Datuk Kamal bin Khalid, aged 47, male, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director of Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”). He was appointed to the Board of Media Prima on 2 August 2017, and is a member of the Option Committee of Media Prima.
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 has previously held various positions in Media Prima including Chief Executive Officer, Television Networks, Chief Operating Officer of Group Shared Services, Chief Operating Officer of Business Development & International and Head of Content Distribution.
Prior to joining the company on 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 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 including The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”), Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (“STMB”), Synchrosound Studio Sdn Bhd (“Synchrosound Studio”), Big Tree Outdoor Sdn Bhd (“Big Tree”), Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd (“Primeworks Studios”) and Media Prima Digital Sdn
He is a member of UniKL Industry Advisory Board (“UIAB”), sits in the Marketing Committee of Football Association of Malaysia (“FAM”) since 2017, and has been a Director on the Board of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (“MATRADE”) since February 2018.
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.