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SINDA to get new CEO

tabla! | Friday, May 9, 2014

Goodbye and welcome... Outgoing SINDA CEO T. Raja Segar (far left) and the incoming Kumaran Barathan.

The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) will be getting a new CEO. Mr Kumaran Barathan, currently the chief executive of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), will take over from Mr T. Raja Segar on July 1.

Mr Raja Segar, who has served as SINDA's CEO over the last five years, is moving on to pursue his personal interests.

Mr Barathan has held senior positions in adminstration during his 25-year stint with the Economic Development Board and his 5½-year term at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences. He joined SICCI as CEO in 2013.

Mr Barathan says that he looks forward to his new appointment at SINDA: "I have always considered social and economic upward mobility through education as a lever. I hope my experiences in various fields such as public administration, research and with the business sector will enable me to work with the community closely, especially our youths to develop the essential skills required for success in the future.

"I also intend to carry on building on the success of the predecessors - to ensure that SINDA remains relevant to Singapore Indians and the larger community in Singapore..."

President of SINDA Indranee Rajah thinks Mr Barathan's "experience in public sector administration will be extremely valuable in bringing SINDA to new heights". She adds that the executive committee is looking "forward to working with Mr Barathan to develop new programmes and initiatives to help Singaporean Indian students realise their fullest potential".

SINDA chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam paid tribute to Mr Raja Segar: "Raja has contributed greatly to SINDA... he has provided steady and thoughtful leadership, and developed a talented and dynamic senior management team."

The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) will be getting a new CEO. Mr Kumaran Barathan, currently the chief executive of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), will take over from Mr T. Raja Segar on July 1.

Mr Raja Segar, who has served as SINDA's CEO over the last five years, is moving on to pursue his personal interests.

Mr Barathan has held senior positions in adminstration during his 25-year stint with the Economic Development Board and his 5½-year term at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences. He joined SICCI as CEO in 2013.

Mr Barathan says that he looks forward to his new appointment at SINDA: "I have always considered social and economic upward mobility through education as a lever. I hope my experiences in various fields such as public administration, research and with the business sector will enable me to work with the community closely, especially our youths to develop the essential skills required for success in the future.

"I also intend to carry on building on the success of the predecessors - to ensure that SINDA remains relevant to Singapore Indians and the larger community in Singapore..."

President of SINDA Indranee Rajah thinks Mr Barathan's "experience in public sector administration will be extremely valuable in bringing SINDA to new heights". She adds that the executive committee is looking "forward to working with Mr Barathan to develop new programmes and initiatives to help Singaporean Indian students realise their fullest potential".

SINDA chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam paid tribute to Mr Raja Segar: "Raja has contributed greatly to SINDA... he has provided steady and thoughtful leadership, and developed a talented and dynamic senior management team."

 


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