New chairman appointed at MPA

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore deputy chairman Niam Chiang Meng will be the organisation's new chairman from Dec 16, 2016.
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore deputy chairman Niam Chiang Meng will be the organisation's new chairman from Dec 16, 2016. PHOTO: MPA

SINGAPORE - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) deputy chairman Mr Niam Chiang Meng will be the organisation's new chairman from December 16.

Mr Niam will take over the role from Mr Lucien Wong, who will become Deputy Attorney-General on December 19, before taking over as Attorney-General, said the Ministry of Transport on Monday.

Mr Niam has been MPA deputy chairman since July 1. He retired from the administrative service on August 1 after 33 years in the public sector.

Before his retirement as permanent secretary to the National Population and Talent Division and National Climate Change Secretariat, Mr Niam was chief executive of the Housing and Development Board. He was also Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Law.