Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Media Prima
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Ismail bin Haji Omar, aged 65, male, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”). He was appointed to the Board of Media Prima on 22 July 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Media Prima.
He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) LL.B, International Islamic University of
Within the Media Prima Group, he is the Chairman of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”) and sits on the Board of Media Prima Digital Sdn Bhd.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Ismail started his career as an Investigation Officer in the Criminal Investigation Department (“CID”) of the Royal Malaysian Police Force.
For the first twenty five years of his career, he was assigned to various police departments in several states in the country. Apart from criminal investigation, he also served as an Investigator in the Traffic Department, as Police Prosecutor in the magistrate courts, as an Administrator and Area Inspector and as Investigator in the Disciplinary branch of the Federal Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman.
In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. He continued to serve at the Federal Police Headquarters in the Criminal Department, Commercial Department and Narcotics Department. In 2005, with the rank of Deputy Commissioner
of Police, he was tasked to head the Selangor Police Contingent as the Chief Police Officer of the State. Having successfully served in Selangor, he was further promoted as Director of Management, with the rank of Commissioner at the Federal Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman and subsequently promoted as the Deputy Inspector of Police in 2007.
In September 2010, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong affirmed him as the Inspector General of Police and he successfully completed his term of service in May 2013. After his brilliant career, he was again appointed by His Majesty to be the Malaysian Ambassador for France from 2013 to 2015.
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.