational strategies and system & technological development on all investigation matters in the Police Force.

In 1999, in recognition of his performance and potential, Mr Ng was awarded the Singapore Police Force Postgraduate Scholarship.  Although the terms of the scholarship allowed him to pursue a Master degree in a foreign university of his choice, he opted for the NUS MBA programme with an exchange module with University of Michigan.  He completed the programme and obtained his MBA in 2001 with excellent results, topping the class and being awarded the Reginald Quahe Medal.

Outside of the Force, Mr Ng is a board member of Certis Cisco, the largest and most established Auxiliary Police force in Singapore. He was also a former council member in the Northwest Community Development Council, and participates in clubs’ and associations’ activities.
“You cannot choose how you die but you can choose how you live. So we better live life to the fullest.”
In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, we honour Mr Ng Boon Gay with the 2009 Outstanding Science Alumnus Award.