Singapore Computer Systems ("SCS"), a leading information and communications service provider in the Asia-Pacific region, has appointed two industry veterans to its senior management team. The appointments will further strengthen the company's leadership and management.
Mr Lau Soon Liang, 50, joined SCS as Senior Vice President, Business Solutions, on July 5, 2005 from NCS Pte Ltd ("NCS"), where he was its Chief of Managed Services.
Mr Lau will be responsible for driving SCS' technology solutions business. Key among these will be SCS' initiatives in meeting the Singapore government's call for IT collaborations for an efficient and effective Standard ICT Operating Environment ("SOE") and a Cyber-watch Centre. He will also take the lead in developing more innovative IT security solutions and services.
A distinguished IT veteran with over 25 years of industry experience, Mr Lau has steep IT management expertise in the areas of IT infrastructure design, implementation and operations management, global network and system infrastructure technology, application development and project management.
SCS further announced the appointment of Mr David Teo Sin-Oon, 50, as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution ("MLD"), on July 4, 2005. With his extensive industry experience, he will spearhead the growth and profitability of SCS' MLD business vertical, which presently focuses on delivering effective, mission-critical, end-to-end solutions and services for the Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Automotive industries. SCS has an extensive regional client base that includes MNCs, many of which are major users of Enterprise Resource Applications.
Mr Teo was previously the IT Director of McAfee and Senior Manager (IT) of Nokia Mobile Phones Asia Pacific. In his 26 years in the industry, he has gained extensive experience in delivering Enterprise Resource Planning ("ERP"), Supply Chain Management ("SCM"), B2B Integration, and other transactional business solutions as well as application development and project implementation.
With these two key appointments, SCS now have five Senior Vice Presidents. The SVPs report directly to Mr Chua Ah Leng, SCS' Chief Operating Officer, and Mr Alvin Kok, Executive Vice President, International.
The other three Senior Vice Presidents are:
Mr Vincent Lim - who is heading SCS' sales and marketing for the group. In his new role, Mr Lim will be responsible for SCS' relationship management with its partners and major customers. He will also coordinate all SCS' marketing needs and support for the region. This is a new area of focus - where SCS is aiming to provide a higher level of customer service by leveraging on SCS' regional resources and partner network;
Mr Francis Lim - who was recently promoted, took over SCS' Infrastructure solutions and services' business from Mr Vincent Lim; and
Ms Kwok Sin Yee - who is heading the Government/Public Sector account.
All three SVPs have distinguished careers with SCS and have a strong, combined industry experience of over 60 years.
Mr Lau Soon Liang
Mr Lau Soon Liang began his career with Singapore Telecommunications in 1980. He joined NCS in 1985 and rose through the ranks within NCS, and became the company's general manager in 1998. He was then promoted to the position of Assistant Chief Executive in April 2000, overseeing NCS' infrastructure outsourcing business unit. Mr Lau was also responsible for the company's data centre hosting services, infrastructure implementation services, facility management services, disaster recovery services, call centre services, customer services, partner management, messaging services and desktop management services. He also provided business support to overseas operations in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Malaysia. Mr Lau graduated with a Master of Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.
Mr David Teo Sin Oon
Mr Teo held key IT positions in large MNCs that included McAfee, Nokia, Informix and Motorola. He pioneered Nokia's RosettaNet-compliant Business to Business Integration solution that enabled collaborative supply chain management with global customers and suppliers over the Internet to achieve working capital savings and productivity gains. He had also spearheaded its ERP implementation and support programme in Asia and led the successful delivery of a complicated mission-critical SAP project for a production facility in South Korea. Mr Teo's wide-ranging background also includes expertise in IT Infrastructure. While serving in McAfee, he deployed cutting-edge technologies, solutions and processes for network operations, intrusion prevention and spam and virus protection in key facilities. Mr Teo holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.