SINGAPORE - Former head of group procurement Mr Tan Boon Khai, 41, will succeed Mr Vincent Hoong as the new Chief Executive of Singapore Land Authority (SLA), the Ministry of Law said in a statement on Monday.
Mr Tan brings with him experience from both the public and private sector.
He served as a Justice's Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court, as well as District Judge in the former Subordinate Courts of Singapore. He was also appointed in the Public Service as the Deputy Senior State Counsel / Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore.
Mr Tan joined CapitaLand in April 2010 as its Senior Vice President where he was involved in business development, operations, formalisation and standardisation of business systems and processes within the group.
Outgoing chief executive Mr Hoong, 56, has served in the SLA since 2009 and his term of office was also marked by many achievements.
He held various appointments in SLA including Director, Land Services Group, Deputy Chief Executive and Commissioner of Lands. He also held the concurrent statutory appointments of Registrar of Titles and Deeds and Controller of Residential Property.
In its statement yesterday, the Law Ministry thanked Mr Hoong for his service and contributions.
"We welcome Mr Tan, as SLA embarks on its next phase of land development in Singapore," it said.