J-Ren Ong joined the US-ASEAN Business Council as an Associate in July 2020 and is based in the Council’s regional headquarters in Singapore. He facilitates the Council’s initiatives in Singapore, such as trade missions and other events. He also supports a variety of industry portfolios across the region including Health and Life Sciences, Food and Agriculture, and Infrastructure. J-Ren started as an intern at the Council in October 2019.
J-Ren graduated from Queen Mary University of London in August of 2019 with a First Class Honours BA in Politics and International Relations and received the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. As an undergrad, he published a book review on Chantel Mouffe’s For a Left Populism titled “Left Populism: the second coming of pluralistic democracy” featured in European Political Science – a peer-reviewed academic journal.
He is also a commissioned officer of the Republic of Singapore Airforce, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant during his full-time national service. He is an avid powerlifter in his free time having competed in two national university championships in the UK.