ONE Championship names new leaders

ONE Championship has appointed three new leaders to its senior management team. It named Hua Fung Teh as its chief financial officer (CFO), Mahesh Subramanian as the chief technology officer (CTO), and Souvik Dutta as VP of engineering.

The senior leaders have joined ONE Championship to help lead the organisation in critical areas for 2018 and beyond.

Teh will assume his new role in January 2018. As CFO, he will be responsible for all areas of finance, accounting, HR and corporate development, including oversight of key strategic projects and partnerships. He is currently a principal at leading global private equity firm TPG Capital, where he is a senior member of the Southeast Asia investment team based in Singapore. Prior to TPG, Teh held various leadership positions in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. Teh was a key member of the team that brought Formula One to Singapore, organising the first night race in Formula One history in a groundbreaking initiative by the Singapore government.

Meanwhile, new CTO Subramanian will oversee all aspects of ONE Championship’s technology and infrastructure, including mobile, OTT, data and technology asset management, network architecture and support. He brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with Intel, Siemens, Marvell, and Lucent Technologies. Subramanian has over 10 years of mobile video streaming experience, including with startups such as StrmEasy and Touchfone Technology in the micro social and mobile content delivery space.

Dutta will be responsible for driving the execution of ONE Championship's mobile and digital technology solutions. He comes with a decade of experience in fast-paced startups, Touchfone Technology and Scoopwhoop, in the micro social and mobile content delivery space.

Recently, ONE Championship announced that it is making an aggressive push into content, launching its new documentary series “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” which features martial arts legend Rich “Ace” Franklin as he travels from gym to gym all across Asia in search of the next martial arts superstar.

Earlier in August, ONE Championship hired Jack Lim as chief commercial officer to oversee growth opportunities for the promotion of ONE Championship, as it looked to expand on its existing partnerships while creating new global ones. He will also be responsible for uniting and leading all of ONE Championship’s existing revenue streams, overseeing sponsorships, media rights, merchandising, ticketing, and brand licensing, as well as developing additional paths of revenue for the company.