Observers hopeful SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek's expected successor Neo Kian Hong can hit the ground running

Former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong is expected to take over as SMRT chief executive in August 2018.
Former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong is expected to take over as SMRT chief executive in August 2018.PHOTO: PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION

SINGAPORE - Observers had mixed reviews for outgoing SMRT CEO 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 chair 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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