4 December 2007 - A new Chairman and ten new members have been appointed to the Board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) with effect from 1 December 2007. Mr Lam Chuan Leong, steps down as IDA Board Chairman after eight years of service. Ms Yong Ying-I, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, will now lead the Board of Directors.
Singapore, 4 December 2007 | For Immediate Release
A new Chairman and ten new members have been appointed to the Board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) with effect from 1 December 2007.
Mr Lam Chuan Leong, steps down as IDA Board Chairman after eight years of service. Ms Yong Ying-I, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, will now lead the Board of Directors. Ms Yong has been serving as Deputy Chairman of the IDA Board since December 2003, and was also IDA’s Chief Executive Officer from 1999-2001.
IDA expresses its deepest appreciation to the retiring Board members for their invaluable service and contributions. In particular, IDA is grateful to its inaugural Chairman, Mr Lam Chuan Leong, who has guided IDA since its formation in December 1999. Under Mr Lam’s chairmanship, the telecom and postal sectors were successfully liberalised, resulting in greater choice and lower prices for consumers and businesses, and pushing up Singapore’s mobile and internet penetration rates. Singapore’s infocomm industry has also seen significant growth, with revenue doubling from S$23.2 billion in 1999, to reach S$45.4 billion in 2006. Singapore’s achieving the top three positions in the WEF Global IT Report for the past five consecutive years, is also testament to the success of various infocomm development strategies put in place during Mr Lam’s tenure as Chairman.
Ten new members will be joining the IDA Board, bringing a wealth of varied experience from the private and public sectors and a deep understanding of the dynamically changing infocomm landscape. The 17-member Board will continue to guide the work of IDA and help propel the infocomm industry forward.
IDA welcomes these ten members who will serve a two-year term:
- Mr William J. AMELIO
President and Chief Executive Officer, Lenovo Group Limited
- Mr Asad JUMABHOY
Director, Global Refund Holdings BV
- Mr Dan NEARY
Vice President, Emerging Markets, eBay Inc.
- Mr PEK Yew Chai
Country Head, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Siemens Pte Ltd
- Mr Kim SEAH Teck Kim
Partner, A.Ang, Seah & Hoe
- Mr SEAH Moon Ming
President, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited; and concurrently
President, International Business & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
- Mr TAN Suee Chieh
Chief Executive Officer, NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited
- RADM(NS) Ronnie TAY
Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
- Mr Lawrence WONG
Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Prime Minister's Office
- Ms Mary YEO
Managing Director, United Parcel Service Singapore Pte Ltd
IDA thanks the following ten members who have stepped down from the IDA Board for their invaluable service:
- Mr LAM Chuan Leong
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Mr BOON Swan Foo
Executive Chairman, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
- Mr Frank Allan BROWN
Director, Colorzip SEA Pte Ltd
- Mr CHAN Yeng Kit
Permanent Secretary (Designate), Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
- Mr CHEW Hock Yong
Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
- Mr HENG Chiang Gnee
President & Chief Executive Officer, SembCorp Environmental Management Pte Ltd
- Mr Rupert G. KEELEY
President & Chief Executive Officer, Visa International Asia Pacific
- Mr Charles LIM
Principal Senior State Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers
- Mr LIM Chin Hu
President & Chief Executive Officer, Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd
- Mr TAN Kian Chew
Chief Executive Officer, NTUC FairPrice
Brief write-ups of the new Board members are given in Annex A (32.98KB), and the list of existing Board members appointed for another two-year term is in Annex B (16.60KB).
ISSUED BY THE CORPORATE & MARKETING COMMUNICATION DIVISION
INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
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