MediaCorp appoints Shaun Seow as CEO

Singapore, 6 July 2011 – MediaCorp Pte Ltd has appointed Mr Shaun Seow as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Director with immediate effect.  Mr Seow has been MediaCorp’s Deputy CEO since 2005, overseeing a range of business lines spanning television, radio, print, interactive and outdoor media. He started his media career more than 20 years ago after a stint in the administrative service. He was a newspaper journalist at Singapore Press Holdings and Japan’s Nihon Kezai Shimbun, before switching to a broadcasting role at Television Corporation of Singapore. There, he worked as a news director and TV host, and was instrumental in launching Channel NewsAsia internationally. An Eisenhower Fellow on US media studies, Mr Seow read Economics at Cambridge University in Britain on a President's Scholarship. 

Mr Seow's appointment followed an intensive executive search to fill the MediaCorp CEO position after Mr Lucas Chow resigned from that position in January 2011. 

Mr Teo Ming Kian, MediaCorp Chairman, says, "I am very pleased that the new CEO is a homegrown talent from within the organisation.  Having experienced and run the whole gamut of the media business, Shaun is a most worthy successor and I have every confidence that he will be able to harness the strengths of the company and work alongside the Board, Management and staff to steer the company to greater heights.  The time for renewal of leadership is most appropriate as the company prepares itself for the move to a new campus at Mediapolis over the next few years."

On his new role, Mr Seow says, "I am honoured and humbled by the appointment, and grateful for the rare privilege the Board has given me to lead a company that touches the hearts and engages the minds of Singaporeans. I will strive to work with my colleagues to serve our audiences and partners even better, against a rapidly changing media landscape. One of my priorities is seeking a deeper understanding of our audience's needs; while what we broadcast, publish or produce may not be everyone's idea of what is entertaining or informative, we will definitely aim to grow our audiences and create value. Innovating to stay relevant will be crucial. I am also quietly confident that the company, with its substrate of diverse and valued content, will be able to make its mark internationally, making MediaCorp a company Singapore can be proud of." 


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp.

For more information, please contact:
Clarence Pong
Head, Corporate Communications & Marketing
MediaCorp
DID: 6350-3343
Fax: 6251-5628
Email: clarencepong@mediacorp.com.sg


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, 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, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.

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 Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.

For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.com.sg.