Our Board of Directors has determined that five of our Directors are independent and do not have a material relationship with us as defined by the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance. The current independent Directors on the StarHub Board are Mr Ma Kah Woh, Mr Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne, Ms Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee, Mr Teo Ek Tor and Mr Liu Chee Ming.  

StarHub's Board of Directors comprises 11 Directors. All but one are non-executive Directors.


Steven Terrell Clontz

Mr Steven Terrell Clontz is Senior Executive Vice-President, International, at Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd (ST Telemedia). He is also a Director of Level 3 Communications, PSA International Pte Ltd, Cloud9 Technologies and STT GDC Pte. Ltd..

He served as the CEO of StarHub for 11 years before retiring on 1 January 2010. Mr Clontz is a well-regarded veteran in the telecommunications and media industry with over 43 years of extensive experience. He brings with him invaluable knowledge of the telecoms and media industry and extensive management expertise. During his 11 years at the helm of StarHub, Mr Clontz has led StarHub in a number of major milestones including the transformation of StarHub from being Singapore’s third mobile player in 2000 to a fully-integrated “quad-play” service provider; merging StarHub with the then StarHub Cable Vision (SCV) in 2002; bringing StarHub public in 2004 on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange; and advancing StarHub’s market position to become Singapore’s second largest mobile operator in 2005.

Mr Clontz began his career in the USA. From 1996 to 1998, he served as the President and CEO of IPC Information Systems Inc., based in New York. Prior to that, Mr Clontz has held senior executive positions at BellSouth International, Inc. He was the President of BellSouth International (Asia-Pacific), Inc. between 1991 and 1994. Mr Clontz holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics Major) from the University of North Carolina, USA.

Executive Director

Tan Tong Hai
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mr Tan Tong Hai joined StarHub in 2009 as its Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of StarHub. He has over 20 years of experience in the regional information technology (IT), Internet and e-commerce industries and has had broad experience at top management levels. Mr Tan was previously the President and CEO of Singapore Computer Systems from August 2005 to December 2008, and the President and CEO of Pacific Internet (PacNet) from March 2001 to August 2005. He was instrumental in turning both companies around when he was at their helms. In addition, Mr Tan is currently the Chairman of Nanyang Polytechnic's Board of Governors. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.


Ma Kah Woh
Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee

Mr Ma Kah Woh is the Chairman of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd. He is also a Director of Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd and CapitaLand China Development Fund II Limited. Mr Ma serves on the National Heritage Board and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr Ma was a senior partner of KPMG Singapore, where he was in charge of the Audit & Risk Advisory Practice and Risk Management function until his retirement in September 2003. Mr Ma is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE
Independent Director, Chairman of Strategy Committee

Mr Nihal Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE serves on the boards of DBS Bank Ltd, DBS Group Holdings Ltd and Olam International Limited in Singapore and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited in India. He is the Chairman of Caraway Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Olam International Limited. Mr Kaviratne held various senior level management positions in the Unilever group across Asia, Europe and Latin America over forty years. Mr Kaviratne was cited in the Queen’s 2004 New Year Honours List in the UK and was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of British Empire) for services to UK business interests in Indonesia. He was chosen by Business Week in 2002 for the Stars of Asia Award as one of the “25 leaders at the forefront of change”. Mr Kaviratne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Economics from Bombay University, India and has attended various management development programmes in India, Australia, the UK and the USA, including the Advanced Executive Programme conducted by Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, USA.

Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee
Independent Director, Chairman of Nominating Committee

Ms Rachel Eng Yaag Ngee is the Deputy Chairman of WongPartnership LLP. She also serves on the Board of SPH Reit Management Pte. Ltd., Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd., the Public Utilities Board and the Singapore Accountancy Commission, and the Board of Trustees of Singapore Institute of Technology and the Council of the Singapore Business Federation. Ms Eng is a corporate lawyer with vast experience and expertise in equity and debt capital markets, real estate investment trusts and corporate finance. She has been involved in major transactions such as the $2.8 billion public listing of CapitaMall Asia Limited in 2009 – then the largest initial public offering in Singapore since 1993 – and the $10 billion merger of Overseas Union Bank and United Overseas Bank in 2001. Ms Eng holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Teo  Ek Tor
Independent Director, Chairman of Executive Resource & Compensation Committee

Mr Teo Ek Tor is the Chairman of PrimePartners Group Pte Ltd and Aris PrimePartners Asset Management Pte Ltd, a joint venture asset management company based in Singapore. Mr Teo has vast experience in investment banking, asset management and financial services in Asia, and brings with him in-depth financial and analytical expertise. He had contributed to, and been instrumental in the development of two major regional investment banking groups – Morgan Grenfell Asia (1980-1993) and BNP Prime Peregrine (1997-1999). Mr Teo held senior executive positions within the Morgan Grenfell Asia group and was the Regional Managing Director of BNP Prime Peregrine (Singapore) Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), with a major in Business Administration, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Stephen Geoffrey Miller
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk Committee

Mr Stephen Miller is the President & Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia. He also serves on the Board of TeleChoice International Limited. Mr Miller joined ST Telemedia in 2005 and has held various senior positions including President & Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He was Consultant to ST Telemedia, primarily for its portfolio companies. He played a crucial role in enhancing ST Telemedia’s business competitiveness and asset portfolio while simultaneously maintaining prudent financial management. Prior to joining ST Telemedia, Mr Miller was Financial Advisor to the company on the merger of its data centre business with Equinix and Pihana Pacific, creating of the world’s largest carrier-neutral data centre network. Mr Miller has more than 25 years of global investment, financial management, strategic planning and CMT industry experience. He spent over 14 years of his career in investment banking with Credit Suisse, primarily heading its telecommunications and media group throughout Asia and the Pacific. Mr Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with First Class Honours in Economics and Finance, from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Lim Ming Seong
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lim Ming Seong is the Chairman of CSE Global Limited and First Resources Ltd and serves on the boards of U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd and STT GDC Pte. Ltd.. Mr Lim was with the ST group from 1986 to 2002, where he left as Group Director. Prior to joining the ST group, Mr Lim served as the Deputy Secretary with the Ministry of Defence of Singapore. Mr Lim brings with him extensive accounting, management and technical expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with a major in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from the former University of Singapore. Mr Lim also participated in the Advanced Management Programs conducted by INSEAD and the Harvard Business School, USA.

Liu Chee Ming
Independent Director

Mr Liu Chee Ming is the Managing Director of Platinum Holdings Company Limited since 1996. Mr Liu also serves on the boards of Japfa Ltd., Kader Holdings Company Limited and Haitong Securities Co., Ltd. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., which are the REIT Manager and Trustee-Manager respectively of OUE Hospitality Trust, Founder BEA Trust Co., Ltd. and STT GDC Pte. Ltd.. He is also an Independent Supervisor of the Supervisory Committee of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience within the financial services sector and has an invaluable network of contacts in the media industry. Mr Liu’s financial and strategic expertise and experience of dealing with major corporations and businesses globally is an asset to the Board. He is a member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the former University of Singapore.

Nasser Marafih
Non-Executive Director

Dr Nasser Marafih is a Member of the Ooredoo Group Board and Advisor to the Ooredoo Group Board’s Chairman. He was the CEO of Ooredoo Group from 2006 until November 2015. He also served as CEO of Ooredoo Qatar (formerly known as Qatar Telecom) from 2002 to 2011, a subsidiary of Ooredoo Q.S.C. (formerly known as Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C). Dr Nasser began his professional career at Ooredoo Qatar in 1992 as an expert advisor from the University of Qatar, and later joined Ooredoo Qatar as the Director of Strategic Planning and Development. He was instrumental in many strategic initiatives and landmarks in Ooredoo Qatar’s history, including the introduction of the first GSM service in the Middle East in 1994 and thereafter, the Internet service in Qatar in 1996, and the privatisation of Ooredoo Qatar in 1998. Under Dr Nasser’s leadership, Ooredoo Qatar has evolved from being a local telecom provider to an international player, with strategic investments in the Asia Pacific region. Dr Nasser holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science and a PhD in Communication Engineering from the George Washington University, USA.

Takeshi Kazami
Non-Executive Director

Mr Takeshi Kazami is the President and CEO of NTT Singapore Pte. Ltd., the regional headquarters of NTT Communications Ltd for the Asia Pacific region. He also serves as a director of Emerio GlobeSoft Pte Ltd. He started his career with NTT in 1986 and held various positions, including Area Manager - NTT America. He was seconded to StarHub, as Head of Japanese Sales Sector in 2000. He went on to become the Head of Arcstar, the flagship brand of NTT Communications Ltd's range of global communication services. Upon his return to NTT Communications Ltd in 2005 and after serving as Director, Corporate Sales, he was appointed to his current position in July 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Relation Course (Chinese and Sociology), from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He was a visiting scholar at the Asia Pacific Research Center of Stanford University, USA.

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