Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CEO LUCAS CHOW calls it a day at Caldecott Hill

CEO LUCAS CHOW calls it a day at Caldecott Hill

Lucas Chow CEO of MediaCorp has tendered his resignation. He spent five challenging years managing the media group, taking over from Ernest Wong.
According to CNA report –
Chairman Teo Ming Kian said
“Lucas has built up MediaCorp to what it is today in the five years as its CEO. Under his watch, MediaCorp has done well to keep up with audiences’ needs and changes sweeping the media industry"
For more details of his achievements please go to:

I was not in the management committee but I know him to be an approachable boss with good people-management skills. Among other things he has good technology knowledge of the media. I was pleased to be able to convince him to adopt high-definition television in MediCorp’s strategic plan and his passion for subject such as digital television surround sound has made the transition to new technologies easier. While mindful of the commercial side of the business he is always open to innovation and introduction of new media technologies. The latest approval I had from him was to undertake a trial on 3D Television. And he is a strong advocate of Internet Television and the Next Generation Broadband Network.

I guess one of his likeable decision was to restore the pay-cuts of staff after the recession and the other is token appreciation for good performance with ice-cream. I must have taken three or four during his tenure.
His notable interest for charity work is also well-known among staff.

His resignation is also timely and in keeping with the tenure of other CEOs at Caldecott Hill. CEOs there called it a day after spending 4-5 years moulding the Media conglomerate.
CEOs come and go but MediaCorp go on forever......

Best Wishes to him in his future endeavour.

Stop Press: It was reported that FAR East Organisation appoints Lucas as its Executive Directive effective Aug 2011. Please see report from CNA below:


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

COT Get-together


Date: Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Time: 7 pm

Cost: $20 per person


By: Wednesday 16th February 2011


Mariners’ Corner Restaurant
Maritime House
120 Cantonment Road #01-02
Singapore 089760
(65) 6220 6572

Bus services: 75, 167, 196
Nearest MRT: Outram Park / Tanjong Pagar

Maritime House Restaurant - Entrance.jpg
My Dear COT Friend ... I am in need of some NEWS from you on what you have been up to recently or in 2010.
Better still send me some photos for me to share with our other members ... a photo of you climbing Mt Everest? or Playing with
the Grandchildren or a holiday pic somewhere in Europe? Yes even a pic of you having breakfast with AH MENG will do ... PLEASE HELP!
PLEASE SEND ME YOUR NEWS BY Wednesday 16th February 2011 ... I'd like to put together a simple NEWSLETTER to share with all out COT FRIENDS.
Much Thanks,
George Favacho

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Wishing all my old colleagues, acquaintances, friends and all on Caldecott Hill and the Transmission Broadcast Centre GONG XI FA CAI and Good Health Always.

Aunty Lucy Leong is organising a get-together dinner on 23 Feb 7pm.
Caldecott Hill Old Timers (COT)who are interested please contact here to book a place. George Favacho will be in town to join the party and he wishes to meet as many COT as possible. Cheers.

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