MediaCorp makes new additions to board of directors

MediaCorp has appointed Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong to its board of directors.

Chan (pictured) is permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence. Before this, he was permanent secretary of the then Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts from 2007 to 2012. Chan was also chief executive officer of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) between 2005 and 2007.

Yap is non-executive chairman of NetLink Trust, which owns and operates the fibre network of Singapore’s Next Generation Broadband Network. He serves on the boards of Tiger Airways Holdings, Citibank Singapore, Straits Trading Company, ARA Asset Management, InterOil Corporation, Certis Cisco Security and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and is a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee. Yap has held senior leadership roles in several multinational and listed companies.

Teo Ming Kian, chairman, MediaCorp said : “Yap and Chan are key additions to the MediaCorp board. Chan has extensive experience serving in government and a long and distinguished history of involvement in the infocomm and media industries. Yap brings with him over 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting, corporate governance and strategic planning in both listed and non-listed companies across sectors, and he has played an integral role in the transformation of several of these companies. They add to the diversity of the board that is critical to helping MediaCorp address the challenges and opportunities in this very exciting industry.”

Former MediaCorp directors Fang Ai Lian, advisor to Far East Organisation, Chan Heng Kee, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Thomas Ng, co-founder of GGV Capital stepped down at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 2 September 2015.

Teo said, “On behalf of MediaCorp, I would like to thank Fang, Chan and Ng who have made invaluable contributions to the organisation. Each of them is an outstanding leader who has brought tremendous insights to our strategy discussions, especially crucial at a time when MediaCorp is accelerating our transformation.”


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