With extensive and international experience in space technology, Jonathan is Founder and former President of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA). The SSTA supports all elements of space activity in Singapore, ranging from engagements with foreign space agencies, working with space industry chiefs and top research organisations spanning the globe. It also supports a range of start-ups, innovators and venture capitalists, and provides technical training to Singapore companies entering the industry.
His previous roles various management positions with the Contraves Group, CAE Inc, ST Engineering Electronics and Flex, where he’s credited for establishing and leading their successful Advanced Incubation Centre in Asia. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was Centre Director for Middle East & North Africa at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). There, he handled portfolios in aerospace, marine/offshore and superyacht sectors. In particular, he led the development of the space incubator unit that is presently EDB’s space office.
Jonathan currently serves on the Board of the Air Transport Training College, Synspective Pte. Ltd., Space Generation Advisory Council, International Lunar Observatory Association, and is an ExCom Member of the Japanese Space Agency’s Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum. Jonathan also serves as Vice-President of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE), Co-Chair of the RSAF Aerospace Technology & Engineering Conference, Advisor to Transcelestial Technologies Pte. Ltd., Advisor to NuSpace, an NUS STAR Labs spin-off, and Impact Partner to Hong-Kong based Fresco Capital. He is also a member of various committees including Singapore Tourism Board’s Conference Ambassador Programme, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Commercial Spaceflight Safety Committee and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Aerospace Technology Advisory Committee.