Edipresse Media Singaporeâ€™s managing director, GilbertÂ Cheah (pictured), is stepping down from his role after more than a decade at the helm.
Cheahâ€™s departure marks the end of an 11-year tenure that saw EdipresseÂ Media Singaporeâ€™s luxury-lifestyle media brand, Singapore Tatler, enjoyÂ unprecedented success by winning Luxury Magazine of the Year for sevenÂ consecutive years from 2008 to 2014, and Luxury Website of the Year for two years inÂ 2014 and 2015.
Edipresse Media Asia CEO Zita Ong will personally oversee operations at the Singapore office until Cheahâ€™s successor takes the helm.
An announcement naming the companyâ€™s new managing director is set to take place next week.
It was also announced that the general manager of Sales, Lena Kwek, hasÂ decided to leave the company. Kwek, who began her career at Edipresse Media
Singapore in 2005, led the sales team of Singapore Tatler.Â Edipresse Media Asia executive chairman Michel LamuniĂ¨re said: â€śOn behalf of the board, I would like to thank Cheah for all the great work that he done sinceÂ he joined in 2004. Under his leadership, the Tatler brand has grown in strengthÂ and remains as the leading luxury-lifestyle media brand in the city. WeÂ appreciate his commitment and enthusiasm, and we wish him the very best forÂ his next endeavour.â€ť
Cheah said: â€śAfter much thought and careful consideration, I have decided toÂ resign and enter a new phase of my professional career. I took the helm ofÂ Singapore Tatler in 2004, which was a Monkey Year. And it seems only rightÂ that as another Monkey Year approaches, I seek out a new cycle and take onÂ new challenges in life. While I am excited about my future possibilities, I amÂ also sad to be leaving a great team, one which I am very proud of. Iâ€™m certainÂ that Singapore Tatler will continue to flourish under the new management.â€ť
Marketing has reached out to Cheah for comments on his next career move.