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Fridae starts a new chapter
20 May, 2011

Fridae announces today the resignation of Dr Stuart Koe as Director and CEO of the company and all its affiliates, and the appointment of Terry Battersby as the new CEO.

The following is an announcement from the Board of Fridae:

Fridae announces today – at the start of its twelfth year of operations – new leadership and the resignation of Dr Stuart Koe as Director and CEO of the company and all its affiliates.

Stuart is one of the original founders of Fridae together with Mark Henderson and Robert Yeoh (who passed away in July 2007 ) and Stuart has been the CEO of the company since May 2003. The Board respects his decision and wishes him well for the future.

With Stuart’s resignation, it is with great pleasure that the Board has appointed a new CEO, Terry Battersby, the former head of I.T and Telecommunications of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) in Brussels, Belgium. Terry has just moved back to live in Asia and the timing has been indeed fortunate for the company. Terry has had more than 30 years experience in I.T. and business development in Malaysia, the UK, Italy, Caribbean, the Pacific, Africa, and the European Commission. Terry’s business development expertise will be very important in taking Fridae forward. 

Very soon, Fridae will be launching its new website, Version 7, using new technology and supporting new applications. The first of these to be launched later in the year will be its new mobile dating service. 

Fridae is today the premier multi-lingual gay website in Asia with a clear and unwavering vision which has never shifted since its inception: Fridae is working towards a world where every individual, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, may live equally, in dignity, with pride. 

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