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Lunch With Sumiko: New Sports Hub CEO Oon Jin Teik is Mr Nice Guy

Mr Oon Jin Teik was named chief executive officer of the Singapore Sports Hub last month, after acting in that role since May last year. He has been involved in Singapore sports at all levels - as a national swimmer, CEO of the former Singapore Sport
Mr Oon Jin Teik was named chief executive officer of the Singapore Sports Hub last month, after acting in that role since May last year. He has been involved in Singapore sports at all levels - as a national swimmer, CEO of the former Singapore Sports Council, secretary-general of the Singapore Swimming Association, and now at the helm of the $1.3 billion sports and lifestyle hub.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Oon Jin Teik says respect for others is key to getting people to 'chiong' for a project

I've known Oon Jin Teik for 38 years, which makes doing this interview feel a little strange.

We were in the same year in junior college, where he was a high-profile but low-key student.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 25, 2018, with the headline 'Sports' Mr Nice Guy'. Print Edition | Subscribe