Singapore Telecommunications: Lim Eng, NCS CEO, to retire
Mr. Eng joined SingTel in September 1980. He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of NCS on 10 December 2007. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Eng held the position of Group Director (Human Resource) and was responsible for the development of human resource across the SingTel Group, including NCS and Optus.
Mr. Eng also had key responsibilities for Corporate Products and the General Business Group. He was also President of New Century Infocomm Tech Co., Ltd - a fixed-line operator in Taiwan which SingTel had a stake in until 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Singapore.
Mr. Eng has a Master of Science (Management) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
SingTel has appointed Chia Wee Boon, currently COO of NCS, to the position of CEO.
Mr. Boon was appointed Chief Operating Officer of NCS in June 2009. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Alliance Sales in the Technology Solutions Group for HP, where he was responsible for effectively engaging and leveraging global systems integrators and outsourcers.
Based in Palo Alto, Mr. Boon led a global team responsible for growing HP’s business with Accenture, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Infosys, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tata Consultancy Group, Wipro, and other systems integrators and outsourcers.
Mr. Boon began his career in HP in 1982 as a systems engineer. Since then, he has accumulated experience across HP’s diverse business units and has also held a series of senior positions in the company, including Senior Vice President for Sales in the Technology Solutions Group, Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ).
Mr. Boon has also served as Senior Vice President of the APJ Customer Solutions Group, Vice President of the APJ Customer Support Business, and Managing Director of HP Singapore and South East Asia. ■