SMRT chief stepping down after 5½ years in charge

SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek (left) and his likely successor, former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong.
SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek (left) and his likely successor, former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong.

Kuek's tenure marked by setbacks as well as improvements; ex-general is likely successor

SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek is stepping down after 5½ years at the helm, and his successor is expected to be former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong.

The development comes as the rail network looks to be turning a corner for reliability after a rough patch last year that saw train tunnels flooding and trains colliding.

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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 'SMRT chief stepping down after 5½ years in charge'. Print Edition | Subscribe