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Indian self-help group Sinda gets new chief executive

Published on May 7, 2014 2:09 PM

The Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) will have a new chief executive from July.

Mr Kumaran Barathan, the current chief executive of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), will succeed Mr Raja Segar as head of the Indian self-help group from July 1. Mr Raja has led the organisation for the last five years and is moving on to pursue other personal interests, said Sinda in a statement on Wednesday.

Mr Barathan said he looks forward to taking up the new role as he has "always considered social and economic upward mobility through education as a lever".

He began his career with the Economic Development Board (EDB) more than 30 years ago. Before joining the SICCI, he worked in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

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