Newly created Group Chief Investor Relations Officer role and new Group Chief Technology Officer join the company as it charts next phase of growth
Singapore, 4 August 2021 – MyRepublic today announced the appointment of two new senior executives to strengthen its core leadership team as it gears up for the next phase of its growth as a digital telco.
Jeannie Ong will assume the newly created role of Group Chief Investor Relations Officer (CIRO) and Tun Tun Myint will helm the company’s technology operations as its new Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Both roles are based in Singapore and are effective immediately.
As Group CIRO, Jeannie will lead the charge to establish and maintain strong relationships with investors and stakeholders, with a view of leading MyRepublic to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the near future. She will also be responsible for the company’s corporate communications function.
Prior to joining MyRepublic, Jeannie served as the Chief Strategic Partnership Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub, where she led the Group’s corporate communications, investor relations, branding, marketing, and sustainability portfolios. She was also part of the management team that launched StarHub’s IPO in 2004.
Jeannie has more than 25 years of experience working as a senior corporate executive, providing management, communication, brand, and marketing advisory to drive growth and transformation for various listed companies. In 2012-2014, she was recognised as the Best IRO in Singapore by IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia. She is also the only Singaporean IRO who was named in the 2015 Global Top 50 IROs.
“The new Group CIRO role signals our bold intent to take the company public,” said Malcolm Rodrigues, Group CEO of MyRepublic. “Jeannie is an IR veteran and I am delighted to have her in our team. Her strong industry reputation coupled with her robust business acumen will put us in an advantageous position as our business develops.”
Commenting on her appointment, Jeannie said, “I am honoured that My Republic invited me to join them at a time where the Group is charting its next phase of growth and development, especially for its transformation business. I look forward to working closely with the team as we roll out our growth plans in Singapore and across the region.”
MyRepublic also appointed Tun Tun Myint as the company’s new Group CTO, a critical role that oversees the company’s journey as a next-generation digital telco. His key responsibilities include strengthening MyRepublic’s next-generation platform-as-a-service and telco-in-a-box solutions that other service providers can license to transform operational models, enabling increased efficiency, effectiveness, and a seamless digital user experience.
Before MyRepublic, Tun was the Vice President of Network at Frontiir, the largest Internet Service Provider in Myanmar. As one of its earliest employees, he laid the groundwork for the telco’s network engineering and operations team, and played a pivotal role in growing the company to its leading position today.
Tun is no stranger to MyRepublic, having spent close to two years with the company as Head of Engineering before joining Frontiir.
“It is exciting to be back at MyRepublic, where the innovative spirit, high energy, and bold attitude that I remember have grown even stronger,” said Tun. “I look forward to leading our team of talented engineers to continue developing an agile and disruptive telco for the digital age.”
Malcolm added, “We welcomed our Group CFO, Rakesh Malani to the My Republic family last May and now I am elated to add Jeannie and Tun to the core leadership team. Each of them bring an impressive wealth of stellar experience and proven track records, both in Singapore and globally. I am pleased to have them in my team as we embark on the journey towards MyRepublic’s next major milestone.”