UPDATE: Singapore executive moves Friday: SATS taps Mok Tee Heong as CEO; OUE C-REIT, Mandarin Oriental, Kori Holdings

SATS Gateway Services bus at Changi AirportSATS Gateway Services bus at Changi Airport

These are Singapore companies which announced personnel changes on Friday, 22 October 2021: SATS.

This item was originally published on Friday, 22 October 2021; it has since been updated to include OUE Commercial REIT, Mandarin Oriental, ES Group (Holdings), Singapore Kitchen Equipment and Kori Holdings. 


SATS said Friday it had appointed Mok Tee Heong Kerry, age 50, as president and CEO, effective 15 December, succeeding Alex Hungate.

Mok joined SATS in June 2018 as CEO of the food solutions segment, and previously held leadership positions including CEO of YCH Group as well as acting CEO and chief operating officer of Goodpack Ltd., and senior roles at Accenture and DHL.

Euleen Goh, chairman of SATS, pointed to Mok’s more than two decades of experience in supply chain management and logistics.

“Over the last three years in SATS, Kerry has been leading the food solutions team to develop innovative food solutions to reshape the business for the post COVID opportunities,” she said in the statement.

OUE Commercial REIT

OUE Commercial REIT‘s manager said Friday Tan Shu Lin, age 48, has resigned as CEO and executive director, effective 30 November, to pursue other opportunities.

She was appointed to her roles in 2013, the REIT said in a filing to SGX.

Tan currently holds 663,375 units of the REIT, the filing said.

Mandarin Oriental International

Mandarin Oriental International said Friday Jinqing Cai and Richard Solomons will join the board as non-executive directors, effective 1 December.

Jinqing Cai is currently president for Greater China at luxury group Kering, while Richard Solomons has experience as a hospitality industry executive and was formerly the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group and is currently the chairman of Rentokil Initial, Jardine Matheson said in a filing to SGX on behalf of Mandarin Oriental.

In addition, Jack Chen, Julian Hui, Anthony Nightingale and Percy Weatherall will be retiring from the board, effective 1 December, the filing said.

“The board continues to evolve its composition as it responds to the changing business environment in which the company operates, and it will benefit from a smaller board with more external expertise,” the filing said.

Singapore Kitchen Equipment

Singapore Kitchen Equipment said Friday Ng How Hwan, Kevin, age 53, would retire as independent non-executive director at the company’s annual general meeting to be held on 6 November.

Ng had serviced on the board from 2013 to 2021 and his resignation will facilitate board renewal, the company said in a filing to SGX.

Ng currently holds 500,000 shares in the company, the filing said.

ES Group (Holdings)

ES Group (Holdings) said Friday it has appointed Tan Sook Teng, age 32, as finance manager of the company, effective 1 November. She is currently the group accountant for the company, ES Group (Holdings) said in a filing to SGX.

The financial controller of the company resigned on 31 August, the filing said.

Kori Holdings

Kori Holdings said Friday it has tapped Jia Hong Yan, age 36, as financial controller, effective Friday.

From October 2020 to October 2021, she was the finance manager of Mars International, and from September 2019 to September 2020, she was the assistant finance manager at Michael Page Singapore, Kori Holdings said in a filing to SGX.

Xu Hong, age 50, has ceased to be financial controller, effective Friday, to pursue career advancement and other interests, Kori Holdings said in a separate filing. She was appointed to the role in 2019, the filing said.


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