SMRT's Desmond Kuek stepping down, expected to be replaced by former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong

SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek (left) is stepping down after more than five years at the helm, say sources. His successor is expected to be former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong. PHOTOS: ST FILE, PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION
SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek took over the helm of the rail operator in October 2012. PHOTO: ST FILE
Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - 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, according to reliable sources.

Mr Neo, 54, is currently permanent secretary for defence development. He had succeeded Mr Kuek, 55, as Chief of Defence Force in 2010.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.