New CEO for Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority

Kelvin Wong has been named new CEO of Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with effect from 2 November 2020. He is currently acting as CEO (Designate) of BCA. Mr Wong will succeed Hugh Lim, who was appointed as CEO of BCA in 2017.

As CEO of BCA, Mr Lim led the organisation to strengthen partnerships and build capabilities along the construction value chain. Under his leadership, BCA developed the Construction Industry Transformation Map, and galvanised efforts by industry and union partners for the BuildSG movement.

Mr Lim further championed the transformation of the construction industry through innovation and technology. He also led BCA in holding the inaugural International Built Environment Week (IBEW) in 2019, which is the region’s first built environment event that showcases best practices across the built environment value chain, promotes Singaporean firms’ capabilities to the region, with a focus on smart solutions as well as research and innovation.

In addition, Mr Lim oversaw the amendments of key legislations including the Building Control Act earlier this year, which was aimed at strengthening the building regulatory control framework and improving accessibility in Singapore’s built environment.

Mr Wong joins BCA from Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where he most recently served as executive vice president (EVP), overseeing the development of the strategic growth engines in Hub Services and Supply Chain & Connectivity, as well as EDB’s New Businesses and Policy & Planning divisions.

Mr Wong previously oversaw EDB’s SkillsFuture efforts and the successful implementation of the Leadership Development Initiative to develop more Singaporeans as business leaders in their respective fields, as well as the delivery of the Industry Transformation Roadmaps for the Logistics and Professional Services clusters. Mr Wong started his career with EDB in 1996 and has helmed various key portfolios in EDB, including logistics, professional services, urban solutions.

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