SPH names Ng Yat Chung as new CEO

Mr Ng Yat Chung, 55, is a former chief of defence force and former CEO of Neptune Orient Lines.
Mr Ng Yat Chung, 55, is a former chief of defence force and former CEO of Neptune Orient Lines.

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.

Get The Straits Times
newsletters in your inbox

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.

SEE TOP OF THE NEWS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'SPH names Ng Yat Chung as new CEO'. Print Edition | Subscribe