Lim Eng, CEO of NCS, to retire from Singtel Group
Chia Wee Boon to helm NCS from 1 July 2010
Singapore, 16 June 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that Mr Lim Eng, CEO of NCS, will be retiring from the company after 30 years of service. His last day of service will be 14 July 2010.
Singtel has appointed Mr Chia Wee Boon, currently COO of NCS, to the position of CEO.
Mr Lim, 54, joined Singtel in 1980 as an engineer and has held several key management positions, including Group Director (Human Resource), VP (Corporate Products) and CEO (General Business). He has also contributed in Singtel’s overseas ventures as President of New Century InfoComm Co Ltd (NCIC Taiwan) and COO of Fax International, USA.
As CEO of NCS, Mr Lim led the company’s growth both in revenue as well as market share. Today, NCS generates in excess of a billion dollars in annual revenues and also tops the Singapore IT services market in terms of market share, ahead of global giant players. In addition, he played a key role in the acquisition and integration of SCS Computer Systems.
Mr Lim said: “The 30 years of service I have spent at Singtel have been challenging and rewarding. It is most gratifying to have been able to contribute to the growth and transformation of NCS during my tenure. I wish Wee Boon every success in his new role.”
Mr Allen Lew, Singtel’s CEO Singapore said: “Lim Eng has made many valuable contributions to the Singtel Group during his years of service. In his most recent post as NCS CEO, he took the company to new heights. I thank him for his dedication and focus on long-term success and wish him the best for his retirement.”
Mr Chia Wee Boon, 52, has been with NCS since June 2009. Prior to joining Singtel, he spent more than 25 years with Hewlett Packard. With his extensive experience in the global infocommunications technology (ICT) market, Mr Chia will provide strong leadership to NCS and bring it to even greater heights. He commences as CEO of NCS on 1 July 2010.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. It has a network of 37 offices in 20 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Together with its regional partners, Singtel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 293 million mobile customers in eight markets.
NCS is a leading infocomm technology (ICT) and communications engineering service provider with more than 7,000 staff located in more than 10 countries across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. With proven expertise in consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and solutions gained while serving government and commercial organisations across the region, NCS delivers end-to-end support for every organisation’s technology needs. Headquartered in Singapore, NCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singtel Group.