MyRepublic appoints former Vodafone regional finance chief its group CFO
By Digital News Asia April 12, 2016
- To help steer company to becoming 4th celco, and guide IPO plans
- 20yrs’ industry experience, also served with Cable and Wireless
SINGAPORE-based telco MyRepublic has announced the appointment of Lavinia Koh (pic above) as its group chief financial officer (CFO).
Koh was previously the head of finance for the Vodafone Group Enterprise business across Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Prior to Vodafone, she was the CFO of Cable and Wireless Worldwide Asia Pacific.
She will provide her expertise to MyRepublic’s ambitious bid to become Singapore’s fourth mobile operator, the company said in a statement.
MyRepublic also intends to launch fibre broadband services across Australia, and also spin off its IT solutions arm, MyRepublic Labs.
“What’s really exciting is the tremendous potential MyRepublic has,” said Koh.
“There’s a real opportunity to redefine the mobility space here and make a real impact not just in Singapore but across the region,” she added.
With 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector driving finance, business transformation and development, Koh will helm expansion plans, improve fiscal strategies and provide critical support for the company’s plans to launch an IPO (initial public offering) within the next three years.
“We were looking for someone who shared our passion and had extensive experience building up a regional business,” said MyRepublic group chief executive officer Malcolm Rodrigues.
“Lavinia [Koh] built Vodafone’s regional finance team after its integration of Cable and Wireless and she’s as driven as any of us in ensuring we properly execute our vision,” he added.
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