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Koh Yong Guan



Mr Koh Yong Guan is the Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd and SMRT Trains Ltd. He also chairs the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited, and the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore.

Mr Koh’s career in the Singapore Civil Service included appointments at the Permanent Secretary level in the Ministries of Defence, Finance, Health and National Development. Mr Koh has also held appointments as the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Canada from January 2008 to April 2013, and appointed as Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) in June 2013. From July 2005 to July 2013, Mr Koh served as the Chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board.

Mr Koh holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons), a Master of Applied Science, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Toronto, Canada, and an MBA from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

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