Mr Boon has held various high-level roles in both the public and private sectors, including the positions of Managing Director of A*STAR and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, where he was awarded the Singapore Business Award for Outstanding CEO in 2000.
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd runs an Aerospace subsidiary, known as ST Aerospace, which is the world’s leading third party aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialist. With operations established in key aviation hubs in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, ST Aerospace is one of two MRO providers in the world with a global network. Mr Boon served a term as its President. Mr Boon is also the Deputy Chairman of OrangeStar Investment Holdings Pte Ltd, under which Jetstar and Valuair, the two budget airlines in Singapore, are held by Qantas and Temasek.
Mr Boon’s vast experience in the aerospace industry is further augmented with him serving as the Chairman of Singapore Changi Airport Enterprise Pte Ltd and Chairman of Changi Airport Managers & Partners (S) Pte Ltd. Additionally, Mr Boon currently serves on the boards of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL), Singapore Computer Systems Limited, Shin Corporation Plc, and several other private limited companies. He is also a Senior Advisor of Temasek Holdings, as well as Advisor of ST Engineering Ltd. Mr Boon is a Member of Motorola Inc Research Visionary Board, a Member of the Commercialisation Advisory Board, Imperial College (UK) and was previously a Member of the Dean’s Council of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.