StarHub has appointed Peter Kaliaropoulos as chief executive officer (CEO) of the group. His role starts from 9 July 2018 onwards.
Kaliaropoulos brings with him over 35 years of experience in the global ICT sector working with senior executive teams to drive growth and transformation. Kaliaropoulos will join StarHub from Zain Saudi Arabia, a US$ 2 billion per annum turnover company, where as CEO, he led the company to its first ever net profit in 2017 after ten years of operations.
His previous experience includes senior leadership roles as CEO, MD and COO with a number of wireless and fully integrated companies including BT (Asia Pacific), Telstra (Australia & USA), Optus (Australia), Clear (New Zealand), Batelco (Middle East) and Ooredoo (Kuwait). Kaliaropoulos was also a key member of the StarHub senior executive team which launched the company operations in the Singapore market in April 2000.
Kaliaropoulos has also led a significant number of acquisitions and contributed as a Board Director to a number of telecommunications companies and ICT start-ups in Australia, USA, Singapore, India and the Middle East.
In selecting its new CEO, StarHub said key criteria included strong leadership beyond conventional frameworks; understanding of the new market dynamics around intense competition; and one with diverse experience in the telco industry to better lead the team to deal with the rapid changes in the highly competitive environment.
Terry Clontz, chairman of StarHub, said “This appointment is the result of an extensive and rigorous global executive search. As a telco veteran with a proven track record of achievements across a wide range of markets, and broad industry knowledge, the Board is confident that Peter is well qualified to lead StarHub in pursuing new opportunities and managing the challenges that operators face today. My fellow Directors and I are delighted to welcome Peter to the StarHub Group and look forward to working closely with him.”