The Board of Directors of Singapore Airlines has
confirmed that Mr Goh Choon Phong will succeed Chew Choon Seng as
CEO when Mr Chew retires at the end of December 2010.
Mr Goh, age 47, joined SIA in 1990, after
graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a
Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as
well as three Bachelor degrees, in Computer Science and
Engineering, Management Science and Cognitive Science.
Mr Goh has
served in senior management positions in Singapore as well as
overseas, and is currently Executive Vice President for Marketing
and the Regions, having been appointed to the post earlier this
year after four years as President of Singapore Airlines Cargo.
He is also presently Chairman of SilkAir.
“The time is
appropriate for renewal of the leadership in SIA. The business
has regained ground lost during the recession of 2008-9, the company is profitable and on an even keel, and I have had the
privilege of leading this wonderful organisation for over seven
years. It is timely for me to hand over to the next generation
and move on,” said Mr Chew. “Goh Choon Phong is a worthy
successor. During his twenty years with SIA, he has worked in
various divisions, ranging from Marketing to IT to Finance and
Cargo, and demonstrated his versatility and leadership. I am
confident that, with the support of all colleagues in SIA and
the guidance of the Directors, Choon Phong and the rest of the
management team will uphold SIA’s core values, continue to
build the business by working hard at satisfying customers and
by rising to the challenges of the future, and keep SIA at the
forefront of the airline industry. The company will be in good
Mr Goh will formally take up the CEO position on 1
January 2011. He will join the airline’s Board on 1 October
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