Singapore telecommunications operator StarHub has announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos as its new CEO following an exhaustive and extensive global executive search. The incoming CEO will assume responsibilities from July 9th according to an official press release which was issued by StarHub.
Kaliaropoulos is currently the CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, and has huge experience in the telecommunications sector which include previous senior leadership roles at companies such as BT (Asia Pacific), Telstra (Australia and USA), Optus (Australia), Clear (New Zealand), Batelco (Middle East) and Ooredoo (Kuwait).
In addition to this, it was also highlighted that Kaliaropoulos was part of StarHub's senior executive team when it was launched in Singapore back in April 2000.
In selecting its new CEO, StarHub said its key criteria included strong leadership beyond conventional frameworks, understanding of the new market dynamics around intense competition, and diverse experience in the telco industry to better lead the team in a highly competitive environment.
StarHub chairman Terry Clontz expressed his delight that Kaliaropoulos agreed to become the company's new CEO.
He said, "This appointment is the result of an extensive and rigorous global executive search. As a telco veteran with a proven track record of achievements across a wide range of markets, and broad industry knowledge, the board is confident that Peter is well-qualified to lead StarHub in pursuing new opportunities and managing the challenges that operators face today."
In November, StarHub announced that its current CEO Tan Tong Hai was resigning in order to pursue his own interests, but stated that he would remain in his role until May 1st as the Singaporean firm embarked upon a global search to find his successor.