People On The MoveLim Boon Kwee succeeds Margaret Heng as the new chief of SHATEC.

SHATEC shakes it up with new CEO

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Hospitality veteran Lim Boon Kwee will continue to oversee SHATEC’s mission in nurturing talents for the industry.
Hospitality veteran Lim Boon Kwee will continue to oversee SHATEC’s mission in nurturing talents for the industry.

Lim Boon Kwee has been appointed CEO of Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC), previously held by Margaret Heng since 2011.

After passing the baton to Lim, Heng will rejoin SHATEC as a non-executive board member. She will still remain as the executive director of Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), a role she held concurrently during her helm as chief executive of SHATEC.

Lim, meanwhile, most recently served as the COO of Dusit International where he led the charge of expanding the group’s portfolio and oversaw the financial and operational responsibilities of Dusit’s hotel business from 2016 to 2022. He had also served as the president of Dusit Fudu Hotel Management Company, Dusit’s joint venture company based in Shanghai.

Lim’s passion for hospitality management can be traced back to the 1980s at The Westin Stamford & Westin Plaza, Singapore (now Swissotel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore), where he honed his expertise in F&B operations across the complex’s 15 restaurants and bars.

He then took up senior leadership roles in Millennium and Copthorne, Shangri-La, Westin, Sheraton, Rosewood (formerly New World), and IHG in Singapore, China and the US.

In his new leadership role at SHATEC, Lim expresses his delight at being able to be “be involved in grooming our young talents to become future leaders of the hospitality industry. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to make SHATEC a significant brand in hospitality education in Singapore and the rest of the world.”

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