Singapore, 2 July 2010 - Paul Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of SPH Search, the company behind the online and mobile enhanced directory service, Rednano, will be retiring at the end of September.
He hands over the day-to-day running of SPH Search Pte Ltd to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Johnson Goh, who is re-designated as General Manager.
Mr Jansen, 57, was appointed Chief Executive of SPH Search in September 2006 and launched Rednano.sg on March 18, 2008. The company has seen strong growth in revenue and usage in number of searches. It has won four regional and international awards for consumer innovation. It was also selected by IDA for the Digital Concierge programme to support mobile service providers by licensing its directory data to them.
Mr Jansen joined The Straits Times newspaper in 1975 as a journalist. Over the years, he held a variety of editorial positions, among them, Associate News Editor, Picture Editor, Money Editor and more recently, Editor of a daily newspaper, Streats, which was merged with Today.
He also worked outside of print : putting The Straits Times on the Internet in 1995 when there were only a handful of print newspapers on the Web; helmed the main nightly newscasts as presenter when SPH launched its own TV news operation in 2001; and was a key member of the project team which won a bid in 1994 for a mobile telephony licence, ending the monopoly of Singapore Telecom, and resulting in the launching of M1.
Issued by SPH Search Pte Ltd
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About SPH Search Pte Ltd
SPH Search launched an online directory search service, rednano.sg, in March 2008 for anyone seeking information on Singapore, its people and its businesses. rednano.sg (www.rednano.sg) is also available via WAP (m.rednano.sg) and as an SMS Directory through the number 33333. It taps on the extensive content and capabilities of its parent, Singapore Press Holdings, and other globally-recognised partners, as well as local ones, to offer comprehensive and integrated results linking business listings with local information such as reviews, maps and related web links.
SPH Search and rednano.sg have won three international awards for innovation and the quality of their online directory search and mobile directory services
Visit www.rednano.sg for more information.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.