Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong appointed to MediaCorp board of directors

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Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong appointed to MediaCorp board of directors

Singapore, 2 November 2015 – MediaCorp today announced the appointments of Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Chan Yeng Kit is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence. Before this, he was Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts from 2007 to 2012. Mr Chan was also Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) between 2005 and 2007.

Yap Chee Keong is Non-Executive Chairman of NetLink Trust, which owns and operates the fibre network of Singapore’s Next Generation Broadband Network. He serves on the boards of Tiger Airways Holdings, Citibank Singapore, Straits Trading Company, ARA Asset Management, InterOil Corporation, Certis Cisco Security and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and is a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee. Mr Yap has held senior leadership roles in several multinational and listed companies.

Teo Ming Kian, Chairman, MediaCorp said of the appointments, “Yeng Kit and Chee Keong are key additions to the MediaCorp board. Yeng Kit has extensive experience serving in government and a long and distinguished history of involvement in the infocomm and media industries. Chee Keong brings with him over 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting, corporate governance and strategic planning in both listed and non-listed companies across sectors, and he has played an integral role in the transformation of several of these companies. They add to the diversity of the board that is critical to helping MediaCorp address the challenges and opportunities in this very exciting industry.”

Former MediaCorp directors Fang Ai Lian, Advisor to Far East Organisation, Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Dr Thomas Ng, Co-Founder of GGV Capital stepped down at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 2 September 2015.

Mr Teo said, “On behalf of MediaCorp, I would like to thank Ai Lian, Heng Kee and Thomas who have made invaluable contributions to the organisation. Each of them is an outstanding leader who has brought tremendous insights to our strategy discussions, especially crucial at a time when MediaCorp is accelerating our transformation.”

The MediaCorp board comprises 10 members who are eminent leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals from the public and private sectors:

- TEO Ming Kian, Chairman
(Chairman, Vertex Venture Holdings; Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Pte Ltd & Temasek Life Sciences Ventures Pte Ltd)

- Shaun SEOW
(Chief Executive Officer, MediaCorp Pte Ltd)

(Managing Partner, Innosight LLC)

- CHAN Yeng Kit
(Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence)

- Elim CHEW
(Founder & President, 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd)

(Chairman, Oracle Financial Services Software Pte Ltd)

- Ahmad NIZAM
(Director, Straits Law Practice LLC)

- Rajiv WAHI
(Chairman, The Prince of Wales Bhumi Vardaan Foundation)

- WONG Su-Yen
(Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute)

- YAP Chee Keong
(Chairman, NetLink Trust)

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd

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Clarence Pong
Vice President
Brand and Communications
DID: 6350-3343
Fax: 6251-5628

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

MediaCorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly.

MediaCorp is an active regional player through Channel NewsAsia International, drama co-productions and collaborations in magazine publishing and online media. Its investments include majority share in Kapanlagi Network, Indonesia’s largest independent digital media and in Malaysia’s digital games publisher Cubinet Interactive. It also has stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

MediaCorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the eleventh time at the Asian Television Awards in 2014.

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