Hong Kong, May 2, 2012 – Hong Kong based SCMP Group (SEHK:583) announced today the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, to take over from Ms Kuok Hui Kwong from 25th June 2012.
Mr Robin Hu, 53, began his career in the Information Technology sector in the early 80s, and was until recently Senior Executive Vice President, Chinese Newspapers Division and Newspaper Services Division for Singapore Press Holdings, where he spent the past 8 years. In that role, he was responsible for managing the group’s three national Chinese dailies, Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报), Lianhe Wanbao (联合晚报), Shin Min Daily (新明日报) and mypaper (我报), a bilingual free newspaper, as well as overseeing the group’s various newspaper, event cum exhibition and magazine operations, in addition to China business development.
“Robin brings to the SCMP Group a rare combination of media expertise, in-depth operational know-how of the publishing and IT industries, plus hands-on digital media and China knowledge,” said Ms Kuok Hui Kwong, whom Mr Hu will be replacing. Ms Kuok will retain her current Executive Director board position with the SCMP Group.
Mr Hu graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc in Mathematics and the University of Wales with an MSc in Computer Science. Regarding his new move, he remarked, “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead and contribute to the continued success of such a highly esteemed institution as the SCMP. I have the highest respect for the heritage of this company, its products and people. I look forward to getting in step with the thrilling heartbeat of this great city and the opportunities a growing Chinese economy can bring.”
About The SCMP Group
SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s world renowned English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, iPad™ and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, insightful analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. Striving to maintain the highest standards among the world’s quality newspapers, the South China Morning Post receives constant international recognition. It received 55 awards in 2011 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capability. Other publication titles of the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, Luxehomes, Classified Post, JiuJik, smartjob.com, the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and CosmoGirl! magazines. For more information, please visit us at www.scmpgroup.com.
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