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  • Mr. Alexander Charles HungateAlex HungatePresident & CEO
  • Mr. Tan Chuan Lye Tan Chuan LyeChairmanFood Solutions 
  • Mr. Eugene Cheng Chee Mun Eugene ChengEVP Group Services
  • Mr. Yacoob Piperdi Yacoob PiperdiEVP Gateway Services
  • Mr. Manfred Seah Manfred SeahChief Financial Officer
 
Mr. Alexander Charles Hungate 
Mr Hungate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SATS, with overall responsibility
for leading the SATS Group. He is a Board Director and a member of the Board Executive
Committee. Mr Hungate joined SATS as Executive Director in July 2013 and assumed his current role on 1 January 2014.
 
Prior to that, Mr Hungate was the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC in Singapore for three
years. As the most senior executive for the HSBC Group in Singapore, he was responsible
for all of its activities, including subsidiary businesses such as private banking, insurance, futures, asset management and trustee services. He joined HSBC in 2007 as Group Managing Director of Personal Financial Services and Marketing, based in London. With over 25 years of global leadership experience, Mr Hungate also served as the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Reuters, based in Hong Kong, and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Reuters, based in New York.
 
For two years prior to July 2013, Mr Hungate served as an Independent Director for SATS.
He was a member of two Board Committees, namely the Human Resources and
Remuneration Committee, and the Nominating Committee.
 
Mr Hungate holds a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from
Oxford University and graduated as a Baker Scholar from the Master of Business
Administration programme at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Tan Chuan Lye 
Mr Tan was appointed as Chairman, Food Solutions of SATS since January 2014. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of SATS from April 2012 to December 2013.
 
Mr Tan joined SATS in May 1976. In a career spanning over 38 years, he has held managerial positions in SIA Ground Services and SATS Airport Services Pte Ltd, and was responsible for both SIA and SATS’ Changi Airport Terminal 2 operations. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Food Solutions since 2009, overseeing and growing SATS’ aviation and non-aviation food businesses.
 
Mr Tan is the Chairman of Singapore Food Industries Pte. Ltd., SFI Manufacturing Private Limited, Sports Catering Services Pte. Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of Beijing Airport Inflight Kitchen Ltd. In addition, he sits on various Boards of SATS’ subsidiaries and associated companies.
 
Mr Tan graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree, majoring in Economics.
Mr. Eugene Cheng Chee Mun 
Mr Cheng is SATS’ Executive Vice President, Group Services. He joined SATS in May 2017, and oversees the Group’s business development, corporate strategy, legal and secretariat, as well as planning and support services functions. He is responsible for working closely with SATS’ business units and leading the acceleration of its strategy of feeding and connecting Asia.
 
Prior to this, Mr Cheng was the Chief Corporate Officer of IMC Industrial Group where he led its business planning, controllership, financial management, process management, legal, corporate secretarial, insurance, health, safety and security divisions. He was concurrently the Managing Director of IMC’s Marine & Offshore Engineering Group, where he had overall responsibility for strategy and business development, resource planning to achieve the Company’s strategic, business and financial objectives.
 
Mr Cheng brings with him many years of professional experience spanning strategic and financial corporate leadership, investment banking advisory as well as accounting. He was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer of Ezra Holdings Limited. Mr Cheng has also worked in investment banks that include JP Morgan and Citigroup (formerly Salomon Smith Barney) and accounting firm Arthur Anderson.
 
Mr Cheng graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) and a Master of Accountancy degree. He has published papers in renowned accounting and financial journals.

 
Mr. Yacoob Piperdi 
Mr Piperdi is the Executive Vice President, Gateway Services since January 2014.  Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President, Food Solutions.
 
Mr Piperdi joined SATS in April 1981. He assumed various positions including Senior Vice President, Cargo Services, Vice President,  Apron Services, Vice President, Cargo Services, Vice President, Inflight Catering Centre 2 as well as other managerial positions in Apron and Baggage, Passenger Services, Marketing and in SIA Ground Services, where he was responsible for network procedures and ground handling contracts.
 
Mr Piperdi sits on various Boards of SATS’ subsidiaries and associate companies. He currently serves as a member of the Independent Expert Panel under the Food Manufacturing Workgroup of the National Productivity and Continuing Education Council in Singapore.
 
Mr Piperdi graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in English.

 
Mr. Manfred Seah 
Mr Manfred Seah joined SATS as Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. He oversees the corporate finance, treasury and insurance, investor relations, and public affairs and branding functions of the Group.
 
Mr Seah has over 25 years of investment banking, direct investments and operational management experience. He has held several senior leadership roles in corporate finance, investment management and has conducted corporate advisory and M&A activities in Asia.
 
Before joining SATS, Mr Seah was the 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, Mr Seah led a special task force that developed and facilitated the transition of SMRT Trains Limited to the new rail financing framework, and managed the subsequent privatisation of SMRT by Temasek Holdings in 2016..
 
Mr Seah graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Queen Mary College, University of London and obtained his Masters degree in Business Administration from the London Business School. He was professionally trained in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and has been conferred an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance (CF) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).