The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) will have a Second Solicitor-General on July 1.
Mr Kwek Mean Luck has been appointed to the role by the president and members of the Legal Service Commission, said the AGC in a press statement yesterday.
The commission recruits, promotes and disciplines legal service officers.
Mr Kwek, 42, is currently Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister's Office and chief executive of Civil Service College Singapore.
He will be reappointed to the Legal Service and will occupy the fourth-highest-ranking post at the AGC.
As the Second Solicitor-General, Mr Kwek will be helping Attorney-General V.K. Rajah.
Mr Rajah said: "Mr Kwek brings with him considerable experience and knowledge from his stints in both the Legal Service and the Administrative Service.
"As the AGC undergoes a period of reorganisation and process re-engineering, (his) prior experiences will be valuable."
Mr Kwek read law at the University of Cambridge on a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship, and later went on to obtain a Master of Laws from Harvard University under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship in 2000.
On his career front, he was a Justices' Law Clerk at the Supreme Court in 1998 and was appointed District Judge in the then Subordinate Courts - now known as the State Courts - three years later. In 2004, he was appointed Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court.
He also held several appointments in the Government's elite Administrative Service, including Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and served on the boards of various government agencies, such as the National Heritage Board.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to public service, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2010.
This article was first published on June 3, 2015.
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