Singtel appoints Mark Chong group CTO

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Singtel has made two key appointments to strengthen its management team as the Singapore-based telco continues its multi-year transformation.

Singtel group CTO Mark ChongCurrent CEO International Mark Chong (pictured) will take up the role of group chief technology officer, with Arthur Lang taking over his role, effective April 1, 2017.

Chong will replace Tay Soo Meng, who is set to retire at the end of the financial year after serving Singtel for almost 50 years. Tay will take on an advisory role, the company said.

In his new role, Chong will lead technology strategy and innovations across the group. Chong, a Singtel veteran of over 20 years, has held various key leadership positions, most notably EVP Networks in Singapore and COO of AIS in Thailand.

Lang joins Singtel from CapitaLand Limited, where he was group chief financial officer for more than five years.  He will join the group in January with the task of growing Singtel’s regional associates across India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Commenting on the appointments, Singtel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong said, “Given our global aspirations and a fast evolving business and technology landscape, we are reinforcing our leadership team as we prime our enterprise for our next phase of growth.”

Both Chong and Lang, together with Samba Natarajan, CEO Group Digital Life, will join Singtel’s management committee, which oversees strategic direction and execution for the group.

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