SPH appoints Yeoh Oon Jin as new board director

He will also be appointed to the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has appointed Yeoh Oon Jin as an independent director to its board, effective 9 July.

Yeoh is the former Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore before retiring this year. At 60, he has 38 years of experience with PwC. He was a key member of the firm’s Leadership Team for more than 15 years and had led the firm through key growth milestones. Yeoh also chaired several of the firm’s regional joint ventures, such as PwC SEA Consulting and PwC SEA Corporate Finance.

Yeoh currently serves as the chairman of Singapore Land Authority and the vice chairman of Singapore Business Federation. In addition, Yeoh serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Nanyang Business School as well as a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee, which was set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Most recently, he was appointed to the board of the Singapore Exchange.

His past experience in a directorship role includes Jurong Town Corporation, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, and National Arts Council. He was also a Council Member of Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He was previously the vice chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors, past council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and past chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee of ISCA.

According to Lee Boon Yang, chairman of SPH, Yeoh’s appointment is timely as the company is facing unprecedented challenges from the disruption to the media industry as well as the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Having grown and transformed PwC Singapore from a traditional audit and tax firm into a leader in accounting and consulting services, Oon Jin’s knowledge and leadership will be a tremendous asset to SPH. His experience will be extremely valuable as we continue with the strategic review of our businesses,” Lee added.

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