Singapore airport appoints new CEO

Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) announces that Mr Clement Woon Hin Yong will be joining SATS as its President and Chief Executive Officer (PCEO). His appointment will take effect from 1 November 2007.
Prior to his appointment at SATS, Mr Woon was President, GeoSystems division of Leica Geosystems, a multinational corporation for spatial/surveying solutions based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, and which is part of the Hexagon group, Sweden.

He has been with the Leica group since 1992, with responsibilities ranging from operations to business development over the years. Since 2001, he has oversight of Leica Geosystems’ research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance and human resource functions for 5 business lines covering 5 sales regions including the Asia-Pacific, Europe, America and Middle East, and was instrumental in growing its business and presence in these regions over the last 5 years. Mr Woon also holds directorships in 27 Leica Geosystems companies worldwide.

Mr Woon’s appointment comes after an extensive search by the SATS Board, both locally and globally, since February 2007 when SATS announced that the current PCEO, Mr Ng Chin Hwee, would be leaving SATS to rejoin Singapore Airlines Limited.

Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman of SATS, said, “We are pleased to welcome Clement to SATS. With his wealth of managerial experience especially in the global markets and his eye for product quality and strategic innovation, he is well qualified to take on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the SATS Group.”

He added, “We would also like to express our deep appreciation to Chin Hwee, for his able stewardship of SATS during the last several years. He has been instrumental in sharpening SATS’ competencies and building its strengths in an increasingly competitive market in Singapore, and steered SATS’ successful expansion into key overseas markets. Under his leadership, SATS has enhanced its reputation as a valued ground handling and inflight catering partner in the industry. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

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Mr Woon, 48, graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as an MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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