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Singapore Airlines’ Nicholas Ionides heads to Marina Bay Sands

Singapore Airlines (SIA)’s Nicholas Ionides (pictured) is leaving the airline after more than a decade. In a statement to Marketing, Ionides confirmed that he will be heading the communications at Marina Bay Sands after “wonderful 10 years” at SIA.

Ionides started his time at SIA in May 2009 as VP public affairs, before being promoted to divisional VP public affairs in July 2015, according to his LinkedIn. In a press release, the company said he is leaving SIA in late October. Taking over SIA’s corporate communications portfolio is Siva Govindasamy, who has just been appointed as vice president public affairs.

Marketing has reached out to SIA for more comments.

Previously, Govindasamy held the role as senior communications manager Asia-Pacific at Airbus since October 2016. He was overseeing Airbus’ corporate communications activities across commercial aircraft, defence & space, and helicopters divisions. According to his LinkedIn, responsibilities include strategic communications, stakeholder communications, media relations, and PR agency management.

Prior to that, Govindasamy was a journalist for more than 16 years, of which about a decade is spent covering aviation related news.

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