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Ms Winnifred Yoong, Assistant Director for Payment and Distribution at IATA, will introduce how IATA is currently supporting the global aviation/aerospace industry with IATA Financial Systems.

IATA's standardized and simplified invoicing, reporting and safe systems have been accepted and used by thousands of stakeholders around the world such as airlines, travel agents, airports, suppliers, government agencies etc. IATA promotes industry standard processes leveraging EDI connectivity so that the industry does not have to face non-standard invoices and reports.

Winnifred will highlight how some aerospace companies are using IATA Financial Systems to handle collection and settlement of their invoices with their airline customers and MRO partners. This allows improved risk management and prediction of cash flows.


  • Desmond Goh (Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Eaton Aerospace)

    Desmond Goh

    Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Eaton Aerospace


    AAIS Management Committee Member

    Desmond Goh is currently the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. He is responsible for the overall Aerospace business across the region, including commercial, technical, operational and corporate functions. In this role, he also has responsibility for driving organic and inorganic growth for the business, including long term strategy, capability development and government/industry engagement for the business.

    Desmond had joined Eaton Aerospace in 2019 as its Regional Director, Commercial Aftermarket & Military Business for the APAC region, where he was responsible for leading the regional team to grow the business across the Eaton Aerospace product line, and deliver exceptional customer support to all its customers in the region.

    Prior to joining Eaton, Desmond was the General Manager, Customer Support & Business Strategy in Eagle Services Asia (Pratt & Whitney/SIAEC JV) and was responsible for leading the customer support team to support a worldwide airline customer base. He developed new business strategies for the engine aftermarket business and led the contract negotiations for various sales campaigns on the PW4000, GP7200 and PW1100G engines.

    Before Pratt & Whitney, Desmond was with Rockwell Collins, where he held various roles in Strategy Development/M&A, Sales & Marketing and Program Management, based in both Singapore and Iowa, USA. His last role in Rockwell Collins was Director, Airborne Solutions in Asia Pacific, and led a cross-functional team to manage the P&L and grow the portfolio’s regional business. Desmond had also served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer previously.

    Desmond is also an elected Management Committee member of the Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS) since May 2020.

    He obtained his Master of Business Administration (with High Honors) degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Both his Master of Science (ORSS prize winner) and Bachelor of Engineering (with Honors) degrees were awarded by the National University of Singapore.

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  • Winnifred Yoong (Assistant Director for Distribution and Payment of IATA Asia Pacific)

    Winnifred Yoong

    Assistant Director for Distribution and Payment of IATA Asia Pacific

    Winnifred Yoong, known to most as Winni, is currently the Assistant Director for Distribution and Payment, within the division of Financial Settlement and Distribution Services (FSDS), based in IATA Asia Pacific.

    Her current role is to engage, advocate and support stakeholders across the passenger and cargo value chain, including airlines, agents, forwarders, airports, trade associations and industry suppliers, in adopting transformational and innovative industry initiatives covering airline retailing, financial and payment services and aviation data. Prior to this area, her scope of work in IATA also covered technology projects covering Fast Travel initiatives at airport touchpoints such as the 2D barcode for boarding, self-service kiosks, biometrics for self-boarding etc.

    Winni just celebrated her 13th Anniversary at IATA in July. Prior to IATA, she spent 8 years with the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) in Kuala Lumpur and 5 years at Abacus (currently known as Sabre) GDS in Singapore and the USA.

    Winni graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems). She enjoys all racquet games and continues to attempt to hit a golf ball straight.

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