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SPH names new head of Chinese Media Group

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) appointed Lee Huay Leng as head of Chinese Media Group (CMG).  Lee, who will take on the new role from December 2016, will oversee the commercial and operational aspects of CMG, which publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format – Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News and four student weeklies. It also operates SPH radio’s Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and focus publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.

She is currently the editor of Lianhe Wanbao and senior vice president (new growth) of Lianhe Zaobao and will report to Anthony Tan, deputy CEO, SPH .

“Huay Leng has more than 20 years of experience in the newsroom. Her varied experience and deep knowledge of the news media put her in a good stead to lead CMG in navigating challenges and seizing growth opportunities ahead,” said Tan.

Chua Chim Kang, currently managing editor of CMG, will take on the role of editor of Lianhe Wanbao from December 2016. He will also be appointed as the managing editor (chinese radio) to help grow the radio station UFM100.3, alongside general manager of SPH Radio, Sim Hong Huat.

The Cultural Industry Promotion Department (CIP) of CMG, which will also be renamed as Culture, Education and New Growth, will be responsible for developing the adjacencies of CMG, including publishing, culture events and education. The unit will be helmed by Loh Woon Yen, currently the deputy digital editor of CMG. She will be appointed as VP, Culture, Education and New Growth, from December, and will relinquish her current position.

Ang Yiting, currently the digital content editor of CMG, too will assume the position of deputy digital editor, CMG from December.

Moreover, to provide more effective integrated marketing solutions to advertisers and partners across the multiple platforms of the company’s vernacular titles, Chee Li Foong will be appointed head of Chinese, Malay and Tamil titles of SPH’s integrated marketing division with effect from October 12, 2016. Chee will concurrently be Head, CMG Content Studio in the Chinese Media Group.

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