StarHub Ltd (“StarHub”) today announced the retirement of Mr Terry Clontz as its Chairman on 31 December 2022. The Board of Directors has appointed Mr Olivier Lim, currently an Independent Director, to succeed him on 1 January 2023.
Retirement of Mr Terry Clontz
Mr Clontz, has been Chairman since July 2015. In his long and illustrious career in the telecommunications and media industry, he has served in StarHub for 23 years, beginning in 1999 as its Founding President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After retiring from his executive role in 2010, Mr Clontz stayed on to serve on StarHub’s Board as a Director.
As StarHub’s CEO, Mr Clontz led the company in several major milestones, including the transformation of StarHub from being Singapore’s third mobile player in 2000 to a fully integrated quad-play service provider. Under his leadership, StarHub merged with the then Singapore Cable Vision in 2002; listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange in 2004; and advanced in market position to become Singapore’s second largest info-communication operator. The company returned more than $1 billion cash to shareholders through two capital reduction exercises in 2006 and 2007. He was named CEO of the Year in the Business Times Singapore Corporate Awards 2009.
Under Mr Clontz’s chairmanship, StarHub executed on its DARE 1.0 transformation to drive efficiency across its business and embarked on DARE+ to transform the company from telco to a digital ecosystem platform. StarHub also diversified its business and formed Ensign InfoSecurity (Singapore) Pte Ltd – Asia’s largest cybersecurity company – in a joint venture with Temasek Holdings in 2018; acquired Regional ICT businesses Strateq, JOS Malaysia and Singapore, and expanded its broadband platform in Singapore to leadership with the acquisition of MyRepublic Broadband; launched giga! in 2019, which has been consistently recognised for delivering the best mobile service in an app; and introduced Singapore’s first 5G services for consumers and businesses in 2020.
“It has been my honour to serve in StarHub for the past 23 years, and to witness its revenue growth from $778 million in 2001 to $2.04 billion in 2021. StarHub has consistently led in market innovations, risen above headwinds, and built both scale and resiliency. I am also extremely proud that StarHub has been ranked as the world’s most sustainable Wireless Telecommunication Service Provider, and Singapore’s most sustainable telco by Corporate Knights Global100. Now, I am pleased to pass the baton over to the trusted hands of Olivier, who is very seasoned and able. He is the right person to lead StarHub into its new stage of growth,” said Mr Clontz. “I would like to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity to work with the many talented and dedicated StarHub colleagues in supporting the company’s goals and priorities.”
Appointment of Mr Olivier Lim
Mr Lim, is an experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director who currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd. and NYSE listed PropertyGuru Group Ltd. He is the Lead Independent Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Raffles Medical Group. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Singapore Management University. Mr Lim serves on the Securities Industry Council.
Mr Lim worked at CapitaLand Limited from 2003 to 2014 and served as Group Deputy CEO, Group Chief Investment Officer, and Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) during his career there. He was named CFO of the Year in the Business Times Singapore Corporate Awards 2007.
Paying tribute to Mr Clontz, Mr Lim said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Terry for his invaluable guidance and contributions through the years. These are extraordinary times for the telecommunications and media industry. I am honoured to be part of StarHub and I look forward to continuing working with my fellow directors and the management team as StarHub forges ahead with its DARE+ transformation.”