Sports Hub: CEO Manu Sawhney on extended leave following letter of complaint

Sawhney was appointed as the SHPL's CEO on October 2015, replacing Frenchman Philippe Collin-Delavaud.
Sawhney was appointed as the SHPL's CEO on October 2015, replacing Frenchman Philippe Collin-Delavaud.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Manu Sawhney, the chief executive officer of Sports Hub Pte Ltd (SHPL), is reportedly on extended personal leave following a complaint against him.

The Today newspaper reported on Saturday (May 20) that an annonymous letter was sent to InfraRed Capital Partners, one of the four equity partners in SHPL. The letter contained allegations of his treatment of Sports Hub staff.

A SHPL spokesperson told Today: "Manu Sawhney, chief executive officer of the Singapore Sports Hub is on leave and Oon Jin Teik, the Singapore Sports Hub's chief operating officer, is covering the duties and responsibilities of the CEO in his absence."

"Business continues as usual at the Singapore Sports Hub; we are focused on pursuing operational excellence, developing a vibrant repertoire of events, and delivering great experiences for our clients, colleagues, partners and patrons."

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The spokesman declined comment on whether Sawhney, 50, is on leave at the request of SHPL's board.

Sawhney, who was formerly the managing director of ESPN Star Sports, was appointed as the SHPL's CEO on October 2015, replacing Frenchman Philippe Collin-Delavaud.