PacNet appoints Motorola exec as new CEO

Phey Teck Moh, an industry veteran with experience in radio, wireless and broadband, joins the Nasdaq-listed company next week.

SINGAPORE--Internet communications and services provider Pacific Internet has appointed a new president and CEO after a six-month search.

According to a PacNet statement, Phey Teck Moh, a veteran with 20 years' experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, will join the company on Jan. 16 from Motorola, where he served as a vice president and general manager of its government and enterprise mobility solutions business for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his stint at Motorola, Phey was with Compaq and IBM Singapore.

The incoming chief has been credited with turning around Motorola's wireless business in China and for significantly expanding its presence in the country. Phey's market knowledge can be seen as useful for the company, which earlier this week announced a joint venture with a Chinese telecommunications services provider in the mainland.

PacNet Chairman Bien Kiat Tan described Phey in the statement as a "proven business builder in technology-based and rapidly evolving industries with a track record in turning around and growing those businesses".

Phey's predecessor, Tan Tong Hai, left PacNet in August to head Singapore Computer Systems.