Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ernest Wong - New Chairman

Ernest Wong is back to MediaCorp as its Chairman from June 2016( succeeding Teo Ming Kin). He was Group Chief Executive from 2000 to 2005..
Mr Teo said Ernest is best suited for the job and can help navigate the complex landscape of the broadcasting business.

“A veteran banker since 1972, Mr Wong was United Overseas Bank Group President and board member from 1990 to 2000 when he left to join Mediacorp as its Group CEO. Before 1972, he worked for five years with Singapore’s Economic Development Board and the Ministry of Finance. Currently, Mr Wong chairs Temasek Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiary, Fullerton Financial Holdings, which invests in and operates financial institutions in emerging markets. He is a board member of Pavilion Capital Holdings and commissioner of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia. Outside of the financial sector, Mr Wong chairs A Menarini Asia-Pacific and is a Trustee of the NTU Board of Trustees and Chairman of its Investment Committee.” ..from CNA

I worked with him during his five years (as Chief Engineer) at MediaCorp. I could get along well with him.
I would say he was a know-all CEO, colourful character and always had focus for the business aspect of the company ---making money.
For info see CNA website  at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mediacorp-announces/2718760.html

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