- MPhil in Biological Science, University of Cambridge
- BS in Biochemistry, University College London
Jinghua is an intelligence officer in the SAF. In his most recent appointment, he led a team that prepared the military for key emergent security challenges. Before this, he commanded an intelligence unit that provided crucial early warnings to ensure Singapore’s security. He concurrently led a team of intelligence operators and engineers in delivering an advanced intelligence technology that won Singapore’s Defence Technology Prize in 2016. He also served as a chief regional analyst; his team provided strategic military intelligence assessments on a key region of interest to Singapore. Beyond Intelligence, he was a part of the project team that implemented the Military Domain Experts Scheme in 2010. The scheme accounts for nearly half of the SAF’s regular military personnel strength today.