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HungryGoWhere CEO Frank Young exits role and retires from industry

The chief executive officer of Singaporean foodie company HungryGoWhere has left the role after just over one year.

Frank Young, a former adman and founder of lifestyle publication Weekender Group, is understood to have left the Singtel-owned company last month and has since updated his LinkedIn status to ‘Retired’. Having given his age as 49 in August 2013, this would make Young no older than 54 at the time of his retirement.

Young originally joined HungryGoWhere in July 2016 after having led Weekender Group for two years as CEO. Prior to that, he was the managing director and executive creative director at Crush Advertising for more than eight years.

Singtel has refused to comment on Young’s departure and his potential replacement.

Originally founded in 2006, HungryGoWhere’s parent company GTW Holdings was bought for S$12 million by Singtel in 2012, and was then was merged with the telco’s subsidiary inSing.com.

At the time, Singtel said the purchase gave it the largest food and lifestyle audience in Singapore. A year later, the platform officially launched in Malaysia.

Between November 2011 and January 2016, HungryGoWhere was led by Matt Whttingham, now the chief digital officer at Singaporean insurance firm Manulife. Five months after his departure, Whittingham was replaced by Young.

Meanwhile, in the two years since the acquisition, two of HungryGoWhere’s founders, Dennis Goh and Yung Yih Tan left the newly-merged company, while third founder, Hoong An Wong, is today a sales director at Singtel Digital Media.

Young has been contacted for comment.

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