Desmond Kuek Bak Chye


President & Group Chief Executive Officer 

Mr Desmond Kuek is the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation Ltd.

Prior to joining SMRT, Mr Kuek served in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1982 to 2010, and held the pinnacle leadership positions of Chief of Army in 2003 and Chief of Defence Force in 2007. From 2010 to 2012, Mr Kuek held the appointment of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

Mr Kuek holds a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from Oxford University and a Master in Public Administration (majoring in Macroeconomics and Statistics) from Harvard University. He is also an alumni of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland.