Kevin Ow Yong, Ph. D.

Kevin Ow Yong, Ph. D.

Kevin Ow Yong, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Former Assistant Professor of Accounting at
Singapore Management University


Dr. Kevin Ow Yong is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds a First Class Honours Degree (with University Medal) in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University and received his Ph.D. Degree from Duke University. He has previously worked at Peking University as an associate professor, Singapore Management University as an assistant professor, and Singapore Airlines as a regional accountant and financial analyst.

Dr. Ow Yong has been a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2003, as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 2002. He has previously served on the Candidate Programmes Committee with the CFA Society (Singapore) and on the advisory board with Brahm Centre, a non-profit charity organization as their Finance Advisor.

His work has been published in numerous well-known accounting research journals including the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Advances in Accounting, and China Journal of Accounting Research. He has also contributed his views in two of Singapore’s most well-circulated newspapers, the Straits Times and the Business Times on several occasions, and in IS Chartered Accountant Journal (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants publication), Accounting and Business (ACCA publication), Pulses (previously, the Singapore Stock Exchange Journal), Asian Scientist, Smart Investor, QFinance, and CFO Asia, a publication of The Economist Group.

Prof. Ow Yong has given research talks at several top ranking universities in China including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Sun Yat-Sen University, and Xiamen University as well as other famous universities in the Asia-Pacific region. In recognition of his research work, he has won the Second Best Paper Award at the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition, the Best Paper Award from the Third International Conference of Accounting and Finance, and the Best Paper Award from the China Journal of Accounting Research Symposium. He has received several research grants for his research work, including a research grant from the KPMG Foundation and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) in 2011, the prestigious Ministry of Education Tier II educational grant in 2015 for his research work on fair value accounting, and most recently, the SIT Ignition grant in 2019.

About Singapore Institute of Technology

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry, and community as part of its unique pedagogy. Partnering with world-class universities, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be “thinking tinkerers,” who are “able to learn, unlearn, and relearn,” be “catalysts for transformation,” and finally, become “grounded in the community.”

Established in 2009, SIT currently has six distributed campuses, with its main campus in [email protected] SIT became an autonomous university in 2014 and is expected to move to its new centralised campus in Punggol. SIT’s Punggol campus will be part of the Punggol Digital District, and will feature the Campus Boulevard which will connect residents to the Waterfront and Coney Island.