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The Asia-Pacific is home to a number of megacities such as Beijing, Jakarta, Manila and Tokyo, where Urban Air Mobility (UAM) could be an attractive alternative mode of transport. Even a more compact city like Singapore could benefit from UAM-enabled connectivity to nearby locations in adjacent countries.

The UAM concept envisages a safe and efficient air transportation system for passengers or cargo, flying over populated areas on intracity or intercity routes. Successful implementation of UAM depends on having an ecosystem in place to support operations on the ground and in the air. This includes vertiport and charging infrastructure, standards and regulations, urban air traffic management systems, service providers and operators, etc.

AAIS, Volocopter and ITE are pleased to organise an inaugural Roundtable to discuss the UAM ecosystem in support of regional business opportunities. This is being held in conjunction with the Volocopter-ITE UAM Showcase Event on 12-13 July 2022. Roundtable participants will also have an opportunity to visit the showcase.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration of guests
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Speech
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Roadmap to Launch UAM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
UAM Infrastructure
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:55 AM - 11:10 AM
Walk to Volocity Exhibition
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided Tour and Photo-taking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Reception


  • Yue Jeen Wong (Senior Vice President at SIA Engineering Company Limited)

    Yue Jeen Wong

    Senior Vice President at SIA Engineering Company Limited


    • With SIAEC since 2008 in various roles including aircraft and components services, base maintenance and engine services. Currently in the Business Development and Partnership Management Portfolio since 2020, responsible for managing JVs and new business setups and investments

    • Previously worked in various roles at GE, ABB Alstom, ICI and SAP.

    • Looking forward to driving the development of the aerospace industry in Singapore through AAIS platform, with continued focus on sustainability, people development for the future and creating a platform for the industry anchored on both the OEMs, major MRO players as well as a pipeline for SMEs to contribute to the growth of the industry.

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  • Hon Lung Chu (Head of APAC at Volocopter Asia Holding Pte Ltd)

    Hon Lung Chu

    Head of APAC at Volocopter Asia Holding Pte Ltd

    Hon is responsible for launching Volocopter’s first commercial air taxi service in Singapore, opening one of the most promising markets for this new form of mobility.

    Before Volocopter, Hon entered the world of urban air mobility as Head of APAC Business Operations at AirMap, an Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) company headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Hon has also worked at Rakuten, Twilio, and Google in business and technical capacities across US and Asia. Hon was trained an Electrical and Computer Engineer at Duke University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • Christian Bauer (Chief Commercial Officer at Volocopter)

    Christian Bauer

    Chief Commercial Officer at Volocopter

    Christian Bauer has 15 years of experience in the mobility sector. He worked for Daimler in various functions including
    Business Development and M&A, where he participated in merger, venture, fundraising, and IPO projects including
    Airbus, myTaxi, HERE Technologies, Renault/Nissan, and others.
    Before joining Volocopter, he was heading a department for
    high-tech cooperations at Mercedes-Benz, pushing to bring innovations to series maturity. An economist and information
    technologist by training, Christian is responsible for all commercial aspects at Volocopter and making Urban Air Mobility Services an integral part of transportation systems across the globe.

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  • Yun Yuan Tay (Head of Asia Pacific at Skyports)

    Yun Yuan Tay

    Head of Asia Pacific at Skyports

  • Yuan Chun Ling (Vice President, Head of Mobility at EDB)

    Yuan Chun Ling

    Vice President, Head of Mobility at EDB

    Yuan Chun is the Vice President and Head of Mobility at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He is directly responsible for EDB’s strategies in developing the Mobility sector that is experiencing disruption in the way people and goods are moved. In addition, Yuan Chun is the Vice Present of Semiconductors, where he oversees the government agency’s investment promotion efforts and development of the Semiconductor industry in Singapore.

    Prior to these appointments, Yuan Chun was the Vice President of Customer Experience & Marketing from 2020 to 2021, where he oversees the design and development of new digital systems as part of the organization’s digital journey.

    Yuan Chun was the Director of Semiconductors Division from 2018 to 2020 and Head of Electronics Division from 2014-2017. During which, he worked closely with top international companies from the Electronics industry to facilitate their investments into Singapore and transform their operations in Singapore. Yuan Chun spent 3 years (2010 to 2014) in San Francisco, California overseeing EDB’s investment promotion efforts in Northern California, Washington, Utah and Idaho. In addition, Yuan Chun represented EDB as the Secretariat for Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award (MAXA) and Manufacturing Excellence Community (MEC) from 2009 to 2010.
    Yuan Chun is a Singapore GlaxoSmithKline-EDB scholar. He graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering Degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Cornell University (New York, USA) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University (California, USA).

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  • Chun Wei Tan (Director of Technology & Partnerships at CAAS)

    Chun Wei Tan

    Director of Technology & Partnerships at CAAS

    Chun Wei has over 20 years of experience in aeronautical engineering, operations as well as technology and industry development in aviation and energy sectors, having held various management positions in government agencies and large engineering corporation.

    He is currently the Director of Technology & Partnerships with the Unmanned Systems Group, formulating strategies and policies, forging strategic partnerships to harmonize technology adoption in autonomy, connectivity and sustainability, to drive and ensure sustainable growth in the aviation sector.
    Prior to his current appointment, Mr Tan held positions at Aviation Industry with CAAS, Industry Promotion and Human Capital Development with Energy Market Authority, Futures & Strategy with Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as technical and management positions with ST Engineering (Aerospace).
    Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) with University of Sheffield, UK, and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School, US.

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  • Augustine Tai (Business Development Lead for APAC at Eve Air Mobility)

    Augustine Tai

    Business Development Lead for APAC at Eve Air Mobility

    Augustine Tai is the Business Development Lead for APAC for Eve Air Mobility. He leads Eve’s Business Development in APAC, being responsible for the sales strategy of Eve’s eVTOL and Services, for securing Partnerships throughout the UAM ecosystem, and for supporting future operations in the APAC region.

    Augustine brings to the team over 20 years of experience in the aviation and aerospace sectors, and his experience includes Technical Services, Production Management, Program Management, Airline Line Operations and Sales, covering both MRO and OEM segments. Prior to joining Eve, Augustine held the role of Services & Support (Commercial Aviation) Director (APAC) at Embraer. He was responsible for all Services & Support activities for Embraer Commercial Aviation in the APAC region, and has direct responsibilities for Services Sales, Field Service, and Material Services in the region.

    He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical & Production Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore

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  • Derek Cheng (Head of Commercial, Asia-Pacific at Vertical Aerospace, Ltd)

    Derek Cheng

    Head of Commercial, Asia-Pacific at Vertical Aerospace, Ltd

    Derek Cheng is the Head of Commercial Asia-Pacific at Vertical Aerospace. He is responsible for leading all commercial, business and partnership development activities for Vertical in the Asia-Pacific region.

    He was previously Head of Asia-Pacific for Airbus Urban Mobility, and more recently the Head of Asia-Pacific for Government & Public Affairs, and Strategic Partnerships for Airbus group (Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters, Defence & Space), where he was responsible for leading Airbus’ APAC regional business development strategy, and sustainable aviation partnerships. Derek joined Airbus in 2016, and helmed various positions in Airbus’ Strategy & International organisation in Airbus HQ in Toulouse, including for international development strategy, airline aftermarket services, and new business strategy. He is a member of the Airbus STAR program.
    Prior to joining Airbus, Derek was with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) for 7 years, where he was responsible for industry development, and the promotion of foreign direct investment into Singapore. At his last appointment, he was EDB’s Regional Director for Europe, based in Frankfurt, and earlier the Assistant Head of the Transport Engineering (Aerospace) division in Singapore. For his contributions, he was accorded the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s “Go the Extra Mile” excellence award.

    Derek flew as a pilot in Singapore Air force, and holds a Private Pilot License.

    He obtained his Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK, and graduated with First class honours in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA.

    Derek was awarded the EDB government scholarship, plays competitive squash, and speaks English, Mandarin, German and French.

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  • Oliver Reinhardt (Chief Risk & Certification Officer at Volocopter)

    Oliver Reinhardt

    Chief Risk & Certification Officer at Volocopter

    As a trained aerospace engineer, Oliver Reinhardt has played an instrumental role for over nine aircraft certification projects in
    the past 25 years. As CTO at Flight Design, he managed the design organization setup and certified, manufactured, and
    delivered aircraft to 42 countries worldwide. Additionally, he served as industry representative on several major international
    aviation rulemaking committees.

    At Volocopter, Oliver combines his aviation and automotive background to manage all product and corporate certification aspects, along with the quality, risk, safety, and compliance management systems.

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  • Robin Thevathasan (Member Panel of Experts at AAIS)

    Robin Thevathasan

    Member Panel of Experts at AAIS

    Robin Thevathasan has been consulting on local and international projects since January 2018 when he retired from 33 years of service with the ST Engineering Group. He Chaired a COVID-19 Taskforce for AAIS to help manage issues affecting the aerospace industry and sits on advisory groups for AAIS and a South Asian MRO Group.

    He worked for several years as stress engineer in Europe (British Aerospace & Fokker Space) and with ST Engineering he undertook various engineering functions, Strategic
    Planning, International Business Development, secondment to DSTA (a Ministry of Defence Statutory Board). Prior to retirement he was involved in Change Management of
    a Group-wide Shared Services project.

    His qualifications : Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1974), Master of Science in Aircraft Design from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK (1979). He also has a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Singapore Institute of Management (1998) and attended the Programme for Executive Development, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He enjoys classic cars and music.

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