NKF appoints Tim Oei as new CEO with effect from Sept 4

Mr Tim Oei is the new National Kidney Foundation CEO from Sept 4, 2017.
Mr Tim Oei is the new National Kidney Foundation CEO from Sept 4, 2017.PHOTO: NKF

SINGAPORE - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has appointed Mr Tim Oei as its chief executive officer from Sept 4.

Mr Oei, 58, is currently the CEO of Awwa, a local non-profit organisation. Awwa is a charity that runs a number of  services, centres and schools for the disabled, elderly and children with special needs.

"A five-member Board Search Committee reviewed more than 50 candidates over a five-month period to arrive at the final selection," NKF said in a statement on Wednesday (May 31).

NKF chairman Koh Poh Tiong said: "Mr Oei's vast experience in the voluntary welfare sector will help bring the NKF into a new phase of development, carrying out the Foundation's mission of serving the needs of needy kidney patients in Singapore."

Former NKF CEO Edmund Kwok, 58, was suddenly sacked in November last year for a "personal indiscretion" with a male employee.

Former CEO Eunice Tay has been helming the organisation while it searched for a new chief.

"On behalf of the board, management, staff and patients, I would like to thank all stakeholders, donors, supporters and members of the public for their faith and trust in the NKF. In light of the rising kidney failure incidence, we are committed to ensure that no needy kidney patients will be deprived of dialysis," Mr Koh said.