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OpenNet names CEO and directors - Feb 02, 2009 (BT)

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OpenNet names CEO and directors



By Jamie Lee
Feb 02, 2009
The Business Times

OPENNET - a consortium that is building the passive infrastructure for Singapore's ultra high speed broadband network - said it has appointed its board of directors and chief executive.

Former vice-president of access and transmission engineering at Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), Tan Kah-Rhu, has taken on the role of CEO as of yesterday.

'We wish Kah-Rhu all the best in her new role,' said chairman and independent director Tan Gee Paw.

'As an experienced communications executive, she brings to OpenNet the necessary hands-on experience to see to a successful rollout of this ultra-fast broadband network for Singapore,' he added.

Mr Tan is the chairman of the Public Utilities Board and was previously the principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment.

Other directors are Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) chief executive Alan Chan Heng Loon, SingTel's executive vice-president of networks Mark Chong Chin Kok, Singapore Power chief operating officer Ong Boon Hwee, and Axia NetMedia Corporation chairman and chief executive Arthur Price.

The other two independent directors are retired Accenture executive partner Robert Chew and deputy chairman of MCL Land Philip Eng Heng Nee.

SPH, which publishes The Business Times, has a 25 per cent stake in the consortium. SingTel and Axia NetMedia Corporation each hold 30 per cent, while SP Telecommunications owns the remaining 15 per cent.