Mr. Peng T. ONG (Chairman)
Chairman, Infocomm Investments
Advisor, GSR Ventures
Board Director, National Research Foundation
Board Director, SingTel
Trustee, Singapore University of Technology & Design
Peng chairs Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), a venture fund with US$200M under management which promotes innovative information & communication technology businesses in Singapore. He is also an advisor at GSR Ventures, a fund that focuses in early and growth stage technology companies in China; and an independent board director of Singapore Telecommunications.
Peng founded Encentuate in 2002. From 2008 through 2009, he was an executive at IBM, after Encentuate’s acquisition. Prior to founding Encentuate, Peng was the founder and chairman of Interwoven, Inc. (now part of HP), the leading provider of content infrastructure. He was the president and CEO of Interwoven through 1997, and its chairman through 2002. During his tenure at Interwoven he led the company to a successful IPO (NASDAQ: IWOV). In 2002, for his leadership in building Interwoven into the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class content infrastructure software, Peng was awarded the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service.
Before Interwoven, Peng was co-founder and chief architect of Electric Classifieds, Inc.—the creators of Match.com (sold to IAC). He has also held various engineering and management roles at Sybase Inc. (now SAP), Illustra (now IBM Informix), and Gensym Corporation. Peng co-authored numerous patents for technologies developed at Match.Com, Interwoven, and Encentuate.
In 2001-2002, Peng served as one of the twenty members of Singapore’s Economic Review Committee. The ERC was a high-level committee whose task was to review the economic plans for the future of Singapore. He is a founding vice-chairman of the Action Committee for Entrepreneurship, and a former board director of JTC Corporation. Peng served on the board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2003 through 2009, and on the board ofCOMPASS (Community and Parents in Support of Schools) in 2007 through 2010.
Peng grew up in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and received his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.