The 17-year industry veteran has been appointed as SCS' new president and CEO after an "extensive and rigorous" three-month search, SCS said in a statement released this morning.
Don Ramble, director of SCS' member-of-search committee and Exco, said: "We have seen several impressive candidates and employed various selection methods. We started with 30 candidates and eventually narrowed to six. Tong Hai was selected from a final shortlist of three candidates."
Before his four-and-a-half years at PacNet, Tan worked at StarHub Internet and IBM.
PacNet announced in a separate statement that it has commissioned a search for a new CEO and will appoint Kevin Lim, its senior vice-president of general business and group marketing, as head of the company's Singapore operations.