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OpenNet CEO to step down

Zafar Anjum | Aug. 28, 2012
Khoo Chin Hean will step down as CEO of OpenNet at the end of September; Mark Blake will be interim CEO.

Khoo Chin Hean will step down as CEO of OpenNet at the end of September 2012, announced the company that is rolling out the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) in Singapore.

Khoo will be succeeded by Mark Blake, COO, OpenNet, effective from 1 October 2012 as the interim CEO.

OpenNet said in a statement today that Khoo has helmed OpenNet for two years and saw the company through its successful rollout of Next Gen NBN network coverage to 95 percent. However, the company was at the receiving end of criticism for its sluggish pace of broadband availability in recent months. OpenNet has rebutted all such claims.

"The Board of Directors of OpenNet appreciates and is grateful to Mr Khoo for his unwavering dedication, commitment and invaluable contributions to the company during the past two critical years," said Tan Gee Paw, chairman and independent director of OpenNet, on behalf of the Board.

Blake was appointed the COO of OpenNet on 1 December 2011. Prior to his secondment to OpenNet, he was the vice president, Asia Pacific for Axia NetMedia Corporation. "I am encouraged that demand for fibre has been robust. We are committed to support the growth in demand for fibre services and will work closely with all stakeholders to build Singapore's Next Gen NBN into a world-class fibre network," said Blake.                                                                                                                                                      


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