TAN Boon Khai will succeed Vincent Hoong as chief executive officer of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) with effect from May 1, 2015, the Law Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Mr Hoong had served as chief executive of SLA from May 1, 2009, to March 31, 2015. The announcement follows his appointment as the registrar of the Supreme Court by the President on April 1.
Mr Tan, 41, joins SLA from CapitaLand, where he has been head of group procurement since the beginning of the year. Before that, he was regional general manager (Singapore and Malaysia) for The Ascott, a CapitaLand subsidiary.
Before joining the private sector, Mr Tan served as a Justice's law clerk and assistant registrar of the Supreme Court, as well as District Judge in the then Subordinate Courts of Singapore.
In 2006, he was seconded to the Ministry of Health as general counsel and company secretary of Ministry of Health Holdings. His last appointment in the public service was as deputy senior state counsel/deputy public prosecutor in the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore.
As for Mr Hoong, during his tenure at SLA he had championed the reform of the Conveyance Practice in Singapore by putting in place the Electronic Payment Instruction System in 2011. He also drove the Singapore Geospatial Collaborative Environment project and launched the OneMap in 2010.
The Law Ministry on Monday thanked him for his years of service and contributions to SLA.