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IDA Singapore appoints new government CIO

T.C. Seow | Jan. 22, 2014
Chan Cheow Hoe will take over the government CIO portfolio from April 1 this year.

Chan Cheow Hoe
Photo: Chan Cheow Hoe

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has named Chan Cheow Hoe as the new government Chief Information Officer /Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office or GCIO) with effect from 1 April 2014.

Chan will begin from 1 April this year. He replaces James Kang who is said to return to the private sector.

According to IDA, Kang joined in 2008, and has since played a key role in the development of the Singapore e-Government Masterplan 2011-2015 (eGov2015) which aims to facilitate greater co-creation between the Government, people and private sectors to create value for Singapore.

During his tenure, Kang also initiated the building of new core skills within the GCIO such as agile development, user experience design and business analytics, thus boosting government capabilities and efficiency.

Chan will oversee the Singapore government's central information technology systems and infrastructure and drive the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and businesses in partnership with ministries and agencies.

He will report to Jacqueline Poh, managing director of IDA.

Chan joins IDA from CT Corporation, a conglomerate in Indonesia with interests in financial services, retail, media, travel and entertainment, where he served as Group Chief of Information Technology and Systems. Prior to CT Corporation, he held senior positions in Citibank, Barclays, Ernst & Young, ABN-AMRO and Dell Computers.


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