MediaCorp appoints new Board Directors

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MediaCorp appoints new Board Directors

Singapore, 8 August 2011 - MediaCorp Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Thomas Ng, Dr Pari Sara Shirazi, Mr Chan Heng Kee and Mr Ahmad Nizam to its Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Dr Ng, 57, is the co-founder of GGV Capital and also a founding investor of, SAVI Technologies, Oculex Pharmaceuticals, AAC (2018.HK) and

Dr Shirazi, 56, is the President and Founder of Tisch School of the Arts Asia (based in Singapore) and concurrently the Vice Dean of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, a position she held since 1999.

Mr Chan, 42, was appointed the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of the Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS) in April this year. Prior to his current appointment, he was the CEO of Singapore Workforce Development Agency.

Mr Nizam, 43, is an Associate Director at Straits Law Practice LLC and Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

MediaCorp Directors, Mr Robert Tomlin and Ms Shirlene Noordin, stepped down on 4 August 2011, each having served 6 years with the Board.

The members of the Board of MediaCorp with effect from 8 August 2011 are:

-Mr TEO Ming Kian, Chairman
(Permanent Secretary for National Research & Development, Prime Minister's Office)

-Mr Shaun SEOW
(Chief Executive Officer, MediaCorp)

-Mr CHAN Heng Kee
(Permanent Secretary for MCYS)

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

-Mrs FANG Ai Lian
(Chairman, Great Eastern Holdings)

(Chairman, Oracle Financial Services Software (S) Pte Ltd)

-Mr Ahmad NIZAM
(Associate Director, Straits Law Practice LLC)

-Dr Thomas NG
(Co-founder of GGV)

-Mr Charles ORMISTON
(Chairman Southeast Asia & Asia Pacific Head of Strategy, Bain & Company, Inc)

-Dr Pari Sara SHIRAZI
(President, Tisch School of the Arts Asia)

-Mr Rajiv WAHI
(Chairman - Vestas Wind Technology India)

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:
Clarence Pong
Corporate Communications and Marketing
DID: 6350-3343
Fax: 6251-5628

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore's leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore's broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.

Our industry firsts include the Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia's first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast.

MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, the first Asian-owned English news channel.

Our financial and strategic relationships in the region since 2007 include a venture with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asia Television's Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp's vision is to become Asia's top media company, delivering valued content to the world.

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