Singapore Sports Hub has appointed Oon Jin Teik (pictured) as its new chief executive officer (CEO), with immediate effect. Oon has been the acting CEO of the Singapore Sports Hub since May last year, on top of his responsibilities as chief operating officer (COO).
Oon joined the Singapore Sports Hub as its COO in May 2014, the year it commenced operations. As COO, he was responsible for leading the operational development of the fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub. He has successfully seen the Singapore Sports Hub through numerous major events including the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, 2015 ASEAN Para Games, and the National Day Parade 2016, according to the press statement.
Formerly the CEO of Sport Singapore, Oon was part of the team that conceptualised the Singapore Sports Hub project, as well as managed the subsequent awarding of the contract to the Sports Hub consortium.
“Our nation’s largest public-private partnership of its kind has come a long way in establishing itself as the region’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination. This is due in no small part to the passion and hard work of the Sports Hub Team and our partners, whose commitment towards building an icon of great national pride to Singapore inspires me daily,” Oon said. He added that the hub aims to remain fit for its purpose in an ever-changing playing field.
Current CEO of Sport Singapore Lim Teck Yin said the Singapore Sports Hub has an important role to play in Vision 2030 to enable Singaporeans to “live better through sport”. He added that the hub is an iconic sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination that must bring “to bear new capabilities and be a source of inspiration and pride for the sport ecosystem and more.”
“We look forward to deepening our partnership towards these ends with Oon as CEO,” Lim said.
“The Board is particularly impressed by Oon’s performance when he was acting CEO, where he proved to be a strong, decisive and capable leader. As a Board, we recognise Jin Teik’s passion for the project of which he has been an integral part since its inception. We look forward to witness the Singapore Sports Hub thrive under his leadership,” Bryn Jones, chairman of the Singapore Sports Hub, added.