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Updated: 05/02/2013 23:44 | By Channel NewsAsia

Appointment of Deputy Chairman, MD at IDA Singapore

Appointment of Deputy Chairman, MD at IDA Singapore

Appointment of Deputy Chairman, MD at IDA Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) have announced the appointment of Mr Steve Leonard as executive Deputy Chairman and Ms Jacqueline Poh as Managing Director of IDA Singapore.

They will officially assume their new appointments on 10 June 2013. 

The current IDA CEO, Mr Ronnie Tay, will return to the Administrative Service.  

Mr Leonard, an industry veteran with more than 28 years of international experience working in global technology firms, will have executive leadership responsibility for IDA as the new Deputy Chairman. He will focus primarily on industry promotion and development. 

To assist Mr Leonard, Ms Poh will lead IDA's policy and regulatory functions, including developing infocomm policy, telecoms regulation and information security, as well as guide the strategic Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) function.

Ms Poh will be seconded from the Administrative Service to take up the new position at IDA. 

She was previously the Divisional Director, Workplace Policy and Strategy Division, Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Prior to MOM, Ms Poh served in other ministries including the Ministry of Finance.

On the new management appointments, IDA Chairman, Ms Yong Ying-I said, "Infocomm technology is now pervasive, transforming how societies function, how government engages with citizens, and how business is done. The possibilities and the challenges have increased.

"The appointments of an executive Deputy Chairman and a Managing Director at IDA, who bring strong private sector and public sector experiences with them, will enable IDA to more strongly drive impactful transformation across a broad range of sectors and issues affecting our economy, society and government." - CNA/de

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