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Military man to be first A*Star CEO

Singapore

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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