SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth has named David Chua as Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Council (NYC).
Mr Chua, a Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), is the NYC's first CEO and will assume the role from July 28.
The 41-year-old has also been appointed chairman of Orchard Road youth hangout *Scape, a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) under MCCY.
The NYC had undergone restructuring in January and became an autonomous agency under MCCY. It now houses two key institutions - Outward Bound Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore.
In an MCCY statement issued on Thursday morning, MCCY said NYC will be hoping to ensure "greater coherence and coordination" in youth developmental efforts under Mr Chua's leadership.
Mr Chua joined the SAF in 1993 and has held several key command appointments, including commanding officer of the School of Armour and the 41st Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment.
He was awarded the Fulbright scholarship and SAF Postgraduate Award to pursue a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011.
The father of four was also chairman of the 2013 National Day Parade Show Committee and was a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Bronze)(Military) last year.