• Board of
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    Board of
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  • Board of
    Directors

Steven Terrell Clontz

Chairman

Mr Steven Terrell Clontz is Senior Executive Vice-President, International, at Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd.  He is also a Director of Level 3 Communications, Jasper Wireless, Inc and PSA International Pte Ltd.  He served as the CEO of StarHub for 11 years before retiring on 1 January 2010.

Mr Clontz is a well-regarded veteran in the telecommunications and media industry with over 43 years of extensive experience.  He brings with him invaluable knowledge of the telecoms and media industry and extensive management expertise. During his 11 years at the helm of StarHub, Mr Clontz has led StarHub in a number of major milestones including the transformation of StarHub from being Singapore’s third mobile player in 2000 to a fully-integrated “quad-play” service provider in 2009; merging StarHub with StarHub Cable Vision (SCV) in 2002; bring StarHub public in 2004 on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange; and advancing StarHub’s market position to become Singapore’s second largest mobile operator in 2005.

Mr Clontz began his career in the USA.  From 1996 to 1998, he served as the President and CEO of IPC Information Systems Inc., based in New York.  Prior to that, Mr Clontz has held senior executive positions at BellSouth International, Inc. He was the President of BellSouth International (Asia-Pacific), Inc. between 1991 and 1994.  Mr Clontz holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics Major) from the University of North Carolina, USA.

Tan Tong Hai

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mr Tan Tong Hai joined StarHub in 2009 as its Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of StarHub. He has over 20 years of experience in the regional information technology (IT), Internet and e-commerce industries and has had broad experience at top management levels. Mr Tan was previously the President and CEO of Singapore Computer Systems from August 2005 to December 2008, and the President and CEO of Pacific Internet (PacNet) from March 2001 to August 2005. He was instrumental in turning both companies around when he was at their helms. In addition, Mr Tan is currently the Chairman of Nanyang Polytechnic's Board of Governors. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Ma Kah Woh

Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee

Mr Ma Kah Woh is the Chairman of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd. He is also a Director of Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd and CapitaLand China Development Fund II Limited. Mr Ma serves on the National Heritage Board and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr Ma was a senior partner of KPMG Singapore, where he was in charge of the Audit & Risk Advisory Practice and Risk Management function until his retirement in September 2003. Mr Ma is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Peter Seah Lim Huat

Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Executive Resource & Compensation Committee 
and Nominating Committee

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat is the Chairman of DBS Bank Ltd, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd and Lasalle College of the Arts Limited. Mr Seah is also the Deputy Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited. He has extensive experience in the financial industry. He served as the President and CEO and a Director of Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd from December 2001 to December 2004. Prior to that, he held several senior level positions in the former Overseas Union Bank Limited before retiring as Vice Chairman and CEO in September 2001. Mr Seah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the former University of Singapore.

Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE

Independent Director, Chairman of Strategy Committee

Mr Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE serves on the boards of DBS Bank Ltd, DBS Group Holdings Ltd and Olam International Limited in Singapore and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited in India.  He is the Chairman of Caraway Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Olam International Limited. Mr Kaviratne held various senior level management positions in the Unilever group across Asia, Europe and Latin America over forty years. Mr Kaviratne was cited in the Queen’s 2004 New Year Honours List in the UK and was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of British Empire) for services to UK business interests in Indonesia. He was chosen by Business Week in 2002 for the Stars of Asia Award as one of the “25 leaders at the forefront of change”. Mr Kaviratne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Economics from Bombay University, India and has attended various management development programmes in India, Australia, the UK and the USA, including the Advanced Executive Programme conducted by Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, USA.

Teo Ek Tor

Independent Director, Chairman of Risk Committee

Mr Teo Ek Tor is the Chairman of PrimePartners Group Pte Ltd and Aris PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd, a joint venture asset management company based in Singapore. Mr Teo has vast experience in investment banking, asset management and financial services in Asia, and brings with him in-depth financial and analytical expertise. He had contributed to, and been instrumental in the development of two major regional investment banking groups – Morgan Grenfell Asia (1980-1993) and BNP Prime Peregrine (1997-1999). Mr Teo held senior executive positions within the Morgan Grenfell Asia group and was the Regional Managing Director of BNP Prime Peregrine (Singapore) Ltd.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), with a major in Business Administration, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Sio Tat Hiang

Non-Executive Director

Mr Sio Tat Hiang is the Executive Director of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd (ST Telemedia). Mr Sio has more than 20 years of financial and management experience. He was a core member involved in the formation of ST Telemedia as a new business area for the former Singapore Technologies (ST) group, and served as Senior Executive Vice-President of ST Telemedia from September 2010 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr Sio was Vice-President of Corporate Finance, Director of Strategic Investment and Group Treasurer for the ST group, overseeing the treasury and investment management functions of the ST group. Before joining the ST group, Mr Sio worked in the banking and financial services industries. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the former University of Singapore and attended the Senior Management Programme at the London Business School, UK.

Lim Ming Seong

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lim Ming Seong is the Chairman of CSE Global Limited and First Resources Ltd and serves on the boards of U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd and STT GDC Pte. Ltd.. Mr Lim was with the ST group from 1986 to 2002, where he left as Group Director. Prior to joining the ST group, Mr Lim served as the Deputy Secretary with the Ministry of Defence of Singapore. Mr Lim brings with him extensive accounting, management and technical expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with a major in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from the former University of Singapore. Mr Lim also participated in the Advanced Management Programs conducted by INSEAD and the Harvard Business School, USA.

Liu Chee Ming

Independent Director

Mr Liu Chee Ming is the Managing Director of Platinum Holdings Company Limited since 1996. Mr Liu also serves on the boards of Japfa Ltd., Kader Holdings Company Limited and Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.  He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., which are the REIT Manager and Trustee-Manager respectively of OUE Hospitality Trust, Founder BEA Trust Co., Ltd. and STT GDC Pte. Ltd.. He is also an Independent Supervisor of the Supervisory Committee of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience within the financial services sector and has an invaluable network of contacts in the media industry. Mr Liu’s financial and strategic expertise and experience of dealing with major corporations and businesses globally is an asset to the Board. He is a member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the former University of Singapore.

Robert J. Sachs

Independent Director

A lawyer by training, Mr Robert J. Sachs is a Principal of Continental Consulting Group, LLC. Mr Sachs has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the cable television and media industry. He was the President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association from August 1999 to March 2005. From 1979 to 1998, he held various senior level positions in Continental Cablevision, Inc. and its successor, MediaOne Group, Inc., overseeing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs and corporate development. He began his professional career as the legislative staff of US Senator Charles Goodell and thereafter as a consultant to the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy. He was legislative counsel to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the United States. Mr Sachs holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Rochester, a Master of Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a Doctorate of Law from the Georgetown University, USA. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee

Independent Director

Ms Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee is the Deputy Chairman of WongPartnership LLP. She also serves on the Board of SPH Reit Management Pte. Ltd., Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd., the Public Utilities Board and the Singapore Accountancy Commission. Ms Eng is a corporate lawyer with vast experience and expertise in equity and debt capital markets, real estate investment trusts and corporate finance. She has been involved in major transactions such as the $2.8 billion public listing of CapitaMall Asia Limited in 2009 – then the largest initial public offering in Singapore since 1993 – and the $10 billion merger of Overseas Union Bank and United Overseas Bank in 2001. Ms Eng holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Nasser Marafih

Non-Executive Director

Dr Nasser Marafih is a Member of the Ooredoo Group Board and Advisor to the Ooredoo Group Board’s Chairman. He was the CEO of Ooredoo Group from 2006 until November 2015. He also served as CEO of Ooredoo Qatar (formerly known as Qatar Telecom) from 2002 to 2011, a subsidiary of Ooredoo Q.S.C. (formerly known as Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C). Dr Nasser began his professional career at Ooredoo Qatar in 1992 as an expert advisor from the University of Qatar, and later joined Ooredoo Qatar as the Director of Strategic Planning and Development. He was instrumental in many strategic initiatives and landmarks in Ooredoo Qatar’s history, including the introduction of the first GSM service in the Middle East in 1994 and thereafter, the Internet service in Qatar in 1996, and the privatisation of Ooredoo Qatar in 1998. Under Dr Nasser’s leadership, Ooredoo Qatar has evolved from being a local telecom provider to an international player, with strategic investments in the Asia Pacific region. Dr Nasser holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science and a PhD in Communication Engineering from the George Washington University, USA.

Takeshi Kazami

Non-Executive Director

Mr Takeshi Kazami is the President and CEO of NTT Singapore Pte. Ltd., the regional headquarters of NTT Communications Ltd for the Asia Pacific region. He also serves as a director of Emerio GlobeSoft Pte Ltd. He started his career with NTT in 1986 and held various positions, including Area Manager - NTT America. He was seconded to StarHub, as Head of Japanese Sales Sector in 2000. He went on to become the Head of Arcstar, the flagship brand of NTT Communications Ltd's range of global communication services. Upon his return to NTT Communications Ltd in 2005 and after serving as Director, Corporate Sales, he was appointed to his current position in July 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Relation Course (Chinese and Sociology), from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He was a visiting scholar at the Asia Pacific Research Center of Stanford University, USA.