Mabel Kwan is a Managing Director at Alton Aviation Consultancy, Singapore Office.
Ms. Kwan has an accomplished track record with close to 20 years of experience in planning, investment and business development in the aviation, airline, airport, and tourism and travel industries.
Ms. Kwan specializes in advising on business strategy, investments and PPPs, particularly in airports. During her career, she was involved in the investment, asset management and divestment of several aviation companies including airports, airlines and ground handlers.
Prior to joining Alton, Ms. Kwan was a Managing Director of Investments at Changi Airports International (CAI), where she was responsible for driving the investment strategy of CAI and designing holistic and practical solutions for CAI’s partners in airport management and development. At CAI, she successfully set up an airport investment platform and raised over US$1 billion in capital from institutional investors. She led teams to successfully bid for airport concessions in the Middle East & Asia Pacific and was the board representative on several projects.
Previously, Ms. Kwan was Director of Development (Asia) at Hilton Worldwide, where she was instrumental in the acquisition and development of new hotels in the region, including the first hotels in Southeast Asia for Hilton’s new upscale and luxury brands.
Before that, she was Associate Director (Investment) at Temasek Holdings, where the team managed a portfolio listed and privately held aviation related assets, including Singapore Airlines. She was involved in the investment and set up of low-cost carriers and cargo airline and also in the divestment of an aircraft lessor and ground handler.
Ms. Kwan began her career in Singapore Airlines as a company planner, where she was responsible for corporate planning activities such as M&A and fleet planning.
Ms. Kwan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the National University of Singapore.
She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.
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