Singapore Sports Hub just named former Olympic swimmer Oon Jin Teik its new CEO

From left: Sports Hub chairman Bryn Jones; Sports Hub CEO Oon Jin Teik; and Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin at the Singapore Sports Hub on Jan 23, 2018.
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Singapore Sports Hub has found its new CEO, eight months after former chief Manu Sawhney vacated his position.

In a media conference held on Tuesday (Jan 23), chairman of Singapore Sports Hub, Bryn Jones, announced the appointment of former 1984 Olympic swimmer Oon Jin Teik as its new CEO.

Oon, who joined Sports Hub in 2014 as chief operating officer, had already been serving as acting CEO after Sawhney’s departure last May.

The 54-year-old, who is currently secretary general at the Singapore Swimming Association, had also been CEO at the Singapore Sports Council (now called Singapore Sport) for six years in the early 2000s.

During his address to the media, Jones said that the board had observed Oon to be a passionate and decisive leader during his time as acting CEO.

“In that time, (we) observed someone who, as a leader, is decisive, clear, and very much took on the role of leader of this project in a very passionate and committed way,” he said.

 Oon Jin Teik was named Sports Hub CEO on Jan 23, 2018.
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Oon said in a presentation that under his leadership, Sports Hub would continue to focus on programming, with a large target market of both Singaporeans and tourists.

Apart from sports and entertainment events planned in 2018, Oon said that there would also be effort in hosting thematic festivals such as the Japan Festival and the Festival of Football.

There are also plans to develop a Sports Arts Heritage Trail in the vicinity, as well as an adventure park with features such as a zipline and tree walk outside the OCBC Arena in 2019.

“Ensuring that the Singapore Sports Hub remains fit for its purpose in an ever-changing playing field is key in our forward journey,” he said.