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Person of the Year Awards Dinner

Goh Choon Phong honored as 2018 Orient Aviation Person of the Year

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February 1st 2019

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Global aerospace leaders individually paid tribute to the leadership of Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong by video and in person at the 2018 Orient Aviation Person of the Year dinner in Hong Kong last month. Read More »

International Air Transport Association director general, Alexandre de Juniac, thanked Choon Phong for his outstanding contribution to IATA as chairman of the association’s airline board last year, describing him as a dedicated, balanced and professionally rigorous contributor to the association’s recent governance reforms.

Airbus Commercial Aircraft chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer, complimented Choon Phong on his transformation strategy for the airline, especially his drive to establish new businesses for the airline. It was 40 years almost to the day since SIA placed its first order with Airbus, he told guests via video.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Kevin McAllister, said Choon Phong had developed a multi-hub strategy for his group, streamlined the brands and strengthened partnerships around the world “This type of leadership starts at the top. Choon Phong invests in and empowers his people.”

SVP sales and marketing The Boeing Company, Ihssane Mournir, said Choon Phong “was a visionary leader who had taken bold strategic steps to make one of the world’s airlines even better.”

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