Henry Tan to assume Astro CEO post tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 31): Henry Tan will officially assume the role of group chief executive officer (CEO) at Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, following the resignation of Datuk Rohana Rozhan today.

Tan, 55, is currently also the chairman of Go Shop, Astro's home shopping platform, the group said in a stock exchange filing today.

He was previously CEO of Mindshare Malaysia and GroupM (Malaysia and Singapore). Prior to that, he was media director at Oglivy & Mather.

Astro had announced on June 7, 2018 that Rohana, who had been with Astro for 20 years, would resign, effective today, but remain on the group's board as a non-executive director. Her resignation, the group said, had been due to her intention to "pursue other goals".

Tan, who was announced as her successor then, was previously group chief content and consumer officer. He has been with Astro for over 10 years.

Shares in Astro closed up 3 sen or 1.82% at RM1.68 today, leaving the group with a market value of RM8.76 billion.