MyRepublic appoints ex-Vodafone head as group CFO
12 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe
Singaporean broadband Internet provider MyRepublic has appointed Lavinia Koh as the company’s chief financial officer.
Koh becomes MyRepublic’s first CFO and joins from the Vodafone Group Enterprise business where she was head of finance across Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
“What’s really exciting is the tremendous potential MyRepublic has. Everyone here is working hard and truly passionate about what they do. There’s a real opportunity to redefine the mobility space here and make a real impact not just in Singapore but across the region,” said Koh.
The news comes after MyRepublic enlisted Goldman and DBS to raise $180 billion. MyRepublic said Koh will be an integral player with its bid to become Singapore’s fourth mobile operator in 2016, launch fibre broadband services across Australia, and help build the framework to spin-off its IT solutions arm, MyRepublic Labs.
Koh’s other duties will be driving expansion plans and improving fiscal strategies as the company works to achieve its goal to IPO within the next three years.
“We were looking for someone who shared our passion and had extensive experience building up a regional business,” said Malcolm Rodrigues, MyRepublic group CEO.
“Lavinia built Vodafone’s regional finance team after their integration of Cable and Wireless and she’s as driven as any of us in ensuring we properly execute our vision.”
Koh, who will be based in MyRepublic Singapore, rounds off the Group Management team at MyRepublic consisting of: Malcolm Rodrigues, chief executive officer; Greg Mittman, chief operations officer; KC Lai, chief commercial officer; Cedric Gouliardon, chief technology officer; and Eugene Yeo, chief information officer.
Koh has 20 years of telecoms experience driving finance, business transformation and development. Prior to Vodafone, Koh was the CFO of Cable and Wireless Worldwide Asia-Pacific.
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