Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has named Mr Ng Yat Chung as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Mr Alan Chan, 64, who is retiring on Sept 1 after 15 years at the media and property group, and who had been appointed CEO in 2003.
Mr Ng, 55, is a former chief of defence force and former CEO of Neptune Orient Lines. He was appointed to the SPH board last August as an independent director.
SPH chairman Lee Boon Yang said he is confident that Mr Ng will provide far-sighted and effective leadership.
Other changes announced yesterday included the retirement of deputy CEO Patrick Daniel.
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Mr Daniel, 63, will step down from Sept 1 but continue as a part- time consultant and assist Mr Ng in managing some SPH subsidiaries and projects.
Deputy CEO Anthony Tan, 44, will remain in the position, taking charge of both the English/Malay/ Tamil Media Group and the Chinese Media Group, among other responsibilities.
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