Singapore Art Museum appoints new CEO

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has appointed Mr Leng Tshua as its new chief executive officer, with effect from Wednesday.

Mr Tshua replaces Ms Chong Siak Ching, who stepped down at the end of January to focus on the upcoming opening of the National Gallery Singapore.

Mr Tshua said: "I am privileged to come home at this important time, and humbled to be given the opportunity to play an important role at the Singapore Art Museum."

Ms Jane Ittogi, chair of the museum's board, said Mr Tshua's professional experience, background in music and involvements in art organisations will add fresh dimensions to the development of the museum.

Mr Tshua has a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from the Arizona State University and received his MBA from William Steinway University in New York. He has more than 25 years of professional experience spanning various business portfolios.

He was previously the chief consultant for business development of Asia Pacific at Steinway & Sons - an American and German piano company - and chief executive of L&L Luxury Marketing.

Mr Tshua is also patron and board member at several non-profit visual and performing art organisations, including the Bellevue Arts Museum and Greater Oro Valley Arts Council.