IBM Singapore managing director Janet Ang joins SPH board

Media group Singapore Press Holdings Limited has appointed Ms Janet Ang Guat Har as an independent director with effect from today. -- PHOTO: IBM SINGAPORE
Media group Singapore Press Holdings Limited has appointed Ms Janet Ang Guat Har as an independent director with effect from today. -- PHOTO: IBM SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Media group Singapore Press Holdings Limited has appointed Ms Janet Ang Guat Har as an independent director with effect from today.

Ms Ang is the managing director of IBM Singapore since July 2011.

She joined IBM in 1982 as a Systems Engineer after graduating from the National University of Singapore Business School with a Business Administration Honours degree. She spent seven years in China with IBM Greater China and Lenovo before returning to Singapore to assume her current role.

Ms Ang also sits on the boards of the Public Utilities Board and the InfoComm Development Authority as well as serve as board member of the National University of Singapore Alumni Advisory Board, Caritas Singapore and Employers' Alliance and the Institute of Systems Science.

She is also a committee member of the Women's Health Advisory Council (WHAC), a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society and President of the International Women's Forum (Singapore chapter).

Ms Ang, who was also a committee member of the recent Medishield Life Review Committee, said in a statement: "I am excited to be joining SPH at a time when media consumption habits have changed with technological advances, and when the digital media industry is abound with both challenges and opportunities.

"SPH has been nimble to reinvent itself with its diverse suite of digital products to engage both readers and advertisers. I hope to tap on my years of IT experience to contribute to SPH's digital strategy and success."

SPH chairman Lee Boon Yang welcomed Ms Ang on behalf of the board.

"As SPH continues to innovate in the fast-changing media industry, I am confident that Janet, with her vast experiences in the IT industry and knowledge of its evolving trends, will be able to contribute effectively to the growth of our business," he said.