—(1) No designated telecommunication licensee shall appoint a person as its chief executive officer, its director or the chairman of its board of directors, unless it has obtained the approval of the Authority to do so.
(2) Where a designated telecommunication licensee appoints a person as its chief executive officer, its director or the chairman of its board of directors without the approval of the Authority, in contravention of subsection (1), the Authority may issue a direction to the licensee to remove that person from his appointment as chief executive officer, director or chairman of the board of directors, as the case may be, of the licensee.
(3) The Authority may at any time vary, suspend or revoke any direction issued under subsection (2).
(4) This section shall have effect notwithstanding the provisions of any other written law and the provisions of the memorandum or articles of association, or other constitution, of the designated telecommunication licensee.
(5) In this section —
“chief executive officer”, in relation to a designated telecommunication licensee —
means any person, by whatever name described, who —
is in the direct employment of, or acting for or by arrangement with, the designated telecommunication licensee; and
is principally responsible for the management and conduct of any type of business of the designated telecommunication licensee in Singapore; and
includes any person for the time being performing all or any of the functions or duties of a chief executive officer;