By YEO SHUAN CHEE
It is disheartening to know that out of 10,000 employees employed by transport company Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT), none of them can replace the group chief executive officer (CEO) who will be leaving.
Could it be that, because there is no competent employee or executive, this is one of the reasons why the SMRT has been been plagued with problems?
Both the outgoing and incoming group CEOs were top leaders in the army, but does that make them the most suitable men to the helm SMRT? The track record does not seem to prove so.
Is there really no one who has been in SMRT and who has the relevant working experience to take over, for example, senior executives who have been there long enough and have been following the problems and issues to address what is closer to the commuters’ hearts?