Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of Audit Committee of Media Prima
Lydia Anne Abraham, aged 61, female, a Malaysian, is an Independent NonExecutive Director of Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”). She was appointed to the Board of Media Prima on 19 November 2013. She is the Chairman of the Risk Management
Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Media Prima.
Anne holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Essex University, United Kingdom, and a Higher National Diploma of Computer Studies from Plymouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
Within the Media Prima Group, she is the Chairman of Media Prima Digital Sdn Bhd and sits on the Board of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”).
She currently sits on the Board of Metrod Holdings Berhad and is a committee member of Pertubuhan Pelindung dan Penyelamat Kanak-kanak Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur (Protect and Save the Children Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (P.S. The Children)).
Anne has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, starting out as a technical trainer in 1990, moving her way up to be the Managing Director for the Cisco Malaysian operations in 2008, a position she held for three years. Prior to that role, she was the Country Manager for the SAP Malaysian Operations for over two years. Holding leadership positions in two of the largest global technology corporations allowed her to be involved in strategic and significant technology discussions, recommendations and implementations across both government and corporate sectors in Malaysia. Her career track includes positions in Baan Asia Pacific, Oracle Malaysia and MCSB Systems Malaysia.
In the course of her corporate career, she has always been a strong advocate for women’s advancement into leadership positions. In August 2011 she decided to leave corporate world to establish a consulting and training organisation committed to changing perceptions and mindsets on the significance of balanced gender leadership. Hence the establishment of LeadWomen Sdn Bhd in August 2011. As founder and Chair of LeadWomen, Anne plays a pivotal role in guiding the company’s vision and mission towards developing and advancing women into leadership positions across the corporate and government sectors in the ASEAN region. She is working to drive for at least 30% women representation in decision-making positions and boards of Malaysian public listed companies.
Other than as disclosed, she does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Media Prima. She has no personal interest in any business arrangements involving Media Prima. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past five years.