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Mediacorp appoints Mr Niam Chiang Meng to succeed Ernest Wong as Chairman from 21 April 2018


Mediacorp has announced the appointment of Mr Niam Chiang Meng as Chairman with effect from 21 April 2018. Mr Niam, 59, was appointed as a director of the Mediacorp Board in November 2016. He chairs the company’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) Board Committee and is a member of its Executive Committee and its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.


Besides serving on the Mediacorp Board, Mr Niam is Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Board Member of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. Before this, he was Chairman of the then-Media Development Authority from 2011 to 2016. He held key positions over a long career in the civil service including Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications and the Arts) and Permanent Secretary (National Population and Talent Division), Prime Minister’s Office, before retiring in 2016.


On his appointment Mr Niam said, “I’ve worked with Mediacorp in various capacities over the years and it never ceases to amaze me how talented, passionate and dedicated its people are. I look forward to working with the team and our partners in the ecosystem to ensure that Mediacorp delivers great content to our consumers and harnesses the opportunities created by digital disruption and new consumer trends. As we do this, Mediacorp will remain committed to its public service broadcasting responsibilities, a commitment underscored by the establishment of the new PSB Board Committee that I chair.”


Mr Wong, 72, will complete his two-year term with the Mediacorp Board on 20 April 2018. During his term as Chairman, he was tasked to prepare the company for a digital future. A veteran banker, Mr Wong was United Overseas Bank Group President from 1990 to 2000 when he left to join Mediacorp as its Group CEO, a role he held for five years.