Mediacorp has appointed Tham Loke Kheng (pictured) as its CEO and board director, effective 1 September 2017. She takes over from Shaun Seow, who will remain as executive director, Mediacorp, until 30 September 2017 before joining Temasek.
Tham is an industry veteran with extensive media experience, especially in content and marketing. She has held senior management and leadership roles in terrestrial free-to-air TV, Pay TV and broadband services in leading Asian operators in Singapore, Taiwan and most recently, Hong Kong.
She started work in 1988 at Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, now known as Mediacorp, where she spent eight years. She has also served as president of Taiwan Broadband Communications and as head of NOW TV, the largest Pay TV operator in Hong Kong at different times.
Lawrence Chong, CEO of Consulus, who added that Mediacorp needs to be prepared to consolidate, cull brands, and present itself as a place of great content. In addition, it needs to behave less corporate or functional.
“It needs to stand for something surprising and great. It also needs to focus and be a place where great talent from entertainment and news come together to tell the untold stories of ASEAN,” Chong said.