Datuk Richard was appointed to the Board on 4 April 1988. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of London, UK. Datuk Richard began his career in Mudajaya Construction Sdn Bhd and IJM Corporation Berhad before founding Glomac Group in 1988.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of property development, building construction and engineering. He served as the Secretary General of FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) Malaysian Chapter for the term 1998-2000 and was appointed President of FIABCI Malaysia from August 2006 to 2010.
As the former President of FIABCI, he was instrumental in the formation of Malaysia Property Incorporated ("MPI"), a body set-up by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, to promote property investments among foreigners in Malaysia. Datuk Richard also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MPI from February 2008 to June 2010.
In 2016, The Edge Malaysia Outstanding Property Entrepreneur Award was presented to the founders of Glomac Bhd, Tan Sri FD Mansor and Datuk Richard Fong, to honour industry captains who have made significant and outstanding contributions.
Datuk Richard is frequently invited as guest speakers at forum and seminars on property market in Malaysia both locally and internationally.