Shirley Wong is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. She co-founded Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd in 1994 and it was listed on the Singapore Exchange in March 2001. Under her stewardship, the company has grown from a team of 8 to 5000 workforce spread across 11 countries in Asia Pacific. The performance of the company caught the attention of British Telecom Global Services which subsequently acquired it. The company was renamed as BT Frontline Pte Ltd. Shirley was appointed Managing Director of BT Frontline Pte Ltd to stabilise the acquisition.
Shirley serves in several infocomm industry board and committees, including being the Chairman of Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), board of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, board of Singapore Science Centre, Co-Chair of Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, member of Malaysia Singapore Business Council and Council member of Temasek Polytechnic IT School Advisory Council.
She is also active in the start-up scene. She has worked with a number of start-ups and is helping them to secure funding, access resources, build market connections and go to markets. She is incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship and is excited to help build the start-up community in Singapore.
As the Managing Partner of TNF, Shirley will be looking out for high potential start-up that has tenacity and capability to make things happen. She will be matching start-ups with the respective investor mentor to ensure that proper guidance and resource is made available for them to be successful.
Those who know Shirley will tell you that despite her glamorous front, she is grounded and very approachable. She indulges in simple joy such as a walk round her neighborhood with her family. She is just at ease in moving from the tennis court to the mahjong table. She enjoys a friendly game of both as she feels that both activities help her to unwind and to bond with her family and friends.