Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr Neo Kian Hong is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation Ltd. He is the Chairman of Strides Engineering Pte. Ltd., Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd., Strides International Business Pte Ltd, Strides Taxi Pte. Ltd., Strides Far East Pte. Ltd. and Momentum Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.. He is the Deputy Chairman of SMRT Buses Ltd.. He is also a Director of SMRT Trains Ltd., SMRT TEL Pte. Ltd., SMRT RTS Pte. Ltd. and SMRT Capital Pte. Ltd..
Prior to joining SMRT, Mr Neo was an administrative service officer serving as the Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) in the Ministry of Defence. His portfolio included defence technology policy and management and ministry administration. He was also Chairman of the Defence Science and Technology Agency and DSO National Laboratories.
Mr Neo was the Permanent Secretary (Education Development) in the Ministry of Education from 2013 to 2017. He served in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1983 to 2013, and held the appointments of Chief of Army and Chief of Defence Force.
He had previously served as a director on the board of ST Engineering Ltd and JTC Corporation respectively.
Mr Neo was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military), the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Bar), the Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the Meritorious Service Medal (Military).
Mr Neo holds a Master of Science in management of technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management, USA and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) from King’s College London, UK. Mr Neo also completed the Advanced Management Program held at the Harvard Business School, USA.