Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Singapore Airlines makes senior management appointments

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The SIA Group is making a number of changes to its senior management structure as moves forward to modernisation plans in 2020.  The airline confirmed the changes this week and will take effects from 1st April 2020, local sources say more leadership announcements will be made in the forthcoming weeks.  

Mr Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President Commercial, will assume the post of Executive Vice President Operations. He will be responsible for SIA’s Cabin Crew, Customer Services and Operations, Engineering, and Flight Operations divisions.

Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of low-cost carrier Scoot, will return to SIA and be promoted to Executive Vice President Commercial. He will be responsible for the Cargo, Customer Experience, Marketing Planning, and Sales and Marketing divisions, as well as the Sales Regions.

Mr Tan Kai Ping, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, will be promoted to Executive Vice President Finance and Strategy. In his new role, he will oversee the Corporate Planning and Finance divisions.

Mr Mak, Mr Lee and Mr Tan will all report directly to SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong.

Mr Ng Chin Hwee, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Operations, will take early retirement from SIA on 31 March 2020. He will join SIA Engineering Company as CEO on 1 April 2020.

Mr Campbell Wilson, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, will be appointed CEO of SIA’s fully-owned subsidiary Scoot.

“The SIA Group has highly capable executives with deep organisational and industry expertise, who are able to step up and take on new responsibilities. With these appointments, we have further strengthened our management team and better positioned the Group for the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chin Hwee for his long and dedicated service to SIA and his outstanding contribution to the transformation of the airline. I look forward to his continued support and wish him every success in his new role.” said Mr Goh.

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