Wycliffe Associates has appointed Simoun Ung as the next president and chief executive officer. Ung commenced his duties on July 1.
Founded in 1967 and now based in Orlando, Fla., Wycliffe Associates (WA) worked to support Bible translation teams in essential tasks not directly related to translation, such as accounting, construction, building maintenance and more. As stated on their website, their services to Bible translators have since expanded to include advanced technology, efficient translation strategies, greater financial resources, and logistical and operational support.
“I have known Simoun since 2009,” says John Chesnut, president of Wycliffe U.S. “I really appreciate his heart for the Lord and look forward to what God has in store for our relationship with WA in the days ahead!”
Wycliffe Associates’ new leader came to Christ as a child while living in Vancouver, B.C. In 2001, Ung returned to the Philippines, where he now lives with his wife Rebecca and two daughters. He served as founding chairman of Wycliffe Bible Translators Philippines in 2007 and in 2018, joined the board of Wycliffe Associates.
Ung is a respected leader in the financial industry as well as an international entrepreneur in the Asia/Pacific region. Among his many business pursuits, he serves as CEO of OmniPay, Inc., the leading issuer of prepaid payment cards in the Philippines.
Ung is also a corporate member of the Far East Broadcasting Company in the Philippines and currently serves as board chairman for the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines.