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Singapore, 30 September 2021 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the following board changes effective 1 October 2021:

  1. Appointment of Mr Kevin Kwok Khien as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a Member of the Audit Committee.
  2. Appointment of COL Cai Dexian as Alternate Director to LG Ong Su Kiat Melvyn, in place of COL Xu Youfeng.

Mr Kwok, 65, is an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Singapore Exchange Ltd, and an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Management Ltd.

Prior to his current directorships, Mr Kwok was an Independent Director of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd from May 2016 to March 2019 and an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Limited (now known as Wharf Estates Singapore Pte Ltd) from May 2013 to December 2018. He retired as the Chairman of Accounting Standards Council of Singapore in October 2020. Mr Kwok was formerly an Non-Executive Director and Governing Council member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, where he had been involved in programmes directed towards improvements in corporate governance and reporting practices.

Mr Kwok headed Ernst & Young LLP’s Assurance & Advisory Business Services in Singapore and ASEAN and retired as a Senior Partner of the firm in 2012. Mr Kwok is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.   

COL Cai Dexian, 37, joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 2003 and was awarded the SAF Overseas Scholarship in 2003 and SAF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship (General Development)/Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship in 2018. COL Cai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University, USA. He also obtained a Master in Business Administration (with Distinction) from INSEAD, Singapore. 

The Board of Directors welcomes Mr Kwok and COL Cai to the Board and look forward to their contributions, and wishes to thank COL Xu for his contributions to the Board.

 

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