Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Sim
Kian Peng as General Manager - Southeast Asia.
Based in Singapore, Sim will be a member
of CWT’s Asia Pacific leadership team and will report to Kai Chan,
CWT’s President for Asia Pacific.
Sim will be responsible for the growth and
continued strategic alignment of CWT’s business in Southeast Asia.
CWT’s country leaders in Indonesia and Thailand will report
directly to Sim.
Sim joins CWT from the Panalpina Group, a global
provider of supply chain solutions, where he was Senior Vice
President and Regional Head of Industry Vertical Technology, Asia
He spent 10 years in the airline sector
with Singapore Airlines and Silkair, and 15 years in the logistics
and freight sectors with Panalpina, Danzas and DHL.
Sim was also an active member of the Board of
Airline Representatives and Airline Operators Committee in various
“I’m delighted to have Kian Peng join our
Asia Pacific leadership team. Southeast Asia continues to be a key
region for CWT in Asia Pacific, with considerable opportunities
and potential for growth,” said Kai Chan. “With Southeast Asia
having one of the most dynamic airline environments globally, Kian
Peng’s strong experience in the airline sector will be an asset as
we continue to deliver value to our clients. I’m confident our
teams in Southeast Asia will benefit greatly from his experience
and succeed under his leadership.”
Sim is a business graduate from the University
of Texas at Austin, and he also has a Gemologist Diploma from the
Gemological institute of America (GIA).
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