Wednesday, September 05, 2012

NKF chairman Gerard Ee to step down on 29 October

SINGAPORE: National Kidney Foundation Chairman Gerard Ee will step down from his post on 29 October.

Taking over the helm is Mr Koh Poh Tiong, who has been a member of the NKF board of directors since May.

Mr Koh retired as CEO of beverage company Fraser and Neave last October, and he served as CEO of Asia Pacific Breweries from 1993 to 2008.

Mr Koh said he hopes to build at least four more dialysis centres over the next few years to cope with an expected rise in the number of patients.

Mr Koh is currently vice chairman and senior advisor of Ezra Holdings, an oil and gas support contractor, and he serves as director on a number of organisations.

Mr Ee was appointed by the Health Ministry to head the NKF in July 2005 following a corruption scandal that dented the charitable organisation's image.

Under Mr Ee's leadership, the NKF brought down its costs and increased patient subsidies so that more could benefit.

Mr Ee said he spent the last two years looking for a successor who can bring a fresh point of view to the organisation.

He said he was won over by Mr Koh's background as a businessman and his eagerness to serve the community after spending some four decades in the corporate sector.

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