Badminton: Tan Kian Chew elected new president of Singapore Badminton Association

Mr Tan Kian Chew.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) appointed a new president at its annual general meeting on Saturday (June 11), with Singapore Labour Foundation chief executive Tan Kian Chew elected to lead the association.

He takes over from former Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan, who steps down after serving four maximum two-year terms.

Addressing affiliates at the meeting held at the Chinese Swimming Club, Mr Tan said he will continue the good work done by the previous management, making special note of an endeavour to give badminton enthusiasts in Singapore better access to courts. He said it is critical in keeping the sport popular, and thus produce future champions for the country.

Mr Tan is no stranger to the SBA, having previously served as vice-president from 2000 to 2006 and then as secretary-general from 2006 to 2010.

He will be assisted by new vice-president Eugene Ang and treasurer Nigel Phang, both of whom like Mr Tan were not contested in their run for their respective positions. A deputy president and secretary-general will be appointed from within the eight elected to the management committee.