KUALA LUMPUR, 27 February 2019 — Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or the “Group”), Malaysia’s leading integrated media group, announced today the appointment of Hisham bin Zainal Mokhtar, 57, as Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Media Prima effective 27 February 2019.
Hisham is currently serving as Director in the Group Managing Director’s Office at Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, a role he has held since July 2018. He is also a Business Coach at Asia School of Business since August 2018. He is presently on the boards of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, CIMB Principal Management Berhad, and CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd.
He began his career in the insurance industry at Universal Life and General Insurance in 1987. He joined William M Mercer Sdn Bhd in 1988 before becoming an investment analyst with Crosby Research (M) Sdn Bhd in 1991. He joined Barings Research (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1994, and UBS Research (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1996. He became a financial consultant at Sithe Pacific LLC in 1998, a regional independent power producer, and later ventured out to set-up a boutique investment advisory firm, KE Malaysia Capital Partners Sdn Bhd.
He joined Tricubes Berhad as an Executive Director and Vice President of Corporate and Financial Planning from April 2001 to April 2005. He then joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) in May 2005 and later served as Khazanah’s Director in the Investments Division from April 2009 to June 2014. He became Chief Operating Officer of Astro Overseas Limited from July 2014 until June 2018.
Hisham obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics from Illinois State University, in 1984 and 1986 respectively. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), under the Sloan Fellows Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010. He is also a certified financial analyst (“CFA”) charterholder.
The latest appointment reflects Media Prima’s commitment towards implementing strategic actions to further consolidate the Group’s position as Malaysia’s leading integrated media group. Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Group Chairman of Media Prima, said: “On behalf of the Board of Media Prima, we are delighted to welcome Hisham to the Group. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of business and finance. We trust he will contribute greatly toward delivering value to our shareholders.”
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