Singtel names new CEO International and group CTO

Singtel has appointed Mark Chong as group chief technology officer (CTO) and Arthur Lang (pictured) as CEO International. This follows current group CTO’s Tay Soo Meng’s retirement who has been with the company for almost 50 years. He will take on an advisory role.

Together with CEO Group Digital Life Samba Natarajan, the two new hires will join Singtel’s management committee which oversees strategic direction and execution for the group.

Chong’s appointment will be with effect from 1 April 2017, which will see him relinquishing his current CEO International role and leading technology strategy and innovations across the group. He is a Singtel veteran of over 20 years, holding various leadership positions such as COO of AIS in Thailand and also a role in EVP Networks in Singapore.

Meanwhile, with effect of the same date, Lang will take over as Singtel’s CEO International and be responsible for the growth of the group’s regional associates across India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. He will join the company on 9 January 2017 as CEO International (Designate).

Prior to his appointment, Lang was group CFO of CapitaLand where he oversaw financial reporting, treasury, tax, risk management and internal audit, global strategic investments and investor relations. He was also responsible for its real estate investment management business. He was also previously at Morgan Stanley where he was variously co-head of the Southeast Asia investment banking division and COO of the Asia Pacific investment banking division.

“Given our global aspirations and a fast evolving business and technology landscape, we are reinforcing our leadership team as we prime our enterprise for our next phase of growth,” Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group CEO, said.