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Appointment of New Members To HTX Board

Published: 01 September 2020

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will appoint three leaders, two from the industry and one from the Home Team, to the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) Board of Directors.


  2. They are:

    1. Mr Tham Kok Leong, Partner (Head of Technology & Corporate Intellectual Property Practice) at Allen & Gledhill LLP. He will join the HTX Board from 1 September 2020.
    2. Ms Chew Seow-Chien, Partner (Head of Southeast Asia Financial Services Practice) at Bain & Company. She will join the HTX Board from 1 September 2020.
    3. Ms Shie Yong Lee, Commissioner of Prisons (Designate). She will join the HTX Board from 28 September 2020.


  3. MHA and HTX would like to thank Mr Desmond Chin, Commissioner of Prisons, for his service on the HTX Board. Mr Chin will step down from the HTX Board on 28 September 2020 when he retires from the Singapore Prison Service.


  4. HTX, a statutory board under MHA, was established on 1 December 2019 to develop science and technology capabilities that will enable Home Team departments to better address the emerging threats and evolving challenges on the security landscape. HTX aims to be the force multiplier for the Home Team.


  5. The HTX board is chaired by Mr Chew Hock Yong, who is also Permanent Secretary (Home Affairs Development) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.


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