Close-up of Mr. Sim Kee Boon, Head of Civil Service


Close-up of Mr. Sim Kee Boon, Head of Civil Service
This is a close-up of Mr. Sim Kee Boon, Head of Civil Service from 1979 to 1984. He joined the Civil Service as Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 1954. He became Assistant Secretary (1956), Acting Principal Assistant Secretary (1960) and later Assistant Secretary for Commerce and Industry (1961); Deputy Director (Trade) (1961) and Acting Director for Finance (1962); Acting Permanent Secretary (PS) for National Development (1963-1964); Acting PS (1965-1966) and later PS (Economic Development) for Finance (1967-1968); PS (Economic Activities) for Finance (1975); PS for Communications (1975-1984) and Finance (1983-1984); Deputy Chairman of Tariff Advisory Board (1964); Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia (Aug 1965-1966); founding Chairman and Managing Director of Intraco Limited (Nov 1968-Dec 1974); Board Member of the Development Bank of Singapore Limited (1968-1981) and Temasek Holdings (2000-2007); Executive Chairman (May 1984-Dec 1999) and later Senior Advisor of Keppel Corporation Limited (Jan 2000-2003); Member of the Singapore Totalisator Board (1988); Chairman of the Insurance Corporation of Singapore (Aug 1969-1982), National Grain Elevator Limited (1968-1987), World Trade Centre, Singapore (1977), Straits Steamship Land Limited (1984-1996), Far East Levingston Shipbuilding (1984-1992), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (1984-1999), Singapore Council of Presidential Advisors (2004-2005) and the Changi Airport Advisory Group (2007); and the founding Chairman of Tanah Merah Country Club. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Government of Singapore in the 1963 and 1991 National Day Awards respectively. Title devised by Library staff.
Taken from book 50 years on : the Boys' Brigade golden jubilee souvenir magazine, 1930-1980, page 117