New appointments to Mediacorp board of directors

For Immediate Release

Media Release     

New appointments to Mediacorp board of directors

Singapore, 1 November 2016 – Mediacorp has appointed four new directors to its board of Directors, effective immediately:

*Niam Chiang Meng, currently Deputy Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Board Member of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. Mr Niam was Chairman of Media Development Authority (MDA) from January 2011 to 30 September 2016. He held key positions over a long career in the civil service including Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications and the Arts) and Permanent Secretary (National Population and Talent Division), Prime Minister's Office, before retiring on 1 Aug 2016.

*Robin Hu is CEO of South China Morning Post (SCMP) Group. In December 2016, he will assume the role of Joint Head, Sustainability and Stewardship Group at Temasek International. Before joining SCMP, he was Senior Executive Vice President with Singapore Press Holdings overseeing its Chinese Newspapers and Newspaper Services businesses. Robin is a board member of Business China and governor of Singapore International School in Hong Kong.

*Rajesh Sreenivasan, Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. Mr Sreenivasan joined the firm in 1998 and is now Head and Lead Partner of the Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice across the 10 member firms of Rajah & Tann Asia. He has been named by legal industry publications like Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading practitioner in technology, media and telecoms law.

*Roy Quek, Executive Chairman of Thomson Medical Group, Singapore’s largest private women and children’s healthcare group. Concurrently, Mr Quek is Executive Director and Group Chief Executive of TMC Life Sciences Group, a public-listed health sciences group in Malaysia. Before this, he was a senior civil servant, holding positions including Deputy Secretary at Ministry of Home Affairs and at Ministry of Health. Mr Quek is Chairman of St Joseph’s Institution International, an independent, not-for-profit international school.

Mediacorp Chairman Ernest Wong said, “We welcome Chiang Meng, Robin, Rajesh and Roy on board. They each bring deep expertise in their respective fields and collectively a wealth of leadership experience, knowledge and insights. Mediacorp will benefit tremendously from them joining us in our journey of transformation, innovation and growth.”

Mr Wong also expressed his appreciation to four other directors who recently stepped down from the board: Rajiv Wahi, Venky Krishnakumar and Elim Chew, after serving on the board for six years each, and Chan Yeng Kit, following his appointment as Chairman of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on 1 October. 

Besides the chairman and the four new directors, the other Mediacorp board members are:

*Scott Anthony, Managing Partner, Innosight

*Ahmad Nizam, Director, Straits Law Practice LLC and Advisor, Youth Court

*Wong Su-Yen, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Chairman, Nera Telecommunications; Director, Yoma Strategic Holdings and Director, NTUC First Campus

*Yap Chee Keong, Chairman, CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd (trustee manager of NetLink Trust); Director, Tiger Airways; Director, Citibank Singapore and Director, Straits Trading Company

*Shaun Seow, CEO, Mediacorp

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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 12th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2015.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

Media contact
Karen Yew
Head, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel.: +656350 3261
Email: karenyew@mediacorp.com.sg