Lim Chuan Poh, CEO International, to retire from Singtel Group
Singapore, 10 June 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced that Mr Lim Chuan Poh, CEO International, will be retiring from the company. Mr Lim has agreed to work until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
Singtel has initiated a search for the new CEO International, both within the company and externally.
Mr Lim joined Singtel in 1998 as Chief Executive, Fixed-Line Services, and was appointed CEO International in 2006. Since his appointment as CEO International, Mr Lim has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Singtel Group’s overseas investments, deepening its relationships with overseas partners and the Board and Management of its associates. Today the regional mobile associates have become significant contributors to the Group’s profit.
He has also been a strong advocate of leveraging the Group’s scale of 293 million1 mobile customers to drive innovation, cost and revenue synergies, and using customer knowledge to expand into related markets and services.
As a director of Bharti and previously Telkomsel and Globe, Mr Lim, a telecom veteran, has helped steer these companies through different phases of their operations, particularly as competitive pressures escalate in these markets.
Mr Lim said: “I have had an exciting and fulfilling 12 years in Singtel. I am extremely thankful for the support from my colleagues, including the partners and management of our affiliates. I am also handing the reins over to a very professional and strong team who will continue to build on the strong momentum to further strengthen our position as Asia’s leading communications group.”
Ms Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Chuan Poh’s achievements speak for themselves. On behalf of the Board and Management, I thank Chuan Poh for his countless contributions and wish him a happy and well-earned retirement.”