Rafiq bin Razali, aged 34, male, a Malaysian, joined the Group on 15 April 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Media Prima Digital (“MPD”).
He holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Actuarial Science from Pennsylvania State University, United States, has comprehensive experience in business development and strategic planning. His track record includes establishing start-up companies related to digital and information technology.
His career in information technology began with Maxis Berhad where he held various positions that included responsibilities in the International Data Wholesale division and the Corporate Strategy division. In 2011, Rafiq was part of the team which formed Groupon Malaysia. Groupon is an e-commerce company based in United States, connecting customers with local merchants in more than 28 countries including Malaysia. He was promoted to Groupon’s Country General Manager for Malaysia in 2013, following an impressive run of performance by the outfit.
In 2015, Rafiq and a group of investors established KFit, now known as Fave, a Malaysian start-up company that provides a fitness subscription service and a hyperlocal marketplace for the best food and services experiences in the city. KFit/Fave today boasts operations in six countries in Asia Pacific and has raised funding from multiple Venture Capital funds including Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture capital firm.
His appointment as MPD CEO is in line with the Media Prima’s commitment to further consolidate its position as the largest integrated media group in Malaysia, providing the Group with numerous opportunities to introduce innovative solutions to fulfil the ever-changing needs of its customers.
He does not hold any directorship of any public or public-listed companies.
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.