Dr KeeFui Kon holds B.Agr.Sc. and M.Agr.Sc. (Hons) degrees from Massey University (NZ), and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in agriculture. His studies included a wide range of disciplines: plant physiology, agronomy, microbiology, population genetics, and weed ecology and control. Kon joined Syngenta, an Anglo-Swiss agribusiness concern, as a weed scientist and agronomist where he worked in diverse roles in research and marketing in Malaysia, Switzerland and New Zealand. Returning to Singapore in 2009, he managed the technical development of a new, blockbuster insecticide. After two years, Kon transitioned into the global lead for Rice Crop Protection R&D, receiving the prestigious Syngenta Fellow Award in 2010, as the first Asia-Pacific recipient. He has authored or joint-authored 29 publications and three patents.
In April 2015, whilst volunteering as secretary for the Singapore Friends of CMI, Kon’s conviction in biblical creation was further strengthened on realising the barrier evolution is to the gospel propelling him to become accredited as a speaker for CMI.