MDA appoints new chief executive officer

Media Development Authority (MDA) has appointed Gabriel Lim as the new chief executive officer, with effect from 17 November 2014.

He will serve in his full capacity from 8 December 2014 onwards and succeeds Koh Lin-Net, who moves onto another leadership posting next year.

Lim is the outgoing principal private secretary to PM Lee Hsien Loong, a position he has been in since September 2011. In that role, he assisted PM Lee in discharging the responsibilities of his office, including coordinating policy changes, managing inter-agency issues, and strategic communications.

Prior to that, he held various positions across ministries, including director (policy) at the defence policy office in Ministry of Defence, where he helped to strengthen Singapore's defence relations with foreign nations and assisted in organising the 10th Shangri-La Dialogue. He was also the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew scholarship in 2009 to pursue a Master of Science in management at Stanford University.