SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Engineering announced that Lim Serh Ghee, current president of the group’s aerospace sector, will take on a new role as chief operating officer for the group, effective Oct 1.
Mr Lim’s new responsibilities include driving operational and cost efficiencies across the group, and promoting further integration of the group’s business sectors. He will also oversee IT, procurement and estate & facilities management functions, and remain as a member of the management committee.
He will step down as president of the aerospace sector upon assuming his new role.
Before he became president of the aerospace sector in December 2014, he was chief operating officer and concurrently president of defence business sector from June 2010. He had helped to grow the aerospace business, including its expansion in China, the US and more recently in Vietnam, as well as the acquisition of MRA Systems that moved the sector into the original equipment manufacturing of aircraft engine nacelle systems, said ST Engineering in a statement.
With Mr Lim’s new post, Jeffrey Lam, currently deputy president of the aerospace sector, will step up to become the president of the sector. In this role, he will continue to drive the growth of the sector, focusing on enhancing its position as a global integrated aviation solution provider with original equipment manufacturing and aftermarket capabilities.
Mr Lam joined the aerospace sector in 2011, and served in various senior roles within the before assuming his current position in July 2018. He has operational oversight of the sector, and responsibility for continuous improvement and digitisation initiatives. He will be appointed a member of the management committee.
Both positions report to the chief executive officer, Vincent Chong.
Meanwhile, Eleana Tan will retire from her role as chief corporate officer. She took on the role in mid-2017 to oversee the group’s newly set-up corporate management services, and with functional responsibilities for IT, procurement as well as estate & facilities management. Before this appointment, she was the chief financial officer from 2008.
Mr Chong commented: “Serh Ghee’s extensive operational experience and proven strategic mindset will be invaluable to the group as he focuses on improving organisational effectiveness to enable sustainable growth. Jeffrey is the right leader to lead the aerospace business forward as he has been playing an integral role in assisting Serh Ghee in driving the sector’s growth with his intimate knowledge of the industry, with a keen focus on innovation and performance.”
He also thanked Ms Tan for her contributions, calling her a “valuable member of our senior management team”.
“These changes are part of leadership succession, and the new appointments are timely in this current climate as a strengthened leadership bench will enable us to collectively navigate the challenges and prepare for the long-term growth of the group,” he added.