Singapore Airlines has announced that Goh Choon Phong will succeed long time chief executive Chew Choon Seng when he retires at the end of December 2010.
Goh has worked at SIA since 1990 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,” said Chew. “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.”
Goh will formally take up the position from January 1 2011, although he will sit on the board from October 1.