SINGAPORE - A veteran with years of experience with the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research has been picked as the CEO of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI).
Mr Kumaran Barathan, 56, took charge on July 12.
A statement from SICCI said that during his time with the two institutions, Mr Barathan managed a range of portfolios, including policy development, human resource management, finance, student development, asset management, corporate communications and public relations.
SICCI's chairman R. Narayanamohan said: "I am confident he will open new avenues for our members to explore unchartered depths in terms of economic viability and networking opportunities with his experience in the public service."
Mr Barathan received the GlaxoSmithKline-EDB Scholarship Award in 1993 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Management) from Monash University, Australia.
He furthered his studies with a master's in applied psychology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
In his new role as the CEO, he aims to strengthen the SICCI community.
Said Mr Barathan: "It is vital that businesses update their knowledge and skills on different aspects of expanding the reach of their global presence and SICCI's programmes will help companies achieve this goal."
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