Mr Toh Han Li will be appointed as the chief executive of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), taking over the helm from Ms Yena Lim who will be stepping down when her term ends on Sept 30. The new appointment will take effect from Oct 1.
Ms Lim has led the CCS since 2010. In a statement to the media, the competition watchdog said that it has made "significant progress" under her leadership, having issued a number of infringement decisions on anti-competitive cases that have created important case precedents.
Mr Toh is currently the assistant chief executive (legal & enforcement) at CCS. He represented the CCS as its counsel in every appeal before the competition appeal board.
Prior to being seconded to the CCS in 2009, he served in various positions in the public sector, including as a Justices' Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal of Singapore and Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel. Mr Toh also serves on several tribunals including the Military Court of Appeal and the Copyright Tribunal.