SATS streamlines its organizational structure

Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Singapore-based aviation services company SATS, the owner of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), has streamlined its organizational structure and made new executive appointments.

SATS, which acquired WFS in April, will adopt a global model for operating and managing its gateway services business lines, with three business leaders and industry veterans helming their respective regions.

Bob Chi, chief executive, Gateway Services, SATS, will lead the Singapore hub and all SATS Gateway Services’ subsidiaries and associates within Asia and the Middle East, including WFS businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore.

John Batten, chief executive EMEAA WFS, will lead all WFS operations in Europe, Africa, Thailand, and India.

And Mike Simpson, chief executive Americas WFS, will continue to oversee all WFS operations in the US, Canada, and Brazil.

SATS has also made a number of other appointments to strengthen operations.

SATS president and chief executive Kerry Mok said: “The changes in the organizational structure and leadership is an expression of SATS’ transition into a global company. This will facilitate management alignment, enhance coordination, and leverage the Group’s combined capabilities across the globe.

“This will help us to accelerate our delivery on commercial and operational excellence synergies and better serve our customers.”