Mediacorp announced today that it has appointed Tham Loke Kheng as chief executive officer and board director to replace outgoing CEO Shaun Seow, effective of 1 September.
Tham returns to the state broadcaster, where she started her career in 1988 with its predecessor, Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. She then moved on to StarHub, Taiwan Broadband Communications and, most recently, Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited.
Ernest Wong, chairman at Mediacorp, said that Tham was a natural choice to lead Mediacorp as the company focuses its efforts on capturing audiences and advertising revenue in a disrupted media industry.
“Mediacorp is national broadcaster and commercial media & entertainment company rolled into one,” said Wong.
“Loke Kheng understands both Mediacorp and the Singapore audience and has gained extensive commercial experience in the region.
“With a passion for media coupled with well-honed media skills, she is more than ready to lead Mediacorp in meeting the challenges ahead.”