The Minister for Communications and Information has appointed the Chairman and Board members to the Info-commmunications Media Development Authority (IMDA). IMDA will be established on 1 October 2016 following the restructuring of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA).
2 Mr Chan Yeng Kit, Permanent Secretary (Defence), has been appointed as Chairman of the IMDA Board. His appointment will take effect from 1 October 2016. Mr Chan is presently the Chairman of the IDA (please refer to Annex A for a write up on Mr Chan).
3 The IMDA Board comprises 18 other members, 17 of whom have previously served on the IDA and/or MDA Board. The members of the IMDA Board will serve a two-year term from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2018 (please refer to Annex B for the members on the Board).
4 The Ministry thanks all members of the MDA and IDA Boards for their invaluable contributions, in particular, Mr Niam Chiang Meng, the outgoing Chairman of the MDA Board. Mr Niam has chaired MDA since 1 January 2011. Under his leadership, the MDA has developed Singapore’s media sector and talent, and strengthened Singapore’s position as a media hub. Mr Niam provided valuable guidance to the development and implementation of the Singapore Media Fusion Plan and Infocomm Media 2025. Under his chairmanship, MDA also enhanced its support for local media companies and professionals, and significantly increased funding for public service broadcast. The MDA also launched the inaugural Singapore Media Festival in 2014, which strengthened Singapore’s media branding internationally. Mr Niam retired from the Administrative Service on 1 August 2016 after 33 years of distinguished service. We wish him every success in the next phase of his career.
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
30 SEPTEMBER 2016
Mr Chan Yeng Kit (陈英杰)
Mr Chan Yeng Kit was appointed Permanent Secretary (Defence) in September 2013. Prior to this, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) from 2012 to 2013, and Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications & the Arts) from 2008 to 2012.
2 Mr Chan’s career has spanned a range of appointments in Government, the labour movement, and the private sector. These include management positions in the Public Service Division, National Trades Union Congress, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Education. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) from 2005 to 2007. Mr Chan was appointed Chairman of the IDA Board on 1 December 2015.
3 Mr Chan graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Tasmania, earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces National Serviceman of the Year Award in 1999, conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2000, and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2010.
THE INFO-COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD
(1 Oct 2016 to 30 Sep 2018)
Formerly from IDA/MDA Board
1) Mr Chan Yeng Kit (陈英杰) (Chairman)
Permanent Secretary (Defence), Ministry of Defence
2) Mr Steven Robert Leonard (Deputy Chairman)
Chief Executive Officer, SG-Innovate
3) Ms Janet Ang (洪月霞)
Vice President, Industry Solutions, Systems of Engagement & Smarter Cities, IBM Asia Pacific
4) Dr Lily Chan (曾莉莉)
Chief Executive Officer, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore
5) Mr Chey Chor Wai (谢佐威)
Former Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
6) Mr Robert Lindsay Gilby
Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
7) Mr Vivek Kumar
Director, U Associates / U Future Leaders and Secretary, NTUC Membership Council, National Trades Union Congress
8) Mr Ryan Lim Hoe Meng (林浩明)
Principal Consultant and Founding Partner, QED Consulting Pte Ltd
9) Mr Gabriel Lim Meng Liang (林明亮)
Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information
Chief Executive Officer (Designate), Info-communications Media Development Authority
10) Mr Ong Peng Tsin (王炳晋)
Managing Director, Monk’s Hill Ventures Pte Ltd
11) Ms Poh Mae-Jean Jacqueline (傅美晶)
Chief Executive Officer (Designate), Government Technology Agency
12) Mr Colin Sampson
Senior Vice President / Board Advisor and SAP Ambassador, Customer Engagement, M&A, Venture Capital, SAP Asia Pte Ltd
13) Mr Caesar Sengupta
Vice President, Google Inc
14) Ms Tham Loke Kheng (谭乐琼)
Executive Vice President (PayTV), PCCW Media Ltd
15) Ms Thien Kwee Eng (田桂英)
Assistant Managing Director (Cluster Group Consumer, Planning and Research & Statistics Unit), Economic Development Board
16) Ms Shirley Wong (王秀萍)
Managing Partner, TNF Ventures Pte Ltd
17) Ms Janet Young (杨毓文)
Managing Director and Head Group Channels & Digitalisation, United Overseas Bank Group
18) Mr Zahidi bin Abdul Rahman
Principal Architect, Zahidi A.R Architek
19) Mr Chng Kai Fong (庄凯峰)
Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Prime Minister’s Office