Speaker Bio

Poh Theen Soh


Director Asia Pacific

Soh Poh Theen is CANSO Director Asia Pacific and concurrently Advisor at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Before that he spent ten years as the Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services) of CAAS.

Apart from directing the provision of air navigation service, development of new systems, and airspace management, he has experience developing Singapore into a Centre of Excellence for Air Traffic Management.

Before joining the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, he was Director Air at the Ministry of Transport. At the Ministry of Transport, he participated in the formulation of various air transport policies and air hub development strategies. In particular, he was part of the team that planned and implemented the corporatisation of Changi Airport.

Soh Poh Theen started his career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force in 1984. He has been appointed to various senior command and staff appointments in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Ministry of Defence, including Commander of the Air Force Systems Brigade, Head of Joint Plans in the Joint Staff, and Commanding Officer of the E2C Squadron.

He was also the Director of the National Security Coordination Centre and set up the National Security Coordination Secretariat in PMO to achieve a whole-of-government approach to emerging threats