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SPH appoints Lee Huay Leng as Head of Chinese Media Group

Singapore, 30 September 2016 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) today announced the appointment of Ms Lee Huay Leng as Head of Chinese Media Group (CMG) from 1 December 2016

Ms Lee, currently Editor of Lianhe Wanbao and Senior Vice President (New Growth) of Lianhe Zaobao, will oversee the commercial and operational aspects of CMG, which publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

Ms Lee, alongside Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, will report to SPH’s Deputy CEO, Mr Anthony Tan. 

Mr Tan said: "Huay Leng has more than 20 years of experience in the newsroom. Her varied experience and deep knowledge of the news media put her in a good stead to lead CMG in navigating challenges and seizing growth opportunities ahead."


On her appointment, Ms Lee said: "I am humbled by the honour of being tasked to lead CMG in these trying times. Whilst we are clear that the path ahead is not easy, my team will forge ahead with confidence and devote our best as we journey together." 

Mr Chua Chim Kang, currently Managing Editor of CMG, will take over from Ms Lee as Editor of Lianhe Wanbao on 1 December 2016. He will also be appointed Managing Editor (Chinese Radio) to help grow the Chinese radio station UFM100.3 alongside General Manager of SPH Radio, Mr Sim Hong Huat.

The Cultural Industry Promotion Department (CIP) of CMG will be renamed Culture, Education and New Growth and will be responsible for developing the adjacencies of CMG, including publishing, culture events and education. The unit will be helmed by Ms Loh Woon Yen, currently Deputy Digital Editor of CMG. She will be appointed VP, Culture, Education and New Growth with effect from 1 December 2016 and will relinquish her current position.

Ms Ang Yiting, currently the Digital Content Editor of CMG, will assume the position of Deputy Digital Editor, CMG on 1 December 2016.

To provide more effective integrated marketing solutions to advertisers and partners across the multiple platforms of SPH’s vernacular titles, Ms Chee Li Foong will be appointed Head of Chinese, Malay and Tamil Titles of SPH’s Integrated Marketing Division with effect from 12 October 2016. Ms Chee will concurrently be Head, CMG Content Studio in the Chinese Media Group. 

Please see attached Chinese media release.


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No. 198402848E

For more information, please contact:

Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 6319 1028

Email : mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Media 


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
zaobao.sgomy.sg and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.4 million* individuals or 58 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (
* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.


SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.


Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.