21 July 2020
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Ministry of National Development announced in a joint statement the new chief executive officer (CEO) of BCA—who will be inaugurated later this year when the current CEO Hugh Lim relinquishes his appointment on 2 November 2020.
Kelvin Wong Wee Siong, the current Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) will be appointed as designated CEO of BCA from 27 July 2020 to 1 November 2020. He will then take on the appointment as CEO on 2 November 2020.
Quoting the joint press release: “Under Mr Lim’s leadership, BCA developed the Construction Industry Transformation Map, and galvanised efforts by industry and union partners for the BuildSG Movement. Mr Lim also championed the transformation of the construction industry through innovation and technology”.
Meanwhile, as EVP of EDB, Mr Wong will oversee the development of the strategic growth engines in hub services, supply chain and connectivity, new businesses, as well as policy and planning divisions.
Previously, he oversaw EDB’s SkillsFuture efforts. He successfully implemented the leadership development initiative to make more Singaporean business leaders in their respective fields; and directed the delivery of the industry transformation roadmaps for the logistics and professional services clusters.
– Construction+ Online