With effect from 1 September 2005, to strengthen IDA's industry development efforts, Mr. Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive/ Director-General (Telecoms) and Ms. Wu Choy Peng, Deputy Chief Executive/ Government CIO will...
Singapore,19 August 2005 | For Immediate Release
With effect from 1 September 2005, to strengthen IDA's industry development efforts, Mr. Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive/ Director-General (Telecoms) and Ms. Wu Choy Peng, Deputy Chief Executive/ Government CIO will have added responsibilities to help grow the Singapore infocomm industry and enhance the economic competitiveness of the key economic sectors through infocomm technologies.
Mr. Leong Keng Thai, in addition to his current portfolio of telecom policy & regulation and international relations, will also oversee infocomm infrastructure development, manpower development and infocomm security. His enhanced role will be to develop the infocomm infrastructure and capabilities required to support Singapore's economic growth.
Ms. Wu Choy Peng, in addition to her current portfolio as Government CIO, will also help to enhance the competitiveness of other key economic sectors through the use of infocomm technologies. In conjunction with this, she will be responsible for developing the capabilities of the local infocomm industry to support economic growth in Singapore. Ms. Wu will be re-designated as Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), and remain concurrently Government CIO.
In expanding the portfolios of the Deputy CEOs at IDA, Mr. Chan Yeng Kit, CEO of IDA Singapore said, "This will create greater synergies and facilitate a more holistic approach to industry development. This includes building the required infrastructure in terms of hardware such as physical connectivity and infocomm security, and software such as infocomm manpower capabilities and regulatory policies. Similarly, IDA's experience in harnessing technology to improve efficiency in the government and its e-Government expertise can be used to help key economic sectors enhance their competitiveness."
In addition, Mr. Khoong Hock Yun, currently Assistant Chief Executive (Industry), will be re-designated as Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure and Manpower Development), to support Mr. Leong Keng Thai.
Other senior management appointments made earlier include the appointment of Mr. Andy Haire as the Assistant Director-General (Telecoms) in May 2005, and the appointment of Dr. Tan Geok Leng as the Chief Technology Officer in December 2004.
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INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
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The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/
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