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Robin Hu Resigns From SPH (BT)

BackApr 06, 2012

SINGAPORE Press Holdings' senior executive vice-president of Chinese newspapers division and newspaper services division, Robin Hu, has resigned, SPH said yesterday. His resignation takes effect on June 22.

Mr Hu, 53, is leaving to pursue a job opportunity overseas. He joined SPH in 2004.

Replacing him as chief editor of the Chinese newspapers division will be Lim Jim Koon, a newspaper veteran of 35 years. Mr Lim became editorial adviser to Lianhe Zaobao following his retirement as editor of the paper in 2011. He will take over as chief editor of all the newspapers and magazines produced by the division on June 1.

There are two departments in the newspaper services division: circulation department, which is the newspapers' and magazines' distribution arm of the group, as well as the production department, which prints all the newspapers in the group.

From June 1, the circulation department headed by Chua Wee Phong, executive vice-president, will report directly to the CEO of SPH, Alan Chan.

The production department headed by Lim Swee Yeow, vice-president, will report to Low Huan Ping, executive vice-president of technology. Mr Low will still oversee the information technology division.

"I would like to thank Robin for his outstanding contribution to SPH," said Mr Chan in a statement. Over the past eight years, Mr Hu launched several new products including My Paper, a bilingual free newspaper, ZbbZ, a bilingual "newsgazine" and Omy, a Chinese news and entertainment website. He also established a strong circulation subscription system, Mr Chan added.

Mr Hu said: "I am grateful for the many opportunities SPH has given me. I leave with fond memories, friendship and gratitude to the many people whom I have worked with in an eight-year journey that was both memorable and fruitful."