Early this morning I received the following email from Singapore:
“It has just been announced that Goodyear 4 will not be proceeding with his appointment as CEO of Temasek citing ‘strategic differences’. Looks like John’s expose may be the cause of this.”
As our readers know, in prior posts, we had raised serious questions regarding the identity of the curiously named Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV.
Thousands of people read my post of February 8, 2009 on the possibility that Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV, new head of Singapore’s investment company, Temasek Holdings, was an impostor. In this post, I wrote, “Are there two Charles “Chip” Goodyears? One was born in 1958, and the other in 1933! They even have the same parents! Can this be true, or is one of them an impostor? A CIA plant? You tell us, we can’t figure this one out!”
In this post I produced an original family tree for a Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV – not the Temasek Goodyear – but another one with the same improbable name.
On February 13, 2009, in a second post, we exposed Goodyear’s prior “corporate office” as being a tiny run-down house in a very inexpensive neighborhood, in an out-of-the-way New Orleans, Louisiana – an ideal spot for a CIA safe house.
Now, without further explanation, Temasek Holdings has fired the talented Mr. Charles Waterhouse “Chip” Goodyear IV. Here is Temasek’s tersely worded press release:
The Board of Directors of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”) today announced an agreement with Mr Charles (“Chip”) W. Goodyear not to proceed with his CEO appointment.
Mr Goodyear was appointed a Member of the Board on 1 February and CEO-Designate on 1 March. He was to succeed Ms Ho Ching as CEO on 1 October 2009.
Four months into the leadership transition, the Temasek Board and Mr Goodyear have concluded and accepted that there are differences regarding certain strategic issues that could not be resolved. In light of the differences, both parties decided that it is in their mutual interests to terminate the leadership transition process and hence the executive relationship with effect from 15 August 2009. Mr. Goodyear will also step down from the Temasek Board effective the same date.
Was talented Mr. Charles Waterhouse “Chip” Goodyear IV an impostor? We think so.
Was he a CIA agent? Let’s just say he was working for the U.S. Government.
Happily, we nailed him.