Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mr Goodyear, gone So soon?

I just read that Singapore's Temasek Holdings Mr Charles (Chip) Goodyear, the CEO designate, has decided not to become the chief executive of the state investment firm. Reason? Due to differences on certain strategic issues that could not be resolved.

Mr Goodyear had been appointed a member of the Temasek board on February 1, 2009 and CEO-designate, a month later. He resigned on July 21, 2009.

Too short a burn-in period for the candidate to adapt to the economic and political culture and structure of Singapore? Well isn't the candidate supposed to have been selected after an extensive and intensive search for such a high profile and important position ie. managing the wealth of a nation earned with blood and sweat over two or three generations? Or perhaps the portfolio that is supposed to be taken over way too "complex" to digest ie. handover?

Whatever it is - All the bests to you, Mr Goodyear. Perhaps it is just not meant to be.

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