MediaCorp appoints new Board of Directors

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MediaCorp appoints new Board of Directors

Singapore, 22 July 2010 – MediaCorp Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Venky Krishnakumar, Mr Rajiv Wahi and Ms Elim Chew to its Board of Directors which took effect from 21 July 2010.

Mr Krishnakumar, 60, has over 30 years of experience with Citibank and retired as COO/CFO Asia in 2005. He held senior advisory positions with McKinsey & Company and Barclays Bank and is currently Chairman of Oracle Financial Services Software (S) Pte Ltd.

Mr Wahi, 57, has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry and held various senior positions in Cadbury plc; his last appointment being President, Cadbury Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He currently chairs The Prince of Wales Bhumi Vardaan Foundation.

Ms Chew, 45, is Founder and President, 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd, a retail outfit that has revolutionized the street wear fashion and accessories scene in Singapore. Ms Chew also co-chairs the Programming Committee for *scape (under MCYS).

MediaCorp bade farewell to 3 Directors - Mr Ho Kwon Ping (outgoing Chairman), Mr Dennis Siew and Mr Soo Kok Leng - who stepped down at the MediaCorp Annual General Meeting on 20 July 2010, each having served 6 years with the Board. With Mr Ho’s retirement, Mr Teo Ming Kian takes over as MediaCorp Chairman with effect from 20 July 2010.

The current members of the Board of MediaCorp are:

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

-Mr Lucas CHOW
(Chief Executive Officer, MediaCorp)

-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)

-Ms Shirlene NOORDIN
(Director, Phish Communications)

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

-Mr Robert M TOMLIN
(Managing Director, Dane Court)

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

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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