KUALA LUMPUR, 1 March 2019 – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or the “Group”) announced today the retirement of The New Straits Times (Malaysia) Berhad‘s (“NSTP”) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hamid effective 31 March 2019.
Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil, aged 60, had informed the Board and Management of Media Prima of his intention to seek retirement. He joined NSTP as Group Managing Editor in October 2011, and was appointed to his current position in March 2017.
Encik Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor, aged 58, Executive Director of News and Editorial Operations of Media Prima, will assume additional duties as the Interim Chief Executive Officer beginning 1 April 2019.
The Group also announced today the appointment of Dato’ Yushaimi Maulud Yahaya, aged 50, as NSTP’s Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 April 2019. He will report to NSTP’s Chief Executive Officer. Dato’ Yushaimi, who is currently NSTP’s Editor-in-Chief, has more than 26 years of experience in the news industry having served in various editorial roles within NSTP and the Malay Mail Sdn Bhd.
Commenting on the changes, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Ismail Haji Omar, Chairman of NSTP, said: “On behalf of the Board of NSTP, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil for his dedication and many contributions to the company. We wish him well in his future endeavours. We are pleased that Dato’ Yushaimi has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer. Together with Encik Mustapha Kamil, we will ensure seamless transition and certainty for our stakeholders moving
Datuk Kamal Khalid, Group Managing Director Media Prima, added: “We have full confidence that Encik Mustapha Kamil and Dato’ Yushaimi will continue to provide strong leadership to NSTP and build on the business transformation initiatives contributed by Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil. Both Encik Mustapha Kamil and Dato’ Yushaimi have been with the Group for many years. They have the right expertise and experience to spearhead NSTP towards its next phase of growth.”
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