ST Telemedia opens Vietnam Representative Office
Hanoi and Singapore, 27 September 2005 - Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia), a leading information-communications company, today announced the official opening of its Vietnam Representative Office at a ceremony in Hanoi that evening. The Ceremony will be attended by Minister Do Trung Ta of the Ministry of Posts & Telematics, and Dr. Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and Health, Singapore, senior Vietnamese and Singapore dignitaries, and invited guests from the Vietnamese business community.
Incorporated in 1994 in Singapore, ST Telemedia is a significant global communications company with operations in over 30 countries across Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe. The company’s business focus is on two core areas of wireless telephony and global IP services. Through its group of companies, ST Telemedia offers a broad array of superior and innovative communication products and services across traditional and advanced platforms. These services include mobile and fixed communications, global IP networks, Internet data centres and network exchange services, as well as satellite and cable TV. The convergence of voice, data and video has further differentiated ST Telemedia and enabled the company to develop unique expertise in transforming traditional telecommunications, media and Internet service providers into converged IP companies.
“Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the South-East Asian region. With a hardworking and educated population of over 80 million, and a strong and committed government, Vietnam is a vital market to ST Telemedia ’s growth strategy,” said Mr. Lee Theng Kiat, President and Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia. “We are excited at the opportunity to participate in the development of Vietnam’s growing market. The opening of ST Telemedia’s representative office affirms our commitment to Vietnam. Drawing on our global experience and expertise in information, communications and entertainment services, we believe we are in a good position to contribute greatly to Vietnam’s telecommunications development and growth,“ added Mr. Lee.
ST Telemedia’s Vietnam Representative Office is led by Dr. Kaizad B Heerjee, ST Telemedia’s Senior Vice President for International Operations. Prior to his appointment with ST Telemedia, Dr. Heerjee was Senior Vice President of Business Markets at StarHub. Under his leadership, StarHub’s fixed and mobile business grew significantly and increased its market share in Singapore. Before he joined StarHub, Dr. Heerjee was Assistant Chief Executive at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore.