SINGAPORE: A new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co (SSTEC) has been appointed, announced Keppel Corporation in a media release on Monday (Apr 6). SSTEC is the developer for the joint project between the governments of China and Singapore in Tianjin.
Mr Liew Choon Boon will be taking over from SSTEC's outgoing CEO, Mr Ho Tong Yen, with effect from Jul 1, 2015. Concurrently, Mr Liew will hold his position as Advisor on Eco-City matters in the Ministry of National Development (MND), the release said.
Currently a Senior Director in the Ministry of National Development, Mr Liew has held a range of senior positions in policy and operational areas in Education, Law, Defence, Community Development and Information, Communication and the Arts, said Keppel Corporation.
"Choon Boon has been heading MND's Eco-City Project Office since 2013, and is very familiar with the project. Having served in several capacities and ministries in the Singapore Government, he brings diverse and insightful experience to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City," said Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua. "We welcome him onboard SSTEC."
Mr Loh also thanked outgoing CEO Mr Ho for leading SSTEC. "Keppel would like to express its appreciation to Tong Yen for his contributions to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City project in the past four years," he said.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a government-to-government project between China and Singapore to build a modern green township, said Keppel Corporation. SSTEC, master developer for the Eco-City, is a joint venture between a Singapore Consortium led by the Keppel Group and a Chinese Consortium led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Co.