KUALA LUMPUR, 3 June 2022 – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or the “Group”), Malaysia’s leading fully-integrated media group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Datuk Phang Ah Tong, aged 64, as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Media Prima effective 3 June 2022.
Datuk Phang’s career in Malaysia’s civil service spans 36 years in promoting foreign and domestic investments. He assisted in developing the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia under the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (“MIDA”) where his last held position was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer before his retirement in 2017.
He began his career in 1981 as an Economist in MIDA where he served in various capacities including Assistant Trade Commissioner for MIDA London and Director of MIDA New York. Upon returning to the MIDA headquarters, Datuk Phang was appointed as the Director of Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”), overseeing the promotion of global FDI into Malaysia. He was also involved in organising and participating in many Trade and Investment Missions overseas led by the Prime Minister or Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Datuk Phang is currently the Chairman of the Malaysia Automotive Institute, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of JF Technology Berhad and Independent Non-Executive Director of Inari Amertron Berhad, Apex Healthcare Berhad and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Malaya and has attended several notable Senior Management Programmes, namely the Harvard Business School and “Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires” (INSEAD).
Commenting on the latest appointment, Datuk Seri (Dr.) Syed Hussian Aljunid, Group Chairman of Media Prima, said: “On behalf of the Board of Media Prima, we are pleased to welcome Datuk Phang to the Group. Datuk Phang brings with him a wealth of knowledge that further reinforces the stewardship of the Group. We look forward to gaining from Datuk Phang’s contribution as we continue on our journey as Malaysia’s distinctive and leading fully-integrated media group.”
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