Belinda Chng is director for policy and programs at the Milken Institute Asia Center based in Singapore. She oversees the Centerâ€™s research programs, outputs and knowledge partnerships, including the Financial Innovations Lab, which explores complex policy challenges such as financing for public health and infrastructure, for which capital markets innovations could help increase the flow of funds, but which require solutions tailored to the idiosyncratic needs of non-standard, non-traditional markets.
Prior to joining the institute, Chng spent five years with the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as research fellow and program development manager. She examined the intersections of food security, regional economic integration, health and environmental change and its implications for Asia, and authored analytical articles and reports, including papers commissioned by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, JICA Research Institute (research arm of the Japan International Cooperation Agency), and the National Security Coordination Secretariat of Singapore.
Previously, Chng was policy advisor to the Policy Support Unit, a research arm of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. She is a graduate of the Australian National University and has a MSc (International Relations) from theÂ Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.