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19 Jan, 2017

Pek Hock Thiam, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Promotion Board

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date of Birth: 6 October 1941

Nationality: Singaporean

Education:  1964 : Honors in Economics, University of Singapore


1964 – 1969 : Shipping Executive, P&O Lines (biggest shipping line in the world then)

1969 – 1972 : Administrative Assistant, Ministry of Finance, Singapore  (taxation, custom duties, rates & fees)

1972 – 1988 : Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Communications (involved closely with Changi Airport from conception, land reclamation   to construction of Changi airport up to completion of passenger terminal 1, cargo complexes, flight kitchens, etc)  

 1988 – 1990 : General Manager, Sentosa Development Corporation (involved in reclamation of Sentosa beaches & implementation of Sentosa master plan)

1990 – 1994 : (created Singapore Food Festival, Great Singapore Sales (GSS), etc. Developed MICE industry)

1994 – 1998 : Deputy Secretary (Management), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Human Resources, Technical Co-Operation, Properties, Protocol, Consular, Management & IT systems)

1998 – 2001 : Chief Executive, Sentosa Development Corporation/Chief Executive, Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd (involved in reclamation of Sentosa Cove & master planning of Sentosa & Sentosa Cove)

2001 – 2006 : Retired from Civil Service

Lecturer in Tourism for SHATEC, STPB, etc

2007 – Present : Executive Director of Jett8 Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd and Director of Auric Oxe International Pte Ltd, Auric Oxe Asia Pte Ltd and Greenstone Energy Pte Ltd. 

2013 – 2015 : Senior Consultant for Aviation Tourism Resort Development and Management for Mega Project in Bali, Indonesia