Singapore Premier League club Geylang International has announced the appointment of Shi Kan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CUE Group as its Vice-Chairman following the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 20.
What is interesting about the appointment is that the Chinese entrepreneur has former Football Association of Singapore (FAS) President Zainudin Nordin working alongside with him at CUE Group.
According to an earlier story on Campaign Brief Asia in September 2022, Zainudin said that his appointment at CUE Group was “going to be a great test of everything I’ve picked up over my working years across politics, business, technology, and management.”
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with Shi Kan, Daniel Posavac, and our team as we continue to expand the CUE business in Singapore and across Southeast Asia.”
On the company’s website, Zainudin is listed as the Executive Director of CUE Southeast Asia.
His role at the FAS as President from 2009 to 2016 is not mentioned anywhere in his bio on the website.
According to the Geylang International blog announcement, CUE is a Singapore-headquartered global technology company with a footprint that spans all of Asia Pacific and focuses on developing enterprises, industries and governments through innovative technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, content & IP as well as digital media.
“I’m honoured to take up the vice-chairmanship role and look forward to working together with the team to take Geylang International to greater heights,” said Shi.
“There is huge potential with the club and I believe together with the staff and management, this club will establish itself as one of the region’s powerhouses in football,” he said.
In addition, Shi also told the Straits Times that he got to know more about Geylang’s rich history and deep connections with Singapore football, and how they operate through club advisor Ben Teng, its former chairman and now a Vice-President of the FAS.
“From what I heard, Geylang are well managed, and the leadership is committed and prudent,” he said.
The club however spelt his name wrongly on the GIFC website, under the committee members module.
Shi added that he was “not looking at my involvement with Geylang as a business deal.”
“Privatisation is on our minds, but in the immediate short term, I’m trying to get more involved by bringing in resources, ideas and maybe even technology into the club. I hope to integrate the team into local communities, and grow a community with Geylang in Singapore and South-east Asia,” he told the Straits Times.
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