Mr Desmond Kuek
President and Group Chief Executive Officer
SMRT Corporation Ltd
Mr Desmond Kuek is the President and Group CEO of SMRT Corporation Limited, Singapore’s premier multi-modal transport operator. The public-listed company focuses on train, bus and taxi operations and maintenance services, engineering and project management, as well as the marketing and leasing of commercial and media spaces within the transport network.
Mr Desmond Kuek was previously Chief of Army and Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces, and upon retiring from military service was appointed as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He has served on the Boards of Singapore Technologies Engineering, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Housing and Development Board, Jurong Town Corporation and International Enterprise Singapore. He is currently a member of the Civil Service College Board and chairs its Audit Committee, and a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
He holds a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from Oxford University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.