Damon Yong

Damon Yong

Chief Operating Officer
Giga Asia

Damon graduated with a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, majoring in Applied Economics with a Minor in Marketing.

Damon previously served as Director of Operations at the Singapore Environment Council. His role at the SEC involved the marketing and promotion of international eco-labels and awards programmes with an outreach in excess of 500,000 participants, 2,000 companies across more than 30 different countries. Damon also represented the Council in several international seminars and conferences, serving as keynote speaker, facilitator, panellist and moderator for discussions.

Key Achievements

  • Responsible for all revenue functions and sponsorship matters at Singapore Environment Council.

  • Served as the General Manager of Singapore Athletic Association, the national body governing the sport of track and field in Singapore. Highlights of his achievements include garnering S$800,000 worth of sponsorships in a year and also establishing critical internal processes such as procurement, finance, management reporting and public communications.

  • A District Councillor with Northeast Community Development Council of Singapore, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Environment Standing Committee since 2014.

  • Passionately serving the sports industry by volunteering as an Advisor for the Singapore Karate-do Federation, member of the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund and organising committee member of Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore’s annual fundraising run. Damon had previously also served as athlete selection committee member at the Singapore Cycling Federation. 

Key Competencies

  • Strategic marketing, communications and programme management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Campaign advocacy

  • Sports development and management

  • Sponsorship and fundraising

  • More than 20 years in sales, business development, relationship management and marketing in various industries such as finance, public service and engineering.

Media References & Public Engagement

  • Damon has spoken at various regional and international platform such as the Asia Pacific Forum on Renewable Energy, International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference and Global Ecolabelling Network.

  • Damon had also led a nationwide stakeholder consultation session consolidating Singaporean’s collective vision of their environmental future across a cross section of different socioeconomic and demographic groups.