Singtel strengthens management team with key leadership appointments
By Digital News Asia November 24, 2016
- Mark Chong appointed as Group CTO, Arthur Lang as CEO International
- Tay Soo Meng, current Group CTO to retire, all changes effective April 2017
SINGTEL is making two key appointments to the leadership team as the group continues its multi-year transformation to respond to the challenges of digital disruption.
Both appointees, together with Samba Natarajan, CEO Group Digital Life, will join Singtel’s management committee which oversees strategic direction and execution for the group.
Singtel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong said, “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.”
Mark Chong appointed as Group CTO
With effect from April 1, 2017, Mark Chong will be appointed group chief technology officer (GCTO) to lead technology strategy and innovations across the Group. A Singtel veteran of over 20 years, Chong has held various key leadership positions, most notably EVP Networks in Singapore and COO of AIS in Thailand. He relinquishes his current role of CEO International from April 1.
Arthur Lang appointed as CEO International
With effect from April 1, 2017, Arthur Lang will be appointed Singtel’s CEO International. He will be responsible for the growth of the Group’s regional associates across India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. He joins the group on Jan 9, 2017 as CEO International (Designate).
Lang was most recently the Group CFO of CapitaLand Limited 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. Lang was 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.
Tay Soo Meng retires
After almost 50 years of outstanding and committed service, Tay Soo Meng will relinquish his role as Group CTO. Having been instrumental in helping Singtel secure network leadership in Singapore and enhancing network coverage in Australia, Tay will take on an advisory role so that Singtel can continue to tap his wealth of experience and knowledge.