Executive moves: SBS Transit taps two new CEOs

An SBS Transit bus in Singapore. Photo by Dave Kim on UnsplashAn SBS Transit bus in Singapore. Photo by Dave Kim on Unsplash

SBS Transit said Friday it has appointed two new CEOs to head the core bus and rail businesses as part of a succession strategy. 

The company has appointed Lim Tien Hock, age 50, as CEO of the bus business, a newly created role, effective Friday. He is currently the CEO of ComfortDelGro Driving Centre and ComfortDelGro Medcare, both subsidiaries of ComfortDelGro, which is the holding company of SBS Transit, the company said in a filing to SGX. Lim Tien Hock will relinquish both of those roles with immediate effect, SBS Transit said.

Lim Tien Hock currently holds 73,500 ComfortDelGro shares, the filing said.

Jeffrey Sim Vee Ming, age 45, is CEO of the rail business, and both he and Lim Tien Hock will report directly to SBS Transit Group CEO Cheng Siak Kian, the filing said.

Sim has been with SBS Transit since 2015, with Singapore’s Downtown Line (DTL), North East Line (NEL) and Sengkang Punggol LRT (SPLRT) achieving high levels of reliability under his watch, SBS Transit said.

SBS Transit said it also appointed Anthony Mok Peng Fai, age 56, as head of NEL and SPLRT, effective immediately; he was previously head of operations for those lines, the company said.

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