Dr John Keung Kam Yin
Chief Executive Officer
Building & Construction Authority
Dr John Keung Kam Yin is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) since June 2006. The Authority’s mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment. He is also Chairman, BCA International Pte Ltd; Chairman, BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings Ltd, a collaboration centre with the United Nations Environment Programme; a Board Member of BCA, a member of the Supervisory Board, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and a member of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council.
Prior to his current appointment at BCA, Dr Keung has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Building) of the Housing & Development Board (HDB) overseeing the planning and development of new towns and public housing estates, as Director of Strategic Planning in the Ministry of National Development, as Deputy Chief Planner (Planning Policies) in the Urban Redevelopment Authority and later, as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Development Control and Corporate Development).
Dr Keung is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science and Technology, SIM University (UNISIM) and the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS). He also serves as a member of the College Advisory Board of Nanyang Technological University's College of Engineering. He graduated from the York University, Canada, in 1978 and subsequently obtained a Master of Science (Town Planning) in 1980 and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Town Planning) from the University of Wales, UK, in 1991. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at INSEAD, France, in 1997.
Dr Keung is a Chartered Town Planner and a Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Planners (FSIP). He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government for his contributions to public administration. Dr Keung was named one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year 2013 by Engineering News-Record, a US-based engineering magazine published by McGraw Hill, for his work in steering Singapore to lead in sustainable design and construction.