Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Option Committee, and a member of the Risk Management Committee of Media Prima
Raja Datuk Zaharaton binti Raja Zainal Abidin, aged 70, female, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”). She was appointed to the Board of Media Prima on 13 August 2015. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Option Committee, and a member of the Risk Management Committee of Media Prima.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Malaya and a Masters in Economics in 1979 from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Raja Datuk Zaharaton was a civil servant for 34 years. Her last post in the Government was as Director General of the Economic Planning Unit specialising in policy analysis and financial evaluation.
Upon retirement, the Government of Malaysia appointed her as Chairman of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd from January 2006 to December 2008. Subsequently, the Government appointed her as Chairman of Ninebio Sdn Bhd from January 2009 for a two year period. Between 24 June 2014 to April 2017, she served as Chairman of Global Maritime Ventures Berhad, a subsidiary of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad.
Within Media Prima, Raja Datuk Zaharaton is the Chairman of Big Tree Outdoor Sdn Bhd and sits on the Board of Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd. She is a Director of her family-owned company, Kumpulan RZA Sdn Bhd. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Taliworks Corporation Berhad, Yinson Holdings Berhad and ARECA Capital.
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.