Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore


Soh Poh Theen is currently the Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Apart from overseeing the provision of air navigation services, development of new systems, and airspace management, he is actively developing Singapore into a Centre of Excellence for Air Traffic Management. He is a member of the Air Traffic Management Research Institute governing council and a member of the MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore governing board. He is also a member of the Industry Advisory Panel at NTU, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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 the Prime Minister’s Office to achieve a whole-of-government approach to emerging threats.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford in the United Kingdom, and a Master of Science (Management) from Stanford in the United States.