Johan bin Mohamed Ishak, aged 43, male, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Media Prima Television Networks (“MPTN”) in 2 October 2017.
He is responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new business opportunities in-line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies. Johan oversees Media Prima’s TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, tonton,
xtra and the home-shopping business CJ WOW Shop.
Johan is a graduate of Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (“CAANZ”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).
Before MPTN, Johan was the CEO of MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd since 2012, a government investment arm for the Malaysian creative industry. During his tenure at MyCreative Ventures, Johan also became a founding member of the pioneering team for arts platform R!UH as well as the creative industry think-tank, Cultural Economy Development Agency (“Cendana”).
Johan was formerly the General Manager at the Group Finance Department in Media Prima between 2009 to 2012 where he oversaw Financial Reporting, Financial Strategy, Budgeting, Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Project Feasibility. He also served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International and Head of Financial Accounting at Petronas Group of Companies.
He currently chairs Creative Content Association Malaysia (“CCAM”) and myFreeview coalition of Digital TV broadcasters. Previously, he sat on the Board of the Malaysian National Art Gallery,Global Entrepreneurship Movement (“GEM”) as well as Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“MVCA”). Occasionally, Johan also
lectures Consultancy courses at Universiti Teknologi MARA (“UiTM”).
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 no convictions for any offences within the past five years.