Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Aljunid was appointed as Group Chairman of Media Prima on 1 July 2019. Datuk Dr Syed Hussian began his appointment to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director and Group Chairman-designated on 13 June 2019. He is also a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Media Prima.
As the Group Chairman, Datuk Dr Syed Hussian brings with him over 30-years of professional experience in the insurance and technology sectors, as well as an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and expertise in corporate transformation.
He began his career with The American Malaysian Insurance Sdn Bhd in 1982. In 1986, he was promoted as the Penang Branch Manager. In 1989, he was promoted as the company’s Senior Regional Manager covering Penang, Perlis, Kedah, and Perak.
Datuk Dr Syed Hussian had also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of companies in the Media Prima Group. He was a Director of Merit Idea Sdn Bhd, and had also served as Director at Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, Media Prima Digital Sdn Bhd, Metropolitan TV Sdn Bhd (“8TV”), and Ch-9 Media Sdn Bhd (“TV9”). Datuk Dr Syed Hussian was formerly a Director of Tanjung Offshore Berhad, AWC Berhad, Efficient E-Solutions Berhad, and Amanah Raya Reit Berhad.
He is currently the Group Chairman of Western Digital Sdn Bhd. He is also a Director of all the subsidiaries of Western Digital Malaysian Operations including Western Digital Media (Penang), SanDisk Batu Kawan (Penang), Western Digital Substrate Johor and Kuching. He is also serving on the Board of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (“UNIMAS”).
Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Media Prima. He has no personal interest in any business arrangements involving Media Prima. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past five years.