Mediacorp CEO Shaun Seow steps down to join Temasek investment team as MD

Mediacorp’s chief executive officer Shaun Seow is stepping down in September to join the investment division of the media giant’s parent company Temasek.

Mediacorp has not revealed Seow’s new role. However, Mumbrella Asia understands that he is to become managing director of Temasek’s telecom, media and technology investment team.

Seow was appointed to the CEO role in July 2011 after holding various leadership roles across the company’s TV, radio, print and digital businesses. He was part of the core team that started Channel NewsAsia in 1999.

The board of Mediacorp said it has still to appoint a successor to Seow.

Company chairman Ernest Wong said: “Shaun is a bundle of energy and is completely dedicated to his work. He has contributed much and provided yeoman service and commendable leadership during his many years with Mediacorp.”

Seow’s departure follows that of Shane Mitchell and Jack Lim, who left the company last month. Both their roles were taken over by former Twitter managing director Parminder Singh.

Mitchell led Mediacorp’s digital group for the last two years, while Lim headed up Mediacorp’s commercial group. Mediacorp said Mitchell resigned recently following his family’s relocation to Hong Kong, but will finish a number of projects over the next three months before he departs. Meanwhile, Lim will be on leave until his last day of service in June.


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