Abdullah Abu Samah, aged 55, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Media Prima on 11 March 2021.
He is currently serving as a Director on the Board of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad (“Kulim”), and is the Chairman of Extreme Edge Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company of Kulim.
Abdullah began his career with KPMG Malaysia from 1988 to 2020. In 1993, he was seconded for two years to KPMG London to focus on the financial services sector. He served as a Partner in the Audit Division from 1997 until his retirement in 2020. He also served as a member of Exco for KPMG Malaysia from 2014 to 2018.
He has over 32 years of experience servicing clients from various industries and large multinational companies. This includes companies in oil and gas, banking and finance, construction and property development, hotel and hospitality, palm oil plantation, manufacturing, and trading sectors.
In addition to external audit, Abdullah has significant experience in reviews of prospective financial information for purposes of initial public offerings, rights issues and bond issues. He has led many audit assignments in financial due diligence reviews on behalf of acquirers.
He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific, California, USA. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.