Sports Hub CEO Manu Sawhney resigns after anonymous complaint

Sports Hub Pre Ltd (SHPL) Chief Executive Officer Manu Sawhney has resigned with immediate effect. The Chief Operating Officer of Sports Hub, Oon Jin Teik will be assuming role as Acting CEO, Sports Hub announced on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Last week on May 20, Todayonline reported that Sawhney was on extended personal leave after an anonymous complaint against him was sent to InfraRed Capital Partners – which was one of the four equity partners in SHPL. Sources have disclosed to the media that the complaint contained allegations of his treatment of employees.

Manu Sawhney. Photo courtesy: Singapore Sports Hub
Manu Sawhney. Photo courtesy: Singapore Sports Hub

In the media statement released earlier today, Sports Hub said an internal investigation had been undertaken, and the Board has concluded that no action was warranted.

“However, Mr Sawhney has decided that the time has come for a new CEO to take Singapore Sports Hub to its next level. The Board has accepted his resignation,” said Sports Hub.

Sawhney himself had issued a media statement, saying that the allegations that were made in the complaints were “false and mischievous.”

“I’m glad the Board has concluded its investigation and decided that no action is warranted. With that conclusion, I feel able to move on. I am proud of the transformation we’ve seen at the Sports Hub in the last year and half, and much of the credit goes to my hardworking team,” he added. 

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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. She is also part of the Over The Moon team, which is a movement to promote and give voice to independent Mandopop music in Singapore.

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