Challenges of the SMRT hot seat

In September 2002, in a Business Times column titled "SMRT CEO: captain or caretaker?", I highlighted the conflicting interests that the chief executive of a listed public transport company faces. And how much say he or she really has in the role.

Three months later, SMRT picked retailer Saw Phaik Hwa to helm the transport operator.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'Challenges of the SMRT hot seat'. Print Edition | Subscribe