SPH CEO Alan Chan will take over as chairman of the Land Transport Authority from April 1

SINGAPORE – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Managing Director Alan Chan will succeed Mr. Michael Lim Choo San as chairman of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on April 1, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in A press release.

Mr. Lim, who has held the post for 14 years, will step down on March 31.

Under his leadership, LTA launched the Land Transportation Master Plan in 2008, which sets out Singapore’s land transportation strategy.

Mr. Lim, who is also chairman of the Singapore Accounting Commission and a member of the Civil Service Commission, was also instrumental in transforming LTA into a commuter-centric organization, MOT said in the statement. .

“With his guidance and encouragement, LTA has fostered greater public engagement and responsiveness to customers by working closely with key stakeholders such as local leaders and local residents to develop transportation solutions. that meet various needs, ”added the MOT.

Key rail projects such as the Circle Line, the Downtown Line, the Jurong East Modification Program and the North-South Line Extension were also implemented under the leadership and support of Mr. Lim.

In addition to championing efforts to create a more positive commuting experience through infrastructure improvements such as sheltered links and elevators on airlifts, the MOT said Mr. Lim was also responsible for transforming the Singapore’s public bus industry towards the new contract model.

He oversaw the growth of LTA from 3,600 employees when it arrived in 2002 to 5,800 today, with a strong emphasis on building a resilient engineering core.

“The Ministry of Transportation and the Land Transport Authority wish to express our gratitude to Mr. Lim for his many years of dedicated and distinguished service to the LTA,” the statement added.

Mr. Lim’s successor, Mr. Chan, has been the CEO of SPH since January 1, 2003. He is also a member of the Civil Service Commission and Director of Business China.

His record in the civil service includes stints as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport, deputy secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and senior private secretary to then-chief minister Lee Kuan Yew.

MOT said, “Mr. Chan’s extensive leadership experience will provide LTA with invaluable advice in the future development of ground transportation in Singapore.”

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