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SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) on Friday announced the appointment of Anthony Tan as executive vice-president of Chinese Media group, from Feb 1.
The 41-year-old was deputy secretary (policy) at the Ministry of Health. He takes over from Lim Jim Koon, 65, who will retire after 38 years with the media group.
Said SPH chief executive officer Alan Chan: "Anthony has close to 20 years of experience in the public sector. His varied experience and extensive knowledge put him in good stead to drive the future development of our Chinese Media group and contribute to the company's success. I would also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Lim Jim Koon for his many years of service and contributions to SPH."
Mr Tan has worked in various public sector organisations throughout his career, including the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, and Manpower, as well as the People's Association. He was also concurrently the special assistant to Lee Kuan Yew from 2011 until October last year.
Apart from overseeing the Chinese Media group - whose publications include Chinese newspapers Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, and Shin Min Daily News - Mr Tan will also lead the editorial teams to strengthen and grow their digital products.