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Ian Chye
Chief Legal Officer
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Ian Chye Chief Legal Officer

Ian joined SATS as Chief Legal Officer and was appointed Company Secretary in October 2022. He is responsible for the Group’s legal and corporate secretariat functions.

Before joining SATS, Ian was General Counsel at private equity firm Clermont Group where he provided strategic counsel on legal, corporate governance and compliance as well as led all M&A and venture capital activity globally.

Ian is a seasoned legal professional with experience in both private practice and in-house leadership roles, with broad expertise in corporate advisory, public and private M&A, competition law, and structured finance. Prior to Clermont Group, Ian spent significant time with Cargill where he was responsible for its Asia-Pacific M&A activity as lead lawyer amongst other internal leadership roles.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leeds, a Postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law from the National University of Singapore, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London.

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Véronique Cremades-Mathis
Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer
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Véronique Cremades-Mathis Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer

Véronique was appointed Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer of SATS in October 2022. She is responsible for Strategy, Growth Transformation (including Ventures), Corporate Branding, Network Marketing, as well as the SATS Global Innovation Centre. Véronique joined the company in October 2021 as Global Head of Strategic Transformation and Market Channel Development.

Before joining SATS, Véronique was Global Head of Sustainable Packaging at Nestle Head Office in Switzerland. Prior to this, she was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle New Zealand for six years and thereafter appointed Global Head of Dairy, Food and Confectionery at Nestle.

Véronique has over 30 years of experience in the global Food and Beverage industry, working in the fields of marketing, product development, communications, compliance, sales and general management. Her diverse career roles have taken her across the globe in Europe, Americas and Asia-Oceania-Africa, with regional responsibilities in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and New Zealand.

Véronique holds a Master’s degree, Double Major in Business and Food Science from Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Catering from Hotel Business School in Strasbourg, France.

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Henry Low
Henry Low Chief Operating Officer
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Henry Low Henry Low Chief Operating Officer

Henry Low joined SATS as Global Head, Special Projects in October 2022 where he was responsible for strategic projects vital to the Group’s long-term growth and profitability, leading integration programmes within acquisitions to realise business synergies and driving operations excellence at a corporate level. In June 2023, Henry was appointed Chief Operating Officer where he oversees key corporate functions including Technology, Data & Analytics, Operational Excellence, Safety, Risk Management and Integration Management.

Before joining SATS, Henry was the Director and Country Manager for Amazon Singapore. He launched and led the Amazon.sg, Amazon Fresh and Amazon Global Store businesses with teams based in Singapore, United States and India.

Henry brings over 25 years of leadership experience in general management, category management, project management, operations, and global launches. At Amazon, Henry led several UK fulfilment centres, served as the Asia Pacific operations director for speciality fulfilment and was a key member of the international leadership team for new marketplace expansions. He was also on the board of directors of Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings, Amazon Payments and the Infocomm Media Development Authority. Prior to joining Amazon in 2010, Henry held senior command and staff roles spanning 15 years within the Singapore Ministry of Defence.

Henry holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from University College London UK and Masters of Business Administration (Honours) from IMD Switzerland.

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Tan Chee Wei
Chief Human Capital Officer
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Tan Chee Wei Chief Human Capital Officer

Tan Chee Wei joined SATS as Chief Human Capital Officer in June 2023. She is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s human capital strategy, including business partnering, talent acquisition, organisational development, employee relations and rewards.

Before joining SATS, Chee Wei was the Vice President, Human Resources for Northeast & Southeast Asia, as well as the Global Lubricants business at Shell. In Shell Lubricants, she served as a strategic global HR business partner to sales, marketing and supply chain professionals across more than 100 markets in 4 regions.

She brings more than 20 years of experience leading HR communities covering various business sectors including Upstream, Downstream manufacturing, Marketing, Trading and Supply. She was also Global Head of Talent & Learning, Group Technology & Operations at Standard Chartered Bank, and has experience with strategy and business consulting gained during her employment with Deutsche Bank AG Singapore and Andersen Consulting Singapore.

Chee Wei holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Masters of Communication Management degree from the Singapore Management University.

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Bob Chi
Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Services
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Bob Chi Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Services

Bob is the Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Services of SATS, and joined the company in August 1988. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Services of SATS.

Bob has held other executive and managerial positions in SATS. He was the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Gateway Services where he was responsible for airline network marketing and the management of key accounts and ground handling contracts in Singapore. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services Pte. Ltd., where he was responsible for the management of the cruise terminal at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore.

Bob has also served in various capacities in cargo, marketing as well as catering services. He was instrumental in setting up SATS Asia-Pacific Star Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SATS which provides ground handling and inflight catering services to low-cost carriers at Singapore Changi Airport.

Bob holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Leicester University and graduated as a Public Services Scholar from the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

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Stanley Goh
Chief Executive Officer, Food Solutions
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Stanley Goh Chief Executive Officer, Food Solutions

Stanley joined SATS as Chief Executive Officer of Food Solutions in September 2022. He drives the performance of the Group’s aviation and non-aviation food businesses by developing and executing high-quality and impactful business strategies to increase value for customers whilst improving productivity and developing new capabilities.

Prior to this, Stanley was the Regional Director of Food Services – Global Developing Markets at Fonterra since 2016. He was responsible for the overall strategy and outcomes for the Food Service business covering 12 key countries across Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.

Stanley brings over 25 years of leadership experience in diverse industries covering in-country and regional roles spanning general management, sales, retail and product marketing, and business development. Before joining Fonterra, Stanley held senior leadership positions at Samsung Asia, Nike and Procter & Gamble, spearheading the commercial and operational management of these businesses.

Stanley graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences in Political Science and Philosophy as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy.

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Tan Chuan Lye
Chairman, Food Solutions
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Tan Chuan Lye Chairman, Food Solutions

Chuan Lye is the Chairman, Food Solutions of SATS since January 2014. Prior to this, he was its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2012 to December 2013.

Chuan Lye joined SATS in May 1976. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has held managerial positions in SIA Ground Services and SATS Airport Services Pte Ltd, and was responsible for both SIA’s and SATS’ Changi Airport Terminal 2 operations. He was SATS’ Executive Vice President, Food Solutions from October 2009 to March 2012, overseeing and growing its aviation and non-aviation food businesses.

Chuan Lye is the Chairman of SATS Food Services Pte. Ltd., SFI Manufacturing Private Limited, and SATS Delaware North Pte. Ltd.

Chuan Lye sits on various Boards of SATS’ subsidiaries and associate companies. He graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree, majoring in Economics.

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Manfred Seah
Chief Financial Officer
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Manfred Seah Chief Financial Officer

Manfred joined SATS as Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. He oversees the group’s finance operations which include strategic financial management, group treasury and insurance, investor relations, investment monitoring, group procurement and property management.

Manfred has over 25 years of investment banking, direct investments and financial management experience. He has held senior leadership roles in corporate finance and investment management, and has conducted corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions activities in Asia.

Before joining SATS, Manfred was the Group Chief Financial Officer of SMRT Corporation Ltd, where he was primarily responsible for driving changes to the business and financing structure of the Group. At SMRT, Manfred led a special task force that developed and facilitated the transition of SMRT Trains Limited to the new rail financing framework, and eventually managed the subsequent privatisation of SMRT by Temasek Holdings in 2016.

Manfred sits on numerous boards of SATS subsidiaries and associate companies. Manfred graduated with Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Queen Mary College, University of London and obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the London Business School. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, and has been conferred an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance (CF) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).

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John Batten
Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA) WFS, A Member of the SATS Group
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John Batten Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA) WFS, A Member of the SATS Group

John Batten is CEO of WFS Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA). He joined the company in 2015 as the Executive Vice President for WFS Business Development. He later took on the role of EVP for WFS’s cargo operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

John has over 43 years of senior leadership experience in the aviation industry. Before joining WFS, John was EVP of Cargo at Swissport. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of Cargo at Qatar Airways. He also held a leadership position at TNT Airways and was responsible for setting up the airline. An active member of IATA working groups on e-Freight, e-AWB and Cargo 2000, John is now a Cargo iQ board member.

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Michael Simpson
Chief Executive Officer, Americas WFS, A Member of the SATS Group
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Michael Simpson Chief Executive Officer, Americas WFS, A Member of the SATS Group

Mike Simpson is CEO of WFS the Americas. He joined the company in August 2016 as the CFO the Americas and was promoted to Executive Vice President the Americas in 2019.

Mike oversees WFS operations in North and South America. Prior to joining WFS, he was CFO of Sensis, Inc., a print and digital media portfolio company owned by Platinum Equity Holdings, LLC. Michael also served as CFO in several Platinum portfolio companies and Vice President of Portfolio Operations, managing the financial and operational transition of newly acquired companies at Platinum Equity. Prior to this, he was CFO of CompuCom Systems, Inc., an IT outsourcing company in North America.

Mike holds an MBA in Finance from St Mary’s University and a BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University.

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François Mirallié
Deputy Chief Executive Officer WFS, A Member of the SATS Group
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François Mirallié Deputy Chief Executive Officer WFS, A Member of the SATS Group

François Mirallié is the Deputy CEO of WFS. He joined the company in August 2016 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

François is a seasoned executive with global experience, and was CFO of Customs Sensors & Technologies before joining WFS. Prior to this, he had held similar positions in several multinational companies, including Ion Beam Applications, a company listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange; MediMedia, a publishing and marketing services business; Vizada, a satellite telecommunications company; and Zodiac Marine & Pool.

François graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris and the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kerry Mok
Group CEO
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Kerry Mok Group CEO

Kerry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SATS. He joined the company in June 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of YCH Group.

Kerry is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics. He held various senior appointments prior to his move to YCH Group, including his role in Goodpack Limited as the acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he held the position of Managing Director, Strategy – Operations and was also head of the ASEAN Supply Chain Strategy practice for Accenture. Kerry was also previously Senior Vice President – Global Head of Technology Sector and APAC Technology Sector & Service Logistics with DHL, accountable for the strategy and growth of the Global Technology Sector for DHL Supply Chain.

Kerry has been an active contributor to tripartite initiatives. He is a member of the Future Economy Council’s Connectivity Sub-Committee since 7 January 2022 and served on the Ministry of Communication and Information’s Infocomm Media Master Plan 2025 working group. He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel for Sustainable Air Hub.

Kerry graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Business, Accounting (First Class Honours).

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