Singapore Airlines Appoints Jackson Tai As Independent Director
31 August 2011 - Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackson Tai to its Board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2011.
Mr Tai will assume a vacancy arising from the retirement of James Koh Cher Siang, who joined the Singapore Airlines Board on 1 August 2005. He will bring particular expertise in finance, having held senior positions in financial services for many years.
A US citizen, Mr Tai was a senior executive with DBS Group and DBS Bank Ltd in Singapore between July 1999 and December 2007. He joined as Chief Financial Officer and in January 2001 became President and Chief Operating Officer. He became Vice Chairman and CEO in June 2002.
Mr Tai joined DBS after 25 years with JP Morgan & Co, during which he held senior positions in New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.
Mr Tai, 61, holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He also serves on the boards of publicly listed Bank of China, MasterCard Incorporated, NYSE Euronext and Philips Electronics NV, as well as privately held Brookstone, Inc and Cassis International.