Our ambition is to exercise honour, humility and hard work
Having been in private banking and corporate finance for more than a decade, Sherman Ng brings important investment and financing expertise that enables him to create and identify viable investment opportunities in the media industry.
Combining his passion for inspirational content with his acumen for finance, he founded Salt Media & Entertainment, a media investment firm focused on producing positive-values content. He is Executive Producer of several international projects, including upcoming Australian films Storm Boy and The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, and Hollywood film Stano.
Sherman is a Council Member of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA). He was part of the Organising Committee for the Singapore Film Market 2016, a panelist at Broadcast Asia 2016 where he spoke on the topic of Film Financing, and was a speaker at the Asean International Film Festival 2017.
Sherman enjoys forward-looking projects that converge at the intersection of music, film, culture, media, technology and finance. He has the ability to relate well with visionaries, entrepreneurs, entertainers, creative professionals and techies. With a keen eye for identifying strategic business opportunities, he has done business in various countries including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Austria, United Kingdom and the United States.
Sherman is committed to exercising the values of honour, humility and hard work in the way he does business and relates to talent.
Huang Rui Lin
Head, Brand & Partnerships
Rui Lin has more than 20 years’ experience in communications strategy, management and implementation.
Rui Lin’s greatest strengths come into play when delivering projects that are strategic and transformational in nature, and which actualise possibilities not evident previously. Her best contributions come from perceiving new possibilities, pursuing them and implementing them in the realm of reality.
A firm believer in the power of collaboration, Rui Lin listens intently with the goal of connecting the dots and enlarging common ground. She relishes working with potential partners to co-create possibilities and establish win-win partnerships that amplify meaningful causes and increase brand capital for all stakeholders.
As a commissioning editor with a well-honed instinct for identifying inspirational stories and shaping powerful narratives, Rui Lin has commissioned close to 40 short films, collaborating with filmmakers and like-minded partners to amplify stories of humanity, empathy and grit.
Stephanie has more than 20 years’ experience in real estate marketing and property management, with four of those years based in China and Hong Kong.
She was formerly Director (Portfolio Management) at RREEF China Commercial Trust and Vice-President (Investor Relations & Corporate Services) at Cambridge Commercial Trust.
Immensely hands-on and action-oriented in her approach to facility management, Stephanie does not hesitate to roll up her sleeves and get things done. Her deep experience, no-nonsense work ethic and can-do spirit bring strength to the team.
Lucas Chow worked with Hewlett Packard for 20 years before assuming CEO appointments in SingTel Mobile, MediaCorp and Far East Orchard. In SingTel, Singapore’s largest mobile operator and Asia’s leading communications group, Lucas was appointed CEO of SingTel Mobile, Executive Vice-President (Consumer Business) and Executive Vice-President (Corporate Business). He was instrumental in increasing SingTel’s broadband market share and driving regional expansion in the mobile business.
As CEO of MediaCorp, a leading media company in the region and the national broadcaster of Singapore, Lucas led the organization from 2005 to 2011 through some of its most challenging years, including the world recession that started in 2009. Under his leadership, the company not only weathered the financial storm but also emerged stronger in terms of stature and offerings. This included garnering several regional accolades, major product innovation and launches, strategic overseas investments, and the restructuring of MediaCorp’s sales and marketing division, integrating the efforts of TV, radio, print and interactive to provide a one-stop solution for advertisers.
During his tenure, MediaCorp launched major initiatives in the digital space. Lucas also served as the chairman of Smart Alliance, a regional broadcasters’ association, to cooperate along three areas — content, sales and marketing, and technology — and capitalise on the economies of scale and combined market that the region can offer. He was also the prime mover of MediaCorp’s corporate social responsibility programme.
At Far East Orchard, Lucas played a pivotal role in its transformative growth, seeing through various milestones to open new market platforms and transition the group into a major regional hospitality and property company, with the unique capability to both develop its own hospitality properties and operate a significant hospitality management business, as well as healthcare real estate. Under his leadership, Far East Orchard extended its footprint from its existing market position in Singapore and Malaysia, into Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand. In Singapore, the company operates the city-state’s largest hospitality portfolio.
Lucas also served as an Executive Director of Far East Organization from 2011 to 2014, providing strategic counsel on new business growth and brand development across the organization’s diverse portfolio.
An active leader in the business, media and telecommunications communities, Lucas chaired the Singapore Health Promotion Board for several years, and served on various other boards and advisory committees, including the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, and chaired the NUS Entrepreneurship Committee. He received Singapore’s National Day Public Service Medal in 2015.