Seelan Paul, aged 44, male, a Malaysian, joined Media Prima on 1 August 2005 and is now heading RIPPLE, formerly known as Media Prima Radio Networks (“MPRN”). As one of the pioneer members, Seelan has demonstrated strong leadership and steered the company towards substantial growth over the past 13 years. RIPPLE is the home for four established radio broadcast brands — Fly FM, Hot FM, One FM and Kool FM, seven digital brands — Dhia, Donna, Lunaria, The Laki, Likely, Chapters and Wakeke, a podcast platform – Ais Kacang, and an e-commerce brand – SuperDeals.
Seelan was first exposed to the media industry as a radio announcer prior to his role as Network Manager at MPRN. In 2009, he was given the trust to take the helm as Chief Operating Officer and subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2011. This MBA graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University has played an integral role in the acquisition of new stations which paved the way to Kool FM’s launch in 2016. A big believer in delivering great content across multiple platform, Seelan spearheaded the launch of Ripple in October 2018, which is an audience-focused digital media, broadcast and commerce company that engages audiences through content, talents, experiences and platforms.
In recognition of Seelan’s contribution towards the local radio industry, he was appointed President of Commercial Radio Malaysia in October 2015. He was also a Committee Member of the National Football Development Programme 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.