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June 8-10, 2022
Singapore EXPO

Tay Yeow Lian
Managing Director, Networks at Singtel


Yeow Lian is currently the Managing Director for Singtel’s Singapore Networks. He leads the technology and business transformation of Singtel Singapore’s Network, the underlying organisation, and to take Singtel to the next level of technology leadership in the telco industry. He will lead in transforming the Singtel’s network infrastructure, platforms, processes and people to enable delivery of innovative and differentiated products, distinctive customer experience, whilst maintaining network superiority, quality, resiliency and security.

Yeow Lian spearheaded the successful rollout of Singtel’s first digital mobile network(GSM) in 1993/94. Yeow Lian then started his overseas stint first in NetCom, Norway back in 1995 as a radio planning manager, leading a team of radio planners and was the pioneer to rollout a GSM network in Oslo and larger part of Norway.

He was subsequently posted to Advanced Info Services (AIS) in Thailand between 1999 and 2001 as an Engineering Consultant reporting to the CTO, where he played a pivotal advisory role in the areas of strategic network planning, network operations and network quality to allow AIS to be the leading mobile operator in Thailand. Yeow Lian was also posted back to AIS again between 2007 and 2008, this time to assume the role of VP of Product Development, and responsible for the engineering planning of mobile network, value-added services, IT infrastructure and roll out of strategic projects to achieve leading market share in Thailand.

Between 2004 and 2006, Yeow Lian was the General Manager of Mobile Data/VAS (Value Added Services) in Optus Australia where he spearheaded the successful launch of Optus 3G in 2004 with a suite of 3G data products and services.

Back in Singapore from 2009, Yeow Lian held successful role in leading IPTV and Fixed Core Engineering as a VP between 2009 and 2010. He was appointed the Group VP, Mobile Core Engineering (Singapore & Australia) in 2011 to lead an integrated planning team in Spore and Australia to expand the 3G/LTE networks. In 2015, Yeow Lian was promoted to be the Managing Director of Networks Singapore, responsible for the engineering planning and operations of the 4 main core services in Fixed Network, Broadband, TV and Mobile Networks, supporting both Group Consumer and Group Enterprise.

Yeow Lian graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree from the Nanyang Technological University.