SportSG CEO Lim Teck Yin steps down, MCI deputy secretary Alan Goh takes over

After greater than a decade within the publish, Sport Singapore (SportSG) chief government officer Lim Teck Yin might be handing over the reins to Alan Goh, deputy secretary (improvement and regulation) on the Ministry of Communications and Info (MCI) from 1 Apr 2023.

In accordance with a media launch by the Ministry of Tradition, Group, and Youth on 21 Dec, Goh might be appointed as CEO-designate of SportSG from 15 Feb 2023 earlier than taking up when Lim steps down in April.

“I thank Teck Yin for his years of service with SportSG. Beneath his management, SportSG has made strides to boost our sporting tradition, delivering extra sturdy programmes and providers in order that extra Singaporeans can take pleasure in and profit from sport. We have now far more to do, as we proceed our aspiration to construct up a sport ecosystem the place our aspiring athletes can take part, excel, and aspire to better heights. Teck Yin’s contributions over the previous decade have given us an excellent platform from which to make these adjustments,” mentioned Edwin Tong, Minister for Tradition, Group, and Youth.

Incoming Chief Government Officer Alan Goh

Because the deputy secretary (improvement and regulation) at MCI, Goh performed a key function in main and guiding the ministry’s efforts in growing digital know-how infrastructure in Singapore, content material and knowledge regulation, and nationwide safety points beneath MCI’s mandate.

He spearheaded the fast setup of the Singapore Digital Workplace in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to advertise the adoption of contactless digital funds by hawkers, espresso store operators and micro-retailers and the training of our senior residents on digital data and expertise, together with learn how to function commonly-used cell phone digital functions. 

Alan Goh (backside proper)- Singapore Crusing Federation Annual Report 2018 / 2019

Goh additionally oversaw MCI’s strategic planning, finance, company and human useful resource features and drove MCI’s efforts in assist of the Public Service’s Singapore Agenda. He additionally led the workforce that launched the On-line Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Invoice that was handed in Parliament final month.

This was the identical Invoice that Staff’ Occasion member of parliament Gerald Giam instructed for a broad content material filtering system supplied without spending a dime to all new cellular and broadband customers to make sure that youngsters are evaded undesirable content material.

Earlier than becoming a member of MCI, Goh served within the Republic of Singapore Navy and held numerous command and employees appointments within the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Ministry of Defence in areas akin to coverage and technique, operations, planning, human useful resource and maritime safety.

Goh is a former aggressive sailor in his college days and beforehand served as vp of the Singapore Crusing Federation and Commodore of the SAF Yacht Membership. Along with crusing, he’s additionally a eager follower of native sports activities akin to soccer, basketball, badminton, desk tennis and swimming.

Outgoing Chief Government Officer Lim Teck Yin

Present SportSG CEO Lim, an achieved nationwide water polo participant within the 80s and 90s, profitable a number of gold medals for Singapore within the SEA Video games, joined SportSG as CEO in 2011 after serving within the Singapore Armed Forces for 30 years.

The media launch by the ministry talked about that Lim was the driving drive behind the SportSG Imaginative and prescient 2030 grasp plan, helped create better sporting alternatives and entry to taking part in areas for Singaporeans, and leveraged sport to construct a extra caring and inclusive nation.

Photograph: Sport Singapore

He spearheaded the profitable nationwide motion ActiveSG, attaining file memberships by introducing numerous revolutionary programmes that supplied choices past standard sports activities and organising ActiveSG academies and golf equipment nationwide. Lim strengthened SportSG’s collaborative efforts with companies, such because the Ministry of Training, to offer youths with alternatives to pursue sports activities out and in of college, and enhanced the high-performance system for Staff Singapore athletes.

Lim was instrumental in SportSG responding shortly to assist the sports activities sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The implementation of grants and blended initiatives helped protect capabilities, defend livelihoods, and be certain that Singaporeans might proceed taking part in sports activities.

He additionally performed a pivotal function in driving plans to strengthen the incapacity sports activities ecosystem in Singapore. By way of the SportCares initiative, extra inclusive alternatives have been developed for individuals with disabilities and seniors, and youngsters and youth in danger have been empowered to make use of sports activities as a drive for good deeds.


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