Mr. Teo Chin Leong is Director at CAI. He brings to the team extensive experience in traffic development.
Mr. Teo joined the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in 2003 and was posted to the Airport Transport Division. From 2003 to 2007, his work scope included traffic development, marketing and promotion, incentive schemes, account management, policy matters and traffic rights negotiations at Changi Airport. He was part of the team that brought in 17 new airlines to Changi Airport from 2003 to 2005.
Mr. Teo joined CAI in 2008, and was posted to Dammam, Saudi Arabia for 2 years as General Manager Traffic Development. Mr. Teo led the traffic development team at Dammam, bringing in more than 8 new airlines over 2 years, a net increase in airline count of 25%. Mr. Teo’s traffic development expertise has been recognised internationally. Dammam won 2 traffic development accolades during his tenure:
- 2010 winner of the Middle East Category, Routes Airport Marketing Awards – Asia region, at the 8th Routes Asia Conference, for excellent airline marketing
- Honourable Mention by IATA at the 2010 Eagle Awards Ceremony at the 66th IATA Annual General Meeting, for improvements in products to airlines
Mr. Teo had been back at CAI headquarters in Singapore since December 2010, holding primary responsibilities across 3 departments, namely Consultancy, Business Development and Strategy. He is involved in various consultancy projects in Asia, Europe and South America, devising network strategies and airport positioning, and effecting traffic growth at airports he worked on. He has assessed over 20 airports as part of investment due diligence. He currently heads the traffic development consultancy vertical at CAI.
Mr. Teo is a CAAS Overseas Scholarship recipient. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University. He graduated top of his cohort (GPA 4.0) in Cornell University with 2 awards, the Sibley Prize and the Frank O’ Ellenwood Prize. He went on to obtain a M.Sc. in Management (GPA 3.87) from Stanford University. He had passed all 3 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations. He is effectively bilingual in both English and Chinese.