Mixed reviews for outgoing SMRT chief Desmond Kuek's performance

SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek, who has helmed SMRT from October 2012, will leave the organisation in about three months' time, ST understands.
SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek, who has helmed SMRT from October 2012, will leave the organisation in about three months' time, ST understands.ST FILE PHOTO

Observers had mixed reviews for outgoing SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek, even as they were hopeful that his expected successor - former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong - can hit the ground running.

Member of Parliament Cedric Foo, a former chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Transport, said: "I've worked with both men, and both are excellent, very focused in their tasks, and both are engineers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2018, with the headline 'Mixed reviews for outgoing SMRT chief's performance'. Print Edition | Subscribe