Lee Kah Whye named as WAN-IFRA Director for Asia

WAN-IFRA announced the appointment of Kah Whye Lee as Director, Asia. Lee, a Singaporean, was previously in-charge of the Asia-Pacific media business of Reuters where he spent almost 20 years of his career which spanned roles which included marketing, product, operations and sales.

Lee started his career working for the Times Publishing Group in the International Printing Division. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA he ran his own consulting and research firm which specialises in the media industry.

Speaking about his appointment Lee Kah Whye said, “It is a real privilege to be working for WAN-IFRA and be given the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to an industry I’ve spent 30 years in. I’m truly humbled by the confidence and trust that WAN-IFRA’s management has placed in me in leading the APAC team and will do my best to repay that trust. I look forward to working with industry partners and members of WAN-IFRA to meet the challenges of our fast evolving news industry and hope to in some small way contribute to its success.”

In his new role at WAN-IFRA, Lee will lead WAN-IFRA activities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region including managing its membership programme, the WAN-IFRA APAC Committee, the World Editors’ Forum Asian Chapter as well as running its two flagship events – the Asian Media Leaders’ Summit and Digital Media Asia. He will also help develop a variety of new programmes and strategies to help our members meet the needs of the fast changing media industry.

Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer commented, “I am delighted to have Kah Whye join the team. His experience and knowledge of the news media industry will be a great asset as WAN-IFRA continues to enlarge our portfolio of products and services in Asia-Pacific. Kah Whye’s leadership will provide further momentum to our efforts to support the industry in its transformation to sustainable businesses. “






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