NCS names new Chairman and CEO

Singapore, June 8, 2005

Lee Kwok Cheong assumes new role as Chairman
Dr Chong Yoke Sin takes over as Chief Executive Officer

NCS Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), announced today the appointment of a new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Lee Kwok Cheong, or KC Lee, as he is popularly known in the information technology (IT) circle, will relinquish his current portfolio as CEO and take on the new role as NCS Chairman, to pursue his interest in life-long learning as the new CEO of SIM Private Limited from 1 August 2005.  NCS’ current Chief Operating Officer, Dr Chong Yoke Sin, will take over as the new CEO.

Mr Lee Hsien Yang, President and CEO of SingTel, remarked, “KC’s contribution to NCS as its CEO has been outstanding.  In the 10 years that he has led the company, he has transformed it from a domestic operation to a regional IT and communications engineering services powerhouse with subsidiaries spanning eight countries and 16 locations in Asia Pacific.  Under his leadership, revenue grew strongly, from S$138 million in 1997 to S$668 million today.”

“Even as KC moves to the education sector, we are pleased that NCS will continue to benefit from his experience and insights of the IT industry as Chairman of the company. We look forward to working with him in this new role,” said Mr Lee Hsien Yang.

Said KC, “Both the SingTel and NCS management have been working toward a smooth transition.  We are pleased that Yoke Sin who has been with the NCS family since 1996, is promoted to CEO.  She is part of the team that has helped NCS evolve from a local to a regional company.  Our customers know her well and it helps to have someone our stakeholders trust to continue the partnership.”

Dr Chong Yoke Sin joined NCS as a General Manager just when it was being restructured as a commercial entity.  With her commercial experience and background, she has led the NCS teams to win and deliver major IT projects both locally as well as overseas.  She is also active in the company’s branding strategy as well as its continuous company-wide initiatives to keep the organisation fresh and relevant.

Said Dr Chong Yoke Sin of her appointment, “I am honoured with my appointment as the CEO of NCS.  I will continue to tap on the strength of the team to build and plan our growth strategy.  Together, we will continue to make a difference by helping people and organisations benefit from technologies.”

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.