News: SkillsFuture Singapore gets its new Chairman


SkillsFuture Singapore gets its new Chairman

As Tan Pheng Hock retires on 30th September, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) appoints Singapore Power's CEO as Chairman.
SkillsFuture Singapore gets its new Chairman

Wong Kim Yin, the CEO of Singapore Power has been appointed as Chairman by Singapore's’ skill development body SkillsFuture.

He would be replacing Tan Pheng Hock, who will retire on 30th September after serving as the Chairman for two years, since October 2016. 

The SkillsFuture initiative was introduced in 2016 to support Singapore’s next stage of economic advancement by providing lifelong learning and skills development opportunities for Singaporeans. Built with four key objectives to help drive the skills, passion and contributions of every individual, the SSG’s 15 member board is going through restructuring. 

Four new members will join the board: Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive of International and Corporate at the Info-communications Media Development Authority; Mohamad Saiful Saroni, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Lee Chee Koon, President and Group CEO of CapitaLand; and Russell Tham, President of New Enterprise and Ventures at Singapore Technologies Engineering.

The three members that would be retiring and moving on from the board include Joe Sim, CEO of Parkway Pantai; Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President of the Singapore Institute of Technology; and Soon Sze Meng, Vice-president of Business and International at Singtel.

SkillsFuture’s new Chairman, Wong Kim Yin is also the Chairman of SP PowerAssets, the Singapore District Cooling and SP Digital Holdings as well as a director of SP Services. Previously, he has also served on the SSG board as the Chairman of the Committee for Private Education and also sits on Singapore Polytechnic's board of governors.

Image Source: SGSME.SG

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Topics: Appointments, Leadership

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