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SCMP Group Appoints Robin Hu as New CEO(May 02, 2012)
HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Hong Kong based SCMP Group (HKSE: 0583) 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, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily and mypaper, 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.
Mr Hu commenced his China experience as the Regional Director (China) for the Singapore Economic Development Board based in Shanghai and Suzhou, between 1995 and 1998. In 2000, he moved to Beijing and later Hong Kong and joined Asiacontent.com Ltd where he successfully launched many vertical portals, including China.CNET.com, mtv-china.com, eonline.com.cn and DoubleClick China.
"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."
Robin Hu will assume the role of CEO, SCMP Group from June 25th, 2012
About The SCMP Group
SCMP Group Limited (HKSE: 0583) 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 editorial excellence. Other publication titles of the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, Luxehomes, Classified Post, JiuJik, smartjob.com, and the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl! and Harper's Bazaar. For more information, please visit us at www.scmpgroup.com.
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