Datuk Kamal Khalid, aged 45, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director of Media Prima Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of Media Prima on 2 August 2017.
He joined the company in May 2009, after serving as the Head of the Communications Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office from 2003.
Datuk Kamal received his secondary education in MRSM Muar, Johor and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) Degree from the University of Nottingham, England in 1994. He was selected to become Malaysia’s Eisenhower Fellow for 2005.
He is the Chief Executive Officer, Television Networks at Media Prima Berhad and has previously held various positions including Chief Operating Officer, Business Development and International, Chief Operating Officer, Group Shared Services and Head of Content Distribution.
Prior to joining the company in 4 May 2009, he served as Head of Communications Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office from October 2003 to April 2009.
In addition, he has also worked in the financial services sector, gaining experience in banking and private equity financing. He spent three and a half years at the Policy and Development Division at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange ( now Bursa Malaysia), where he eventually rose to the position of Manager, International Affairs. He also was an independent, non-executive director of Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad from 2004 to 2009.
Datuk Kamal sits on the Board of Media Prima’s subsidiaries amongst them The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (STMB), Synchrosound Studio Sdn Bhd (Synchrosound Studio), Big Tree Outdoor Sdn Bhd (BTO), Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd (Primeworks Studios) and Media Prima Digital Sdn Bhd.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Creative Content Association Malaysia and as a Council Member of the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia.
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.