StarHub CEO Tan Tong Hai to step down, global search for successor underway

StarHub CEO Tan Tong Hai will step down from his position and relinquish his appointment as executive director of StarHub with effect from 1 May 2018. The group is conducting a global executive search for its new CEO.

Tan first joined StarHub in 1999 as general manager of StarHub Internet. He then left to helm Pacific Internet and Singapore Computer Systems before returning to become StarHub chief operating officer in January 2009. In March 2013, Tab was promoted as CEO and executive director of StarHub.

Under Tan’s leadership, StarHub grew its enterprise business to more than $900 million, transforming the company into more than a consumer and household brand. This includes pushing for the launch of Singapore’s first free-to-cable sports channel, SuperSports Arena in 2013 and launching the market-first integrated fibre and cable home broadband solution and commenced production of Public Service Broadcast content in 2014. In 2017, StarHub opened its innovation centre and converged operations named Hubtricity.

“Tan was chosen to lead StarHub given his extensive experience in the enterprise, regional IT, Internet and e-commerce industries. Under his leadership, StarHub has grown its enterprise business by more than two folds and has struck numerous strategic partnerships with established partners to give StarHub a global presence," said Terry Clontz, chairman of StarHub.

“It has been an honour for me to lead the StarHub Group for the last nine years, five years as its CEO and four years as its COO. I have been fortunate to work with a dedicated and professional management team at StarHub, and the Board of Directors have been supportive in providing sound counsel to the management. I have achieved what I set out to do for StarHub to grow its Enterprise Business and I believe it is now the right time for me to step down to pursue my own interests,” Tan said.