At the annual Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) General Assembly held in New Delhi on 9 December 2011, Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA) General Committee Member and Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd, Mr. Colin Syn has been elected to the Executive Committee of the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability. Mr. Syn is concurrently serving as a Deputy Member to the FIA World Motor Sports Council.
The FIA Institute is an international not-for-profit organisation that develops and improves motor sport safety and sustainability. It leads projects that encourage the rapid development of new and improved safety technologies that facilitate higher standards of education and training, and that raise awareness of safety and sustainability issues. It also promotes excellence and achievement in all areas of motor sport. The Institute was established in October 2004 by the FIA and the FIA Foundation and receives an annual grant from the FIA Foundation to fund its activities.
Mr. Syn joins two other SMSA representatives who currently hold appointments within various FIA bodies. SMSA President, Mr. Tan Teng Lip has been a Titular Member of the FIA World Motor Sports Council since 2010. The World Motor Sports Council governs all international motor sport and decides on rules, regulations, safety and development of motor sport at every level from karting to Formula One. Mr. Tan is an Architect by profession in private practice.
SMSA General Committee Member, Mr. Nish Shetty, has been appointed to a new three-year term commencing 2012, as a Member of the FIA International Court of Appeal. The FIA International Court of Appeal is a judiciary body which presides over disputes arising from international and FIA Championship events. Mr. Shetty is a partner at Clifford Chance Singapore as its Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
These existing and new appointments strengthen SMSA’s standing on an international level and helps establishes Singapore’s presence on the world motor sport map.