IMDA senior exec to join Mediacorp, as publisher attempts ‘transformation’

Angeline Poh of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, a government body in Singapore, has been posted to work at Mediacorp on secondment as chief corporate development officer.

Prior to her role as assistant chief executive at the IMDA, Poh worked for McGraw-Hill Education and the Singapore Economic Development Board.

The announcement:

In a move to further strengthen its leadership capability and drive its ongoing transformation, Mediacorp has named Angeline Poh as Chief Corporate Development Officer. The appointment follows a search and is effective 1 September 2018.

Reporting to CEO Tham Loke Kheng, Ms Poh will help develop and drive Mediacorp’s medium to long term strategies in consultation with key stakeholders. Leveraging her deep infocomm and media experience and wide networks, Ms Poh will also identify and pursue key international partnerships to expand the company’s footprint outside of Singapore.

Ms Poh joins Mediacorp from Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). During her tenure as IMDA Assistant Chief Executive, she has led important initiatives to create a vibrant infocomm and media ecosystem, a key engine of Singapore’s digital economy. Ms Poh launched the Future of Media plan, aimed at developing a future-ready media industry. She has overseen the implementation of Singapore’s public service content strategies, working closely with Mediacorp to grow the reach and impact of our Public Service Broadcast content. Ms Poh is a great advocate of innovative storytelling and fresh formats and has given much support to Mediacorp’s youth-focused initiatives like Young Creators Project.

Prior to IMDA, Angeline was Managing Director, McGraw-Hill Education (Asia). She spent the first 12 years of her career at Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Ms Tham said: “I have personally worked with Angie and seen how effective she is in translating vision and strategy into real action. She is an inspirational leader who has been able to get stakeholders in the ecosystem to work together and drive results. I’m delighted that she has accepted this new challenge to join our team and help me steer Mediacorp’s transformation and initiatives to expand our footprint beyond our shores.”

Ms Poh said: “I am thankful for the many opportunities that IMDA has given me, broadening my professional as well as personal growth. Industry development of the media sector has been a core part of my experience. Having served the industry in a public sector role, I am delighted to take my passion for media and content into a new role in a commercial organisation. There is an incredible opportunity for Mediacorp to make its mark in an unprecedented, changing media and digital landscape. I look forward to working with my new family of colleagues to seize the opportunities before us.”


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