Trio to drive Star Media Group forward

PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group has announced three key appointees in the company’s bid to meet the challenges ahead.

Roy Tan is now the group chief operating officer, while Esther Ng is chief content officer and Lydia Wang the chief revenue officer.

Tan, 45, is previously the group’s chief digital officer. He was responsible for the building and managing of Star Media Group’s overall digital capability.

A commerce, accounting and finance graduate of the University of Western Australia, he has two decades of experience in advertising and media agencies.

Tan first joined Star Media Group as chief operating officer for the digital division in November 2013 after a successful stint as one of the youngest leaders and chief integration officers at Jumptank, a unit under Aegis Media.

He replaces Datuk Calvin Kan.

Ng, 49, who is previously executive editor, is a Universiti Kebang­saan Malaysia graduate majoring in journalism.

Key appointments: Tan, Ng and Wang have been appointed as Star Media Group’s group chief operating officer, chief content officer and chief revenue officer respectively.

Since joining The Star in 1992, she has served in the news section of the media group and was made news editor in 2010.

She was appointed Sunday Star editor in 2015 before being named as executive editor last year.

Ng is replacing editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh.

As for Wang, she is an economics resource graduate from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia who started out at The Star in June 2014 as general manager.

Prior to her latest appointment in which she is taking over from Lim Bee Leng, she was the deputy senior general manager (advertising and business development).

Wang, 47, previously served as Taylor’s Education Group’s vice-president for brand management and corporate marketing.

She was also with Digi Telecommunications and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd as their A&P of youth manager segment between 1999 and 2005.

The three appointments by Star Media Group took effect last month.

Kan, Goh and Lim have opted for early retirement.