The former CEO of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) will take over Mr Gerard Ee as chairman of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
Mr Koh Poh Tiong, who also chairs the Singapore Kindess Movement, will take his position from October 29.
The Straits Times (ST) reported that Mr Koh plans on building four or five new dialysis centres over the next few years. He also wants to extend the NKF's contributions, such as providing food to needy patients.
Mr Ee leaves the position after being appointed in 2005, after the high-profile scandal where funds were misused.
Vice chairman and senior advisor of Ezra Holdings, Mr Koh has been a board director of NKF since May 2012, after retiring from his CEO position at Fraser and Neave (F&N) in 2011.
He was previously chief executive officer of Asia Pacific Breweries from 1993 to 2008.