StarHub makes changes to senior leadership team

StarHub on Friday (March 24) announced changes to its senior leadership team.
StarHub on Friday (March 24) announced changes to its senior leadership team.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - StarHub on Friday (March 24) announced changes to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Dr Chong Yoke Sin to lead the enterprise business group, Mock Pak Lum to take charge of business development, and Chong Siew Loong to head up the network engineering division.

The three senior executives report directly to CEO Tan Tong Hai.

Said Mr Tan: "Today's digital world is driving organisations to transform at a much faster rate than ever before. StarHub recognises that it has to move at a rhythm that matches the pace the digital world is moving in order to stay relevant in the market. These new senior leadership appointments will support our efforts as we continue to focus our transformation strategy to become a digital enabler who creates exciting digital experiences that customers want.

StarHub also said that its chief commercial officer Kevin Lim, plans to retire by the end of the year. In the interim, Mr Lim will work closely with Dr Chong to ensure a smooth transition for the enterprise business group while continuing to report to Mr Tan.

"With his solid experience and knowledge in the business-to-business space, Kevin was instrumental in significantly growing our enterprise business over the last six years which, at the end of 2016 contributed to over 40 per cent of the group's total revenue," said Mr Tan.

Dr Chong Yoke Sin's appointment as chief, enterprise business group will take effect on April 3. She will be responsible for driving the next growth phase of the enterprise business and deepening the engagement with the business community.

Dr Chong was CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) for eight years since November 2008. She integrated the then IT departments of the public healthcare clusters of the National Health Group and SingHealth to form IHiS, a subsidiary of Ministry of Health Holdings.

Mr Mock Pak Lum, who joined StarHub as chief technology officer in June 2011, will will focus on discovering new business opportunities for the company and ensuring strategic investments are synergistic with its core businesses. In addition, he provides strategic direction for StarHub's cyber security and big data analytics solutions.

Mr Chong was vice president of network engineering division before assuming the role of chief technology officer, overseeing network operations, development and transformation to support rapid changes to the network and telco business model. Prior to that, Mr Chong set up and managed the Network and systems division at StarHub's wholly-owned subsidiary Nucleus Connect Pte Ltd when the telco won the bid in 2009 to become the operating company for the Nationwide Broadband Network, the world's first open access network.