MyRepublic strengthens leadership team with senior appointments
By Digital News Asia August 5, 2021
- Newly created group chief investor relations officer role
- Appoints new group CTO
MYREPUBLIC announced the appointment of two new senior executives to strengthen its core leadership team as it gears up for the next phase of its growth as a digital telco.
In a statement, the telco said that Jeannie Ong will assume the newly created role of group chief investor relations officer (CIRO) and Tun Tun Myint will helm the company’s technology operations as its new group chief technology officer (CTO).
Both roles are based in Singapore and are effective immediately.
As group CIRO, the company said Jeannie will establish and maintain strong relationships with investors and stakeholders, with a view of leading MyRepublic to an initial public offering (IPO) in the near future. She will also be responsible for the company’s corporate communications function, it said.
Prior to joining MyRepublic, Jeannie served as the chief strategic partnership officer and chief marketing officer (CMO) of StarHub, where she led the group’s corporate communications, investor relations, branding, marketing, and sustainability portfolios. She was also part of the management team that launched StarHub’s IPO in 2004.
“The new Group CIRO role signals our bold intent to take the company public. Ong’s strong industry reputation coupled with her robust business acumen will put us in an advantageous position as our business develops,” said Malcolm Rodrigues, group chief executive officer (CEO) of MyRepublic.
“I am honoured to join MyRepublic at a time where the group is charting its next phase of growth, especially its transformation business. I look forward to working with the team as we roll out our growth plans in Singapore and across the region,” said Ong.
Meanwhile as the company’s new group CTO, Myint will oversee its journey as a next-generation digital telco.
His responsibilities include strengthening MyRepublic’s next-generation platform-as-a-service and telco-in-a-box solutions that other service providers can license, in a bid to transform operational models, enabling increased efficiency, effectiveness, and a seamless digital user experience, the telco said.
Prior to MyRepublic, Tun was the vice president of Network at Frontiir, the largest Internet Service Provider in Myanmar.
As one of its earliest employees, MyRepublic said he laid the groundwork for the telco’s network engineering and operations team, and played a pivotal role in growing the company to its leading position today.
Myint spent close to two years with the company as head of engineering before joining Frontiir.
“It is exciting to be back at MyRepublic and I look forward to leading our team of talented engineers to continue developing an agile and disruptive telco for the digital age,” said Myint.
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