Media Prima has appointed Iskandar Mizal (pictured) to the role of group executive director, effective 1 October 2019. Reporting to the group managing director, Iskandar will assist the group in its transformation and turnaround initiatives.Iskandar has over 30 years of experience with several companies ranging from multinationals to government-linked companies, spanning from investment banking to the technology sector. He currently serves on the boards of Theta Edge and Globetronics Technology.From April 2017 to January 2019, he served as the group CEO and a board member of Granatum Ventures, the holding company of Khazanah Nasional’s creative and media sector. His scope of duty include content creation as well as content financing and investment. He played a key role in turning around the company and bringing international content production companies into Iskandar Malaysia Studios in 2018. Iskandar was also one of the key figures in the production of Paskal The Movie, where he was an executive producer.Iskandar was also a member of the Lembaga Tabung Haji Investment Panel from 2016 to 2018. He served as the managing partner and director of Ethos Consulting, a consulting firm that specialises in strategy, value creation and investment advisory. He was formerly the group CEO of Pos Malaysia, and group director of DRB-HICOM. He served as the managing director and CEO of Manipal Education Malaysia, founding CEO and a board member of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, and CEO and a board member of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation. Iskandar has held several senior management positions and portfolios within Malaysia Airport, as well as served leading financial institutions including Bumiputra Merchant Bankers and Commerce International Merchant Bankers. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989.Additionally, Media Prima has appointed Encik Mohamad as a non-independent, non-executive director. He is currently the managing director of Percetakan Nasional Malaysia. He also serves as the chairman for MPH Group and TMR Media, and holds directorships in several private companies within the Al-Bukhary Group of Companies.The latest appointments reflect Media Prima’s commitment towards implementing strategic actions to accelerate the Group’s vision to become Malaysia’s leading digital-first content and commerce company, said the press release. Syed Hussian Aljunid, group chairman of Media Prima, said: “Together, they bring a breadth of experience and specialised professional qualifications to the Group. We believe they will contribute greatly towards delivering value to our shareholders.”[A+M's PR Asia will come to Malaysia this November, gathering together some of the finest minds in industry to explore the exciting and developing world of digital PR. Join us for a series of exclusive case studies, interactive and thought-provoking discussions at PR Asia on 20 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Register now.]
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