People: StarHub Ltd (STAR.SI)

STAR.SI on Stock Exchange of Singapore

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Guong Ching Tan

67 1998 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Tong Hai Tan

50 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Kok Peng Tan

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Pak Lum Mock

2012 Chief Technology Officer

Jeannie Ong

2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Kwai-Yi Lai

2013 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Hoi San Chan

2007 Head - Human Resource

Kin Hung Chan

2012 Head - Marketing and Products

Tim Goodchild

2007 Head - Government and Strategic Affairs

Diana Lee

Head - Customer Service

Kevin Lim

2013 Chief Commercial Officer

Pooi Foong Kong

Company Secretary

Steven Clontz

63 2010 Non-Executive Director

Takeshi Kazami

50 2012 Non-Executive Director

Ming Seong Lim

2000 Non-Executive Director

Naser Marafih

2007 Non-Executive Director

Lim Seah

67 2002 Non-Executive Director

Tat Hiang Sio

2012 Non-Executive Director

Nihal Kaviratne

70 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hong Pak Kua

69 2001 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chee Ming Liu

63 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert Sachs

65 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ek Tor Teo

60 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Guong Ching Tan

Mr. Tan Guong Ching is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of StarHub Ltd. He was appointed to the Board on 8 August 1998 and was last re-elected as a Director on 12 April 2012. He is also the Chairman of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd (ST Telemedia), STT Communications Ltd, Asia Mobile Holdings Pte. Ltd., Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. and IP Academy. He was formerly the CEO of the Housing & Development Board, the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of the Environment and the then Ministry of Communications & Information. Mr Tan initiated several projects during his career, such as neighbourhood policing, civil defence, commissioning of the mass rapid transit system, the corporatisation of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd and the re-organisation of the then Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Mr Tan served in the Administrative Service for 33 years. In recognition of Mr Tan’s contributions to the Civil Service, he was awarded a Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1991, a Long Service Medal in 1997 and an NTUC Commendation Medal in 1999. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor and a Master of Engineering (Chemical) from McMaster University, Canada.

Tong Hai Tan

Mr. Tan Tong Hai has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of StarHub Ltd., effective March 1, 2013. He was Company's Chief Operating Officer from January 15, 2009, to March 1, 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He has worked with Ambergris Solutions Inc, Asia Pacific Creation Pte Ltd, Ayala Systems Technology, Inc., Green Dot Internet Services Pte Ltd, Primeworld Digital Systems, Inc., PW Holding Corporation, Safe2Travel Pte Ltd, SCS (Chengdu) Technology Company, SCS China Co. Ltd, SCS Information Technology Sdn Bhd, Telescience Singapore Pte Ltd, TISCS Pte Ltd, Trusted Hub Limited, Viewers Choice Pte Ltd, World Net Services Co., Ltd and Zip World Pty Ltd.

Kok Peng Tan

Mr. Nicholas Tan Kok Peng serves as Chief Financial Officer for StarHub Ltd. He is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning at ST Telemedia, responsible for: business oversight of subsidiaries; harnessing the collective strengths of the ST Telemedia Group of companies for synergistic gains; and spearheading group knowledge management— including financial, operational risk management, processes and systems. He also oversees the overall enterprise risk management (ERM) function at ST Telemedia. Prior to that, he was also seconded to ST Telemedia’s former Indonesian subsidiary, PT Indosat Tbk, where he served as its Chief Financial Officer for two years from 2002. There, he was instrumental in the conclusion of a complex refinancing exercise that raised almost U.S. $1 billion from three instruments—garnering several industry awards along the way. His other previous appointments include Vice President of Finance at StarHub Ltd; Finance Director at ST Telemedia; Financial Controller (S.E. Asia) of Becton Dickinson Medical; Manager of Tax & Treasury at Hewlett Packard Singapore; and Corporate Internal Audit at Texas Instruments Singapore.

Pak Lum Mock

Mr. Mock Pak Lum is Chief Technology Officer of Starhub Ltd. Pak Lum oversees the Network Engineering and Information Services division. He is responsible for establishing StarHub’s technical vision and all aspects of technology development. He also looks into the strategy for technology platforms and external partnerships. Prior to joining StarHub, Pak Lum spent eight years in Pico Art International Pte Ltd and GT Communications Pte Ltd. He then moved to head 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd. He was also appointed the CEO of the technology arm of MediaCorp where he oversaw the IT, engineering and transmission support functions. Pak Lum holds a Bachelor of Electrical / Electronic Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeannie Ong

Ms. Jeannie Ong is Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub Ltd, after being its Head - Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She is responsible for building StarHub’s profile and its corporate reputation. She is involved in providing strategic counsel in the areas of corporate communications, corporate positioning, investor relations (IR) and community relations. She received the Best IR Officer in Singapore award twice by Asiamoney magazine in its annual Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll in 2007 and 2010. She and her team clinched the Best IR award (Gold) at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, as well as Best IR award (Bronze) and Best IR award (Silver) at the same awards in 2009 and 2008, respectively. They also won the Gold award for IR in Telecom in Singapore at the Triple A Asset Asian Awards 2009. She joined StarHub in April 2001 and was involved in bringing the company public in October 2004. She has more than 19 years of experience in corporate, financial, marketing and community communications across different industries. She first commenced her career with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. She holds an honours degree from the University of London, UK with majors in Economics and Financial Management.

Kwai-Yi Lai

Ms. Kwai-Yi (Veronica) Lai is Company Secretary and General Counsel for StarHub Ltd. She embarked on her career with StarHub in 1999, as part of the team establishing the legal structure to support StarHub in its official launch in April 2000 and thereafter in the merger of StarHub and SCV in 2002, and StarHub’s IPO in 2004. Her responsibilities include the oversight and management of all Legal matters of the StarHub Group. In addition, she serves as Company Secretary for the StarHub Group of companies. The StarHub Legal team was recognised with various awards, including the Best Domestic Equity Deal in Singapore and Best Deal for Singapore in 2005 for their role in the StarHub IPO by Asia Legal Business, and the IT/Telco Inhouse Team of the Year Award in 2007 at the ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards. She received the 2007 Asia Law Singapore In-house Counsel Award by Asia Law and Practice, and was named by Asia Legal Business as one of the Top 25 in-house counsels in Asia in 2010. Most recently, the StarHub Legal Team received the International Law Office Asia-Pacific Counsel Award for Regulatory support. She graduated with an honours degree from the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining StarHub, she spent six years in practice with Rajah and Tann LLP.

Hoi San Chan

Ms. Chan Hoi San is Head - Human Resource for StarHub Ltd. She is responsible for the overall direction of all human resource (HR) services in StarHub. She is also responsible for formulating, developing and ensuring consistent implementation of StarHub’s strategic HR policies and procedures. Hoi San has been credited for building a groundwork in StarHub’s HR division. She also played an integral part in the merger of StarHub and SCV by aligning and integrating the various business functions and resources, HR policies and procedures. She holds a Master in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College, The Claremont Group for Colleges, USA. She also holds a graduate diploma in Personnel Management and is an Accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessor, as well as a Certifi ed Evaluator of the Thomas (DISC) Personal Profi le System.

Kin Hung Chan

Mr. Chan Kin Hung is Head - Marketing and Products of StarHub Ltd. He is responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of all consumer products, services and content that are provided on StarHub’s multiple platforms. These offerings include mobile, pay TV and broadband services. He is also in charge of customer lifecycle management and business planning and analysis. He joined StarHub as Head of Mobile Services in 2001, bringing with him more than 15 years of product development, marketing, sales and general management experience. Kin Hung started his career in Digital Equipment Corporation and Apple Computer International Limited. He also spent several years in Singapore holding various senior positions in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining StarHub, Kin Hung was the Managing Director of UUNET Singapore Pte Ltd. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as a Master in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tim Goodchild

Mr. Tim Goodchild is Head - Government and Strategic Affairs for StarHub Ltd. He responsible for managing StarHub’s relationships with its regulators, and for providing regulatory support to StarHub’s lines of business. He joined StarHub in 2004, and has over 20 years experience in telecommunications regulatory issues. His working career has included time with Telecom New Zealand, the Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (now the IDA), Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Equant (Singapore) Pte Ltd. His career has given him exposure to regulatory regimes throughout the Asia-Pacifi c region. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Diana Lee

Ms. Diana Lee is Head - Customer Service of StarHub Ltd. She is responsible for all customer support activities including the 24-hour call centre, customer service centres and online self-help service. Under her leadership, StarHub’s Customer Service practices and standards have won wide recognition at the Annual Call Centre Awards by the Call Centre Council of Singapore. Prior to her role in heading the Customer Service team, Diana was the Senior Manager of Human Resource in SCV. She has a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and is a Customer Operations Performance Centre (COPC) Certified Six Sigma High Performance Management Techniques Specialist.

Kevin Lim

Mr. Kevin Lim is Chief Commercial Officer of Starhub Ltd, after being its Head - Enterprise Business Group. Together with his team, he was responsible for accelerating StarHub’s Enterprise Business serving the business market, from SMEs to MNCs. He was also in charge of the International group, which is responsible for international product development, carrier services and commercial agreements, business planning and development, international network planning, as well as the development of the wholesale business. His experience spans over more than 27 years in various industries and across the globe. He was most recently from Intel where he worked with telecom operators, vendors and regulators on the ecosystem for the proliferation of broadband through wireless broadband access technology. At a global level, he was worldwide division general manager of Lernout & Hauspie who was the leader in speech and language technology. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California and a Masters Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Pooi Foong Kong

Steven Clontz

Mr. Steven Terrell Clontz is Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. Since January 2010, Mr Clontz has been Senior Executive Vice-President of North America and Europe Operations at ST Telemedia. In December 2012, he was appointed as a Director of Jasper Wireless, Inc. He is the Chairman of InterDigital, Inc. Prior to this, he served as the CEO of StarHub for 11 years before retiring on 31 December 2009. Mr Clontz is a well-regarded veteran in the telecommunications and media industry with more than 30 years of experience. He brings with him invaluable knowledge of the telecoms and media industry and management. He began his career in the USA. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the President and CEO of IPC Information Systems Inc., based in New York. Prior to that, Mr Clontz has held senior executive positions at BellSouth International, Inc. He was the President of BellSouth International (Asia-Pacifi c), Inc. between 1991 and 1994. Mr Clontz holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics Major) from the University of North Carolina, USA.

Takeshi Kazami

Mr. Takeshi Kazami is Non-Executive Director of Starhub Ltd., since April 13, 2012. He is the President and CEO of NTT Singapore Pte. Ltd., the regional headquarters of NTT Communications Ltd for the Asia Pacifi c region. He also serves as a director of Emerio GlobeSoft Pte Ltd. He started his career with NTT in 1986 and held various positions, including Area Manager - NTT America. He was seconded to StarHub, as Head of its Japanese Sales Sector in 2000. He went on to become the Head of Arcstar, the fl agship brand of NTT Communications Ltd's range of global communication services. Upon his return to NTT Communications Ltd in 2005 and after serving as Director, Corporate Sales, he was appointed to his current position in July 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Relation Course (Chinese and Sociology), from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He was a visiting scholar at the Asia Pacifi c Research Center of Stanford University, USA.

Ming Seong Lim

Mr. Lim Ming Seong is Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is the Chairman of CSE Global Limited and First Resources Ltd and serves on the boards of U Mobile Sdn Bhd and ST Kinetics Ltd. Mr Lim was with the Singapore Technologies (ST) group from 1986 to 2002, where he left as Group Director. Prior to joining the ST group, Mr Lim served as the Deputy Secretary with the Ministry of Defence of Singapore. Mr Lim brings with him accounting, management and technical. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with a major in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from the former University of Singapore. Mr Lim also participated in the Advanced Management Programs conducted by INSEAD and the Harvard Business School, USA.

Naser Marafih

Dr. Naser Mohammed Abdullah Marafih is Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is currently the CEO of Qtel Group LLC (QG), a limited company registered under the Qatar Financial Center and subsidiary of Qatar Telecom QSC (Qtel). Dr Nasser began his professional career at Qtel in 1992 as an advisor from the University of Qatar, and later joined Qtel as the Director of Strategic Planning and Development. He was instrumental in many strategic initiatives and landmarks in Qtel’s history, including the introduction of the fi rst GSM service in the Middle East in 1994 and thereafter, the Internet service in Qatar in 1996, and the privatisation of Qtel in 1998. Under Dr Nasser’s leadership, Qtel has evolved from being a local telecom provider to an international player, with strategic investments in the Asia Pacifi c region. Dr Nasser holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science and a PhD in Communication Engineering from the George Washington University, USA.

Lim Seah

Mr. Seah Lim Huat is Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is a member of the Temasek Advisory Panel and has experience in the fi nancial industry. He is also the Chairman of DBS Bank Ltd, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Lasalle College of the Arts Limited. Mr Seah also serves on the boards of CapitaLand Limited and STATS ChipPAC Ltd. Mr Seah served as the President and CEO and a Director of Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd from December 2001 to December 2004. Prior to that, he held several senior level positions in the former Overseas Union Bank Limited before retiring as Vice Chairman and CEO in September 2001. Mr Seah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the former University of Singapore.

Tat Hiang Sio

Mr. Sio Tat Hiang is Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd., since July 2, 2012. He is the Executive Director of ST Telemedia. Mr Sio has more than 20 years of fi nancial and management experience. He was a core member involved in the formation of STT as a new business area for the former ST group, and served as Senior Executive Vice-President of ST Telemedia from September 2010 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr Sio was Vice-President of Corporate Finance and Director of Strategic Investment and Group Treasurer, for the ST group, overseeing the treasury and investment management functions of the ST group. Before joining the ST group, Mr Sio worked in the banking and fi nancial services industries. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the former University of Singapore and attended the Senior Management Programme at the London Business School, UK.

Nihal Kaviratne

Mr. Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne, CBE, is Independent Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He serves on the boards of DBS Bank Ltd and DBS Group Holdings Ltd in Singapore and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited in India. Mr Kaviratne has a stellar track record of success gained during a wideranging career at Unilever spanning over 40 years. He held various senior level management positions in the Unilever group across Asia, Europe and Latin America. He retired from the Unilever group in March 2005. Mr Kaviratne was cited in the Queen’s 2004 New Year Honours List in the UK and was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of British Empire) for services to UK business interests in Indonesia. He was chosen by Business Week in 2002 for the Stars of Asia Award as one of the “25 leaders at the forefront of change”. His management and leadership skills in multinational business strengthen the Board. Mr Kaviratne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a in Economics from Bombay University, India and has attended various management development programmes in India, Australia, the UK and the USA, including the Advanced Executive Programme conducted by Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, USA.

Hong Pak Kua

Mr. Kua Hong Pak is Independent Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is the Managing Director and Group CEO of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Kua brings wide-ranging experience of fi nancial accounting, management and investment to the Board. Mr Kua is also the Deputy Chairman of SBS Transit Ltd and VICOM Ltd. Prior to joining ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, Mr Kua served as the President and CEO of Times Publishing Limited and Executive Director of SBS Transit Ltd. Mr Kua serves on various community and voluntary organisations and was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1991 and the Public Service Star in 1996 for his contributions to the community. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the former University of Singapore. Mr Kua participated in the Advanced Management Program conducted by the Harvard Business School, USA.

Chee Ming Liu

Mr. Liu Chee Ming serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is and has been the Managing Director of Platinum Holdings Company Limited since 1996. Mr Liu has over 30 years of experience within the private investment services sector and has an invaluable network of contacts in the media industry. Mr Liu’s fi nancial and strategic and experience in dealing with corporations and businesses in many parts of the world is an asset to the Board. He worked for various Jardine Fleming entities for over 17 years in senior level positions. Between 1988 and 1995, he served as a Member of the Executive Committee and the Head of Investment Banking for Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited. Mr Liu was a Director of Media Asia Entertainment Group Limited of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007. He is a member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee and Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the former University of Singapore.

Robert Sachs

Mr. Robert J. Sachs serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. A lawyer by training, he is a Principal of Continental Consulting Group, LLC. Dr Sachs has almost 35 years experience in the cable television and media industry. He was the President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association from August 1999 to March 2005. From 1979 to 1998, he held various senior level positions in Continental Cablevision, Inc. and its successor, MediaOne Group, Inc., overseeing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs and corporate development. He began his professional career as the legislative staff of US Senator Charles Goodell and thereafter as a consultant to the White House Offi ce of Telecommunications Policy. He was legislative counsel to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the United States. Dr Sachs holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Rochester, a Master of Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a Doctorate of Law from the Georgetown University, USA. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ek Tor Teo

Mr. Teo Ek Tor is Independent Non-Executive Director of StarHub Ltd. He is the Chairman of PrimePartners Group Pte Ltd and the Managing Partner of PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd, which manages private equity funds. Mr Teo is an independent director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee. Mr Teo has experience in investment banking, asset management and fi nancial services in Asia, and brings with him fi nancial and analytical. He had contributed to, and been instrumental in the development of two regional investment banking groups – Morgan Grenfell Asia (1980-1993) and BNP Prime Peregrine (1997-1999). Mr Teo held senior executive positions within the Morgan Grenfell Asia group and was the Regional Managing Director of BNP Prime Peregrine (Singapore) Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), with a major in Business Administration, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
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