Mediacorp names industry veteran CEO

Singaporean TV group Mediacorp has named industry veteran Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO.

Tham Loke KhengShe will succeed Shaun Seow, who is moving to a new role at Mediacorp parent Temasek on September 30.

Loke Kheng is a well-known face in Asian media circles having held senior positions at free-to-air, pay TV and broadband companies across the region.

Her experience includes heading major Hong Kong pay TV provider NOW TV and working at Mediacorp predecessor Singapore Broadcasting Corporation and Taiwan Broadband Communications.

Loke Kheng’s new role begins on September 1, with the outgoing Seow will remain executive director at Mediacorp until his next post begins.

“Mediacorp is national broadcaster and commercial media and entertainment company rolled into one,” said Mediacorp chairman Ernest Wong. “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.”

Loke Kheng said she Mediacorp’s “next phase of development” would be evolving from “a free-to-air broadcaster to a diversified, digital-first media organisation”.