Edipresse's Gilbert Cheah steps down

Edipresse Media Singapore’s managing director, Gilbert Cheah (pictured), is stepping down from his role after more than a decade at the helm.

Cheah’s departure marks the end of an 11-year tenure that saw Edipresse Media Singapore’s luxury-lifestyle media brand, Singapore Tatler, enjoy unprecedented success by winning Luxury Magazine of the Year for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014, and Luxury Website of the Year for two years in 2014 and 2015.

Edipresse Media Asia CEO Zita Ong will personally oversee operations at the Singapore office until Cheah’s successor takes the helm.

An announcement naming the company’s new managing director is set to take place next week.

It was also announced that the general manager of Sales, Lena Kwek, has decided to leave the company. Kwek, who began her career at Edipresse Media

Singapore in 2005, led the sales team of Singapore Tatler. Edipresse Media Asia executive chairman Michel Lamunière said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Cheah for all the great work that he done since he joined in 2004. Under his leadership, the Tatler brand has grown in strength and remains as the leading luxury-lifestyle media brand in the city. We appreciate his commitment and enthusiasm, and we wish him the very best for his next endeavour.”

Cheah said: “After much thought and careful consideration, I have decided to resign and enter a new phase of my professional career. I took the helm of Singapore Tatler in 2004, which was a Monkey Year. And it seems only right that as another Monkey Year approaches, I seek out a new cycle and take on new challenges in life. While I am excited about my future possibilities, I am also sad to be leaving a great team, one which I am very proud of. I’m certain that Singapore Tatler will continue to flourish under the new management.”

Marketing has reached out to Cheah for comments on his next career move.