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SBS Transit CEO resigns over “lapses in conduct” as allegations of extra-marital affairs fly

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SBS Transit’s CEO and executive director Gan Juay Kiat tendered his resignation this morning over “lapses in conduct” and “personal reasons”.

Earlier today, a video supposedly showing the 61-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Overseas Scholar and President’s Scholar with several women with whom he allegedly had extra-marital affairs with surfaced on social media.

Instagram page singapore_private_investigator shared the video this afternoon and wrote: “61 years old SBS Transit CEO caught having multiple affairs with Subordinates /married women within a month. (Affairs captured with different women in Singapore during office hours/weekends and overseas)

“Posted with the consent of our client to prevent sabotages / women being cheated / break marriages and abuse of authority.”

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Br6dswXnZsx/

The national broadsheet reported this evening that Gan “tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion”” and that it “understands the incident involves an extra-marital relationship.”

Gan is married with grown children.

University of Cambridge-educated Gan has been with SBS Transit for the past 11 years. He started out his career in the SAF where he rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. After retiring from the military, he held top positions in Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) like Times Publishing, CapitLand, and Ascott Group.

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Gan joined ComfortDelGro in Feb 2006 as group corporate planning officer before he was appointed CEO and director of ComfortDelGro Bus.

In April 2007, Gan was made Chief Operating Officer of ComfortDelGro-owned SBS Transit. In 2009, Gan became executive director of SBS Transit. A year later, he became CEO of the transport operator.

Six years after that, in 2016, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) awarded Gan with the Medal of Commendation for his contributions to the promotion of harmonious labour-management relations.

SBS Transit chairman told the press that “We have lost a good CEO, who has done much for land transport in Singapore.” He further revealed:

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“Juay Kiat tendered his resignation to me this morning and expressed deep regret over his actions. He has accepted full responsibility for his lapses in conduct, and the board has accepted his resignation.”

SBS Transit director Professor Lim Seh Chun added to the national broadsheet: “I’m very surprised by his resignation. I work closely with him. We’re going to lose a good CEO.”

Gan will serve out his notice period, until his last day on 27 March 2019. SBS Transit is expect to appoint a new chief executive in due course.

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