DEPUTY managing director of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Quek Swee Kuan, will be appointed as the CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) with effect from Oct 1, 2015.
He takes over from Mike Barclay, who will be stepping down on Sept 30, 2015 after completing a seven-year tenure at SDC.
Mr Quek started his career at EDB in 1994. He has held various key appointments since then, including regional director (western US) from 1998-2000 and director (North America) from 2001-2005.
During his overseas stint, he played a key role in attracting foreign direct investments from the infocomms, media, electronics and biotech industries from western United States. He also oversaw investment promotion efforts carried out by EDB's offices in North America.
Mr Quek was appointed EDB's deputy managing director in January 2013. He currently oversees a diverse portfolio which includes global operations, marketing and communications, industry development and investment promotion, as well as planning and policy.
From February 2007 to March 2009, Mr Quek also served as the deputy chief executive at Singapore Tourism Board (STB), where he led STB's network of international offices in working with foreign tourism players to brand and market Singapore as a destination for leisure, business, education and healthcare services to international travellers.