Tong Yee Siong

Tong Yee Siong

 

Policy Analyst, Policy Links,
IfM Engage

Tong Yee Siong

Tong Yee Siong

Policy Analyst, Policy Links,
IfM Engage

Tong Yee Siong is a Policy Analyst at Policy Links, responsible for delivering a variety of consulting and capacity building projects for UK and international policymakers. He joined IfM Engage in 2020.

EXPERTISE

As Policy Analyst, Tong provides expertise in:

  • Industrial and development economics.
  • Industrial and innovation policy.
  • Integration into and upgrading in global value chains. 
  • FDI-assisted industrial development.

He has more than 10 years of experience working with policy, business and academic stakeholders through various research-focused roles in government, think tanks and international organisations.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tong was a Research Economist with the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He worked on a number of studies and reports on the participation of Southeast Asian firms (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand) in GVCs. He also delivered capacity building activities to African and Southeast Asian policymakers.

Tong’s other previous roles include Research Team Leader at the National Economic Advisory Council for the Government of Malaysia, and Research Manager at the Fung Global Institute (now Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong).

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