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Singtel strengthens management team with key leadership appointments

Singapore, 24 November, 2016 - Singtel is making two key appointments to the leadership team as the Group continues its multi-year transformation to respond to the challenges of digital disruption. Both appointees, together with Mr Samba Natarajan, CEO Group Digital Life, will join Singtel’s Management Committee which oversees strategic direction and execution for the Group.   

 

Ms Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group CEO said, “Given our global aspirations and a fast evolving business and technology landscape, we are reinforcing our leadership team as we prime our enterprise for our next phase of growth.”

 

Mark Chong appointed as Group CTO

With effect from 1 April, 2017, Mr Mark Chong will be appointed Group Chief Technology Officer (GCTO) to lead technology strategy and innovations across the Group. A Singtel veteran of over 20 years, Mr Chong has held various key leadership positions, most notably EVP Networks in Singapore and COO of AIS in Thailand. He relinquishes his current role of CEO International from 1 April. 

 

Arthur Lang appointed as CEO International

With effect from 1 April 2017, Mr Arthur Lang will be appointed Singtel’s CEO International. He will be responsible for the growth of the Group’s regional associates across India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. He joins the Group on 9 January 2017 as CEO International (Designate).    

 

Mr Lang was most recently the Group CFO of CapitaLand Limited where he oversaw financial reporting, treasury, tax, risk management and internal audit, global strategic investments and investor relations. He was also responsible for its real estate investment management business. Mr Lang was previously at Morgan Stanley where he was variously co-head of the Southeast Asia investment banking division and COO of the Asia Pacific investment banking division.

 

Ms Chua said, “Mark has made significant contributions as CEO International. Given his understanding of business and technology, we are looking to him to further extend our position in technology.” She added, “Arthur, with his international business and finance experience, is a strong addition to our management team, as we continue to drive transformation at Singtel and push the company to the next level.”

 

Tay Soo Meng retires

After almost 50 years of outstanding and committed service, Mr Tay Soo Meng will relinquish his role as Group CTO. Having been instrumental in helping Singtel secure network leadership in Singapore and enhancing network coverage in Australia, Mr Tay will take on an advisory role so that Singtel can continue to tap his wealth of experience and knowledge.

 

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Annexe:

 

Management Committee (with effect 1 April 2017)

 

1

Group CEO

Chua Sock Koong

2

CEO Group Enterprise

Bill Chang

3

CEO Consumer Australia

Allen Lew

4

CEO Consumer Singapore

Yuen Kuan Moon

5

CEO International

Arthur Lang

6

CEO Group Digital Life

Samba Natarajan

7

Group CCO

Jeann Low

8

Group CFO

Lim Cheng Cheng

9

Group CIO

Wu Choy Peng

10

Group CHRO

Aileen Tan

11

Group CTO

Mark Chong