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Kenneth Tan to become COO of MDA

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Former Golden Village Managing Director Kenneth Tan joins the Singapore Media Development Authority (MDA) as the Chief Operating Officer as of 2 May 2008. He will also head the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) as its Director, replacing outgoing SFC director Man Shu Sum.

Kenneth Tan is also currently Chairman of the Singapore Film Society and chairs the Promote Mandarin Council. He is also part of the Advisory Committee of the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr Tan will ensure that MDA continues to provide its partners and clients with services that are effective and efficient, and geared towards operational excellence.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Kenneth on board. His arrival will help us accelerate the pace of our industry development and promotion efforts regionally and internationally, and help groom our creative talents to make a mark in our budding film-making industry,” said Dr Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA. “His rich industry experience and strong business ties will improve the reach and relevance of Made-by-Singapore media content, products and services for local and international audiences and provide greater impetus to our drive to make Singapore the media gateway between Asia and the world.”

On his appointment, Mr Tan said: “I am honoured and excited to become part of the MDA vision and team at this significant juncture of Singapore’s development as a media hub. I look forward to drawing upon my industry experience and passion to add as much value as I can to our concerted national effort to etch Singapore’s place on the world media map even more deeply.”

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