Mediacorp names Tham Loke Kheng as CEO Shaun Seow’s successor

Singapore’s national broadcaster Mediacorp has named Tham Loke Kheng as its new chief executive officer after Shaun Seow steps down next month.

Mediacorp has recruited Tham from Pacific Century CyberWorks in Hong Kong, where she has held the role of executive vice president of pay TV for the past three years.

She will officially take over from Seow from September 1. Meanwhile, Seow will remain as executive director of Mediacorp until the end of the month before joining the broadcaster’s parent company Temasek in an unspecified capacity.

Mediacorp chairman Ernest Wong said: “Loke Kheng understands both Mediacorp and the Singapore audience and has gained extensive commercial experience in the region. With a passion for media coupled with well-honed media skills, she is more than ready to lead Mediacorp in meeting the challenges ahead.”

Tham started her career in 1988 at Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, an predecessor of Mediacorp, where she spent eight years. Since then, she has built a career at major Asian media companies, serving as president of Taiwan Broadband Communications before joining PCCW.

She said: “Returning to Mediacorp is a truly meaningful homecoming for me. My passion for media was discovered on Caldecott Hill and I am truly excited to be able to lead Mediacorp into its next phase of development, as the company evolves from a free-to-air broadcaster to a diversified, digital-first media organisation.”

Seow’s departure announcement in April followed 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. Meanwhile, Lim was on leave until his last day of service in June.


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