Teo Ming Kian appointed as MediaCorp Chairman-designate

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Teo Ming Kian appointed as MediaCorp Chairman-designate

Singapore, 11 May 2010 – MediaCorp is pleased to announce the appointment of Teo Ming Kian as Director and Chairman-designate of its Board with immediate effect. Mr Teo will succeed Mr Ho Kwon Ping, who will relinquish his Chairmanship of MediaCorp at the Annual General Meeting of the company scheduled in July 2010.

Mr Teo Ming Kian is currently the Permanent Secretary for National Research and Development, Prime Minister’s Office. He is concurrently Advisor, Special Projects at Ministry of Finance, having served as its Permanent Secretary from 1 October 2006 to 1 October 2009. He also sits on the Boards of Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, Monetary Authority of Singapore, National Research Foundation and Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd.

Mr Ho Kwon Ping was appointed Chairman of the MediaCorp Board of Directors in July 2004 and will have served two (2) terms as its Chairman in July 2010. Mr Ho is Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, Chairman of the Wah Chang group and also Chairman of Singapore Management University.

Under Mr Ho’s leadership, MediaCorp entered its first overseas strategic relationship with Indonesia’s most integrated media company, PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent holding company. Against steep competition among regional broadcasters at the Asian Television Awards, MediaCorp bagged the prestigious “Broadcaster of the Year” award twice in 2007 and 2008.

Mr Ho Kwon Ping says, “The past 6 years have been both exciting and challenging for MediaCorp and the Singapore media industry. I joined MediaCorp when the industry was undergoing a consolidation phase. Together with the Management team, we have steered the company beyond the shores of Singapore. Today, MediaCorp is not only a dominant player in the local media industry, it is also an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazine publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, the first Asian-owned English news channel.”

Adds Mr Ho, “I am happy to pass the baton to Ming Kian, I have every confidence he will take MediaCorp to even greater heights, while working hand-in-hand with the Board, Management and staff of MediaCorp. I will miss the MediaCorp team as they have been like a family to me for the last 6 years.”

Mr Teo Ming Kian says, “Kwon Ping or KP (as he is affectionately known), has done a fantastic job in positioning MediaCorp as the leading News and Entertainment provider in Singapore across broadcast, print and electronic media. I look forward to working with the Board, Management and staff of MediaCorp, to gear the organization up for its next phase of growth.”

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information please contact
Clarence Pong
Corporate Communications and Marketing
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 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.

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