Seow Hiang Lee



As Changi Airport Group CEO, Lee Seow Hiang oversees the world's seventh busiest international airport and its most awarded. A flight takes off or lands once every 100 seconds at Changi Airport, which also boasts 430 “Best” awards. Under his watch, CAG took several significant steps in 2013 to prepare for future growth. Even as it broke ground for Terminal 4 — which will be able to handle 16 million passenger movements when complete in 2017 — plans were announced for Terminal 5. Scheduled to open in the mid-2020s, the mega-terminal will initially be able to handle 50 million passenger movements per year, making it one of the largest terminals in the world. It will be connected to the other terminals and the MRT system. In August, CAG released yet another set of plans — this time for Project Jewel, a world-class, signature, lifestyle destination with aviation and travel-related facilities, shopping outlets and leisure attractions. It will be built on the 3.5-hectare site in front of Terminal 1, which will itself be expanded to accommodate 24 million passenger movements a year. Project Jewel will be connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, serving as a node linking the three terminals, improving inter-terminal connectivity. There are also plans for the complex to provide a central communal facility for the 32,000-strong airport community. Singapore Changi Airport was named as the World's Best Airport at the 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards in Geneva, the fourth time it has claimed this honour. Prior to becoming group CEO at CAG, Lee was Deputy Director-General (Operations) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. From 2005 to 2008, he was Principal Private Secretary to former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Alongside his current position, Lee also serves as Deputy Chairman of Changi Airports International and has been a Director of SMRT Corporation since January 2011.


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