Bar set high for new boss at the hub

Insiders say CEO, preferably a local, must be skilled in balancing social and business objectives

Striking a balance between community and profit is important for the Sports Hub. Back in 2017, WTA Finals ambassador Lindsay Davenport helped introduce the sport to children during the WTA Charities Community Day at the OCBC Arena.
Striking a balance between community and profit is important for the Sports Hub. Back in 2017, WTA Finals ambassador Lindsay Davenport helped introduce the sport to children during the WTA Charities Community Day at the OCBC Arena.ST FILE PHOTO

Wanted: A chief executive officer with the ability to "fundamentally integrate" both the commercial and social roles of the Singapore Sports Hub and, preferably, a local.

As the $1.33 billion public-private partnership casts its net globally for a CEO, following Monday's shock announcement of incumbent Oon Jin Teik's departure in April, some members of the sports fraternity here acknowledged that the task will not be easy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'Bar set high for new boss at the hub'. Subscribe