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8:00 a.m.

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Welcome by Mr. Christopher QUINLIVAN,
Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Singapore

8:50 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Rafik MANSOUR,
U.S. Embassy, Singapore

9:00 a.m.

Aerospace Landscape and Opportunities in Asia Pacific
Speaker: Mr. Janesh JANARDHANAN, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan
- www.frost.com

Remark: Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents.

9:20 a.m.

Overview of Singapore’s Aerospace industry
Speaker: Mr. NG Wei Wen, Regional Director, Americas, Singapore Economic Development Board –

Remark: The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global center for business, innovation, and talent.

9:40 a.m.

Aerospace and Defense Environment and Opportunities in Victoria, Australia
Speaker: Mr. Jason FULLER, Trade and Defense Director, Government of Victoria, Australia – www.global.vic.gov.au

Remark: Global Victoria supports Victorian businesses to go global for economic and social prosperity of Victoria. It does this by building export capability of Victorian businesses, connecting Victorians to global trade opportunities through its international network of 22 offices, promoting its world class industry capabilities and advocating for best policy settings for Victoria to be globally competitive.

10:00 a.m.

Introduction of DSTA and its Activities & Projects Status
Speaker: Mr. TAN Peng Yam, Chief Executive, Singapore Defense Science &Technology Agency (TBC) –

Remark: DSTA is the engineering & procurement arm of the Singapore Ministry of Defense (MINDEF). It is responsible for implementing defense technology plans; acquiring material and developing defense infrastructure for MINDEF. It acquires weaponry systems for the Singapore Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force); advises MINDEF on all defense science and technology matters; Designs, develops and maintains defense infrastructure; provides engineering and related services in defense areas; and promotes and facilitates the development of defense science and technology in Singapore.

10:20 a.m.

ST Engineering Aerospace Rebranding and an Update of STE Aerospace’s activities/projects
Speaker: Mr. Ang Chye Kiat, Executive Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance & Modificationwww.stengg.com

Remark: STE Aerospace is arguably the world's largest independent MRO operator. STE Aerospace provides support services for commercial and military aircraft including airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul, engineering, design and development, and aircraft spares supply and management services. It has offices and facilities in key aviation hubs in Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. STE Aerospace has over 7,000 certified engineers and administrative specialists.

10:40 a.m.

Q & A

10:55 a.m.

End of Session



Mr. Christopher QUINLIVAN, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Singapore

Chris Quinlivan is a Senior Foreign Service officer with the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service. In August 2019 he began a four-year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore where he leads a team responsible for trade promotion programs in Singapore and supports U.S. business interests regionally. Prior postings include Ottawa, Canada (2015-19); Beijing, China (2011-15 and 2001-03); Vienna, Austria; Salt Lake City, Utah; Brussels, Belgium; and Athens, Greece.

While at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC, Mr. Quinlivan managed initiatives to develop U.S. export opportunities in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Mr. Quinlivan also worked on a Presidential initiative to support the Northern Ireland peace process. Mr. Quinlivan is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including the Commerce Department’s prestigious Gold Medal and Bronze Medal awards, the Chuck Meissner award, and special recognition by the Department of State for his roles in support of four Presidential visits to Greece and China. Mr. Quinlivan has seven years of private sector experience as an account manager and logistics agent.

He holds a Master’s in international affairs and a Bachelor’s in business administration from California State University and an international business certificate from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Chargé d’Affaires Rafik MANSOUR, U.S. Embassy, Singapore

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour arrived in Singapore in July 2019. He oversees the 19 U.S. government agencies represented in Singapore, working to strengthen our bilateral ties ranging from security cooperation to our robust economic relationship.

Prior to his assignment to Singapore, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.

From 2014 to 2016, he was the Senior Deputy Director of Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, helping lead PD efforts, policy, and resources in 50 EUR countries. Other assignments include Public Affairs Officer in Libya and Algeria, Cultural Counselor in Iraq and France, Political Officer in Italy, and Political/Economic Officer in Russia. He started his Foreign Service career as Vice Consul in Haiti.

Mr. Mansour is the recipient of numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the State Department. He was also the runner-up for the 2009 Edward Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy for exemplary use of soft power in combating violent extremism in Algeria.

Mr. Mansour obtained a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in French Literature from the University of California, Irvine. He received a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He speaks Arabic, Russian, French, Italian, and Creole.

Mr. Janesh JANARDHANAN, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

Janesh Janardhanan is the Consulting Director specializing in Defense & Security at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific. He has over 13 years of consulting expertise, working closely with large MNCs, Government Agencies, technology houses and Startups in the areas of growth strategy, competitive positioning, international expansion, government regulations, etc.

Janesh has delivered over 60 high-impact consulting projects with Defense & Homeland security clients across the world including developing the Safe City Opportunity Map in Asia Pacific. He is widely quoted & interviewed on leading international publications including the BBC, CNBC, Forbes, Books on Robotics published by John Wiley & Sons, etc.

Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Janesh was the Co-founder & CEO of India’s first mainstream robotics company, signed large-ticket deals with leading consumer electronics MNCs, and built multi-award winning robotics platforms.

Janesh completed his MBA from the National University of Singapore. He was a Singapore Ministry of Education Scholar for his B.Eng (Mechanical, Hons) at the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Ang Chye Kiat, Executive Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance & Modification, Singapore Technologies Engineering Aerospace Ltd

Mr Ang Chye Kiat was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP), Aircraft Maintenance & Modification (AMM), a business cluster of Singapore Technologies Engineering Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), in July 2010. He is responsible for the group’s global network of airframe facilities and affiliates, and the growth and development of ST Aerospace’s airframe maintenance and modification business.

Mr Ang first joined ST Aerospace as a Project Manager in its component repair and overhaul specialist subsidiary, ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd (STA Systems), in October 1992. He was involved in the set-up of various component test equipment that enhanced the company’s capabilities. In 1994, Mr Ang became Regional Director in ST Aerospace’s office in the US, where he was responsible for developing ST Aerospace’s American commercial and military component/engine repair and overhaul business.

In 1996, Mr Ang became Vice President/General Manager (VP/GM) of STA Systems. During his tenure, he expanded the company’s component repair and overhaul capabilities for commercial aircraft. Mr Ang became Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate, in November 1999, before assuming the position of SVP of ST Aerospace’s then Component/Engine Repair & Overhaul (CERO) business division, in November 2001. As SVP of CERO, he provided direction for the development of new service offerings and marketing for the component and engine repair and overhaul businesses. In April 2002, he moved to the US to lead the business of US affiliate VT San Antonio Aerospace, L.P. (VT SAA) as its President, a role he relinquished in June 2013.

Mr Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France under the Public Service Commission Scholarship programme. He was conferred Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) in 1988 and Master of Business Administration in 1992 from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Ang enjoys jogging.

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