Jean-Luc Butel appointed as president of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Singapore

Exterior of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Singapore.
Exterior of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Global healthcare adviser Jean-Luc Butel has been appointed the president of the Singapore chapter of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The church, known as the LDS Church or Mormons, announced Mr Butel's appointment on Sunday at the Singapore Stake Conference at their headquarters along Bukit Timah Road.

Mr Butel, who is also president of consulting firm K8 Global and senior adviser to McKinsey & Co's healthcare practice, also serves on the board of the Economic Development Board.

He also served as a steering committee member on the Committee for the Future Economy and co-chaired, together with Trade and Industry Minister, S. Iswaran, the CFE's sub-committee for Future Growth Industries and Markets.

Mr Butel, who was awarded the Public Service Medal (Friend of Singapore) in 2014, takes over from previous president Stephen Lai Chee Kong.

" I look forward to build upon the foundations laid by President Lai, especially in working with the community and other religious groups in promoting religious understanding and harmony in Singapore," he said.

He added that the church currently collaborates "very closely" with other religious organizations to serve the poor and needy, and that he looks forward to expanding the church's collaboration to more religious groups.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was established in Singapore in 1969. The church has more than 3,300 members here.