Singapore, 26 February 2018 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of Russell Tham as President, New Enterprises and Ventures, effective 19 March 2018.
In this newly created position, Russell will drive the expansion of the Group’s business by building new adjacencies for growth through technology and innovation in verticals outside of the Group’s core businesses in the Aerospace, Electronics, Land Systems and Marine sectors. He will report to the President & CEO.
“The creation of this new position represents a further strengthening of our management team, and signals our commitment to pursue growth beyond our core business sectors as we advance into building new business verticals, including Health and Medical Technology,” said Vincent Chong, President & CEO of ST Engineering. “Russell joins us from a highly innovative industry with deep expertise in all key aspects of business. He has broad experience in new business establishment and expansions in global and regional growth markets. In this new role, Russell will also help drive the strategy for turning new technologies into business growth for the Group.”
Russell joins the Group after 23 years with Applied Materials, where he held various management positions before being appointed President of Applied Materials South East Asia in 2009. As President, he oversaw the regional business and led the company’s business, infrastructure and strategy to grow their footprint in Singapore and South East Asia. He has concurrently held various global roles based in Singapore including corporate business development responsibilities to drive opportunities in new growth markets.
Russell is on the Board of the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and a member of the Singapore Government’s Future Economy Council after serving on its Committee on the Future Economy. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd) is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in more than 100 countries. Its employees bring innovation and technology together to create smart engineering solutions for customers in the defence, government and commercial segments. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.62b in FY2017 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index. Please visit www.stengg.com for more information.
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