23 May '11, 4am

DPM Shanmugaratnam officially appointed MAS chairman

DPM Shanmugaratnam officially appointed MAS chairman

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been officially appointed Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, with effect from May 21, 2011. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Monday that Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been officially appointed as Chairman of MAS with effect from May 21, for a period of two years. He will replace Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who had served as Chairman of MAS since August 2004. Mr Shanmugaratnam, who is also Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower, will be the MAS' sixth chairman since its establishment in 1971. Mr Goh stepped down from MAS Board of Directors but has been appointed as Senior Advisor to MAS. He will lend his experience in this advisory position, the MAS said.

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