Singapore Land Authority to get new chief next month

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will get a new chief executive next month.

Mr Tan Boon Khai, 41, formerly head of group procurement at CapitaLand, will take over the reins from Mr Vincent Hoong, the Ministry of Law said in a press statement on Monday.

Mr Tan brings with him experience from both the public and private sector, it said.

He had joined CapitaLand in April 2010, where he was involved in business development, operations, formalisation and standardisation of business systems and processes within the CapitaLand Group.

Before joining the private sector, Mr Tan served as an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court, as well as a District Judge in the then-Subordinate Courts.

Outgoing chief executive Mr Hoong, 56, has served in the SLA since 2009.

His tenure at the SLA was marked by many achievements.

These included championing the successful reform of conveyance practice through the implementation of the Electronic Payment Instruction System in 2011, and launching the OneMap in 2010.

Under his leadership, SLA has been ranked amongst the top five agencies in the Pro-Enterprise Ranking (PER) Survey on Government Agencies since 2010.

In its statement yesterday, the Law Ministry thanked Mr Hoong for his service and contributions.

"We welcome Mr Tan, as SLA embarks on its next phase of land development in Singapore," it said.