Mm2 Asia has appointed Chang Long Jong as chief executive officer. He takes over from Melvin Ang, who will continue to be CEO until the appointment takes effect on 3 April 2017. This follows Ang’s move into his new role as the group’s executive chairman.
As CEO, Chang will be responsible for overseeing and managing the business operations, especially the production division as well as sourcing new business opportunities for the group.
The news follows recent reports of his high profile exit from Mediacorp where he held the dual role of deputy CEO and chief customer officer. He currently oversees all of Mediacorp’s major media assets including TV, radio, newspaper, magazines and over-the-top (OTT) service Toggle.
Prior to his exit, he spent 30-years at the company, having first joined Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1985. He has since gather experience in channel management, content development and production, content licensing and distribution, media business development and talent management.
He also leads Mediacorp’s events business, Vizpro and Mediacorp’s media training business, Singapore Media Academy.
“While the media industry is evolving and facing huge challenges, great opportunities exist within. […] In my new capacity, I look forward to helping to lead the group into the next phase of growth towards being the leading producer of films and TV/online content, and media and entertainment company in Asia,” Chang said.
“As the group scales up its operations and presence across the region, and moves further field to realise the many growth opportunities we have identified, we have been actively searching for a senior and qualified person with the right set of experiences and network to assist the group. I personally have known and worked with Chang and I believe that with his coming on board, I will be able to focus my energy and attention on the burgeoning North Asia market, which is crucial for our next phase of growth,” Melvin Ang, Mm2 Asia’s executive chairman, said.