Military man to be first A*Star CEO


REAR Admiral (RAdm) Frederick Chew Chih Chiang, 43, will be the first chief executive officer (CEO) in the history of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

He will take on the role from April 1, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Friday, and also be appointed to the agency's board that day.

A*Star's executive chairman Lim Chuan Poh retires from the public service on April 1.

Permanent Secretary (Education) Chan Lai Fung will be the agency's non-executive...

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