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New SLA Chairman, members appointed

Mr Lim Sim Seng will become the new Chairman of the Singapore Land Authority from Aug 1, 2014, replacing incumbent Mr Chaly Mah who will step down on July 31.

SINGAPORE: The Board of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will have a new Chairman come Aug 1, 2014, with Mr Lim Sim Seng replacing the outgoing incumbent Mr Chaly Mah. 

In a statement on Monday (June 30), SLA said the Minister for Law has appointed Mr Lim, who is the Group Executive, Singapore Country Head at DBS, to assume the position from August. He has been involved in SLA since August 2011, and was the Deputy Chairman for two years from Aug 1, 2012.

He will take over the reins from Mr Chaly Mah, who is serving out the second two-year term as Chairman and will step down on July 31. Under his leadership, the agency emphasised its commitment to finding new and better ways to realise more space for Singapore and Singaporeans, according to the statement.

Examples include tendering disused state lands for new and adaptive uses, such as renting out of the now-defunct Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Bukit Timah Railway Stations for private sector lifestyle events, it said.

Besides the appointment of Mr Lim, two new members will join the SLA Board. Mr Poon Hong Yuen, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law, and Mr Ang Cheng Hock, Senior Counsel and Partner at Allen and Gledhill, will start their stints on Aug 1, the SLA said.

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