Glen Francis

Singapore, Singapore

Glen Francis is CTO at Singapore Press Holdings. He serves on a number of executive boards and forums. Mr. Francis is digital, connected and enjoys creativity and innovation. He is also well-respected by his peers in the industry. 

Mr. Francis founded and was the former President of CIO Academy Asia. In this role, he helped develop the brand and a thriving community of CIOs and IT leaders across the Asia region. Prior to CIO Academy Asia, he co-founded the non-profit association IDeationEdgeAsia and served as President for 4 years. He was also VP for IT Management Association where he served for a period of 5 years.

In his most recent appointments, Mr. Francis was CIO for Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) and Regional Head of IS, Asia Pacific, RS Components Pte Ltd (RS). Prior to RS, he was at Aon as Regional Director for Asia Pacific, leading the development of a newly formed corporate initiative called Revenue Engine, and he has also worked in Intel (Xircom).

Mr. Francis co-chairs Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Immersive Media & Advance Interface Technology workgroup, and is the ICT Programme Advisory Chairman for the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He also serves as a member of Republic Polytechnic’s Institutional Review Board.

Mr. Francis holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Adelaide.